Training and Professional Development
Part of the University's strategic plan is to provide professional development and enrichment opportunties for all employees. Cal Maritime's goal is to broaden employees' skills, knowledge, and abilities which will contibute directly to the well-being and success of both the individual and the University.
Systemwide Professional Development
Whether in the classroom or online, Systemwide Professional Development (SPD) provides options for CSU employees to expand their job-related learning.
Federal, State and CSU policies drive our organization to instill safe regulatory practices in the workplace.
Pre-recorded or live, interactive web meetings; virtual classes, on-demand presentations and courses; and group collaboration.
Systemwide Leadership Development is dedicated to preparing university professionals to lead organizational change and to meet today and tomorrow's higher education, leadership needs.
SPD advances the use of internal and external human resources content by developing toolkits that provide models, ideas, e-learning, industry articles, books, and other resources in the following areas:
SPD believes learning is an ongoing, life-long process which can enhance the personal and professional development of the CSU employee. Through a myriad of self-paced e-learning courses, books, videos and on the job trainings, employees are able to grow and advance in the workplace:
Cal Maritime employees can access thousands of engaging online eLearning courses, books, and videos - all geared toward professional development and compliance. Login using your Cal Maritime credentials to be connected to the Skillport homepage.
- SkillChoice™ IT collection contains award-winning courseware with breadth and depth across six critical technology subject areas, continually developed to keep up with the constantly changing requirements for various professional certifications.
- SkillChoice™ Desktop provides learners with comprehensive courses related to Microsoft Office (Mac and PC), Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, e-mail, internet skills and browsers (including Internet Explorer and Apple Safari), computing fundamentals, and various Adobe products.
- SkillChoice™ Business library helps employees rapidly develop skills across a wide range of "soft skill" subjects. Over 600 eLearning courses provide the building blocks for blended learning programs designed to support strategic business initiatives. It ensures that employees at every level of the organization have access to training and certifications such as leadership, management, communication, and customer service.
An online library of courses on software tools and skills - provided to all faculty, staff, and student employees.