Training and Development

Human Resources is proud to offer classes each term as part of our ongoing Talent and Professional Development service. These trainings provide individuals with concepts and tools that are immediately applicable in the workplace.

We believe that professional growth should be a part of every employee's experience at Western. That is why we partner with many campus resources to provide a diverse selection of workshops designed to fill many needs. Check out the training portal to find opportunities for growth in the following competencies, and more:

  • Leadership Academy for Supervisors
  • Functional and technical skills
  • Leadership and People Management
  • Cooperation and Communication
  • Personal Development and Well-Being

Do you have something to offer to our learning community? Let us know!

How to Sign Up

You can go to the the Training Portal to find the class you like and sign up there. Click on the class to see if it has current scheduled timeslots. Trainings can be viewed via the drop-down menus, organized by competency categories, or searched in the search bar.

Our course offerings change every quarter based on demand and feedback, so please check back to see what trainings are offered each quarter.

Specialized Training

Leadership Academy

A program that is required for all Supervisors which consists of a hybrid model of self-paced learning combined with a cohort working group. Contact us to get on the waitlist for the next group, or learn more about the program.

Department Chair Orientation

Orientation for new Chairs facilitates connections with key stakeholders and collaborative partners, while providing a groundwork for how to approach the needs of the role. See a graphical overview of the program. This program consists of 4 parts:

  1. One-on-one meetings with campus partners
    1. Organizational and Talent Development
    2. Employee Labor Relations
    3. Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance
    4. Faculty Relations
  2. Leadership Canvas course (self-paced)
  3. Policy, Risk and Compliance course (self-paced)
  4. Optional: Leadership Academy

Contact us with any questions.