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 

Join us for our Sizzling Summer Workshops and Wellness Activities... 


Please RSVP for the below August Workshops at least 5 days in advance.


Dr. Kirsten Olson and Lt. Michael Morris are teaming up to offer the following programs on August 4. Feel free to attend one or both: 


Thursday, August 4 - 8:30 to 10:00a.m., Bell Tower 1302

Dr. Kirsten Olson, Director of Counseling and Health Services Presents:  Helping Students of Concern: How to Recognize and Refer       

National trends reflect an increasing number of students in crisis who need a higher level of intervention from campus faculty, staff, and administrators.  These situations can be stressful for everyone involved.  As a foundation to our culture of care and safety for our community, CI is committed to an interdisciplinary and team approach.  By the end of this presentation participants may be able to:  Recognize the warning signs of distress in students that are a cause for concern; Identify campus resources for distressed students and know how to refer them; and Increase knowledge of resources available to faculty and staff to assist them in coping with the stress associated with helping students in crisis.   

Thursday, August 4 - 10:15 to 11:45a.m., Bell Tower 1302 

Lt. Michael Morris, CI Police Services Presents:  Active Shooter Response Training

Join the CI Police department in an interactive training on what to do if there is an active shooter on the CI campus.  Learn techniques to protect yourself and how best to run or hide if necessary.  

Join Us for an Exciting Half-Day Learning Opportunity

Wednesday, August 10, 9:00a.m. to Noon in the Petit Salon

Ms. Taffany Lim,  training consultant and founding Senior Director of Cal State LA's Center for Engagement, Service and Public Good, presents "Understanding Your Communication Style for a More Effective Workplace"

Taffany will help you identify your individual communication style and give you the tools to more effectively communicate with your colleagues.  This workshop is quickly-paced, highly interactive, and lots of fun all while helping you build awareness and skills that are portable to any job.   

For more information, view flyer (PDF, 3MG). 



 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.  NOTE: No Yoga classes July 15 and July 22.

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.  NOTE: No Zumba classes July 19, 21, 26, 28.

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