In addition to providing tuition assistance for eligible employees, Washington University offers training and professional development programs designed to help employees enhance their professional abilities, skills and knowledge.
Employees are encouraged to self-direct their own professional development through discussions with their supervisor about current performance, future performance competencies, new responsibilities, or university and departmental change initiatives.
Professional Development for All Employees
Washington University Learning & Development Courses
Washington University's Human Resources Learning & Development office, together with the School of Medicine Human Resources office, provides both general and customized training for individuals and departments. Training emphasizes knowledge and skills for which there are practical, on-the-job applications for today and tomorrow.
The course catalog and schedule for Learning and Development programs at Washington University are available on the university human resources website.
To enroll, employees must obtain their supervisor’s approval, then complete enrollment online through Employee Self Service. After enrolling, the employee and his or her supervisor will receive a confirmation for the class.
Enrollment should be made in advance and cancellations kept to a minimum. When cancellation is necessary, Human Resources should be notified as soon as possible.
Additional Training Opportunities
In addition to offering in-house programs, the university has information about external seminars and courses. As a member of the AAIM Management Association, which offers a variety of seminars for all levels of staff throughout the year, the university also has access to the association’s services and resources at reduced rates.
Training Programs for Managers
Management and leadership training will be announced and provided by the School of Medicine Human Resources Office on a periodic basis. Topics offered on the School of Medicine campus include:
HR Leadership Series
Targeting front-line supervisors and managers at the School of Medicine and open to senior management as well, these two-hour sessions cover a variety of key current leadership issues. LEADERSHIP SERIES DETAILS »
New Manager Orientation
This three-part session, offered twice each calendar year, is designed to orient new managers to the organizational culture, structure, and Human Resources policy framework for the School of Medicine. NEW MANAGER ORIENTATION DETAILS »
Civil Treatment® for Managers
In this three-part program, supervisors and managers learn first-hand how their conduct can either cause or prevent liability and other workplace problems. CIVIL TREATMENT® FOR MANAGERS DETAILS »