Instructor-led Programs

Instructor-led programs cover a wide range of business skill topics. All programs are conducted online with new programs available each semester.

Browse the calendar of events below or use the search bar to locate a program that interests you.

Can’t find the program title or topic you are looking for? Submit an inquiry and a member of the Talent Management team will reach out to find out more about your request. Additionally, the Talent Management team values your feedback and encourages you to let us know what topics you're looking for by taking our brief two-question survey.

 

Scheduled Programs
Date Time Location Event Details
Wednesday, April 21 , 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online

Getting to Know the LRN : How to Access and Navigate OnDemand Trainings and Free Books

Learn how you can quickly navigate through the over 17,000+ FREE, online courses available to faculty and staff. These courses allow you to learn at your convenience by using the Learning Resource Network (LRN) to browse, launch and learn. Plus learn how to take advantage of the over 95,000 free, online book titles that are available to you as a Penn State employee.  

Wednesday, April 21 , 2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am Online

Conflict Management Tips

This interactive session is designed for you to focus on ways to manage conflict more effectively.

Thursday, April 22 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Online

Purchasing Card Policy and Procedure Training

Approvers are an integral and essential part of the Purchasing Card process. Approvers are the direct link to the cardholders for each department and Financial Officer.  Approvers are the ones ensuring financial integrity to the posting of all monetary transactions.

This training / refresher program would provide consistent, accurate, up-to-date information that will be a resource not only for approvers, but also for cardholders and anyone new in a financial role looking to understand this part of the purchasing process.

Highly recommended for all new Purchasing Card approvers, seasoned approvers, cardholders, and anyone new to a financial role (Financial Officer, Assistant Financial Officer, or Financial Coordinator) at all campus locations.

Wednesday, April 28 , 2021 9:30 am - 11:00 am Online

Diversity Workout: Cultural Compentence vs. Culture Agility and Microagressions: From Confusion to Clarity

This session will cover 2 different but related diversity topics:

Session 1: Cultural Competence vs. Cultural Agility – 45 minutes
This session helps to increase self-awareness of your cultural competences and cultural agility. Three components of cultural competence are identified as well as the main barrier that is constant. Cultural agility is introduced as the mega-competency which is really what enables professionals to perform successfully in cross-cultural situations.

***10 minute break***

Session 2: Microaggressions: From Confusion to Clarity – 45 minutes

Diversity education throughout U.S. colleges and universities commonly include unpacking “microaggressions.” If the concept of a microaggression is not difficult to understand, then why are microaggressions frequently communicated and seem nearly impossible to prevent? This session clarifies some confusion associated with the concept of microaggressions in hopes of improving overall understanding and communication between members of the Penn State community.

 

Thursday, April 29 , 2021 9:00 am - Noon Online

Enhancing Your Confidence & Clarity in Giving Presentations

In this course participants will have opportunities to learn and practice presentation skills in a safe environment. This will include creating and practicing an elevator speech. The course is intended to help participants enhance their abilities to deliver presentations, speak with confidence and engage their audience.

Tuesday, May 4 , 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Online

Managing Mental Health & Employee Well-Being

Mental health may be one of the last remaining taboos in the workplace. Yet many workers experience depression, anxiety or stress on the job. This shows up in absenteeism, medical claims, safety, and lower productivity. The purpose of this workshop is to increase confidence of managers when supporting an employee who may be experiencing an emotional health issue or other disruptive event. Participants will learn objective warning signs of deteriorating behavior, understand what emotional (mental) health is and is not, and how to partner with resources, including EAP, to effectively assess and address employer and employee concerns. Additional rate may apply.

Tuesday, May 4 , 2021 10:00 am - Noon Online

Using Emotional Intelligence to Improve Work Relationships

Join us for this workshop to review competency skills, which include influence, conflict management, teamwork, and the ability to inspire others, making it possible to build and maintain healthy work relationships.

Wednesday, May 5 , 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am Online

Reducing Workplace Conflict: Promoting a Climate of Respect and Inclusion

This program is designed to address the many ways in which workplace climates either promote organizational success or contribute to decreases in both morale and productivity. Attention is given to the challenges of facilitating belonging within a diverse workplace. Participants are expected to individually assess how their own actions and attitudes impact this process, while working with others to develop strategies aimed at improving the climate in diverse workplaces.

