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Welcome to Professional Development

Delivering growth and development opportunities for UW Tacoma faculty and staff

News and Events

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Workshop: Courageous Engagement Series

Make better decisions, expand insights, strengthen relationships. A new 4-part series of weekly workshops starts April 3rd, 2019. Register now to save your spot.



April 15-19, 2019

The National Student Employee Association (NSEA) designates the second full week in April each year for universities and colleges across the country to recognize the substantial contributions of students who work on campus.

Preview of Learning Times newsletter

ProDev Newsletter: January, 2019

Learning Times is the professional development newsletter published by the HR department for UW Tacoma faculty and staff. Look for it in your email inbox or download the latest version (PDF).


Training resources

  UW Tacoma partners 

  UW-wide resources 

UWT Office of Research

Faculty development events

The Office of Research offers seminars to help faculty improve their skills

UWT Professional Development Center

Continuing education courses and certificate programs

The Professional Development Center offers continuing professional development opportunities through accessible and innovative educational experiences

UW Teaching and Learning Center

Teaching resources

Instructors at the UW need to prepare for a variety of teaching experiences

UW Human Resources

Professional & organizational development (POD)

Offering cost-effective, timely, and high-quality classroom training, webinars, coaching, career counseling, and consulting services


About us

Professional Development logoWe deliver professional development for UW Tacoma faculty and staff

UW Tacoma is committed to providing growth and development opportunities for our faculty and staff. Ongoing development of the depth and breadth of our professional skills is integral to all our jobs, benefitting us individually, the campus, and our community. While the responsibility for career and professional development rests with each of us, UW Tacoma and UW Seattle offer a variety of resources and assistance in reaching professional and career goals.

Do you have questions regarding professional development opportunities at UW Tacoma? Do you have suggestions or ideas for topics or approaches that you would like to see? Please contact Training & Development Manager Deanna Blanchfield via email or by phone 253-692-4388. Additional Human Resource contact information is available on the contact us page.