Training and Workshops

Staff Training and Professional Development

SSU is committed to encouraging employees to further their education and providing professional development opportunities to enhance job skills. No matter what your position is here on campus, you will discover valuable resources and learning opportunities available to you.  Check them out below!

CSU Learn

In early 2019, Sonoma State successfully migrated from SkillSoft to a new streamlined learning portal for faculty, staff, and student employees; CSULearn. This new learning portal allows our campus to assign and leverage content including professional development and compliance courses. SSU employees can now access required compliance training and more than 75,000 online lessons, videos, e-books, and classes. 

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Professional Development

CSU Learn is more than just compliance training. SSU Employees have access to over 75,000 online lessons, videos, e-books, and classes! Employees can brush up on their Project Management skills, further their understanding of Excel, strengthen their business writing abilities, work towards a professional certification and more. 

The guide below provides an introduction to the many resources available in the CSU Learn Library. Employees are encouraged to explore the library for additional courses, certifications, and resources that may be of interest to them.


Systemwide Professional Development

Whether in the classroom or online, Systemwide Professional Development (SPD) provides options for CSU employees to expand their job-related learning. 

  1. Central Station U Studio
  2. Compliance Training
  3. Leadership Development
  4. Talent Management Toolkits
  5. Online Learning
  6. Instructor Led Training

Continuing Education

The Tuition Waiver Program provides the opportunity for eligible staff, faculty, dependent children, spouses or domestic partners to take classes at any CSU campus at significantly reduced rates.  You may be able eligible for the following professional development opportunities:

  • Complete a degree with a Tuition Waiver for yourself or dependent
  • Take a work-related SSU course

Pursuing your personal and professional development goals may be easier than you think.  Please contact Payroll & Benefits x4-2793 or visit the Tuition Waiver page for more information.

Lynda for Libraries is a online learning company that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills through video tutorials that are available online anytime, anywhere. For more information please visit Sonoma County Library's LinkedIn Learning. A Sonoma County Library card and pin are required.

CSU's Got Talent Webcast Trainings

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend free systemwide professional development webcast trainings offered by the CSU Systemwide Professional Development. No registration necessary, limited to the first 200 logins (multiple viewers can sit in the same room and use one link.)

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