Human Resources

Workshops and Online Resources

  • Online Learning Videos Recommended Playlists 

    In-Person Workshops 

    For all training dates & times, go to "Upcoming Events" -right margin of this page, then click ‘more events’.  RSVP required for all programs - see How to RSVP and New RSVP Guidelines for details.

    In-Person Workshops are scheduled on a quarterly basis and advertised via email to all faculty and staff. All current  trainings can be found on the Human Resources " Upcoming Events"

    Training Workshop Programs include:

    Introduction to Student Employee Supervision 
    Audience and format: Supervisors of Student Employees- 3-Hour Workshop.
    Co-facilitated by Human Resources and Student Financial Services, this is a comprehensive introduction/refresher for student employee supervisors.  Topics include: navigating the hiring process, timekeeping, setting expectations, coaching and handling non-work related student concerns.

    Feedback that Works!

    Audience and format: Supervisors– 2-Hour Webinar Workshop.This Leading Effectively Webinar from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) shares insights from more than three decades of experience.  In this session, the following will be addressed: An overview of why feedback is important to success, common mistakes in giving feedback, three steps to giving feedback, ten key traps to watch out for when giving feedback.

    Having meaningful One-on-One Meetings 
    Audience and format: Supervisors, including Student Employee Supervisors, 2.5-Hour Workshop.
    While it is possible to manage without them, in most cases one-on-ones provide an excellent mechanism for information and ideas to reach the right people - those that can take action on the issue, problem or opportunity. 

    Adaptability: Responding effectively to change

    Audience and format:  Leaders of change, supervisors , 3-Hour Workshop. This workshop explores adaptability--how to develop your own adaptability and to foster it in others, thereby becoming more effective for yourself, the people you lead, and your organization.

    Front Line Service  

    Audience and format: All Staff 2.5-Hour Workshop. Program focuses on development of communications and problem-solving approaches for both routine and challenging customer service situations.

    Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness with "Social Styles"
    Audience and format: All Staff, 2.5-Hour Workshop.
    This workshop is based in part of the work of David Merrill and Roger Reid, who created a social styles tool for understanding our basic behaviors and the impact we have on others. In this session, participants will build understanding around preferred communication styles to increase interpersonal effectiveness. 

    Cost Center Manager Orientation 
    This Orientation was developed with input from many areas of campus and has proven very helpful for past participants.  The sessions provides greater context for the institution's operating budget, details many common financial principles, explains basic transactional processes, and identifies the sources of assistance and clarity available throughout the university.  To facilitate this training a substantial manual has been created to provide foundational information, sample forms, supplemental documents, and SUDDS financial report materials.  This manual also greatly leverages the significant increase in web-based processes and knowledge bases. To provide adequate question and discussion time for participants, the Orientation cohort size will be limited to roughly 20 individuals.  To reserve your space or to place yourself on the waitlist for the next session, RSVP to:

    Note:  To ensure the most effective use of university resources and quality learning experiences for all professional development program participants, Human Resources reserve the right to cancel programs due to low registration and to charge departments when participants fail to adhere to registration expectations.

    How to RSVP for a Workshop    

    • Go to "Upcoming Events" -right margin of this page
    • Click ‘more events’ to see all training dates & times
    • Select the specific workshop, date/time you would like to attend  
    •  Follow the RSVP instructions outlined in Event Details 
    • Prior to the training you will receive an Outlook Meeting Request confirming your RSVP

    Participant Registration and Fee Guidelines 

    Most programs offered by Seattle University Human Resources Professional and Organizational Development are centrally funded with no participation fee charged to staff or faculty.

    Participants are expected to register for each program they wish to attend at least 3 business days in advance.  Fees may be charged for lack of advance registration.  To register go to "Upcoming Events" (right margin of this page) and select the specific workshop and date you would like to attend.   Follow the RSVP instructions outlined in the Event Details.

    Registered participants are expected to attend the full workshop.  Registered participants unable to attend are expected to cancel their registration at least 3 business days in advance. To  cancel a registration, email

     Effective July 2013, an employee's department may be charged a $25 fee in cases where she/he

    •  Registers, does not show up for a program and fails to cancel participation at least 3 business days prior to the workshop.
    •  Attends the workshop but fails to register at least 3 business days prior to the workshop.

    "Service in Action Seminar Series"

    The Master of Public Administration and Executive Master of Nonprofit Leadership programs present an annual Service in Action Seminar Series. This series provides nonprofit and public service professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to current trends. Seattle University staff and faculty are welcome to participate in the series. Seminar fee sponsorships are available for Seattle University employees. For additional information and registration contact the Director of Professional and Organizational Development.  

    Consulting Services

    Human Resources and Professional and Organizational Development professionals are available to address specific individual, team and departmental needs. Internal consulting services include: team building, performance consulting, change management, negotiation and managing conflict, time management, meeting management, and process improvement facilitation. To schedule an initial consultation, contact the Director of Professional and Organizational Development.

  • Faculty/Staff Events Calendar

    • Master in Teaching Information Session 12/2/2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Student Development Administration Open House 12/3/2015 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Advent Mass and Reception 12/5/2015 4:00 PM to 8:15 PM
    • Master in Teaching Information Session 12/16/2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    • Women of SU Connection Cafe' 1/21/2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM