Imagine, if you will, a workplace free of all physical and
psychological hazards allowing employees to perform their duties to the
best of their abilities without any threat of grievance. Can this be
Employee development has become a prevalent topic concerning today's
workforce. Human Resource trends concede more time, finances, and
attention be budgeted towards the development of a more effective
workforce. Training assists employees in learning to perform job duties
more effectively, while preparing them for future promotional
opportunities. However, employers have realized that training should no
longer be exclusively aimed towards developing physical job skills.
Non-physical factors play too important a role in the 'total employee'
to be overlooked. Programs such as Stress Management, Public Contact,
and Conflict Resolution help an employee develop personal skills which
employees utilize daily when interacting with customers, co-workers,
subordinates, and superiors. Ergonomics and Preventing Slips, Trips, and
Falls covers the aspects of safe and healthy working environments.
Better understanding of rules, policies, and procedures make employees
more confidant in their jobs.
Below are the different Employee Training Programs available to SU employees.
Comprehensive Public Training Program
To encourage SU employees to improve their professional and personal
job related skills the University actively participates in the
Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP). The CPTP is a
state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP,
employees are offered management development and supervisory training,
skills training for non-supervisory personnel, and training in
specialized areas. All state employees are eligible to participate in
appropriate classes with permission from their supervisors. The employee
pays no fees to take classes.
Training Videos/Interactive Computer Courses
Videos provide a great media for training. They allow an individual
or a group to receive necessary information at their own leisure,
either at work or at home. The Human Resource Office has a library of
video programs that are available for employees to borrow. Videos are
available for personal and professional development, safety, and some
software training. Human Resources will be offering various learning
and development training programs on a monthly basis.