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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.


Adobe Illustrator:  Power Shortcuts & Techniques

For the beginner and intermediate user. Whether you use Illustrator every day or once in a blue moon, nothing will make it easier for you to produce quality work quickly than these time-saving techniques. Learn how you can shave valuable time off repetitive tasks … how to correct mistakes in a flash … and the five simple steps that can cut your time by 20%!

Thur., Oct. 30, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 pmRegister

Financial Literacy:  Reading Financial Reports

Being able to glean information from an income statement, a cash flow statement, or a balance sheet can give you an edge in understanding not only your own business but also your competition. In this course, Rudolph Rosenberg, a finance expert, takes you through the steps of making sense of what is contained in financial reports and how to read them. You'll also learn how they fit together to give you a view of a company's situation.

Wed., Nov. 5, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 amRegister

Twitter Essentials

Twitter Essentials will teach you everything you need to know to make the most out of this social media powerhouse for your organization. You’ll learn how top companies are using Twitter for networking … marketing … public relations … building strong customer relationships and so much more!

Fri. Nov. 7, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.Register

Enhancing iPhone Photos with Lightroom and Photoshop

In this course, Adobe Photoshop senior product manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes shares insights to help you import, organize, and enhance iPhone photos using Lightroom and Photoshop. The course begins with tips on getting the best possible quality when you shoot, then details strategies for importing and organizing photos using Lightroom.

Wed., Nov. 12, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 amRegister

Basic Emergency Preparedness

This presentation will focus on ways to protect yourself in an emergency, as well as introduce you to APSU’s new Emergency Action Plan.  It is HIGHLY recommended that all faculty and staff attend at least one session

Tue., Nov. 18, 2014 3:00 - 4:00 pm Register

Creating a Professional Development Plan

If you want to get ahead in life, there’s only one person you can count on — yourself. To reach the future of your dreams, you have to take responsibility for your career and take deliberate, strategic steps to create it. Hard work just isn’t enough; you need a career development plan.

Tues., Nov. 21, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00 amRegister

Combating Apathy in the Workplace

If you’ve ever worked with an apathetic person, you know how frustrating it can be! It’s emotionally draining, it’s tiring, and worse, it can feel like you’re expected to take up their slack. And if you’re not a supervisor, you can feel like you have only limited power to create change. It’s not your responsibility to fix those around you, but it’s your responsibility — to yourself — to work in the best environment possible.

Wed., Dec. 3, 2014, 2:30 - 3:30 pmRegister

Creating a Customer Focused Culture:  Lessons from Leaders

As a manager, one of your goals is to keep your customers satisfied.  But what steps are you taking to keep your employees motivated to do the same?  You need to create an environment that motivates employees to want to take care of customers. 

Tues., Dec. 16, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 amRegister