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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


June 19, 2015

New Home Repair: Plumbing and Electrical Classes open for registration

The Ripple Effect is sponsoring two new trainings at no cost for CSU staff. Participants can register for either or both of the electrical repair and plumbing repair series. Registrants must plan to attend all three sessions in a series. Pre-registration is required.

June 15, 2015

The Disney Instute Returns to CSU!

We're pleased to provide CSU employees with another exciting opportunity to attend a learning program provided by the renowned Disney Institute, right here on campus. Training and Organizational Development and The Morgan Library have teamed up to offer the famous Disney Institute trainings on:

  • Creativity and Innovation,
  • Leadership Excellence, and
  • Selection, Training and Engagement.

Registration Instructions (Library registration site)


June 16, 2015

Women's Leadership Webinar Series events are open for registration

“Step Up and Shine with Stretch Assignments and High Profile Projects” is the next event in this series. Volunteering for a special assignment can be a great way to sharpen your expertise, develop new leadership skills, and make your value visible. In this July 7th webinar, learn how to identify special assignments, ask for them and succeed at them for your career advantage.

Registration Instructions


June 15, 2015

Summer trainings are open for registration

Training topics include:

  • Communication, leadership, supervision and caregiving
  • Building proctor
  • Kuali travel, and Special Course Fees: Annual Review
  • Commuter transportation planning

Mindfulness Drop-in meetings return

Informational flier | Registration instructions


May 21, 2015

Summer commuter trainings are open for registration

In collaboration with Vanpool and Transfort, CSU's Parking and Transportation Services is hosting commuter trainings in Room 129, Johnson Hall.

  • Vanpool Formation Trainings: Vanpool users pay a monthly fare, and save money while sharing driving responsibilities.
  • Transfort Bus System Trainings: Transfort staff will help CSU staff learn about alternative ways to get to and around campus. A brief presentation will be followed by on-on-one transportation route planning.

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.


April 1, 2015

University Employee Orientation

Registration is open for April through mid-August 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


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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