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For questions or comments, please contact our office:

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


March 25, 2015

Women's Leadership Webinar: Speaker Cancellation for March 31

The speaker event for the Women’s Leadership Webinars scheduled for March 31st has been canceled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.


February 28, 2015

Thinking about a job or career change?

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


The “Packaging Yourself for Your Next Opportunity” series returns on Mondays, April 6, 13 and 20 from 10-11:30 AM. Participants should plan to attend all three classes. This free course will help you consider career strategy, learn to create a value-add resume, and learn how to put your best foot forward in networking and interview opportunities. Registration instructions


“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.


February 5, 2015

Mindfulness Drop-In Group

Sponsored by the CSU Health Network, Health Education and Prevention Services

This mindfulness meditation practice opportunity is open to all CSU students, staff, and faculty. Mindfulness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences.


Cultivating the ability to be mindful has scientifically been shown to help us manage stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, and promote health and well-being. Each week includes a brief introduction, a guided practice, and discussion. No registration is required; anyone interested in practicing mindfulness is welcome!

Please feel free to attend the Mindful-DIG as often or little as you like.


Time: Wednesdays, 12:10 – 1 p.m.,
Dates: February 18 – May 6
Leader: Viviane Ephraimson-Abt, Ms.Ed., LPCC
Note: Meets in Lory Student Center Rm 376, except 2/25 (LSC 304) & 3/25 (LSC 322).


January 8, 2015

Spring classes are open for registration

New classes include:

  • Are You Managing Your Time, or Is It Managing You?
  • Quality Service: A Formula for Success

Learn more | Registration Instructions


Additional classes:

  • Crucial Conversations® (series - pdf) )
  • The Respectful Workplace
  • Building Proctor, Campus Safety trainings

CSU financial systems and procedures trainings presented by Campus Services, the Office of Budgets, Property, and Purchasing:

  • Kuali, Vista, CAM, Year-End trainings (pdf)
  • Purchasing 201: The Challenge of the Sole Source(New)
  • Purchasing 202: Bid, Baby, Bid!(New)

Registration Instructions


February 27, 2015

University Employee Orientation

Registration is open for March and April 2015 for this required training opportunity. This training isn't just for new employee — find answers to frequently asked questions and learn how the process works. More


November 11, 2014

Workplace English Classes (WEC) classes for Spring 2015

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


September 26, 2014

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 |


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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