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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.  

Employee Skill Development

The following workshops will be held on campus throughout June and July.  These sessions are being provided for employees seeking to develop and/or enhance professional skills and knowledge that promote individual effectiveness and group productivity.  Everyone on campus is encouraged to attend!

WorkshopsDateLocationTimeReserve a Spot
Change Management for Employees6/13/17Compass Room, Center10:00 AM-12:00 PMRegister
Time Management6/14/17Compass Room, Center10:00 AM-12:00 PMRegister
Working in Teams6/27/17Compass Room, Center10:00 AM-12:00 PMRegister
Diversity: A Workplace Asset7/19/17Compass Room, Center10:00 AM-12:00 PMRegister


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.
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Professional Development Libraries
  • 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.

Lynda.com from LinkedIn

Lynda.com from LinkedIn is an online library of courses on software tools and skills - provided to all faculty, staff, and student employees.

Additional Online Training Resources


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Systemwide Professional Development

Whether in the classroom or online, Systemwide Professional Development (SPD) provides options for CSU employees to expand their job-related learning. 
Pre-recorded or live, interactive web meetings; virtual classes, on-demand presentations and courses; and group collaboration. 
​Federal, State and CSU policies drive our organization to instill safe regulatory practices in the workplace. 
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:
  • Change Management
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Workforce Planning 
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.
SPD strengthens the ongoing development of learners by providing Instructor-led training, or ILT. SPD is providing in person, face to face classroom based training in a variety of areas based on campus training needs.

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