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Training Information

Imagine, if you will, a workplace free of all physical and psychological hazards allowing employees to perform their duties to the best of their abilities without any threat of grievance. Can this be possible?

Employee development has become a prevalent topic concerning today's workforce. Human Resource trends concede more time, finances, and attention be budgeted towards the development of a more effective workforce. Training assists employees in learning to perform job duties more effectively, while preparing them for future promotional opportunities. However, employers have realized that training should no longer be exclusively aimed towards developing physical job skills. Non-physical factors play too important a role in the 'total employee' to be overlooked. Programs such as Stress Management, Public Contact, and Conflict Resolution help an employee develop personal skills which employees utilize daily when interacting with customers, co-workers, subordinates, and superiors. Ergonomics and Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls covers the aspects of safe and healthy working environments. Better understanding of rules, policies, and procedures make employees more confidant in their jobs.

Below are the different Employee Training Programs available to SU employees.

Comprehensive Public Training Program

To encourage SU employees to improve their professional and personal job related skills the University actively participates in the Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP). The CPTP is a state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, employees are offered management development and supervisory training, skills training for non-supervisory personnel, and training in specialized areas. All state employees are eligible to participate in appropriate classes with permission from their supervisors. The employee pays no fees to take classes.

Training Videos/Interactive Computer Courses

Videos provide a great media for training. They allow an individual or a group to receive necessary information at their own leisure, either at work or at home. The Human Resource Office has a library of video programs that are available for employees to borrow. Videos are available for personal and professional development, safety, and some software training. Human Resources will be offering various learning and development training programs on a monthly basis.