Opportunities to continue to learn, grow, and transform are critical in today’s every changing world. We believe the following four broad themes of courses will assist CSU employees in their continued development:

  • Self Discovery
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Systems Thinking

Fall 2017 Classes

The Fall 2017 class list is now available (PDF). The Spring 2018 Class Schedule will be available starting Monday, December 11, 2017.

icon for self discoverySelf Discovery

Build an understanding of how to be a competent, thoughtful, and introspective leader who values the talents and strengths of self and others.

icon for team effectivenessTeam Effectiveness

Explore the components vital to building and maintaining effective relationships that cultivate team success.

icon for interpersonal skillsInterpersonal Skills

Develop the skills to be a conscientious communicator capable of building and sustaining relationships for individual and organizational success.

icon for systems thinkingSystems Thinking

Emphasize the subtle interconnections within the whole – individual, team, and university.

Single Day Classes

Rotating classes from each of the four themed areas are offered fall, spring, and summer terms. These classes are two-three hours long.

To see the latest offerings, visit our Events Calendar.

Multi-Day Professional Development Workshops

These classes are held over several days or months.

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations® is a 16-hour course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics — at all levels of your organization.

By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

*There is a $239 course fee for Crucial Conversations. This fee must be paid before the first class starts.

Since Jan. 2014, more than 420 CSU employees have participated in this workshop.

Comments from participants:

  • I find myself thinking about what we learned on a daily basis now.  – Laura
  • Gained additional skills that will make me more proficient with staff and managers.  – Kevin
  • Well-presented and easy to understand.  – Gayle
  • The videos were well done and helpful.  – Kristi

Learn more about Crucial Conversations (external site)

Emerging Leaders

Do you know where your professional path is leading you? Are you interested in developing your leadership qualities for the future? Based on Kouzes’s and Posner’s bestselling book “The Leadership Challenge”, this two-day retreat will explore key concepts of leadership through thought provoking exercises that will assist you in determining your future leadership goals.

This 13-hour off campus retreat is broken up into two 6.5 hour sessions. This course will help participants to reflect on their personal values and leadership vision for the future.

Comments from participants:

“Thank you so much for this series—so important for building a healthy group of leaders here at CSU. Thank you for getting us off campus—it helped me unplug and focus on these.”

“I thought this program was so excellent and useful.”

“This was an amazing opportunity. Grateful for the opportunity to experience such incredible classes on CSU campus.”

Additional Training

Many departments at CSU offer training for faculty and staff on topics from career planning to course development to computer applications. Contact us if you need help finding the right course or department.

You may register for classes from HR and Business Financial Services through us.

Individual Professional Development Transcripts

You can print your transcript from the registration site.

  1. Go to the online registration site.
  2. Select Training and Organizational Development from the dropdown box.
  3. Log in with your eID.
  4. Select the My History tab.
  5. Right-click and select Print to print your transcript.