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Course Catalog

Workplace Learning and Development Catalog 2016-2017. faculty and staff engage in a seminar.

Courses and certificates for staff: supporting a culture of change, innovation, and high performance.

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Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty Supervisors & Staff

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For all Faculty and Staff:

Register for professional development courses, certificates, track your training, and more using the "Learning" module in AsuccessfulU. Please see steps below for how to register for courses.

Courses and Certificates

The cornerstone of our Professional Development offerings is our competency certificate program. We grouped a variety of our course offerings into certificate programs that allow you to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in AU's competencies.

Each course listed below may be taken on an individual basis or as part of a certificate program.






Professional Development Certificates for Capabilities

Professional Development Certificates are awarded upon completion of a series of specific courses intended to strengthen your skills and knowledge around a capability. Contact AsuccessfulU@american.edu for more information about certificates for capabilities. Select any 3 courses offered for a certificate and remember to register for your certificate.

Ethics and Integrity 

Building Trust 
Communicating with Impact (available online only)
Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative

Diversity and Inclusion  

Communicating with Impact (available online only)
Creating Inclusive Communities-Working with Students
Exploring Intercultural Communications
Generations in the Workplace
Managing for Respect in the Workplace: We Need to MEET
Paving the Way: Working with First Generation College Students
Safe Space: Understanding LGBTQ Identities Workshop-Working with Students
Trans 101 Workshop-Working with Students
Unconscious Bias
Unmasking your Privilege Workshop-Working with Students
Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

Customer Support  

Creating Inclusive Communities-Working with Students
Dealing with Out-of-Bounds Customers
Feedback: A Matter of Give and Take
Paving the Way: Working with First Generation College Students
Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative
Taking the HEAT (available online only)
The Art of Saying "No"

Innovation and Change  

Creative Problem Solving for Individual Innovation
Critical Thinking for Peak Performance
Embracing Change
Giving and Receiving Ideas: How to Influence Acceptance and Realize Potential
Leadership: Creating the Climate for Innovation

Planning and Organizing  

Fundamentals of Research Administration
Improving Personal Productivity
Managing Multiple Projects
Process Mapping
Project Management
Rational Decision Making
Research Administration Certification (RAC) Program
Taking Charge of Your Career Development

Problem Solving  

5 Secrets of Resiliance
Creative Problem Solving for Individual Innovation
Critical Thinking for Peak Performance
Giving and Receiving Ideas: How to Influence Acceptance and Realize Potential
Rational Decision Making

Collaboration 

Building Trust  
Collaborating with SharePoint and Cloud Technology
Communicating with Impact (available online only) 
DiSC
Emotional Intelligence for the Workplace
Essentials of Leadership (available online and in-person)
Handling Conflict in the Workplace
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative
StrengthsFinder

Communication

Communicating with Impact (available online only)
Communication Styles
Political Savvy
Presenting Yourself with Impact
Tools for Crucial Conversations 

Managerial Capabilities Certificate

People Management  

Building Trust 
Coaching for Results
Delegating for Results
Developing Others
Emotional Intelligence for the Workplace
Essentials of Leadership (available online or in-person)
Getting Started as a New Leader (available online only)
Introduction to Best Practices in Recruiting
Leading Change (available online only)
Maximizing Meeting Effectiveness
Managing for Respect in the Workplace: We Need to MEET
Situational Leadership

Additional Courses

Faculty and staff are invited to browse our entire selection of professional development and training opportunities in the Learning module of AsuccessfulU.

Faculty and Staff:


How to register for courses:

Browse the course catalog and register for classes online through the Learning module.

To register log into AsuccessfulU via the myAU Portal, then click the "Go to AsuccessfulU" button. Go to the Home drop down menu and select the "Learning" module. Search for courses using the "Search Catalog" field, once you find the desired course, click "Register Now" then view availability under "Available Offerings." Then click "Register Now" for the desired date and time and click "Confirm" to complete registration.

How to register for a Certificate:

To register for a certificate and track your progress through the program, staff must register under the name of the certificate in the Learning Module of AsuccessfulU. If you have any questions regarding certificates, please send an email to AsuccessfulU@american.edu. You will receive your certificate upon successful completion of all required courses.