Professional Development Program

Training and Development Philosophy

Gallaudet University's development philosophy is rooted in our University credo that learning is a lifelong quest. As such, our goal is to provide training and development opportunities that will both help employees increase their effectiveness by building and refining job skills, and also enhance the level of service provided to the University.

Guiding Principles

  • Provide development and training programs that support University priorities.
  • Establish a culture of competence through adequate management, diversity and skills development opportunities.
  • Promote formal and informal development opportunities.
  • Establish a required a core curriculum of courses with additional electives based on interests and performance needs.
  • Present development in a variety of formats based on best way to get information across and use valuable staff time reasonably.
  • Use recognition and rewards to acknowledge the attainment of development goals and reinforce behavior change and application of training on the job.
  • Periodically conduct skills assessment among management and supervisory staff to ascertain development needs.

Course Schedule

The Professional Development schedule is updated frequently as new courses or added or as locations change. Please check this site often to find new opportunities. Please check Course Offerings for course descriptions and the Core Curriculum Checklist.

NEW -On-line courses

We are pleased to announce four new leadership courses offered on-line for your convenience. The courses are provided through The Welford Group training program. LD 117 - LD120 are a suite taken in sequence. Once you register, you will have 120 days to complete all four courses. As you complete each course, print out the certificate and send to Human Resources for your file. Contact Agnes Muse in Human Resources to enroll at or 202-651-5352 (voice or VP). She will provide you with a link to logon and  a password.

To register for any of these classes, please click on the links provided. A request will be sent and you will receive a reminder email before the class date. Classes are held in College Hall room 406, unless otherwise noted.

Professional Development Program Course Schedule

September 2013

GUP 10
GUP 18

Federal Connection
Managing the Hiring Process


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (W)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (T)

October 2013

GUP 15
GUP 21
GUP 12
GUP 13

Risk Management
Driving Safety
Administering Compensation
Evaluating Performance


9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (T)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (F)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (W)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (T)

November 2013

GUP 11
GUP 20
LD 102

Policies and Procedures
Workers Compensation
Conflict Management


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (Th)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (T)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (T)

For more information, please contact Cassie Wilson at (202) 651-5352 (TTY/voice/VP).

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