University Employees Participate in 3-day Development Academy

University Employees Participate in 3-day Development Academy
Aug. 20-22, 27-29 and Sept. 10-12
Employees at a three-day Staff Development Academy discussed such topics as business communication the ?write? way and achieving excellence in customer service.
More than 100 staff members participated in the Staff Development Academy, and others signed up on a waiting list.
Staff Development Academy Graduates
Aug. 20-22
Staff Development Academy Graduates
Aug. 27-29
Staff Development Academy Graduates
Sept. 10-12

The Staff Development Academy proved to be a success with more than 100 Cal Poly Pomona employees participating in these three 3-day intensive training academies.

The three-day program tailored specifically to meet the needs of Cal Poly Pomona staff was held Aug. 20-22, Aug. 27-29, and Sept. 10-12 in the England Evans Room, University Union.

Ray Inge, associate vice president of Human Resource Services and Risk Programs, provided the opening address for each academy.

Approximately 35 employees participated in each academy, with curriculum covering such subjects as effective communication, business communication the ?write? way, achieving excellence in customer service, time management and working effectively as a team.

Workshop participants said the information they received would be useful both personally and professionally. One participant said, ?When I heard they were having interactive training I was skeptical, but this was a lot of fun and informative. I wish I had taken this 20 years ago.?

At the conclusion of each academy, participants received a certificate of completion signed by Inge and President Bob H. Suzuki.

These interactive academies were funded through a $100,000 allocation in 2001-2002 to support staff professional development.

All available academy seats were filled for these three sessions and a waiting list has been established. Employees on the waiting list will be given priority registration for future programs as they are scheduled. The Staff Development and Training team is tentatively looking at scheduling additional academy sessions for early December 2002 and late March 2003 (quarter break).

The Staff Development and Training team said the academy would not have been a success without the hard work and dedication of the Staff Training Advisory Council, appointed representatives from each division who met regularly this year to assist in developing the program.

?We would also like to thank and congratulate all of the incredible staff members who have attended the Staff Development Academy,? said Sharon Reiter, director of Risk Management Services, Staff Development and Training. ?You have really helped to make its debut sessions a success and have provided feedback to make future sessions even better.?