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Courses and certificates for staff: supporting a culture of change, innovation, and high performance.

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Professional Development Opportunities for Faculty Supervisors & Staff

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For all Faculty and Staff:

Register for professional development courses, certificates, track your training, and more using the "Learning" module in AsuccessfulU. Please see steps below for how to register for courses.

Courses and Certificates

The cornerstone of our Professional Development offerings is our competency certificate program. We grouped a variety of our course offerings into certificate programs that allow you to develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in AU's competencies.

Each course listed below may be taken on an individual basis or as part of a certificate program.

 








Certificates in High Performance

The following introduces the new Professional Development Certificates based on AU's performance competencies. Each category shows a corresponding list of courses that emphasize knowledge and skills to enhance your abilities in these areas. Select any 4 courses* offered for a certificate and remember to register for your certificate.

Core Competencies Certificates

Acting Ethically and with Integrity Certificate

Building Trust (formerly Building an Environment of Trust for Leaders and Building Trust with Colleagues)
Communicating with Impact (available online only)
Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative

Supporting a Diverse and Inclusive Community Certificate

Communicating with Impact (available online only)
Exploring Intercultural Communications
Generations in the Workplace
Managing for Respect in the Workplace: We Need to MEET
Unconscious Bias
Valuing Diversity and Inclusion

Job Competencies Certificates

Customer Support Certificate

Communicating with Impact (available online only)
Dealing with Out-of-Bounds Customers
Feedback: A Matter of Give and Take
Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative
The Art of Saying, "No"
Taking the HEAT (available online only)

Innovation and Change Certificate

Creative Problem Solving for Individual Innovation
Critical Thinking for Peak Performance
Embracing Change
Giving and Receiving Ideas: How to Influence Acceptance and Realize Potential
Leadership: Creating the Climate for Innovation

Planning and Organizing Certificate

Improving Personal Productivity
Maximizing Meeting Effectiveness
Process Mapping
Project Management
Rational Decision Making
Taking Charge of Your Career Development

Problem Solving Certificate

Creative Problem Solving for Innovation
Critical Thinking for Peak Performance
Giving and Receiving Ideas: How to Influence Acceptance and Realize Potential
Rational Decision Making

Collaboration Certificate

Building Trust (formerly Building an Environment of Trust for Leaders and Building Trust with Colleagues)
Communicating with Impact (available online only) DiSC
Emotional Intelligence for the Workplace
Essentials of Leadership (available online and in-person)
Handling Conflict in the Workplace
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
Maximizing Meeting Effectiveness
Personal Empowerment: Using Your Initiative
Reaching Agreement in Teams
StrengthsFinder
Working as a High Performance Team

Managerial Competencies Certificate

People Management Certificate

Building Trust (formerly Building an Environment of Trust for Leaders and Building Trust with Colleagues)
Delegating for Results
Developing Others
Emotional Intelligence for the Workplace
Essentials of Leadership (available online or in-person)
Getting Started as a New Leader (available online only)
Leading Change (available online or in-person)
Maximizing Meeting Effectiveness
Managing for Respect in the Workplace: We Need to MEET
Coaching for Results (formerly Coaching for Success and coaching for Improvement)
Situational Leadership

*If there are 4 or less courses offered for a certificate, all courses listed must be taken to receive the certificate.

Additional Courses

Faculty and staff are invited to browse our entire selection of professional development and training opportunities in the Learning module of AsuccessfulU.

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How to register for courses:

Browse the course catalog and register for classes online through the Learning module.

To register log into AsuccessfulU via the myAU Portal, then click the "Go to AsuccessfulU" button. Go to the Home drop down menu and select the "Learning" module. Search for courses using the "Search Catalog" field, once you find the desired course, click "Register Now" then view availability under "Available Offerings." Then click "Register Now" for the desired date and time and click "Confirm" to complete registration.

How to register for a Certificate:

To register for a certificate and track your progress through the program, staff must register under the name of the certificate in the Learning Module of AsuccessfulU. If you have any questions regarding certificates, please send an email to AsuccessfulU@american.edu. You will receive your certificate upon successful completion of all required courses.