Sept. 7: Employee training starts on leadership, helpful topics

hrs-training-150PULLMAN, Wash. – Human Resource Services (HRS) will launch its fall learning programs in September. Focusing on the professional needs of key faculty and staff audiences, each program features multiple training sessions presented by Washington State University experts and colleagues.

Returning programs are:

Department Chairs and Directors Training Workshops; first session Sept. 7: HRS collaborates with the Office of the Provost to deliver this series of nine workshops to answer questions and provide resources for academic chairs and directors. Topics include working effectively with faculty, staff and student issues, budgetary practices, communication and leadership. Learn more and register at

Training for Supervisors and Managers; first session Sept. 8: Available to managers, supervisors and leads, these online courses, live seminars, interactive practicums and roundtable discussions thoroughly explore supervision and management. The blended learning approach allows participants to practice skills in hypothetical case studies drawn from the workplace. Topics include recruitment processes, performance management, communication, leave policies and corrective action. Learn more and register at

Research Administration Series; first session Sept. 9: A collaborative effort between HRS, Sponsored Program Services, the Office of Research and Support Operations and the Office of Internal Audit, this is for employees involved with the administration of sponsored programs, processes and requirements. It features 13 interactive presentations addressing such topics as award administration, contracts and subcontracts, effort certification and cost sharing, proposal submission and research compliance. Learn more and register at

Essential Skills for the Developing Leader; first session Sept. 21: This series introduces critical skills and concepts to those aspiring to leadership positions at WSU. Live seminars and online courses cover such topics as transitioning into management, communication, team building, coaching, delegation and performance management. Learn more and register at