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Human Resources

Training Catalog

Training opportunities are open to all faculty and staff of Central Washington University.  Although some classes are restricted to a specific position or employee group, all employees are welcome to participate with prior approval from the instructor or the HR Professional Development team.

Interpersonal Skills

HRM011: Tough Conversations

This 8-hr training, designed for people in supervisory roles, will assist you in working with employees around job performance corrective processes, addressing workplace bullying and negativity, enhancing your ability to communicate effectively even in high stress situations and building an effective team environment in your workplace.  It will both be strengths based, learning from others what they have done that has been effective, and skills training with a focus on hands on participation.  Come have fun, learn/polish skills for dealing with conflict and building a more productive workplace! 

Management Skills

HRM006: Leadership Development for Supervisors

Leadership Development for Supervisors is a 2-day, 16 hour program for supervisors that includes what is required by the university and Washington State for supervisors to complete within the first 6 months of becoming supervisors.  The topics are but not limited to:

  • The role and legal responsibilities of a supervisor/manager
  • Performance management
  • Employee performance evaluation (PDP)
  • Employee development
  • Coaching
  • Compensation practices
  • Recruitment, selection process and practices
  • Labor relations practices and processes

Organizational Knowledge

HRC003: Emergency Preparedness Planning and Responding to a Hostile Intruder

Have you ever thought about how you would react if a hostile intruder were to enter your office or classroom? Although the potential for such an event at CWU has been mitigated through a multitude of proactive preventative security measures, no University in the country is 100% secure. The Emergency Preparedness Planning and Responding to a Hostile Intruder two-hour workshop is designed to provide all faculty and staff more awareness of CWU's response capabilities and answer questions about what you should do in an emergency.

The workshop incorporates CWU's Emergency Plan, and the police and community response to a hostile intruder. This workshop will also give you a wealth of information about safety on campus, personal safety techniques, and other important information. Per the President's Advisory Council - approved Training and Development Policy 2-2.75 (9) 3, all faculty and staff must attend this workshop.

HRM002: New Employee Welcome

The CWU New Employee Welcome (NEW) is designed to welcome new staff, share information on services, benefits, and programs, and assist with your transition within the CWU community. This 2-hour program is mandatory for all new staff and is held the first Thursday of each month, unless noted otherwise.

PAY001: Positive Time Reporting

Twice a month, timekeepers and supervisors deal with employee work hours and/or leave issues and must have the ability to determine what is the correct policy or procedure and where to find the correct information regarding a certain question. The CWU timekeeper training is designed to provide resources to timekeepers and supervisors on issues pertaining to reporting time, positive time reporting process, employee leave information, payroll processes, student employment and internal controls. This 3-hour program will answer specific questions relating to timekeeping procedures; all timekeepers and supervisors are encouraged to attend.

HRC006: Preventing Sexual Harassment & Employment Discrimination

  • HRC002: Preventing Sexual Harassment Online

  • HRC005: Employment Discrimination Online

While sexual harassment has commanded much of the media's attention, inappropriate behavior at work goes far beyond gender issues. Everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work and not to be made to feel uncomfortable there. Managing the workplace to either minimize or eliminate inappropriate workplace behaviors is not an easy chore. But it is a chore we should all take seriously and practice reverently. Consequently, the first step begins with each of us.

What distinguishes this class from others is its positive message. It is not about pointing fingers and assigning blame-we all share responsibility for preventing and stopping inappropriate workplace behavior. It isn't an easy task. Working together, however, we can make great progress towards creating workplaces where all staff and faculty feel safe, valued, and free to do their best work. In addition to the objectives learned from the one-hour Preventing Inappropriate Workplace Behavior class, this program will help employees:

Develop a clear understanding of what inappropriate workplace  behavior is and how it affects others, regardless of the intent.
Identify types of harassment including sexual harassment.
Understand the costs associated with harassing or inappropriate workplace behavior.
Explore the responsibility to help maintain a work environment free of harassment.
Learn how to correct inappropriate workplace behavior.

Preventing Sexual Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace is also offered online.

Click HERE to go and access the online link.

HRC004: Title IX Module

This online course will help you understand and know more about Title IX.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.  CWU is committed to providing a learning, working and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility and mutual respect in an environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Sexual discrimination violates an individual's fundamental rights and personal dignity. CWU considers sexual discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. This resource refers to all forms of sexual discrimination, including: sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual violence by employees, students, or third parties.

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