Human Resources

Workshops and Online Resources

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    Summer 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.

    Supervisor Essential - 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. 
    Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness with "Social Styles"
    Audience and format: All Staff, 2.5-Hour Workshop

    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. 

    Turn Management Challenges into Leadership Opportunities
    Audience and format: Mid-Level Managers, Directors, 2-Hour Webinar Workshop

    If you are a mid-to-senior level manager - a leader of managers - you lead in what Center for Creative Leadership calls "the central zone." You operate up and down the organizational hierarchy, as well as across functions and silos. To achieve results, you must effectively manage people and processes.   This webinar workshop will focus on the following: 

    • The competencies and skills which are most important for leaders in this significant and influential segment of the organization.
    • An effective process of leadership that is applicable regardless of role or level in an organization.
    • How to effectively contribute to the process of leadership from the unique vantage point held by leaders in this segment of an organization.

    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.

    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.

    Professional Development Sponsorships and Resources

    “Service in Action Seminar Series” through the Institute of Public Service 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.  

    “Leading with Dignity” through the Center for Leadership Formation The Leading with Dignity, program is a set of short courses offered by The Albers Center for Leadership Formation. These short courses are designed to take organizational leaders from their current positions of responsibility and elevate them to the next level for increased impact and significance. Course registration and sponsorship for Seattle University employees is coordinated through Professional and Organizational Development. For information and registration, please contact the Director of Professional and Organizational Development.

    Career Development for Staff

    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.

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