Human Resources > Workplace Learning > Professional Development
These courses support learning in multiple areas, including customer service; diversity and inclusion; human resource management and fiscal administration; interpersonal communication; leadership and management; ongoing professional development and training; and personal development.
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Day with Vincent: Spiritual Retreat (AN001A)
Retreat Length: Full Day
This retreat provides time for personal reflection, conversation and deep learning on the Vincentian spirit and mission. It is open to all staff and faculty from any faith and background – as well as those not identifying with any particular faith – who are interested in deeper self-awareness and a better understanding of DePaul’s rich Vincentian heritage and mission.
A Day with Vincent: Vincentian Community Service (VI001A)
Format: Off-Campus Retreat
Length: Full Day
Gather with other DePaul community members to give your time and energy to a Chicago community partner as well as some time reflecting and learning from the experience with colleagues. This event is open to all faculty and staff and participants will leave the day of service with a deepened understanding of the Vincentian spirit and mission.
The Division of Mission and Ministry
Faculty and Staff Engagement (FASE)
55 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
Managers who wish to further develop their abilities to lead themselves and others in organizational results will benefit from these advanced courses that sharpen participants’ ability to lead and to respond to complex challenges and situations. Participants increase selfawareness and strengthen core leadership competencies of developing others, implementing change, coaching and diversity competence.
5 Secrets to Surviving Workplace Conflict (DC002A)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hoursLearning how to manage conflict is key to thriving in the new millennium where collaboration is highly valued. In this highly interactive workshop you’ll learn how to approach conflict with confidence.
Do Good Great: Purpose Driven Strategy (DS001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hoursLearn the importance of doing good great through this fast-paced and interactive workshop. Tips for creating purpose driven strategy and a toolkit for building high-performing strategy are introduced.
Generational Views on Leadership Styles and Approaches (LS001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hours Developing a high performing multi-generational workforce begins with understanding the composition of each generational group along with the values and expectations they bring. Participants examine various leadership styles and approaches for skill sets designed for the multi-generational workforce.
Hire Hard, Manage Easy: Selecting for Mission and Fit (HH001M)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hoursLearn tips on how to spend more time and energy on what you really need to do to meet your mission by selecting the right person for the job.
Leading Effective Teams Part 1 (ET001M)Format: ClassroomLength: 3.5 hoursIn this highly interactive workshop, participants analyze their behavioral style using the DISC assessment and learn team approaches that improve communication and collaboration.
Leading Effective Teams Part 2 (ET002M)Format: ClassroomLength: 1.5 hoursBecome a great leader by learning the skills to overcome the dysfunctions of a team so you can achieve collaboration and results.
Managing Tough Team Conflicts (MT001M)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hours
What if there existed a tool that could help you see the complexity and manage the tension surrounding your team conflicts? That tool is Polarity Management (TM) developed by Barry Johnson. We will use this tool to explore the toughest team challenges facing non-profit leaders today.
Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project
14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Organizational Development and Workplace Learning offers managers a series of foundational courses aimed to strengthen skills and practices in hiring, employee engagement, communication, supervision and performance management. New and experienced managers learn about DePaul’s policies and procedures and explore the legal, procedural and behavioral practices of human resource management. A certificate is awarded upon the completion of five core course online skill lab sessions, three in-class sessions of your choice, and one elective course.
See the Management Training page for more details
Introduction to Performance Appraisals (AP001A)Format: Classroom
Length: 2 hours
This interactive skill lab prepares managers and employees for year-end reviews. Participants will obtain skills necessary for completing the Performance Appraisal Form and learn how to conduct positive and productive performance appraisal discussions. The e-learning module must be completed before attending the skill lab. The Making the Most of Annual Performance Appraisals e-learning is a prerequisite for this course.
Goal Setting and Maintenance (GO001A)
Length: 1.5 hours
This skill lab equips participants with tools necessary to translate organizational goals, departmental goals, and job responsibilities into personal SMART (Specific, Measurable, Action-oriented, Realistic and Timely) goals. Participants will practice writing goals and explore ways to monitor and document progress. The Getting off to the Right Start e-learning is a prerequisite for this course.
Ongoing Coaching and Feedback (GB001A)
Length: 2 hours
Successful Performance Management is an ongoing process in which the Performance Appraisal Form is a “living” document. Managers and employees will gain skills necessary for sharing feedback, documenting progress and focusing on improved performance. The Getting Better Every Day e-learning is a prerequisite for this course.
Interviewing and Hiring at DePaul (IH001M)
Length: 2 hours
Managers learn the interviewing and hiring process as it relates to hiring laws and compliance with federal, state, local and university policies. Skill development focuses on behavioral interviewing techniques.
Employee Relations: Practices and Principles (ER001M)
Length: 2 hours
This course explores employee and manager engagement, policy and practice, effective management, employee resources and progressive discipline.
Human Resources: Organizational Development and Workplace Learning 14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1300(312) 362-8342
Offered by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, the BUILD Diversity Certificate program reflects DePaul University’s commitment to create a learning culture that values diversity and inclusion. The certification program helps participants develop cultural competencies, offers the tools necessary for linking diversity to organizational and work performance and connects the university’s Vincentian mission of dignity and respect for all individuals to our core operating principles. After completion of this program, participants will have the skill-set necessary to apply diversity competencies in action. This program may be completed within 18 months, and offers both required and elective courses.
