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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

See all staff development workshops
Pre-registration is required

Staff Development Training Listserv

Our listserv is used less than a dozen times per year to let CSU staff know when all classes in each semester are open for registration, or when a class is added mid-session.

If you'd like to join our listserv, contact Ellen.

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


August 21, 2014

Workplace English Training (WET) classes for Fall 2014

These classes are free to CSU employees. This training focuses on English listening, reading, and writing skills, including workplace, safety, and emergency vocabulary. Pre-registration is not required.


August 8, 2014

Fall Classes are opening for registration by September 1

Fall workshops in communication, leadership, supervision, personal effectiveness, and life and wellness will open for registration by Monday, September 1st.


We'll be hosting registration for CSU Campus services and Purchasing department trainings in Kuali, accounting, and financial system trainings.

Questions? Please contact Ellen, (970) 491-1376.


July 7, 2014

Masterful Training and Facilitation Series

This series is open for registration for the fall semester.

The Masterful Training and Facilitation training has been developed for CSU staff by CSU staff. It is a 6-part course of 4 hours. Anyone who is involved in providing training or facilitation on campus will benefit from this comprehensive free training. Schedule, registration, and additional information.


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:

  • 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


July 7, 2014

University Employee Orientation

Registration is open for July through January 2015 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