Professional Development

The University of Washington, Tacoma is committed to providing growth and development opportunities for our employees. In harmony with this commitment, we attempt to coordinate at least one formal Training & Development course at the Tacoma campus each quarter. We also arrange for informational seminars regarding UW Benefits, Investments, Family Resources and other Work/Life topics.

Professional development is an essential part of an employee's job at UW Tacoma and benefits both the institution and the individual. While the responsibility for career and professional development rests with each staff member, UW Tacoma provides its employees with a variety of resources and assistance in reaching professional and career goals.

Do you have questions regarding professional development opportunities at UWT?  Do you have suggestions or ideas for topics that you would like to see offered?  Contact   UWT HR - Learning and Development!

Here are some opportunities for UWT staff:

Ethics Training (Required)

The University of Washington and the UW Tacoma Campus is committed to a culture of integrity and ethical practices in line with the Ethics in Public Service Act, and to informing and equipping employees with the needed information on state laws and their application at UWT.

Course Description: This course teaches a principled approach to ethics in public service. Participants gain understanding of the Ethics in Public Service Act and what it covers, learn to comprehend basic standards for public service, and identify common rationalizations and intervention techniques. Training presented by Richard Cordova, UW Executive Director of Audits, Internal Audit.

Register online for one of these upcoming sessions:

Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 1-3 PM
Location: Carwein (Key 102)

Date: June 20, 2014
Time: 10am - 12 pm
Location: Carwein (Key 102)

Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training (Required)

The University of Washington Tacoma is committed to protecting the rights and dignity of each individual in the University community. Discrimination on the basis of "sex" includes sexual harassment. This training will help you to identify and resolve situations of perceived sexual harassment and to understand applicable laws.

Attending the Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PSH) Training is REQUIRED of all regular university employees and should be repeated at least once every five years. These sessions are open to ALL faculty, staff and student employees.

There are no sessions scheduled for UW Tacoma at this time. View the schedule for upcoming PSH training sessions at the UW Seattle Campus.

Online Asbestos Awareness Training (Required)

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries requires ALL state employees to receive asbestos awareness training annually. This training can be quickly and conveniently completed online. The First-Time Training takes about 15-20 minutes. For those renewing their training, the new Refresher Training takes about 5-10 minutes.

Have your UWNetID, your supervisor’s name and email address ready so that a training record can be sent to your supervisor to verify your completion of the course.  Supervisors will be notified when their employee completes this training and will follow-up as necessary to ensure that all employees in their units have satisfied this requirement.

New Staff Orientation (Required)

The UWT New Staff Orientation is required for all new UWT staff and will cover important information specific to UW Tacoma. Orientation generally takes place on the fourth Friday of every month beginning at 9 am; The general UWT orientation will be followed by a detailed Benefits Orientation (provided that there are at least 5 employees in attendance).  If you would like to attend the orientation, please send a message to Iris Marx.

For faculty orientation, please contact UWT Academic Human Resources.

UW Professional and Organizational Development

A variety of courses and certifications are available through UW Seattle's Professional and Organizational Development unit. Employees are encouraged to discuss development opportunities and interests with supervisors. Release time may be granted for training that is related to an employee's job responsibilities. Explore Professional and Organizational Development offerings.