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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.


 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!

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Developing Intelligent Disobedience

Discover how intelligent disobedience translates to the business world and how it can help you become a more courageous leader. Learn how to challenge strict orders, voice unpopular opinions, take risks, and come up with creative solutions, all while keeping stakeholders' goals in mind.Wed., Feb. 11, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 am Register

Investing in Your Financial Future, Mike Biggs

Basic investing, what to do and how you can do it,  planning for retirement, how do I get there and once I get there what do I do, and also other topics of interest such as Social Security, when should I start drawing my benefit? Can I still work and draw?  And other topics of interest for wherever you are in the planning cycle, accumulation or distribution.  Wed., Feb. 18, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:00pmRegister

Developing Your Leadership Philosophy

Get hands-on with introspective exercises that help you define and practice leading authentically, with a style that's uniquely yours. Along the way, discover how to share and socialize your vision, make decisions, motivate and mentor, and keep your whole life in perspective.Tues., Feb. 24, 2015, 9:00 - 10:30 amRegister

Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Careers

As a woman, you were raised with a set of behaviors, attitudes, and personality characteristics expected and encouraged of your sex.  Unfortunately, some of these traits and unconscious behaviors can actually hinder your chances of advancement in the workplace and keep you from realizing your career and life goals!Wed., Mar. 4, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 amRegister

Ignite for Leaders

Emerging leaders are usually bright, talented, and rising stars in their organizations but with often little attention being paid specifically to their lack of training and development, people who have recently been promoted to managerial positions are often out of their element and unprepared.Thur., Mar. 12, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 amRegister

Speed Reading

Improve your reading speed. Whether you're reading for school, work, or for fun, reading underlies so much of our lives. Imagine what you could do if you were able to double your reading speed. How much time would it free up in your busy schedule? How much more could you learn? How much better would your grades be? If you're overwhelmed by the amount of information out there, then this course is for you.Wed., Mar. 18, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm Register

Microsoft Office 2013

With a new look, cloud integration, and new features, there’s a lot of new things to learn in Microsoft® Office 2013®. No matter how many years of experience you have using previous versions, Office 2013 just feels different. When you watch this CD-ROM, you’ll discover tips and techniques that will make navigating Office 2013 faster and easier.Wed., Apr. 1, 2015, 9:00 - 10:00 amRegister

Low Cost and No Cost Ways to Motivate Employees

You’ll gain a fresh perspective on how you can inspire and reward your employees with limited to nonexistent cash. They’ll no longer feel like work is a chore but will feel happy to positively contribute to your organization’s success.Tues., Apr. 7, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pmRegister

Discussing the health of Montgomery County and how it is measured, Joey Smith - Public Health Director, MCHD

On January 6th 2015, Joey Smith was one of the 12 Public Health Officials in the nation named by the Kresge Foundation to the Emerging Leaders in Public Health. Selected in a nationwide competitive process, each leadership team will receive up to $125,000 and technical assistance from field experts to implement a 16 month project.

Joey is the Public Health Director for the Montgomery County Health Department and a graduate of Austin Peay State University. Joey will be discussing the health of Montgomery County, how health is measured, and how the Emerging Leaders in Public Health project will enable his team to explore ways to accelerate the improvement of population health.

Wed., April 8, 2015, 11:30 - 12:30 pmRegister

PeopleAdmin Evaluation Portal

Presented by Fonda Fields to cover the personnel evaluation system.Tues., May 5, 2015, 2:00 - 3:00 pmRegister