Training and Professional Development


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We are committed to fulfilling and supporting training and professional development of HSU employees.  The resources found on this site help HSU faculty and staff improve their competency in applications and processes that Humboldt State University relies on.

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News & Featured Workshops:

Advanced Safety Training Offered Locally

Northern California Safety Consortium

Northern California Safety Consortium offers advanced training on a monthly basis. Classes are held in McKinleyville and cover a range of topics for specialized positions. Click here for a class schedule. Classes include 40 Hour Initial Hazwoper, CPR/AED Heartsaver, and other specialized topics. Please check in SkillPort to determine if this is a course offered through HSU. The cost of required courses not offered through SkillPort will be paid for by the University.


Complete Online Books Safari Books Online

As an HSU employee, you can access online books through Safari Books. Below is a sample of books available through this valuable resource:


Accessible Technology Resources for Teaching and Learning

Silhouettes of three people at computer stations with the letters ATIThe mission of the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) is for the CSU university system to excel and provide national leadership in using technology that is fully accessible through universal design to its students, faculty, staff and the general public. This site aggregates information regarding high-quality professional development resources and events offered by ATI staff, CSU campuses and external institutions and agencies.

Accessible Technology Resources for Teaching and Learning


Field Trip Authorization Process

Field Trip in CanoeView our new landing page containing all documentation related to the field trip authorization process:


Open Lab-Software Topics Question Mark Icon

Do you have a question about LiveCycle, Dreamweaver, Excel, Access, OBI or Google Docs? Open lab sessions offer an opportunity to have your questions answered regarding these and other pieces of software. You choose the topic. These sessions are generally offered Mondays at 9:00am and 2:00pm. Check the training schedule for the next open lab!

Online Training

Upcoming Classes

APS: Retention, Tenure and Promotion Workshop
Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

Strategies for Avoiding Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process
Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

Introduction to 25Live: Navigation and Room Requests
Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

Brown bag lunch with the President for faculty and staff
Thu, Sep 3rd, 2015

Tune in at Noon - Lunchtime Fitness Club
Tue, Sep 8th, 2015

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Newest Resources

The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Exemplary Leadership

Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others (book)

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership: Information Technology (book)

The Encouraging the Heart Workbook, Revised Edition (book)

On Becoming a Leader (book)

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