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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.


APSU Public Safety Presents: Active Shooter

Do you know what to do in the event of an active shooter on campus? This workshop is a hands-on approach to understanding what your role is as a faculty and staff member during such situations. This presentation is provided by Campus Police and co-sponsored by Human Resources and Staff Senate.

To be Rescheduled in November.


5 Things New Leaders Should Do First

If you’ve never been the boss before, this may be the first time your success will be tied to the results of other people. Those other people may be friends, peers, even skeptics. It’s important that you start out on the right foot — that you send the message that you know what you’re doing.

September 29, 2016 from 2 to 3 PM in UC 307


Leadership Fundamentals

Do you want to cultivate leadership traits that will help you inspire your team, successfully manage change and conflict, and better serve the needs of your organization? In this course, learn how to assess your strengths, and ways to cultivate the traits the best leaders employ to make their organizations strong and innovative. The course includes information on developing and mentoring your team, creating an engaging workplace, developing political savvy, analyzing your industry, and honing your emotional intelligence.

October 5, 2016 from 9 to 10:15 AM in UC 312


Basic Emergency Preparedness

Live.  Chief Michael Kasitz Kasitz will present on Basic Emergency Preparedness, including important contact information; severe weather; fire and fire alarms; earthquakes; medical emergencies; hazardous materials; bomb threats; psychological crisis; hostile intruder; Run-Hide-Fight; seasonal and pandemic flu; APSU Emergency Action Plan; Emergency Notification System; APSU Emergency Communication; Emergency kits.

Oct. 6, 19; Nov. 1, 9 various times


Body Language for Leaders

Research shows that when your verbal and nonverbal signals are out of alignment, people are forced to choose between what they hear and what they see. And subconsciously, they'll believe your body language. In this course, learn how body language is perceived and often misread, and shares the six nonverbal signals you need to know to make a positive first impression. She also discusses the importance of body language for leaders, and shows how you can establish leadership presence. Learn simple and effective tips on communicating with gestures and stance.

October 25, 2016 from 10 to 11 AM in UC 312


Success Strategies for the Introverted Leader

If you’re an introvert in a leadership position, the social interactions your job requires can leave you drained and overwhelmed. But what can you do? You became a leader because of your skill set; abandoning your position is not an option. You need help; you need Success Strategies for the Introverted Leader. This one-hour webinar has all the information you need to reach new levels of success, without changing who you are.

November 2, 2016 from 2 to 3 PM in UC 307


Earl Corrothers on "Leadership: Difficult Conversations"

. Do you avoid confrontation?  Would people say you’re too aggressive?  Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘why bother - it’s just easier to ignore it?’  After this time, you’ll walk away with a proven approach, used by leaders across the country in every setting, to help you effectively address difficult conversations and refine this key leadership behavior in your unique role.

Nov. 3, 2016 from 10 to 11 AM in UC 312


Conflict Resolution Fundamentals

Improve your relationships with your coworkers, clients, and managers and find your way through conflict back to cooperation. In this course, negotiation consultant Lisa Gates shares the secrets of effective conflict resolution and reveals simple, repeatable techniques that apply in most business situations. She'll present a six-step framework for exploring and navigating conflict resolution, including identifying the issue, separating the people from the problem, overcoming roadblocks to resolution, exploring cultural differences, and getting to agreement.

November 17, 2016 from 9 to 10 AM in UC 312


Desk Tutor

Do you ever wonder how to complete a certain Office task but don’t know who 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!