The Level 1 Diversity Certificate is awarded upon the completion of five required courses, two elective courses, and a 7-10 page reflection paper. Details about the paper are provided in the Diversity in Action workshop.
The Level 2 Diversity Certificate is awarded upon the completion of five required courses and four elective courses. Participants are required to complete a BUILD capstone project of their choice with the guidance
of an advisor, and complete a three page reflection paper. Details about the paper are provided in the BUILD Capstone course.
Undocumented Students at DePaul (US001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hoursThis training session incorporates case studies that help increase knowledge of undocumented students, state and federal law, DePaul University’s position, Deferred Action for Undocumented Students (DACA) and available resources. Appropriate ways to provide assistance are discussed.
Office of Instituational Diversity and Equity
14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 800
Click here for more details.
The Values-Centered Leadership Certificate is an online 10-week, non-credit course in leadership development offered by Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project within the School of Public Service.
Participants, along with a supportive online learning community, explore universal values, principles and practices to improve leadership. Individuals examine strengths and areas for growth, explore new models of communication and develop a plan to put learning into action personally and professionally. Those who successfully engage in all elements of the course receive a certificate of participation.Sponsor:Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1600 (312) 362-5519
Records U: Official DePaul Records Coordinator Certificate
The Department of Records Management offers this certificate to employees who want to efficiently manage their department’s records and effectively comply with DePaul’s Records Management Policy. Official DePaul
Records Coordinators receive invitations to annual Records Coordinator Appreciation Breakfast, are the first to know about Fun File Days and benefit from networking with colleagues who also tackle their departments’ records and information needs. Employees who complete at least four courses across each topic area earn a certificate:
Sponsor Contact:Department of Records Management55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 850 (312) 362-7940
Supervision in Student Employee Management CertificateOffered jointly by the Office of Student Employment and Organizational Development and Workplace Learning, this certificate prepares individuals to effectively manage student employees. Participants complete courses in best practices for all DePaul managers, as well as learn specific procedures related to student hiring, performance appraisal and progressive discipline. A certificate is awarded for completing the following core courses and three additional electives:
Sponsor Contact:Office of Student Employment1 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 9400
See the manager training information page in the student employment website for more details.
For employees who purchase goods or services as part of their job responsibilities, and/or oversee departmental purchasing and budgets, these courses provide necessary skills for ethical and financial stewardship that fully complies with relevant university policies and guidelines.
Contracts in Procurement (CO001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1 hourLearn about contracts and the contract review policy including special risk categories, clauses to look for during a business review, using standard contract templates, consultant vs. employee situations and freight terms.
Ethics in Purchasing (EI001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1 hourLearn about making ethical purchasing decisions including the ethical use of university funds. Purchasing gifts, ProCard expenses and the ethical issues of non-compliant purchases are discussed.
ProCard Reviewer Tips (PR001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1 hourBecome a great ProCard approver by building skills in documentation, receipt and commenting best practices, using correct account codes, identifying potential fraud and understanding system reports.
Purchasing 101 (PU001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1 hourLearn the basics of purchasing goods and services, purchasing policies and authority and receive an overview of vendor selection, payment thresholds, preferred vendors, contracts, bidding and requisition. This is also a hands-on guide to the PeopleSoft system including creating and submitting requisitions, managing restrictions, looking up purchase orders, forms and back-up documentation.
Selecting the Right Vendor (VS001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1 hourLearn tips for selecting and evaluating vendors for purchasing including utilizing preferred vendors, obtaining quotes, bidding of goods and services and vendor screening.
Sustainable Purchasing (GR001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1 hourThis course is an introduction to green purchasing concepts and guidelines to help faculty and staff make more sustainable purchasing decisions.
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 802
These courses provide employees who have budgetary management duties with the tools and resources they need to manage University finances responsibly and in compliance with all relevant university policies and procedures. The courses cover both technical and procedural training on budget management processes.
Budget Manager I: Financial Reports (FR001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 1.5 hoursBudget managers explore their financial responsibilities, learn how to locate and use various departmental reports and the forms available to assist them.
Budget Manager II: Invoice Approval/ Payment (IP001A)Format: ClassroomLength: .5 hoursBudget Managers develop a working knowledge of PeopleSoft as it pertains to invoice approval and payment inquiry with focus on payment policies and procedures.
Budget Planning Systems (EBP001)Format: OnlineLength: Self-pacedBudget Managers learn to assign budget planning delegations, navigate the budget planning system and update user configuration.
Gift Processing 101 (EGP001)Format: OnlineLength: Self-pacedExplore the University Gift Processing Policy and the role of Advancement Gift Processing; learn procedures for forwarding campaign gifts, non-cash gifts and the Fundraising Events Policy.
Sponsor Contact:Financial Affairs
55 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1900
Individual development and planning courses focus on understanding how interests, skills, styles, values and abilities inform goal-setting, performance and professional career development.
Get Your Dream Job: I Did! (CP001A)Format: ClassroomLength: 2 hoursLearn how to navigate today’s competitive job market and make the right impression with intermediaries and hiring managers through a frank and possibly eye-opening discussion.
Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project
14 East Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1600