Instructor Led Programs

Penn State Talent Management, in partnership with internal and external learning partners, offers a wide variety of live, online Instructor-led programs covering a range of business, soft skill, and Penn State-centric topics to meet your professional development goals. These programs are offered at no cost to University employees.

Looking for training related to Penn State systems (SIMBA, Canvas, etc.) or other technology and collaboration tools? IT Learning and Development offers instructor-led and asynchronous learning programs on a wide range of topics. Explore their events page to see upcoming opportunities. 

Upcoming Programs

Subject Event Date Start Time Location Event Details
Working at Penn State Thursday, December 7, 2023 11:00 am - Noon Online

Run Hide Fight: Active Attacker Response Program

Guidance on how to respond to an Active Attacker situation for Faculty, Students and Staff can be obtained through the Run Hide Fight: Surviving an Active Attacker Program, presented by the University Police. The Run Hide Fight: Surviving an Active Attacker Program provides information on the steps you can take to mitigate the actions of an Active Attacker.

Communications Tuesday, December 12, 2023 10:30 am - Noon Online

Professional Writing Essentials: Persuasive Writing

In this course, participants will learn how to write persuasive prose intended to compel, drive, provoke, and interest their audience. Writers are often tasked with creating language that entices their audience to do something, and for University employees, this can include everything from making donations and increasing enrollment, to clicking the next page on a website or signing up for a newsletter. This advanced course will discuss the different types of persuasive writing: ethos, logos, and pathos. Through discussion and exercises, participants will become familiar with persuasive writing techniques and how to use them. 

Personal Effectiveness Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Online

TIAA: RETIRE! Write your next chapter -- 5 steps to setting your retirement date

For anyone starting to think seriously about when to retire, this presentation takes you through five
steps to deciding when the time is right.         

Leadership & Management Wednesday, December 13, 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am Online

The Collaborative Leader

In this facilitated discussion, we will review the concepts introduced in, “The Collaborative Leader” Skillsoft video training that you will complete before the session.  

In the session, you will learn about collaborative leadership skills and the advantages of leading collaboratively. You’ll also learn about building collaborative teams, how to deal with challenges, and how to collaborate beyond your team and organization.