Manager Training

Ongoing development for managers is important! Below are some opportunities for new, current, or aspiring PSU managers to learn and develop, while also building their network of fellow managers. 

Check the Training Calendar for current offerings.

Performance Evaluation Writing Workshops

Performance Evaluations for Non-faculty Employees


Format: Brief video available anytime. Live workshops offered 3 times a year.

Audience: Managers who are responsible for evaluating employees, and staff who support leaders in the administration of evaluations.

Topics: The video covers the performance evaluation process for non-faculty employees and discusses best practices. In live sessions, ELR specialists answer participant questions, and provide real-time feedback regarding current evaluations.

Registration: New dates will be announced after the first of the year 2022

101: Introduction to Management at PSU

Format: Online via D2L

Audience: New or aspiring PSU managers and supervisors, or those looking for a refresher. 

Topics: Terminology, explanation or processes, obligations and systems for hiring, wage & hour law, protected leaves, ADA, and managing performance at PSU.

Registration: This D2L module is available for current managers and all timesheet/leave approvers and proxies. Available 24/7 via Contact for access.

201: Manager Basics Training Series

Summer 2021 Schedule

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Format: This series is being offered fully online during Summer 2021.

This training follows a hybrid cohort model with participants completing independent content as well as attending 6 two-hour live sessions with a variety of subject matter experts. Participants are expected to complete HR-101 before HR-201 begins on August 10. You can check out the schedule and sign up using the links above.

Audience: New, current, or aspiring PSU managers/supervisors, including those who supervise student employees. 

Topics: Recruitment and hiring, onboarding, employee motivation, payroll, ADA, protected leaves, coaching, evaluations, fostering an inclusive environment, bystander intervention, and union contract basics. 

Registration: Generally opens twice per year in Winter & Summer. Announced via the HRascals Newsletter and HR Training Calendar

Online Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training

To help support and retain veterans, this online training is available to all PSU employees. Supervisors and managers at all levels are encouraged to complete the training. 


Revised 2/10/2021