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Staff Training and Development

The Office of Human Resources at APSU is pleased to announce weekly training modules designed to enhance your career goals, as well as personal and professional development.  The Office of Human Resources endeavors to provide as many different topics as possible for your benefit.  You may take as many modules as you wish. Please consider taking advantage of these prestigious resources by registering for the trainings listed below.

If you have a subject matter you would like to share with others, please advise Human Resources, and we will attempt to accommodate your training request.


Desk Learning

Do you ever wonder how to complete a certain Office task but don’t know whom to ask? Do you ever forget how to accomplish something simple?  We’ve started an email group for support staff to obtain instant desk help from co-workers.  If you’d like to join the group, please use the link to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact Marian Perron, Ext. 6295,  


 Academic Impressions

AI Pro provides access to training on critical issues facing higher education.  Any APSU faculty or staff member can participate in webinars and utilize the training library for free.  Discounts are also offered on conference registrations and CD-ROM recordings. Use your APSU email address and the code AIPRO_AA9A86 to log in to the dashboard.  Check out AI Pro now and take advantage of everything this valuable membership has to offer!

Anytime Register

Presentation Fundamentals

Learn how to find your story, appeal to logic and emotion, gain credibility, build a deck, and deliver a compelling presentationThur., Jun. 25, 2015, 9:00 - 10:30 amRegister

A Practical Introduction to Social Media Tools and Strategies – Bill and Terri Harding

Explore what social media tools are available in 2015 to accomplish your classroom, office, or personal development goals. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of different social media tools, how to take digital content to the next level, and current trends in platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, WordPress, Weebly, Pinterest and others. So much to cover that you’ll need to come back for more!Mon., Jun 29, 2015 - 2 - 3 PMRegister

How to Be an Inspirational Leader

You’ll learn the techniques used by great leaders, strategies like:

•The secrets of motivation — what works and what doesn’t

•Communicating your vision effectively to encourage buy-in

•Simple motivation strategies that have a big effect on inspiration and morale, and more!

Tue., Jun. 30, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 pm Register

How to Write Effective Job Descriptions – in Half the Time

This is a course designed to teach you the ins and outs of writing truly effective job descriptions in a fraction of the time.  You’ll learn how to clarify key job responsibilities, focus on core competencies, and communicate performance measurements. You’ll also learn the legal issues surrounding job descriptions. Wed., Jul. 1, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pmRegister

How to Plan Successful Events

You’ll learn how to reduce your stress by planning, organizing, and delegating important tasks. You’ll gain a foolproof blueprint for successful events that anyone can follow, whether it’s your first time — or your 50th. Plus, you’ll dramatically increase your value to your organization as a person who can be given the toughest event planning assignments and pull them off flawlessly.Wed., Jul. 8, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 amRegister

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills

Master the critical tools to overcome obstacles and make effective decisions. You’ll learn how to come up with fresh and innovative ideas more quickly and effectively than you ever thought possible. You’ll discover new ways to look at problems ... how to accurately weigh risks against rewards ... how to develop solutions ... and how to test and validate those solutions, plus much, much more!

Tues., Jul. 14, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 amRegister

How to Create and Present Compelling Business Arguments for your Ideas

The ability to develop and present persuasive business arguments is more important than ever in today’s economic climate. If you want to get funding for your projects, make difficult sales, or influence your organization in the right way, then you need to be able to persuade decision makers. This highly effective, fast-paced one-hour webinar has all the information you need to develop, organize, and deliver convincing business arguments that will get the reaction you want

Thur., Jul. 23, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00amRegister

Hiring Your Team

Learn how to interview job candidates and find the right hire for your team, how to prepare for and conduct employee interviews in person, over the phone, and with video-conferencing tools. Understand what your ideal candidate would bring to the table and use that information to structure a job description and effectively scan resumes. Next, build an interviewing plan, and develop questions that elicit thoughtful, helpful responses. Finally, learn how to conduct an interview, probe for more depth with follow-up questions, navigate pitfalls, and take next steps after the interview.

Tues., July 28, 2015 from 10 to 11:15 AMRegister

Employee Development Plans

You’ll learn to identify each employee’s strengths, weaknesses, and areas of interest, and develop plans to help them improve. This training will give you everything you need to create and implement plans for employee growth, turning ordinary employees into high achievers in no time!

Wed., Jul. 29, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pmRegister

Developing Your Leadership Voice

How do you become a leader, not just a manager, in the corporate world?  And why is it important?  Leaders are seen as game changers; people who get results.  They’ve established themselves as motivators and know that great communication is the cornerstone to success.  Are you that kind of leader? This is a course that will teach you the skills and techniques to motivate your employees, conquer setbacks, create inspired teams, and realize unparalleled success. 

Wed., Aug. 5, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 am Register