Professional Development & Training
Welcome to the Metropolitan State University of Denver Professional Development and Training site.
These trainings are for New Hire Employees and MUST be completed within 30 days of your employment!
Please RSVP for New Employee Orientation through the “New Employee Corner” page on the Human Resources website.
This is a mandatory training for all new administrative and classified employees of MSU Denver.
(Faculty orientation is provided through the Center for Faculty Development – see below)
Recommended Professional Development & Trainings
Additional professional Development opportunities and trainings for employees.
Mandatory for all Classified, Administrative, and Faculty responsible for supervising any employee including student workers.
Recommended for all employees who will be entering or updating position description information in the PeopleAdmin system or will be creating postings for positions.
Job Aid for PeopleAdmin Upgrade to 7.0 (1,344 KB)
We have created this Job Aid to assist you with the transition to the new PeopleAdmin 7.0 system. It provides you with some additional detail about the system and will provide more of a step-by-step reference through the most common actions in PeopleAdmin. We are here to assist you with questions, please feel free to contact: Thuy Nguyen (303-556-5030 / email@example.com), Debbie Magana (303-556-5148 / firstname.lastname@example.org), or Angela Bender (303-352-4179 / email@example.com) with any questions or concerns you may have. We have also added some additional training dates to the calendar. They are listed in the Upcoming Events and Calendar, which is also located on the right side of the page.
Professional Development Fund - Individual funds to be utilized outside of MSU Denver, such as conferences, seminars, trainings, and courses. It requires approval from the supervisor. Can also be used for undergraduate and graduate coursework.
MSU Undergraduate Tuition Reimbursement - Individual funds to be utilized for undergraduate courses taken at MSU Denver. Employees are eligible for up to 6 undergraduate credit hours per fiscal year. It requires approval from the supervisor.
SkillSoft - MSU Denver's (free for benefits eligible faculty and staff) online database of training and professional development materials including books, videos and ebooks. May apply to CEUs. Also offers certification study materials for a variety of certifications.
For further assistance with professional development please contact Danielle Farrell at 303.556.5325.
Professional Development applications will only be accepted via e-mail. Please submit the form electronically to ProfDev@msudenver.edu
Orientation for new tenure, tenure track and Category II faculty.
Full-Time Faculty - both Category I (tenure-track) and Category II orientation is provided by the Center for Faculty Development. This orientation is presented in the Fall at the beginning of the Academic Year the week before classes start. Registration information is available through the Event Calendar on the Center for Faculty Development website (http://www.msudenver.edu/cfd/eventscalendar/).
This is a full-day mandatory orientation for all new full-time faculty employees of MSU Denver.
Provided by the Center for Faculty Development, these orientations are presented at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters. Two 4-hour sessions are offered in Fall; one is on Saturday (9 days prior to the start of the semester) and one is on Monday (7 days prior to the start of the semester). One session is offered in Spring, usually on a Monday before the start of the semester. All sessions run from 9am-1pm
Registration information available through the Event Calendar on the Center for Faculty Development website (http://www.msudenver.edu/cfd/eventscalendar/).
These orientations are optional for all new affiliate faculty employees of MSU Denver and has limited spaces available.
Information Technology Training
Includes Banner and Site Manager Training for the New Employees.
For New Employees, Student Employees, Faculty, and Staff members that require access to Banner. This course is a requirement for having an account in the Banner system.
For Student Employees, Faculty, and Staff members that will be managing or updating the University website. This course is a requirement for having access to the Site Manager web content management system.
You may register and access the required forms you need to turn in at the training by going to the Site Manager Training website:
Accounting Service Training
Accounting Services is comprised of the University’s Financial Services, Business Services, Grants & Loans, Payroll, and Accounts Payable offices.
These trainings are highly recommended if you will be responsible for financial information and/or financial reporting within your department.
Both sessions are offered monthly - Register through the MSU Denver Events Calendar (http://www.msudenver.edu/controller/resources/training/bannerfinance/) by selecting “Accounting Services Training” from the Training drop down list on the left side of the Events Calendar.
Search and Screening Trainings
Required every year for those asked to chair or participate in a search and screening committee.
The Equal Opportunity Office requests that all employees serving on a search committee for an Administrative or Faculty position attend a training on the MSU Denver Equal Opportunity Office Search and Screening procedures. This training is required for all Search Committee members and Hiring Authorities and must be completed on an annual basis.
To RSVP for a training please go to http://www.msudenver.edu/eoo/training/searchtrainingcalendar/ EO Search and Screening Training and register. Questions can be referred to a member of the EO Team at 303-556-4746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All trainings take place in the Student Success Building, Room 440, small conference room. Please plan on 45 – 60 minutes.