Department of Human Resources
The Professional Development Center


Welcome to the Human Resources / Professional Development Center calendar.  Here you will find a listing of currently scheduled offerings.  Click on the session title to learn more about it or simply click the Register Now button.  


Please bookmark this page and refer to it often as we will be updating it frequently.  If you have questions about the information listed here please contact Human Resources at 216-368-6964 or 

Upcoming Event
Online Learning Series: Employment Law for Supervisors
Spaces Remaining: 429
In this online, self-paced course, participants will learn about various employment laws and CWRU policies that are important for supervisors to know. Participants will then apply what they have learned to multiple case studies.
Canvas Online Learning
Online Learning Series: Introduction to DiSC
Spaces Remaining: 431
The Professional Development Center offers several workshops based on DiSC, but what is DiSC? In this online, self-paced course, participants will learn what DiSC is, how our styles might be perceived by others, and how to use the people-reading method with our colleagues. Participants will also be able to practice adapting to someone else's DiSC style through interactive scenarios. In addition to being a great introduction to DiSC, participants who have taken a DiSC course in the past can use this course to review and practice using the tool.
Canvas Online Learning
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
New Supervisor Onboarding Series: Time Management: Priorities
Spaces Remaining: 9
Being a supervisor requires a careful balance between your regular duties and the extra responsibilities of managing others. In this 90 minute training, we will look at ways to manage and optimize our time by exploring how we prioritize and schedule tasks so we can be as effective as possible in our roles.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
New Supervisor Onboarding Series: Managing Performance: Coaching
Spaces Remaining: 14
One of the best ways to keep employees motivated and engaged is to help them grow in their roles. But how do we navigate those conversations? In this 90 minute session, we'll review the coaching model and how to ask probing, open ended questions to encourage self-reflection and growth.
8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
New Supervisor Orientation
Spaces Remaining: 15
The New Supervisor Orientation is a day-long series of workshops offered every month aimed at providing new CWRU supervisors with the skills and knowledge necessary to start their new roles successfully. The orientation is the first part of a year long new supervisor onboarding process that includes monthly networking lunches, trainings, and more. All staff and faculty who have recently started their first CWRU supervisory are welcome to attend, whether or not they have previous supervisory experience. This includes external hires, internal hires, and internal promotions.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
New Supervisor Onboarding Series: Managing Performance: Evaluations
Spaces Remaining: 10
The annual performance review should be the culmination of a year's worth of setting clear expectations, goal setting, feedback, and coaching. In this 90 minute training, we'll explore how to properly evaluate performance to encourage employee growth and engagement as well as how to properly fill out the Performance Management Outline form.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
New Supervisor Onboarding Series: Stress Management
Spaces Remaining: 14
Balancing all of the responsibilities of a supervisor can be stressful, no matter the time of the year. In this 90-minute session, we'll discuss how to balance and manage a stressful workload and techniques for reducing day-to-day stress.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
New Supervisor Onboarding Series: HR Policies: Hiring & Interviewing
Spaces Remaining: 15
Identified as a high area of need for new supervisors, in this 90 minute session we'll explore the process, paperwork, and guidelines around hiring and interviewing potential CWRU employees.