Class and Workshop Information

Human Resources offers many Professional - Organizational Development and Information Technology classes and workshops to help you learn new skills, improve your productivity and decrease your frustration. Classes are offered multiple delivery methods, from instructor-led training (ILT) to web delivered training to a mix of both (blended learning). Classes and workshops are scheduled quarterly and additionally scheduled based on requested courses. Available courses and scheduled classes are listed at the WWU Training website.

Who May Attend Classes?

Whether you are full time, part time, project, or temporary, the classes offered are open to ALL Western Washington University employees. Great professional development opportunities are available as well as information technology training. Many classes are free, while others can be paid by budget transfer from your department (eSign (preferred), PDF or Word) or personal payment (PDF or Word).

Employees of organizations under interagency agreement are welcome to register for classes through Human Resources Learning and Development on a space available basis. Examples of interagency agreements include state agencies, county, city and port. For more information regarding interagency training status, contact Human Resources at (360) 650-4998. Class Registration form (PDF or Word) for non-WWU personnel.

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Instructor-Led classes are offered in three different formats:

Standard Classes: Most of the IT application classes are hands-on, active learning in the Human Resources Computer Lab HU242. Each participant completes tasks while following the instructor and courseware examples. Additional exercises in each section, with instructor assistance, further strengthen the learning process.

Minimum class size: Normally 5 participants

Maximum class size: 18 for computer application training, varies for others

Class Duration: 1 to 8 hours. Normally, the 6 to 8 hour classes are conducted in 3 - 4 hour blocks over a period of 2 days.

Registration/Cancellation Deadline:

  • 2 calendar weeks for fee classes and
  • 1 calendar week for non-fee classes prior to class unless otherwise specified

Custom Classes: Similar to the Standard Classes, they also can be customized to combine content from several classes. You can specify class dates, times, emphasis and pacing.

Maximum class size: 18 in the Human Resources Computer Lab

Consulting/Individual Instruction: One-on-one consultation. Work on specific projects or problem areas in your own office. Available by appointment.

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Class Request

To support the staff and faculty of WWU, we will schedule classes on an as-needed basis in addition to our regularly scheduled classes. This allows the scheduling of those classes that are in demand.

Classes in demand are based on individual class requests submitted to the class request database. When there are a sufficient number (normally a minimum of 5 participants) of requests for a particular course, a class will be scheduled and added to the training schedule.

You can view all scheduled classes and available courses at the WWU Training website

Scheduled Class: If the date and time of the scheduled class meets your needs then you can register for the class selecting "Register" next to the class title.

If the date and/or time of the scheduled class does not meet your need or there is not a class scheduled for an available course you may request a class be scheduled by selecting "Request a Class".

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