Staff Training and Professional Development

SSU is committed to encouraging employees to further their education and providing professional development opportunities to enhance job skills. No matter what your position is here on campus, you will discover valuable resources and learning opportunities available to you.  Check them out below!

Managers' Toolkit

The Managers' Toolkit (Seawolf ID Required) provides recruiting assistance and resources to fill staff and administrative position openings, including applicant sourcing, position posting and advertising, and support in applicant screening, interviewing and selection.


SSU employees can access mandatory training and professional development opportunities through SkillPort.  Visit the SkillPort/SkillSoft Online Training page for more information.

Continuing Education

The Tuition Waiver Program provides the opportunity for eligible staff, faculty, dependent children, spouses or domestic partners to take classes at any CSU campus at significantly reduced rates.  You may be able eligible for the following professional development opportunities:

  • Complete a degree with a Tuition Waiver for yourself or dependent
  • Take a work-related SSU course

Pursuing your personal and professional development goals may be easier than you think.  Please contact Payroll & Benefits x4-2793 or visit the Tuition Waiver page for more information.

Atomic Learning

Are your technical skills up to par?  Atomic Learning is an application based training program with over 65,000 topics, including Microsoft, Adobe, Moodle, Assistive Technology and more.  Faculty and staff login to Online Services, then click Atomic Learning. 


Systemwide Professional Development

Whether in the classroom or online, Systemwide Professional Development (SPD) provides options for CSU employees to expand their job-related learning. 

  1. Central Station U Studio
  2. Compliance Training
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Talent Management Toolkits
  5. Online Learning
  6. Instructor Led Training

CSU's Got Talent Webcast Trainings

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend free systemwide professional development webcast trainings offered by the CSU Systemwide Professional Development. No registration necessary, limited to the first 200 logins (multiple viewers can sit in the same room and use one link.)

Webcast Link:

UPCOMING CSU’s Got Talent Webcasts - Mark your calendar:

  • January 26th (@10am) - “Work Happy: 10 Things Great Bosses Know” with Jill Geisler, author, writer, and internationally recognized expert in leadership, management and communication – in media organizations and beyond.


Watch the recordings of previous webcasts at
Search: CSU’s Got Talent (click View All to see all of the episodes)

All 2016 Recordings are available now on Skillport.

Webcast descriptions can be viewed here.

"Change Intelligence"

"Crucial Conversations"

“Crucial Accountability”

"Changing the Conversation: Principles of Conflict Resolution"

"Managing Student Employees"

"Crafting Leadership Interventions: Adaptive Leadership Practices"

"Maximizing Individual & Team Performance with Less Effort"

"Better Presenting"

"Innovative Student Software Deployment"

"Facilitating Virtual Collaboration"

"Build a Workplace People Love, Just Add Joy"

"Master Your Work-Life Impact in 2017"