Professional Development and Training

The Human Resources Office will assist any individual employee, group of employees, or department in pursuing an interest in new ideas, approaches, continuing education or other topics of professional development or training.

Human Resources has both resources and funding available to help. Generally, if an employee wants to pursue professional development or training and that pursuit is supported by the employee’s supervisor, HR will try to fund 50% of the cost of the development/training. For more information contact the Human Resources Office.

St. Lawrence Leadership Institute [free to eligible employees!]

An annual professional development opportunity supported by SLU through the Human Resources Office is the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute, (SLLI), an apolitical, not-for-profit organization based in Potsdam. Its mission is to foster the development of emerging and existing leaders for the advancement of St. Lawrence County and its communities.The SLLI primary program of monthly evening sessions over 9 months (September – June). SLU employees who are selected by SLLI and approved by their VP will have the full tuition paid by HR.

Professional Development/Training Opportunities

The Human Resources Office [Vilas G2] has a catalog of professional development/training opportunities covering a wide range of topics: stop in at any time to look for topics of interest. [See note above about 50/50 funding!]

These links can also be helpful in finding opportunities:

SUNY Canton ~ Continuing Education
SUNY Potsdam ~ Continuing Education
Fred Pryor / Career Track Seminars
National Seminars Training
Northern New York Library Network ~ Training Workshops
SkillPath Seminars
Learning Tree Management Institute

Lending Library [free to all employees!]

The Human Resources Office [Vilas G2] has a LENDING LIBRARY of books, tapes, videos and DVDs on many topics. Borrowing from the Lending Library is free to all employees.