Manager Training

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.

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 

201: Manager Basics Training Series


Registration for the Winter 2020 Series is now closed.

Format: Series of 12 two-hour in-person sessions, held weekly. Registrants attend all sessions together as a cohort. 

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

301: PSU Leadership Academy- NEW FOR 2019!

Registration is closed for this series. SPRING/SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE

Format: 10 half-day in-person sessions. Registrants attend all sessions together as a cohort. 

Audience: Current PSU managers and supervisors. 

Topics: May vary, and generally include: Emotional intelligence, change management, leadership, strategic thinking & decision-making, giving feedback, and developing employees. 

Registration: Opens 1-2 times per year. Announced via the HRascals Newsletter and HR Training Calendar

Cost: Approximately $650 per person (paid via department index code). Cost covers presenters and materials coordinated by CEPE; Coffee included. 

302: Regional Management Development Seminars (formerly called WVHEHRC)


Format: Full-day in-person sessions, held monthly, generally from October through March. Registrants may attend all sessions or individual sessions. Seminars are held at colleges/universities in the Portland area, including Reed College, University of Portland, PSU, and Lewis & Clark College.  

Audience: Open to all PSU employees, and generally targeted to mid-level managers. Attendees include managers from regional colleges & universities. 

Topics: Varies each year, and announced each fall. Topics for 2019/2020 include Reframing Racism, Employment Law for Managers, Authority & Power at Work, Design Thinking & Mindfulness, and Leadership & Influence.

Registration: Form is linked above. Opens in August or September for all sessions. Attendees may register throughout the year for each session. Announced via the HRascals Newsletter and HR Training Calendar. Session capacity can be limited, early registration is encouraged. 

Cost: Varies by session; Approximately $90 per person (charged to department index code); Coffee & lunch included.

2019-2020 SCHEDULE

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 07/02/2019