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Training & Organizational Development
Colorado State University
Johnson Hall, Room 100
Fort Collins, CO 80523-6006

Phone: (970) 491-1376
Fax: None

Upcoming Events

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Pre-registration is required

Staff Development Training Listserv

If you'd like to join our listserv, we'll let you know as soon as classes are open for registration. The listserv is used less than a dozen times per to let staff now when each semester's registration opens, or when a class is added mid-session.

Organizational Consulting Services

We offer training and assistance to meet the specific needs of departments and work units experiencing change and conflict. We often provide maintenance for departments who want to continue moving in a productive direction.

Our services are provided at no charge.


Our trainings are free and are available for CSU employees and associates with e-IDs. Titles offered throughout the year

March 31, 2014

Caregiver training and support

The Larimer County Office on Aging provides support and training at CSU for caregivers with workshops designed to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit whether you are helping a parent, spouse, partner, friend, someone who lives at home, in an assisted living/nursing home, or across the country.

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March 31, 2014

Mindfully Managing Stress

Many of us find that "traditional" stress management techniques are not enough. A new 3-part series will expose participants to simple mindfulness practices that can benefit health and well-being and reduce the impact of stress. The practice of mindfulness is shown to be an effective way to manage the stressors in life, especially those that cannot be readily changed.

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March 31,2014

"Crucial Conversations®" June training

We are offering this 4-part series again on Thursday mornings in June.

Crucial Conversations® is a 16-hour course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics -- at all levels of your organization.

By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll begin to surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.

Additional information about training content and effectiveness. Class schedule, details


February 14, 2014

Women's Leadership Webinar Series for 2014

The Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series is designed for emerging leaders: early career and mid-level.

Upcoming topics:

  • Building Relationships of Trust
  • Intrapreneurship: Why Your Company Needs You to Lead Like an Entrepreneur
  • Management Methods for Sticky Situations
  • Motivating Yourself and Others
  • Energize Your Women's Initiative

The webinars feature guest speakers from industry and discussion facilitators from CSU who share their top career and leadership tips. The webinars are from Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc. CSU employees are welcome to attend at no charge. Pre-registration is required. The seminars begin at 11:00 AM and end at 12:30 PM. Feel free to bring a lunch; drinks and dessert are provided.

Additional information, registration instructions


September 6, 2013

The Ripple Effect

“The Ripple Effect” is an initiative with the goal of making CSU the best place for women to work and learn. Lorie Smith, Director of Training and Organizational Development and University Initiatives, is active on the team implementing and supporting the initiative.

The Ripple Effect website is an interactive site where visitors can explore diversity, equity, wellness, balance, discovery, and leadership and growth. This innovative website is a forum for women and men to share ideas with the university and watch to see the best ideas be discussed, forwarded to university officials, considered for implementation and create change. Learn more


March 31, 2014

University Employee Orientation

Registration is open for May through August for this required training opportunity. This training isn't just for new employees -- find answers to frequently asked questions and learn how the process works. More