MSU Training Resources
MSU Human Resources
MSU Human Resource offers regular training sessions which are listed on their Professional Development website. They have many excellent courses, some of which are even free. You may also be eligible to apply for funding from the Professional Development Endowment to cover the cost of attending, and non-academic employees can use their $800 yearly educational assistance program funding. The workshops are usually offered face-to-face on campus. If you want to attend one, and cannot make it to campus, let Anne Baker know so we know which courses we should consider working with them on to offer off-site or online. To register and/or check pricing and dates, log into EBS and go into "Courses for Employees at MSU.
MSU WorkLife Office
The MSU Worklife Office often holds lunch-hour workshops and lectures on a variety of topics related to your home life, and/or balancing work and home. These events are frequently able to be joined via Zoom. Some past and present topics from their events calendar include caregiving, breastfeeding, special education, medical intervention plans, and women’s leadership.
MSU University Outreach and Engagement
The Office of University Outreach and Engagement “facilitates university-wide efforts to create an ecosystem of engagement by supporting the engaged activities of faculty, staff, and students; fostering public access to university expertise and resources; and by advocating for exemplary engaged scholarship, nationally and internationally.” They offer many professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. View their upcoming workshops.
You have access to many materials through the MSU Library, which has many electronic materials that are easily accessed online. In addition, MSU Librarian and our liaison to the MSU Library, Suzi Teghtmeyer, has created some wonderful new research guides for us. Helpful resources include:
- MSU Extension: Resources for Institutes. This guide hosts a page for each of the Extension Institutes. On the page, each team unit has a box which lists recommended databases, online resources, and other materials or guides that will give you a head start on researching that topic area.
- MSU Extension: Resources for Organizational Development. This guide mirrors our core competencies, with resources identified for each competency.
- MSU Extension's MSU Library FAQ document will answer your frequently asked questions about the library.
MSU library also hosts many types of training. View MSU Libraries Events, Seminars, and Workshops.
Microsoft 365 and Tech Training for MSU employees
MSU offers live Zoom training and online resources for many Office 365 products. Check out the SpartansLearn page for more information.