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

CI's Professional Development and Personal Enrichment (PDPE) 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. We are here to serve all staff with their professional development and personal enrichment needs.

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 Strategy Map(PDF, 111KB) 

E-Learning Opportunities.

Professional Development and Personal Enrichment (PDPE) Programs 

Join us for our Fabulous Fall Workshops and Wellness Activities... 


SAVE THE DATE:  Annual Benefits Fair, Tuesday, September 13,  10:00a.m. to 2:30p.m., Malibu Hall

 Current topics we are working on (most workshops will be held between 9:00a.m. and 11:00a.m.): 

Tuesday, October 11 - Cultivating Excellent Service
Thursday, October 13 - Helping Students of Concern: Recognizing and Referring
Thursday, October 20 - Ergonomics 101
Wednesday, October 26 - Cal Pers Retirement Session - *1:30-4:00pm

 Monthly Mindfulness Mondays are back starting October 3, 4:00pm to 4:55pm, Lindero Hall 1776.  
Participants will learn mindfulness practices designed to calm the mind and relax the body.  Whether you are a true beginner to meditation or are willing to have a beginner's mind, all faculty and staff are welcome.  Feel free to drop in for one session or join us for all of the monthly sessions.  Co-sponsored with CI Wellness and Athletics in the Division of Student Affairs.  *No RSVP necessary.

Join our campus partners for upcoming events:


Intercultural Services- Starting September 14, Topics  include: Social Justice with the Red Circle Project, Food Insecurity, Accessing Health Insurance with Medi-Cal and Covered California, Financial Literacy, Financial Aid: Cal Grant and Dream Act, Undocumented and Mixed Status.   Please RSVP to attend.     Faculty and Staff can benefit from these workshop discussions personally and professionally, whether assisting a family member or your own students.   Contact Motako.Kitazumi@csuci.edu for more information.

Center for Multicultural Engagement presents "SAFE On Campus Training", September 7,  Noon to 3:00p.m., Bell Tower 1462
This workshop offers participants a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on campus.  Participants will practice dealing with specific situations like hate speech and workshop ideas.  Please RSVP to attend.  
Contact Jeannette.edwards@csuci.edu for more information.

Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) presents "Grant Skills Workshop Wednesdays"- These workshops are designed for staff members who are interested in grant processes and information.  For details and RSVP please click here.    Questions,  contact Jason.miller@csuci.edu. 
Preparing a Competitive Grant Proposal. September 21, 3:30 to 5:00pm , TBD
Creating a Grant Budget. October 12, 3:30 to 5:00pm, TBD
Finding a Sponsor. November 2, 3:30 to 5:00pm, TBD
Best Practices in Managing an Award. November 20, 3:30 to 5:00pm , TBD

Public Safety  presents "Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Training", October 3, 5, 10 and 12 (must attend all sessions).  Please click here to link to the Public Safety RAD page for more details.



 Yoga Fridays (on break- will start in October):  El Dorado Hall, 7:15a.m. to  8:30a.m.  Improve cardiovascular fitness, balancing the nervous system and improving brain function with Himalayan yogic techniques.  Bring a yoga mat and bottle of water. Taught by Dr. Christina Pabers in sponsorship with CI Wellness and Athletics.     *No RSVP necessary.  

STAFF ZUMBA: CI Rec Center GYM, 5:15p.m. to 6:15p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Dance along with great tunes and wonderful colleagues.  Taught by licensed instructor, Louise Siefert in sponsorship with CI Wellness and Athletics.  *No RSVP necessary.  

For questions, suggestions or collaborations regarding staff professional development, please contact:

Wendy Olson, Professional Development Specialist
Lindero Hall 2810 (new location as of July)
Email: wendy.olson@csuci.edu
Phone: 805-437-8553