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The Office of Human Resources at AU is committed to supporting and providing professional development opportunities for our staff and faculty to come together as a community, enrich our personal experiences and workplace culture.

We are proud to offer ways to engage in learning activities that help you thrive at AU.

Take a Live Zoom Course

Performance Management - Setting Expectations

This course is intended for both staff and supervisors. Learn to set clear, measurable goals

October 6, 2021
10:30am - 12:00pm

Attend Setting Expectations

Inclusive Hiring: Best Practices in Recruiting

Learn hiring best practices to ensure a diverse, inclusive, and equitable search and selection

October 21, 2021
1:00 - 4:00pm

Attend Inclusive Hiring

Performance Management - Setting Expectations

This course is intended for both staff and supervisors. Learn to set clear, measurable goals

October 13, 2021
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Attend Setting Expectations

A Guide to Leave Management

Supervisor Training
Learn the policies and procedures you need to oversee the leave responsibilities of your team and identify resources regarding leave

October 13, 2021
10:00am

Attend Leave Management

To support you in your personal career goals, we want to encourage you to explore AsuccessfulU and all the development courses we offer. Every staff and faculty member is set up with an AU Profile where you can set goals, add or complete items on your To-Do Lists, or explore all courses by using the search feature in the Learning Tab plus.

Visit AsuccessfulU’s, by logging into myAU portal to gain access.

All faculty and staff have certain required training depending on their department. Please check with your supervisor to ensure you satisfy the requirement.

All staff new hires are required to take these lists courses:

  • New Hire Orientation (Office of Human Resources)
  • New Hire Orientation (Office of Information Technology)
  • Understanding Inclusive Excellence in the Workplace
  • Preventing Harassment & Discrimination Title XI
    • Non-Supervisors
    • Supervisors

Be sure that these courses are listed in your To-Do lists, if not please contact hrpayrollhelp@american.edu.

American University embraces diversity in its broadest sense. We dedicate the necessary resources to recruiting, welcoming, supporting, and retaining outstanding students, faculty, staff, and leadership who significantly improve the diversity of our community.

We encourage all of our community to participate in the many trainings, activities and events designed to start conversations and help us find our similarities and understand our differences, including our diversity and inclusion courses.

In an effort to further our commitment to Inclusive Excellence at AU, Human Resources offers the affinity group program. Affinity groups, also known as employee resource groups, are a collection of people linked by a common purpose or interest. These common interests can include job functions, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, education, geography, military status, etc.

Please email arowe@american.edu to participate.

AU offers benefits you won’t see anywhere else! Understanding your benefits is important to your success and wellbeing. Here you will find courses that helps to explain our benefits and allow you the opportunity to ask questions to learn how to get the most out of your experience here.

Upcoming Courses:

A Guide to Leave Management (Supervisor Training)
October 13, 2021 at 10am
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This course explores the policies, procedures and guidance supervisors need in overseeing leave responsibilities of their team. The learning goals are:
- Explain the leave benefits available to staff
- Identify the procedures governing leave administration
- Understand the managers role and responsibilities in leave administration
- Identify tools and resources available to managers and staff regarding leave

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

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn

Online business, creative, and technology skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

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DEI Learning Pathway - Certificate Program

This new learning pathway addresses the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to create an inclusive workplace through easy-to-digest e-learning courses. Open to all staff and faculty.

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