Michigan State University provides considerable and varied staff development and training opportunities. Staff should consider their competency needs, job responsibilities and professional development goals in selecting a well-rounded set of professional development experiences.
Professional development comes in a lot of forms and may include required programs and meetings, ongoing staff training, task-specific enhancement, professional reading, self-study, awards and recognition programs, conferences, and campus-wide events that relate to general topics pertinent in higher education today.
Faculty and Organizational Development provides extensive programs for faculty, academic staff and administrators.
Some staff classifications include educational assistance funding which can be applied to the cost of training on campus and in select locations off campus. To receive these funds, paperwork must be completed in advance of enrollment in the class, and the class must be completed.
Throughout the year many of our departments and departments all across campus sponsor speakers, programs and events which enhance our perspectives and our work. Information about these are typically circulated through the Intercom listserv for staff, and represent quality, available opportunities for learning and development.