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. 

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Professional Development & Personal Enrichment (PDPE) Programs 

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Please RSVP for March Workshops listed below. (Remember to communicate attendance with your Supervisor)  

Advanced Google Sheets Workshop | Thursday, March 23, 9:00 to 11:00a.m., Ojai 1952

Fee Waiver Program - It Takes TEAMWORK!! | Tuesday, March 28, 9:30 to 11:00a.m., Sage 2030

Cultivating Excellent Service at CI | Thursday, March 30, 9:00 to 10:30a.m., Sage 2030

 Please RSVP for the March Workshops.

 Advanced Google Sheets Workshop

Thursday, March 23, 9:00 to 11:00a.m., Ojai 1952

Presented by Peter Mosinskis, Director of IT Strategy

This workshop is for those people who are already using Google Sheets and want to optimize their use of it.  We'll cover sharing and collaboration options; useful shortcuts for managing data; conditional formatting; sorting & filtering data; data validation & protection; and discuss techniques for converting your documents and processes from Excel to Google.

 Fee Waiver Program - It Takes TEAMWORK!!

Tuesday, March 28, 9:30 to 11:00a.m., Sage 2030

Presented by Janet Korsmo, HR Coordinator, Leticia Romero, Student Account Specialist, Kristin Hronek, Academic Evaluation Specialist and Maria E. Zendejas, Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Learn about the State Employee Fee Waiver Program.  It allows eligible employees to "learn while they earn". We will help to demystify the program for your own use, or transfer to an eligible dependent.  From your hand through the admissions and financial process, learn how to best put the program to use for you! Supervisors should also attend, to learn about some recent changes and understand the approval process.  

 Cultivating Excellent Service at CI

Thursday, March 30, 9:00 to 10:30a.m., Sage 2030

Presented by Rachel Linares, Professional Development Trainer/Coordinator

Discover how to make every interaction engaging and positive.  This practical and engaging workshop covers skills for making the most of every interaction and providing excellent service to CI students, faculty, staff and community members.  We will discuss what constitutes good service and how we can use these skills within our daily activities.  Please bring a mobile device (cell phone, tablet, laptop) as we will have an interactive element to this workshop.  

Please remember to RSVP for the March Workshops.

Don't forget to Join our campus partners for upcoming events:

Campus Discussion: America the Diverse: Join us in the CSUCI Central Mall near the main fountain on Monday, March 27 from 12:30 to 2:00p.m. This event is part of the Beyond the Rhetoric event series created to respond to our current political climates, organizational infrastructure, significant events and social shange movements affecting the CI community.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in a campus-wide discussion to define patriotism, citizenship and American values in 2017's increasingly diverse America.  For more information please contact Motoko Kitazumi, Coordinator of Intercultural Services at motoko.kitazumi@csuci.edu


Yoga Fridays:  Located in El Dorado Hall.  Start your Friday mornings from 7:15 -8:30a.m. improving your cardiovascular fitness, balancing the nervous system and improving brain function with Himalayan yogic techniques.  Bring a yoga mat and water bottle.  Taught by Dr. Christina Pabers in sponsorship with CI Wellness and Athletics. No RSVP necessary. 

Staff Zumba:  Zumba sessions will resume in April!  Dance along with great tunes and wonderful colleagues.  Zumba meets every Tuesday and Thursday in the Recreation Center Gym from 5:15 to 6:15p.m.  Taught by licensed instructor Lousie Siefert, in sponsorchip with CI Wellness and Athletics.  No RSVP necessary.  

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

Rachel Linares, Professional Development Trainer/Coordinator
Lindero Hall 2810 
Email: rachel.linares@csuci.edu
Phone: 805-437-8442