Wednesday, May 5 , 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online

Getting to Know the LRN: How to Access and Navigate OnDemand Trainings and Free Books

Learn how you can quickly navigate through the over 17,000+ FREE, online courses available to faculty and staff. These courses allow you to learn at your convenience by using the Learning Resource Network (LRN) to browse, launch and learn. Plus learn how to take advantage of the over 95,000 free, online book titles that are available to you as a Penn State employee.  

Thursday, May 6 , 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am Online

TIAA: Tomorrow in Focus: Saving for your ideal retirement

Believe it or not, your retirement starts now.

No matter how old or young you are, or where you are in your career, your retirement begins when you start saving for it. Join us for an interactive exploration of retirement saving and learn how to help create an effective plan to help maximize your retirement potential.

Tuesday, May 11 , 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online

Run Hide Fight - Surviving an Action Attacker

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.

Wednesday, May 12 , 2021 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Online

Demonstrating Leadership in Your Sphere of Influence

Do you ever wonder what leadership means?   
Where does it fit in your life? 
Do you ever wonder if you were ever “cut out” for leadership?

This workshop is designed to help you explore questions like these and help you to determine how you can develop your leadership traits within your own personal sphere of influence. 

Thursday, May 13 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Online

Overview of Penn State Policies

This is a proactive program highlighting the positive aspects of Penn State policies, guidelines, and practices. Discover the ways in which Penn State policies impact your work life. Taught by professionals from Human Resources, this seminar is your opportunity to review or clarify the following topics. 

Tuesday, May 18 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Online

Purchasing Card Policy and Procedure Training

Approvers are an integral and essential part of the Purchasing Card process. Approvers are the direct link to the cardholders for each department and Financial Officer.  Approvers are the ones ensuring financial integrity to the posting of all monetary transactions.

This training / refresher program would provide consistent, accurate, up-to-date information that will be a resource not only for approvers, but also for cardholders and anyone new in a financial role looking to understand this part of the purchasing process.

Highly recommended for all new Purchasing Card approvers, seasoned approvers, cardholders, and anyone new to a financial role (Financial Officer, Assistant Financial Officer, or Financial Coordinator) at all campus locations.

Wednesday, June 9 , 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am Online

Purchasing Card Policy and Procedure Training

Approvers are an integral and essential part of the Purchasing Card process. Approvers are the direct link to the cardholders for each department and Financial Officer.  Approvers are the ones ensuring financial integrity to the posting of all monetary transactions.

This training / refresher program would provide consistent, accurate, up-to-date information that will be a resource not only for approvers, but also for cardholders and anyone new in a financial role looking to understand this part of the purchasing process.

Highly recommended for all new Purchasing Card approvers, seasoned approvers, cardholders, and anyone new to a financial role (Financial Officer, Assistant Financial Officer, or Financial Coordinator) at all campus locations.

Thursday, September 9 , 2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am Online

Purchasing Card Policy and Procedure Training

Approvers are an integral and essential part of the Purchasing Card process. Approvers are the direct link to the cardholders for each department and Financial Officer.  Approvers are the ones ensuring financial integrity to the posting of all monetary transactions.

This training / refresher program would provide consistent, accurate, up-to-date information that will be a resource not only for approvers, but also for cardholders and anyone new in a financial role looking to understand this part of the purchasing process.

Highly recommended for all new Purchasing Card approvers, seasoned approvers, cardholders, and anyone new to a financial role (Financial Officer, Assistant Financial Officer, or Financial Coordinator) at all campus locations.

Tuesday, November 9 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Online

Purchasing Card Policy and Procedure Training

Approvers are an integral and essential part of the Purchasing Card process. Approvers are the direct link to the cardholders for each department and Financial Officer.  Approvers are the ones ensuring financial integrity to the posting of all monetary transactions.

This training / refresher program would provide consistent, accurate, up-to-date information that will be a resource not only for approvers, but also for cardholders and anyone new in a financial role looking to understand this part of the purchasing process.

Highly recommended for all new Purchasing Card approvers, seasoned approvers, cardholders, and anyone new to a financial role (Financial Officer, Assistant Financial Officer, or Financial Coordinator) at all campus locations.