Professional Development

Many professional development opportunities are available at no or low cost. Below are some ideas for PSU employees and managers to consider when working to improve skills, gain experience, or pursue professional goals.

Employee Development Plan: Establish goals and aspirations so the events, training, or resources you seek will be working toward your professional goals. Contact Human Resources for assistance with planning your development.

Other Development Opportunities

  • Webinars and TED Talks are a great, and often free, way to bring information to your department. Consider watching webinars or talks together and then holding a discussion about the topic.
  • Lead and/or present at a meeting
  • Participate in a University committee
  • Job shadow or meet with someone whose job interests you
  • Attend campus events to expand your professional network
  • Read a book on a skill or knowledge area that you want to develop, and discuss it with a colleague

Resources for Working and/or Managing Employees Who Work Remotely