Staff Training and Professional Development

SSU is committed to encouraging employees to further their education and providing professional development opportunities to enhance job skills. No matter what your position is here on campus, you will discover valuable resources and learning opportunities available to you.  Check them out below!

Managers' Toolkit

The Managers' Toolkit (Seawolf ID Required) provides recruiting assistance and resources to fill staff and administrative position openings, including applicant sourcing, position posting and advertising, and support in applicant screening, interviewing and selection.

CSU Learn

SSU employees can access mandatory training and professional development opportunities through CSU Learn.

For a list of all Compliance Trainings for CSU Employees please click here, Seawolf ID required.

Continuing Education

The Tuition Waiver Program provides the opportunity for eligible staff, faculty, dependent children, spouses or domestic partners to take classes at any CSU campus at significantly reduced rates.  You may be able eligible for the following professional development opportunities:

  • Complete a degree with a Tuition Waiver for yourself or dependent
  • Take a work-related SSU course

Pursuing your personal and professional development goals may be easier than you think.  Please contact Payroll & Benefits x4-2793 or visit the Tuition Waiver page for more information.

Atomic Learning

Are your technical skills up to par?  Atomic Learning is an application based training program with over 65,000 topics, including Microsoft, Adobe, Moodle, Assistive Technology and more.  Faculty and staff login to Online Services, then click Atomic Learning. 

Lynda for Libraries is a online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills through video tutorials that are available online anytime, anywhere. For more information please click here, a Sonoma County Library card and pin are required.


On Campus

HR is pleased to announce the following on campus workshops:

To be Announced

Systemwide Professional Development

Whether in the classroom or online, Systemwide Professional Development (SPD) provides options for CSU employees to expand their job-related learning. 

  1. Central Station U Studio
  2. Compliance Training
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Talent Management Toolkits
  5. Online Learning
  6. Instructor Led Training

CSU's Got Talent Webcast Trainings

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend free systemwide professional development webcast trainings offered by the CSU Systemwide Professional Development. No registration necessary, limited to the first 200 logins (multiple viewers can sit in the same room and use one link.)

Webcast Link:

UPCOMING CSU’s Got Talent Webcasts - Mark your calendar:

  • Mar. 20th @ 10:00am-11:00am - “Navigating the Multi-generational Workplace” with Leah C. Georges, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Graduate School Creighton University.
  • April 23rd @ 10:00am-11:00am - “Great Grammar In 60 Minutes” with Nancy Flynn, M.A., Writing Skills Trainer, Business Writer & Author.
  • May 14th @ 10:00am-11:00am - “Working With Difficult People” with Amy Cooper Hakin, PH.D., Author & Industrial-Organizational Psychology Practitioner and Workplace Expert.
  • June 14th @ 10am-11am – "Successful Performance Reviews: How to Give Them & How to Receive Them" with Mary Abbajay, Author and President of Careerstone Group, LLC.
  • July 30th @10am-11am – "Finding Confidence in Conflict" with  Kwame Christian, Esq., M.A., Director, American Negotiation Institute.
  • September 26th @10am-11am – "The 7 Habits of Highly Fulfilled People: Journey from Success to Significance" with Dr. Satinder Dhiman, Professor, Scholar, Author and Wellbeing Consultant.
  • October 22nd @10am-11am – "Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss" with Mary Abbajay, Author and President of Careerstone Group, LLC.
  • November 19th @ 10am-11am – "Don’t You Know Who I am: How to Stay San in the Era of Narcissism, Entitlement and Incivility" with Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Clinical Psychologis, Author & Professor at Cal State LA .


Watch the recordings of previous webcasts at
Search: CSU’s Got Talent (click View All to see all of the episodes)

All Recordings are available now on Skillport.