Employee Learning and Development

Human Resources offers a variety of opportunities to enhance your professional and personal growth.

Development Opportunities

Professional development opportunities are provided to all PNW employees via skill-building workshops offered throughout the year. These opportunities allow our employees to learn and grow with their ever-changing work situations and enhance their individual and team productivity.

New Employee Orientation provides new hires with an overview of PNW as well as information to help them navigate their first few months of employment. New hires have an opportunity to hear presenters from each division, which provides them a deeper understanding of the university’s direction and organizational structure.

The performance assessment information sessions for supervisors and employees are held in spring. These sessions guide supervisors and employees on the process of preparing performance assessments using SuccessFactors.

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STAR is a joint effort between Human Resources and CSSAC (Clerical and Service Staff Advisory Staff). It is a professional-development program focusing on enhancing skills for employees to be successful in their position.

Are you curious about your own unique personality style? Is there a co-worker you would like to understand better? Would you like to have fun while learning about yourself and others?

True Colors® is a personality model that is interactive, easy to understand and easy to remember. During this workshop, employees are provided with tools that will help them to understand themselves and others. This team-building workshop will create synergy, collaboration, and cooperation among team members.

This learning tools lets  you learn at your own pace. Choose from more than 5,000 on-demand courses from LinkedIn Learning and watch on your own schedule.

LinkedIn Learning provides the option to engage in focused instruction on a specific topic or selecting a Learning Path.  Within a Learning Path you’ll receive several hours of content, giving you in-depth and thorough learning experiences around a desired skill.

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Purdue University provides an education benefit through Purdue University Global to all Purdue University Campus employees.

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Supervisor Development

We enhance management and leadership capacity at PNW by offering various training programs that will prepare leaders at every level to communicate, engage, motivate, and lead effectively.

This training provides administrative supervisors with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to manage in six key areas: staff hiring, employee leaves, workers compensation, employee relations, performance management and employee recognition. In addition, we will review the laws and Purdue policies that apply to the supervision of staff.

The focus of the training is to provide administrative supervisors with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to manage difficult conversations in the workplace. In addition, supervisors will be provided with tips and techniques to effectively address workplace conflict.

Organizational Development

We support team growth and productivity by facilitating customized retreats and training workshops. Please contact us for more information.

Department Sponsored Training

Additional training opportunities are offered by departments across the university. Please contact the appropriate department for more information on each area.

ARIBA Training
This course familiarizes staff with creating shopping carts and confirming orders with PNW’s purchasing system, Ariba. This training provides the necessary knowlege to ensure proper ordering and monitoring of orders. Arrange Ariba Training

Center for Faculty Excellence
The Center for Faculty Excellence inspires faculty to strive for excellence, offering opportunities and resources to faculty in all stages of their careers related to learning, discovery, engagement and professional growth.

Concur Traveler Training 
All faculty and staff who travel on university business can benefit from training on Concur, the online software used by Purdue to manage travel plans, approvals, expenditures and reimbursements. Arrange Concur Training

Office of Instructional Technology
We provide faculty, staff and students with the resources necessary to use technology as a tool to achieve their educational goals.

Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest
Our focus is on guiding our participants toward professional growth, leadership exposure and civic engagement through skill-building sessions.

Purdue Northwest Police
We offer a number of programs to educate the campus communities on crime-prevention strategies. Most are free of charge.

Web-Based Certifications
Your position at PNW may require you to hold certain certifications that must be re-certified annually.