University Human Resources Curriculum Schedule

Formalized training and workshops are offered to faculty and staff of Oakland University only. To enroll in a course, click on the ENROLL button for the course you are interested in and then type in the requested information. Your request will then be logged into the training enrollment database.

Courses currently being offered are listed below. To go straight to the dates and times for a course, click on the course name. Note that some courses are not offered on a regular basis and may only occur a few times a year.

Date/Time Seats
Location Enroll
Body Language: Non-Verbal Communication

This workshop will explore "non-verbal" language and how to use it to communicate more effectively. Participants will learn how their eyes, approachability, negative thoughts, and other body signals impact their communication efforts. Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how first impressions are formed
  • Identify eye signals and gaze behaviors
  • List six arm positions and barriers
  • Demonstrate how to understand the wordless message and gain cooperation from other people

Requirements: These workshops are open to all Oakland University staff.

Tue, July 17, 2018, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
5 Pawley Hall Room 312 [ENROLL]
Cross-Cultural Communication for Today's Workplace

Today's workplace requires exceptional communication and interpersonal skill that are flexible, engaging, and sensitive for today's diverse workforce. This workshop will help participants:
  • Learn how to be an inclusive and collaborative team member,
  • Communicate effectively with diverse communities,
  • Assess individual cultural styles and how it impacts our interactions and perceptions.
Tue, August 7, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
32 Human Health Building Room 4050 [ENROLL]
Tue, August 7, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
35 Human Health Building Room 4050 [ENROLL]
Helping Our Student Veterans Succeed

Since the 2012 changes to the GI Bill, more student veterans than ever are pursuing higher education. This growing population brings valuable skills and assets to our campus communities but, sometimes, they face unique challenges as they transition from service or combat into college life. Training is available and offered at no charge. We hope you'll share this valuable training opportunity with all your colleagues.

Please click the following link to learn more, or to take the free Kognito training course.

Helping Our Student Veterans Succeed

NOTE: The Veterans Support Services office is tracking employee participation in courses such as this one. Please let them know that you completed this valuable training course. Coordinator: Eric Wuestenberg, or 248-370-2010

This course does not require enrollment.
persistent 1 Online not required
Skillsoft Training Online

SkillSoft provides a vehicle to build skills and knowledge, and enhance strengths gained from experience or education. Faculty, staff and administrators have access to a library of approximately 1500 courses, which can be taken via the Internet from any computer, at any location with Internet access, any time of day or night. There are three primary curricula for selection:
  • Business Skills Curriculum
  • Desktop Curriculum
  • IT professional

SkillSoft courses are easy to navigate and the learner is actively engaged through audio, case studies, animation and the ability to print handouts for reference. Pre- and post-tests provide an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency.

Please visit Skillsoft Online Training for more information.

This course does not require enrollment.
persistent 1 Online not required
Surviving an Active Assailant
Description: "Shots fired"....the last thing you'd expect to hear while on campus. Prepare for the unexpected with this interactive presentation by the Oakland University Police Department. Learn what you can do to keep yourself safe while on campus and learn how law enforcement agencies across the nation are responding to this growing trend. This candid presentation, combined with an informative video and a question and answer period, will give you the information you need to keep yourself safe if you find yourself face to face with a gunman.
Wed, June 27, 2018, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
0 Engineering Bldg Room 275 no seats left
Wed, July 11, 2018, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
11 South Foundation Hall Room 169 [ENROLL]
Wed, July 25, 2018, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
19 South Foundation Hall Room 169 [ENROLL]
Wed, August 8, 2018, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
30 South Foundation Hall Room 169 [ENROLL]
Wed, August 22, 2018, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
36 South Foundation Hall Room 169 [ENROLL]