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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
offered by our department. 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


November 9, 2015

LinkedIn for Talent Pipelining, Business Development and Job Searching: A Workshop for Professionals

Strategic Advancement LLC presents this training opportunity Friday morning, December 4, in the Lory Student Center.

LinkedIn is the most important cross-industry professional network around. Individuals serious about their professional career should have an account. Anyone looking to broaden their professional network for a career search, to find potential candidates, identify new sales opportunities, or learn from industry experts, need to have a strong online presence in LinkedIn.

A strong LinkedIn profile creates an impactful, professional online image, while enhancing a company brand. In addition, understanding search engine optimization strategies are essential so recruiters and potential customers can quickly find members. LinkedIn also can help your organization increase visibility for its products and brand, while providing information on other organizations such as potential partners, customers, and competitors.

Program description (Cost: $250)
Registration link
(or call 491-1885)


October 27, 2015

Be Thankful: Coping Skills for Hectic Times and Holidays

As we head into the end of the semester and the holidays, we can often get caught up in the chaos. This session features “live” presenters from campus sharing tools and resources to survive and thrive in these hectic times. Come learn some new ideas or refresh old ones and take a moment to share with others. All CSU employees are welcome! Learn more (pdf)

October 12, 2015

Administrative Professional Classification Overview

These sessions provide an introductory overview on how Administrative Professional (AP) positions are classified into the AP Framework and evaluated under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These trainings are designed for HR Liaisons and campus representatives who would like to have a better understanding of the position description review and classification process.

Topics include:

  • How position descriptions are assessed to meet State Classified Exemptions under state statute;
  • Position review and classification process for the AP Framework and research positions; and
  • Fair Labor Standards guidelines for exempt verses non-exempt job duties/responsibilities.

Registration Instructions


September 15, 2015

Kuali, CAM and Travel Training Schedule

Registration is open for Campus Service's trainings for Kuali, Travel, Fund Accounting and Capital Asset Management (CAM). Schedule, additional information


September 11, 2015

University Employee Orientation

Registration is open for October 13 (8 AM - 11 AM) through February, 2016 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


September 11, 2015

Toastmasters groups on campus

Gain the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation, and open up a new world of possibilities. Become the speaker, communicator, and leader you want to be. Two groups meeting regularly on campus. | CSU Meetings | Toastmasters International |


August 31, 2015

Workplace English Classes are free to staff

CSU staff members who wish to improve their workplace English skills can attend free training on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Palmer Center. The series of 20 classes is offered from 3:15 - 4:15, September 15 through November 19.
Learn more: Flier in English | Flier in Spanish


July 21, 2015

Supervisor Development Program announcement

Colorado State University recognizes the importance of the role of the supervisor to lead and inspire staff.

The Supervisor Development Program (SDP) is a facilitated, blended-learning, five-month program committed to a cohort of leaders who are interested in increasing self-awareness and becoming transformational leaders on campus. The integration of leadership concepts and skill development with practical application will provide participants with a solid foundation for successful leadership. Learn more


July 16, 2015

Leveling the Playing Field

This two-part series is open to all CSU staff.

There is often a common misconception that equality and equity means the same thing. There is an essential difference between them.

This interactive presentation in October will provide insight and understanding regarding the difference between these two concepts and the impact on individuals from underrepresented groups.

Additional information | Registration instructions


April 1, 2015

Thinking about a job or career change?

Several resources are currently available for CSU employees who are updating their career goals and resumes.

“Career WOW!” is a no-cost online career development tool developed for CSU employees.

The College of Business offers a reasonably priced online career planning class. For details and upcoming classes, contact Felicia Zamora, Center for Professional Development and Business Research, (970) 491-1885.


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


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