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
2018 BERG Professional Development Conference - Building a Better YOU: Strategies for Career Growth and Personal Enrichment

The goal of this conference is to give all Oakland University employees of color the necessary tools and resources to thrive in their current work environment and personal lives.

The conference objectives are:

1. Define, evaluate and prioritize areas in our working and personal lives that can benefit from skill set improvement.

2. Develop a game plan to integrate newly learned skills into current working and personal areas of living.

3. Identify ways to engage and be accountable to others in making the shifts in your work and personal lives.


Please register for the conference at 2018 BERG Conference Registration

This course does not require enrollment.

Fri, May 18, 2018, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
50 Human Health Building Room 5045 not required
Championship Teamwork: Team Member Skills

Everyone is part of a team in some way. The question is: "How effective is your team?" While team leadership is a critical element, it is also incumbent upon each member of the team to contribute to the best of their ability because everyone makes a difference! This interactive program contains practical tools on the essentials of participating in Championship Teamwork!

The focus of this training will be: Team Member Skills
  • Team lessons from the jigsaw puzzle,
  • The connection between teamwork and organizational success, and
  • Qualities of great team members - choose your attitude!
Thu, June 7, 2018, 9 - 11 a.m.
2 Oakland Center - Lake Michigan Room [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.
Thu, June 14, 2018, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
27 Oakland Center - Lake Michigan Room [ENROLL]
Thu, June 14, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
31 Oakland Center - Lake Michigan Room [ENROLL]
Delegating for Results

This workshop will help build stronger work teams by enhancing job satisfaction, increasing productivity, and improving employee relationships. Participants will learn tools to better manage employees’ strengths, improve their weaknesses, and make optimal use of talents and interests.

The focus of this training will be: Preparing to Delegate
  • analyze delegation skills,
  • why some leaders fail to delegate, and
  • prepare for successful delegation.

Wed, May 16, 2018, 9 - 11 a.m.
4 Oakland Center - Lake Michigan Room [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
New Employee Orientation

This orientation is for new staff members and is offered by University Human Resources. The purpose of this program is to provide new employees with valuable information about the University and answer questions they may have.

Wed, June 13, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
25 Oakland Center - Gold Room A [ENROLL]
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
The Essentials of Leadership

Participants will learn the essentials of leadership and how to enhance their influence, including
  • key strengths of a leader,
  • three sources of power,
  • how to enhance one's leadership skills, and
  • leadership competencies.
Wed, May 30, 2018, 2 - 4 p.m.
0 Oakland Center - Lake Michigan Room no seats left