Professional Development and Training
Sam Houston State University offers staff and managers of staff professional development opportunities through The Learning Academies @ SHSU. The Academies, which include Training University, Management Academy, and the Skillsoft E-Learning Library, are the next step toward individual training plans for staff employees. To learn more about the Staff Professional Development Program and The Learning Academies, click on the links below.
New for 2020!
The Professional Development team is creating vignettes for our new Professional Development Resources page. The vignettes are bite-sized videos that feature quick Talent Management-related tutorials.
Also, beginning in February 2020, we will host 5-minute podcast interviews of SHSU experts who will give insight into performance management, open enrollment season, student hiring, employment law changes, and other topics of interest. Stay tuned to this page for more information.
If you have any suggested topics you would like featured, please reach out to TJ Bittick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Hall and Learning Academies @ SHSU Materials:
- Year 5 Learning Academies News
- Year 4 Learning Academies News
- Year 3 Learning Academies News
- Year 2 Learning Academies News
- The Learning Academies Brochure
- Staff Core Competencies
- Staff Core Competencies Defined (What does it look like?)
- Town Hall Charts
- Training University Flyer
- Management Academy Flyer
Talent Management: A Learning Management System
In 2013, implementation of Talent Management provided both staff and faculty the ability to maintain training transcripts in one centralized location. Talent Management organizes and centrally locates access to the Academies’ curriculum. External training can be recorded in Talent Management, and managers can assign training to their direct reports through the system as well. Once training is complete, users can print out their own certificates of completion for their files.
Employees can register for instructor led trainings such as Photoshop, Word, and Banner Finance 101 through Talent Management. In addition, New Hire [New Hire Training Matrix] and compliance training for all employees is administered through Talent Management.
Banner General Navigation is now offered online through Talent Management and is available to all employees as a prerequisite to requesting Banner access.
Scroll down for links to additional training-related information such as tutorials, a frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet, and more.
For more information about SHSU’s Staff Professional Development Program, or to inquire about training opportunities, please contact:
Professional Development Coordinator
Assistant Director of Human Resources
You can sign up for trainings by accessing Talent Management, going to the Learning Tab, and clicking on Browse for Training. If you have any questions about IT trainings, please contact IT @ Sam Help Desk: 4-1950.
Title IX Training Resources
Click on the link above to take your required EEO Training through our Talent Management Learning Management System.
State Law (Chapter 21, Section 21, Texas Labor Code) requires that each new state employee take EEO training no later than the 30th day after employment and to follow it with a refresher course every two years.
EPAF Training Course is now in Talent Management. Click on Learning>Browse for Training> Subject: Banner
PeopleAdmin Training Documents
State Office of Risk Management Spotlight on Safety Videos
Browse for Training (current employees)