Professional Development


Professional faculty:


Computers and Software:

College of Forestry's Computing Helpdesk offers software training throughout the year. Check their training page often or make a request for a specific workshop.

OSU Cooperative Learning Groups allow OSU employees to meet, share ideas, and build skills. Find one in session or start your own group.

On-line training opportunities:


Leadership and Administration:

OSU's Office of Human Resources

            Journey Into Leadership (Read RSF Comments & Experiences)

            Performance Coaching  (Read RSF Comments & Experiences)

            Core Curriculum for managers and supervisors

In addition the Office of Training and Professional Development offers a variety of shorter workshops throughout the year and can help meet specific needs of different groups. Check the site often or join their listserv for regular updates.

Oregon's Department of Administrative Service

DAS offers training courses for state employees including university staff and faculty

OSU Banner & Data Warehouse training opportunities can be found at the Professional Development Central Registration site. There are fairly strict requirements to gain access to one or both data systems.


Safety Training

First Aid and CPR

OSU Environmental Health and Safety offers training classes and various on-line resources

Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) - offers many resources, video rentals, training, and consultation


  • OSU Motor Pool Van Safety video and test. Required for those that may drive 8 and 12 passenger or large cargo vans.
  • Coaching the experienced driver is aimed at brushing up employees driving skills. The courses are offered periodically through OSU Environmental Health and Safety. Check the training calendar or call the safety office for course availability (7-2273).


Certifications and licenses:

Commercial Pesticide Applicator license, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Public Pesticide Applicator license, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Private Pesticide Applicator license, Oregon Department of Agriculture

Certified Forester, Society of American Foresters

Forest Sustainability certifications