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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


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
  • Packaging Yourself for Your Next Opportunity

Learn more | Registration Instructions


Additional classes:

  • Caring for a Loved One: Be Prepared
  • Crucial Conversations® (series - pdf) )
  • Dealing with Toxic People
  • Masterful Training and Facilitation (series - pdf)
  • Mindfully Managing Stress (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: Advanced Purchasing (New)

Registration Instructions


November 24, 2014

Crucial Conversations® training

This transformational series will be offered twice in Spring, 2015. 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.

Informational flier, registration instructions


November 24, 2014

University Employee Orientation

Registration is open for January 27 through 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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