Professional Development & Training
UWF is committed to empowering each individual we serve with knowledge and opportunities to contribute responsibly and creatively to a complex world. Professional Development and Training Programs offered by Human Resources meet this value by offering a wide variety of courses.
Workshops offered by Professional 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.
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
You can register for Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect for Professionals (for Designated Administrators) and Preventing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation training through the Training Reservation Desk and complete the online training via Elearning.
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
Additional certificate programs
The Professional 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.