Welcome to CI's Training and Professional Development page.  We look forward to spending time with you.

CI's Professional Development Office supports CI's academic mission by transforming the delivery of services through continuous improvements, providing a foundation that is knowledge driven, flexible in approach, and entrepreneurial in spirit.

Campus learning encompasses a variety of subjects that address employee’s professional and personal growth and provides management training of both professional and supervisory skills.  CI is committed to offering educational support and training that provide opportunities for professional and personal growth, employee retention, development and succession. 

Professional Development Programs 

Fall 2015

 Thursday, October 22 – 9:30- 11:00a.m. , Ojai Hall 1986

HR presents: Why, Oh Why? Understanding Position Descriptions & Requisitions 
Position descriptions and requisitions are a part of our everyday life on campus and often require multiple iterations by the preparer. This seminar will clarify the “whys” and provide the attendee with the knowledge and confidence to complete both forms successfully the first time and reduce the processing time, turning our “whys” into “wins”.

 Tuesday, October 27 – 9:00 – 11:00a.m., Bell Tower 1568

Optum Health Services Presents: *Workplace Engagement 
(*Intended for Managers/Supervisors/Leads- but all are welcome)
This seminar will help you develop, implement and maintain an employee engagement program at your workplace.  Facilitators will highlight understanding what employee engagement is and give you tools for getting employees engaged at their workplace.

We appreciate your RSVP 5 days prior to session.

Look for November Workshop Information Coming Soon.


CSU Systemwide Professional Development

  • CSYou  (This site can also be accessed from your MyCI page)

Inside CSYou, you will find a wealth of training opportunities. 

Click on any flyer image below to view each catalog:

Desk Top Catalog

SkillChoice Desktop Catalog

(PDF, 1.37MB)

Business Catalog

Skillchoice Business Catalog

(PDF, 473KB)

IT Catalog

Skillchoice IT Catalog

(PDF, 669KB)

All of the Skillchoice Training is found inside Skillport.  You can click on your MyCI link and scroll down the My Links menu to find your CSYou link.  This link will connect you to the calstate page, and just pick the training course from the "How Do I" drop down.  Click on the Skillport Personalized Online Training Page link. A short cut method is to open with the following Link in your browser: https://ds.calstate.edu/?svc=skillsoft 

The user-guide for the training can be found HERE (PDF, 212KB).  If you would like one of our staff members to review how to use Skillport with you or your department, please contact us.  We do hope you will take advantage of the many learning opportunites within the Skillport online learning system.

For questions or suggestions regarding professional development, please contact:


Wendy Olson
Professional Development Specialist
Lindero Hall 1821
Email: wendy.olson@csuci.edu
Phone: 805-437-8553