Staff Development & Training

UWF is committed to empowering each individual we serve with knowledge and opportunities to contribute responsibly and creatively to a complex world. Staff Development and Training Programs offered by Human Resources meet this value by offering a wide variety of courses.


Workshops offered by Staff Development and Training provide specific procedural and technical training dealing with university policy and procedures, supervisory and interpersonal skills development and personal development. With appropriate supervisory approval, employees are encouraged to attend professional development training. Hours spent are considered regular work hours. Registration priority is given to full-time University Work Force employees.

Staff Development and Training offers a variety of training DVD's and course material that is available for check out. To checkout training materials from Staff Development and Training, review the Training Library‌ and contact LaBratta Epting at 850-474-2292.

 

About the LEAD Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 LEAD: The Staff Version, a year-long UWF leadership development program to begin in September. Selection involves choosing a cross section of people from across the university. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.  For more information please follow this link Staff LEAD Program to the Academic Affairs host sight for this program.  The program is directed by Athena du Pre (adupre@uwf.edu), a professor in Communication Arts who directed LEAD previously. She welcomes questions and suggestions; please feel free to contact her.

 

Request for Educational Leave with Pay (when funded)

Full-time University Work Force or faculty employees with three (3) or more years of continuous service with UWF may apply for educational leave. Educational leave programs are announced to staff each spring. Educational leave may be taken in one semester of full time school attendance with no work requirements or two semesters of half-time school attendance with half-time work requirements. This is an excellent educational opportunity to earn your full salary, accrue leave, and pursue your educational goals. When funding is available, the Educational Leave with Pay program can be requested by using this form‌.

Mandatory University Training

Our 2014 dates for Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training (for Supervisors and for Non-Supervisory Employees) have been added to the Training Reservation Desk. This training may also be taken anytime online via E-Learning. You may register through the Training Reservation Desk. For more information contact LaBratta Epting at 850-474-2292 or Sharon Jones at 850-474-2611. The current dates available for the mandatory Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Training are:

June 10, 2014 Non-Supervisory Employees 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  Supervisors 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
     
September 10, 2014 Non-Supervisory Employees 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  Supervisors 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
     

In addition, the Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect for Professionals training may be taken anytime online via E-Learning. You may register through the Training Reservation Desk. For more information contact LaBratta Epting at 850-474-2292 or Sharon Jones at 850-474-2611.

 Verification of Training Program Completion Form

Upon completion of the required courses for any of the certificate programs, the participant must complete a Verification of Training Program Completion Form and submit to Human Resources to receive a certificate. The Verification of Completion of Training Program Form may be found here‌.


Certificate in Leadership & Management

The Certificate in Leadership and Management program will help maximize the leadership qualities you already possess while allowing you to cultivate new strengths through education and training-all within a framework designed with the goals of the University in mind.

Certificate in Leadership & Management

Certificate in Compliance

The Certificate in Compliance Training Program is designed to educate UWF employees on compliance training best practices, actions regarding federal and state laws governing the University, and policies that relate to their work environment.

Certificate in Compliance

Certificate in Administrative Services

The Certificate in Administrative Services is a program designed to offer courses which will develop employees’ skills in the area of administrative processes and procedures.

Certificate in Administrative Services

The Staff Development and Training team in Human Resources is always looking for ways to develop and design new training opportunities for the campus community. We are committed to providing training to help our employees learn necessary skills, become more efficient, and experience professional and personal growth. If you or a representative from your department would like to educate the campus community on an area of your expertise and have the training advertised in the Human Resources training calendar, please complete the Request for Training‌ form. This form should be completed prior to the course being advertised. If you have any question please contact LaBratta Epting at 850-474-2292 or Sharon Jones at 850-474-2611.

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