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CWUR 3-40-170 Training and Development

This procedure applies to all staff which includes non-represented classified and exempt employees and faculty, when applicable. To the extent this procedure addresses terms not covered under collective bargaining agreements for represented employees or faculty, the terms of this procedure shall prevail.

(1) Administrative responsibility

(A) President’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

1. Set the institutional tone for the university by fostering a culture where learning expands beyond the student body to encompass faculty and staff.

2. Support resources needed for a training and development program.            

(B) President, vice presidents and division and department heads

1. Ensure managers and supervisors attend mandatory training within established timeframes.

2. Ensure employees complete training required by state and/or federal law.

(C) Supervisors

1. Discuss with each employee, at least annually through the performance management process, job or career-specific training and development needs and opportunities.

2. Assess employee training and development needs and work with each employee to develop a realistic plan.

3. Operate in compliance with the university’s training and development plan.

4. Attend mandated supervisor training within six (6) months of the date of appointment to a supervisory position.

5. Ensure employees complete training required by state and/or federal law.

(D) Employees

1. Participate in assigned training and development activities.

2. Notify their supervisors, for their consideration, of any training opportunities that appear relevant to the employee’s job or career and are likely to enhance the employee’s knowledge, skills, or abilities.

3. Complete training required by state and/or federal law.

(E) Human resources

1. Develop and recommend the training and development policy and procedures.

2. Administer these procedures in accordance with Washington State and university policies.

3. Designate a learning administrator who is responsible for employee training and development.

4. Develop the university training and development plan and related procedures.

5. Provide interpretation and consultation to managers and supervisors regarding the Washington State and university policy on training and development.

(F) Central Learning Academy (CLA)

1. Provide leadership and coordination for training and development activities and initiatives.

2. Encourage and actively communicate best practices to supervisors and managers.

3. Design, coordinate, and implement learning programs to assist the university in accomplishing its mission.

4. Provide assistance and guidance in the development of succession plans and mentoring programs.

(2) Mandatory training

(A) The expectation of the mandatory training outlined in CWUP 2-30-260 will be met as follows:

1. New employee orientation

a. This expectation is met by attending New Employee Welcome (NEW). It is recommended that employees attend on their first day of employment. Therefore, sessions are scheduled to coincide with start dates and fall on the 1st and 16th of each month or the first business day following. 

2. Supervisor training

a. This expectation is met by completing the Supervisor Quick Start course and the Emotional Intelligence for Supervisors workshop. 

3. Emergency preparedness

a. This expectation is met by participating in instructor-led emergency preparedness workshop or online course at least every other year.

4. Treating people with dignity and respect.

a. This expectation is met by completing one of the following every three (3) years:

Treating People with Dignity and Respect for Employees online course or Treating People with Dignity and Respect for Supervisors online course. This requirement may also be completed as an instructor-led workshop for intact teams by request through Human Resources.

[03/16/2005; 07/01/2005; 09/01/2009; 03/30/2012; Responsibility: BFA; Authority: WAC 357-34 and FLSA, CWUP 2-30-260; Reviewed/Endorsed by: Cabinet/UPAC; Review/Effective Date: 06/03/2015; 05/26/2023; Approved by: A. James Wohlpart, President]



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