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 what you're looking for? Submit an inquiry and select “Talent Management/Workplace Learning” from the "I have a question about" drop down menu. 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, August 4 , 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online

Performance Reviews: Setting Goals & Expectations for Managers

Join us via Zoom to learn more about Penn State’s performance review program and how to begin strong by helping your direct reports set goals and expectations for the current performance review year.

You’ll be given useful guidelines, exercises, and examples that you can apply in order to help your direct report successfully complete the first step of the performance management process!

This session will also help you prepare for being part of your own performance review process if you are a full-time staff member.

Wednesday, August 4 , 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Online

Performance Reviews: Setting Goals & Expectations for Individual Contributors

Performance management is a year round process which includes performance reviews. These reviews include goal setting, continuous feedback conversations and an end of year review. The process should be a collaborative effort to define expectations and enhance staff performance. 

Join us via Zoom to learn more about Penn State’s performance review program and how to begin strong by working with your supervisor to set goals and expectations for the current performance review year.

You’ll be given useful guidelines, exercises, and examples that you can apply in order to successfully complete the first step of the performance review process!

Tuesday, August 10 , 2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Online

Performance Reviews: Setting Goals & Expectations for Managers

Join us via Zoom to learn more about Penn State’s performance review program and how to begin strong by helping your direct reports set goals and expectations for the current performance review year.

You’ll be given useful guidelines, exercises, and examples that you can apply in order to help your direct report successfully complete the first step of the performance management process!

This session will also help you prepare for being part of your own performance review process if you are a full-time staff member.

Tuesday, August 10 , 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online

Performance Reviews: Setting Goals & Expectations for Individual Contributors

Performance management is a year round process which includes performance reviews. These reviews include goal setting, continuous feedback conversations and an end of year review. The process should be a collaborative effort to define expectations and enhance staff performance. 

Join us via Zoom to learn more about Penn State’s performance review program and how to begin strong by working with your supervisor to set goals and expectations for the current performance review year.

You’ll be given useful guidelines, exercises, and examples that you can apply in order to successfully complete the first step of the performance review process!

Wednesday, August 11 , 2021 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Online

Records Management at Penn State: Getting Your Files Organized the Easy Way

Are you unsure of which department records to keep, and for how long? Are hard drives and shared network drives filled with files created years ago? Have you been tasked with managing documents for your department but feel uncertain where to begin? This course will provide an overview of Penn State’s Office of Records Management, beginning with Policy AD35 which specifies how University Records are defined, filed, utilized, securely destroyed, and archived. This course will provide training on how to follow retention schedules for your department’s records, to ensure that active records are appropriately managed and that inactive records are properly disposed of. Useful information will also be provided on the Inactive Records Center, a secure storage solution for University Records which provides transfer, retrieval, and destruction services. Finally, this program offers tips and solutions for organizing records while working remotely, so that overall management of your department’s records is efficient and easy.

Thursday, August 12 , 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Online

Managing Time and Setting Boundaries

Whether working from home, traveling to the office, or a combination of both; the managing of time, setting boundaries, and having structure in place is beneficial to maintain consistency and reduce anxiety. Additionally, stress can be  a result of not being able to manage time and/or set boundaries and is a common struggle. This session will focus on how to effectively manage time and set boundaries, by considering these basic, yet key objectives: Starting your day off on the right foot, creating a schedule, understanding when you’re most productive, and the importance of setting boundaries. By having a plan in each of these areas, you will be more likely to stay healthy, happy and ready to manage these ever changing times.

Thursday, August 19 , 2021 9:00 am - 10:00 am Online

Performance Reviews: Setting Goals & Expectations for Managers

Join us via Zoom to learn more about Penn State’s performance review program and how to begin strong by helping your direct reports set goals and expectations for the current performance review year.

You’ll be given useful guidelines, exercises, and examples that you can apply in order to help your direct report successfully complete the first step of the performance management process!

This session will also help you prepare for being part of your own performance review process if you are a full-time staff member.
 

Thursday, August 19 , 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Online

Performance Reviews: Setting Goals & Expectations for Individual Contributors

Performance management is a year round process which includes performance reviews. These reviews include goal setting, continuous feedback conversations and an end of year review. The process should be a collaborative effort to define expectations and enhance staff performance. 

Join us via Zoom to learn more about Penn State’s performance review program and how to begin strong by working with your supervisor to set goals and expectations for the current performance review year.

You’ll be given useful guidelines, exercises, and examples that you can apply in order to successfully complete the first step of the performance review process!

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.