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. 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 Programs 

Spring your development forward with our April Workshops, Monthly Series and Wellness Activities...


Thursday, April 28 - 9:00 to 10:30a.m., Sierra Hall 1411  
Dr. Melissa Soenke Presents: Managing Workplace Stress

In this informative workshop, Dr. Soenke, Assistant Professor of  Psychology, will discuss and define stress, particularly workplace stress.  A brief introduction of the physiological stress response and health outcomes of stress will be reviewed as well as strategies to cope with workplace stress.  Walk away with tools to start practicing right away.

 We appreciate your RSVP at least 5 days prior to sessions: 

MAYDAY.. MAYDAY...  Special spoiler alert for the May opportunities... mark your calendars to save the dates.

Tuesday, May 10 - 9:00 to 10:30a.m., Sage Hall 2030
Dr. Jacob Jenkins will present: Lollipop Moments: Developing the Leader (That's Already) Within.. Stay tuned for workshop details and RSVP information coming soon.

We appreciate your RSVP at least 5 days prior to sessions.


Mindfulness Mondays:
May 2, 4:00 to 5:00p.m., Lindero  Hall 1776 
Facilitated by Dr. Kirsten Olson, Counseling and Health Services, these sessions will bring mindful awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations which can be helpful for coping with the stresses of life.  *No rsvp is necessary.

Lunch and Learn 
Supervising Student Employees: Building a Foundation 
Bring your lunch and collaborate with campus-wide supervisors.   Next  session  will be offered on Tuesday, May 17, noon to 1:00 p.m., Sage 2030.   Check back soon for May details.



Yoga Fridays:  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 Campus Recreation.     * 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 Campus Recreation.  * No RSVP necessary

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

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