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Faculty & Staff Professional Development Provided by Talent Development

The Office of Human Resources is committed to facilitating opportunities to come together as a community, to enrich personal experiences, and workplace culture.

In support of this, Talent Development is proud to offer ways to engage in learning activities that help to support your professional development. 

A searchable list of in-person courses offered to staff and faculty for thier professional development are located in the myAU portal in AsuccessfulU.

Convenient and available on-demand under the Learning tab in AsuccessfulU. No registeration necessary. Simply search the course you're interested in and get started. Take a course when it suits your schedule and meets your needs.

See a partial listing of the course offerings here

Looking for specific training? Or unsure what would work best to suit your development? Contact Michelle Frederick or Sabrina d'Almeida to discuss your options of workshop and retreat design or training specific to your unit or team.

Performance management is key to our success individually and as a part of the AU community. This yearly appraisal process focuses on goal setting, one-to-one feedback, core competencies, and improving personal development to continuously make a stronger AU for the community and our students. See below for timelines, dates and resources:

2018-2019 Performance Cycle Timeline: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

  • November 6, 2018: Performance Form opened
  • May 15: Ratings function live
  • June 28: Self-review completed by staff and sent to the next step to complete
  • July 26: Performance conversations, forms, and signatures completed
  • August 24: Effective date of base pay increases bi-weekly staff; paid in 9-20-19 pay
  • September 1: Effective date of base pay increases for monthly staff; paid in 9-30-19 pay

*Some departments may have earlier, internal deadlines.

Resources

The All Staff Performance Conversation Guide is attached to this email to support a meaningful check-in with your supervisor. An additional listing of resources can be found on the myAU Portal > Work@AU > AsuccessfulU.

For performance coaching and consulting support, you can contact your PMP in-unit Liaison or Michelle Frederick, Senior Director, Talent Development at x2689. For system and accessibility assistance, please contact asuccessfulu@american.edu.

 

Not sure where to go to receive training that best suits your professional development needs? Contact the Talent Development team to map out a personal learning plan.

Diversity & Inclusion Growth Series, a three-level multi-media curriculum that focuses on awareness, self-exploration, and allyship. (Fall 2019)

Being Inclusive, A Storytelling Series, a series that brings together AU's diverse community to provide opportunities to share our experiences in a unique forum of storytelling and to influence a better work environment. Past sessions have included: LGBTQ, Race & Ethnicity, and Religion in the Workplace. To become a facilitator, please contact Talent Development to express interest. Coming Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 

Inclusive Hiring, offers several in-person course curriculm to increase diversity in the hiring staff, internally and externally, in student-facing and managerial roles. This is offered to all hiring faculty and staff. 

Training & Conversation, a two part training, Diversity: Inclusion in the Modern Workplace, a one hour e-Learning to consider how culture, power, and priviledge intersect in the work environment. Building a Shared Vocabulary, a facilitated conversation that provides space for staff to share how themes from the e-Learning that show in our everyday experiences.  

The 21st Century Leadership Insititute, on it's sixth cohort is an academy in which a select group of mid-level leaders meets in a development program that integrates experiential and cognitive classroom learning with practical action learning. 

Cohort members are nominated by university leaders and invited by the university president to participate in the program based on their contributions to the university. 

One of our previous action learning program is Mentoring Matters

 

Background of summer flowers with words, e-learning courses for faculte and staff

2019 e-Learning Courses

See our e-Learning course list. 

2019 e-Learning Courses

How to Attend an e-Learning Course

  1. Log in to myAU portal.
  2. Select "Work @ AU" located at the top center of your screen.
  3. Click "Go to AsuccessfulU" located at the top center of your screen.
  4. Click "Learning" under AsuccssfulU Modules
  5.  You may type in the desired course from the provided list or click "Browse all courses."
  6.  Filter Category to Online. 
  7.  Start desired course. The course will pop up in another window.