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Useful Links - Training and Professional Development

Employee Training Center

Employees can sign up for most training courses through the Employee Training Center (ETC). ETC is the campus learning management system that provide employees with access to register and complete both instructor led and online workshops. Through the ETC, employees are able to view their current progress in an online course, see new courses assigned to them, and track their history.

Compliance Training

Designated CSU employees are required to complete compliance training in a number of areas including:

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliations
  • Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence
  • Ethics / Conflict of Interest
  • Information Security Awareness

The training is provided and tracked through the Employee Training Center (ETC). Employees that are required to complete compliance training will be notified by Human Resources.

CSU Fee Waiver (Tuition Assistance)

CSU’s Employee Fee Waiver Program is a benefit for eligible CSU faculty and staff or their spouses, domestic partners, or dependents, which allows them to enroll in CSU general-fund courses at reduced rates.

CSUSM Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy is a three track leadership development program designed for emerging leaders, new leaders, and experiences leaders. Participants are selected by Executive Council.

CSU Online Professional Development Courses

Skillsoft is a free online training resource for CSU employees.

  • SkillChoice Business Catalog – contains courses in Budgeting, Writing, Marketing, Customer Service, Human Resources, Leadership, Time Management, Project Management.
  • SkillChoice Desktop Catalog – contains courses in Microsoft Office courses such as Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Power Point, at various levels - Beginning & Advanced
  • SkillChoice IT Catalog – contains software development courses and network design for IT professionals

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Work Life Online Trainings

The University’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers orientation workshops for to promote awareness of their programs and services. Employees may also access the EAP website to receive almost unlimited educational information on topics related to their Family, Health, Money, and Time. The EAP also offers free monthly webinars on timely topics such as budgeting, relaxation, care-giving, etc.

Division, Department, and Other CSUSM Training

Individual campus departments and organizations also offer training on a periodic basis.

For example, the Partners in Campus Business Operations group (PCBO) provides training and presentations on business operations to employees who coordinate department administrative processes.

Extended Learning

Extended Learning offers a wide range of professional, career development, and personal enrichment programs as well as certificate programs.


Instructional & Information Technology Services (IITS) provides workshops and self-help resources for faculty and staff.

Safety, Risk, and Sustainability Services

Safety, Risk and Sustainability provides initial and ongoing training for the campus community (Auxiliaries, Employees, Students, and Volunteers) related to Risk Management, Sustainability, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety.