Organizational Development And Training

Training, development and knowledge skill gaps are the fusion that drives and maintains a successful work environment. The goal of Organizational Development & Training (ODT) is to serve as an intellectual repository, providing programs and services to foster learning and development opportunities for all employees.

About ODT

It is also the goal of ODT to leverage technology in the delivery of services, systems and tools that will implement and maintain a strategic training and communication plan in support of a comprehensive University-wide training program. Employees will be able to access the necessary functional, professional and basic technology skills to empower the University.

Organizational Development & Training staff have researched, designed and implemented courses based on University employees' departmental job functions and responsibilities. These courses provide employees with the knowledge and skill sets required to maintain an effective work environment. The department offers training in categories such as Basic Technology Skills, Career Development Training, Fiscal Administration, Individual Performance Development, and University-wide Compliance. Please peruse our University Training Catalog to get a better understanding of the courses offered by Organizational Development & Training. Just click on the University Training Catalog link on the left navigation menu.

To ensure that all employees are offered training, courses have been designed to be delivered in a variety of methods, including instructor-led classroom setting, and e-learning. Employees have the convenience of completing e-learning courses online at their office or in the comfort of their home during a 24 hour period, 7-days-a-week.

All employees attending training will be awarded continuing education credits (CEU's) from the Organizational Development & Training department.

The Organizational Development & Training Department maintains a tracking system of employee training, workshops and support sessions to ensure that appropriate personnel in all departments receive training.

Employee Tools

 

 
 
 
The Florida Board of Governors has adopted an online conversation simulation, At-Risk for Faculty & Staff, to help us learn to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss our concerns, and, if necessary, refer students to appropriate resources.At-Risk for Faculty & Staff lets you practice these challenging conversations at your own pace through role-play with virtual students. In a national study of effectiveness, this simulation has been shown to increase the number of student referrals to counseling. It is also listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry and under review for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.Sign-in to take the simulation. It can be completed in multiple sittings and your progress will be saved.If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to Organizational Development and Training at 850-412-5150 or famutraining@famu.edu. 
 
Supervisor Bootcamp - Cohort 13 
 
June 28, 2022 - October 11, 2022  

Time: 10:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: Supervisor Bootcamp RegistrationCourse Facilitator: Courtnee HoltonUpcoming Sessions:• Employment, Recruitment & Classification - September 13, 2022• CeDar- September 20, 2022• EOP (Title VII) - September 27, 2022

 
 
Travel and Expense (Reps)
 
September 13, 2022

This course is for first time FAMU employees whose job responsibility it is to approve Travel and Expense for their departments or colleges.Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: September 13 Registration LinkFuture Course Dates: October 11 RegistrationNovember 8 RegistrationInstructor: Travel Office/ Bridget RobertsUpon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Identify and implement the new business processes of travel and expense• Review the forms and the process for each form• Create a TA, and expense report• Navigate the new business processes efficiently for a travel authorization, cash advance and expense report

 

Travel and Expense (Approvers)
 
September 13, 2022

This course is for first time FAMU employees whose job responsibility it is to approve Travel and Expense for their departments or colleges.Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: September 13 Registration LinkFuture Course Dates: October 11 Registration LinkNov 8 Registration LinkInstructor: Travel Office/ Bridget RobertsUpon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Approve Travel and Expense• Navigate Travel and Expense Model

 

Intro to DocuSign
 
September 13, 2022

Time: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Location: ZoomRegistration: Intro to DocuSignCourse Facilitator: Joseph, E. (ODT)  Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Access DocuSign from the iRattler hub• Create a customized signature• Upload form/request signature• Access supplemental learning materials on DocuSign

Good Work Habits for Service Excellence Part II
 
September 14, 2022 

This course is designed to define a holistic approach for the well-being of faculty and staff. Good work habits ensure engagement and a productive work environment. Learn how to define what well-being means to your organization, set objectives to achieve it, and identify the key factors that affect well-being at work.

Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.Location: Zoom ID - 916 3769 8276Registration: Good Work Habits for Service Excellence Part II RegistrationInstructor: Antonia Brown   Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Set well-being objectives for work• Good work practices

Contract Management Training
 
September 15, 2022 

This training is designed for all FAMU employees who are managing contracts.  

Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: Contract Management TrainingFuture Course Registration: October 20th Registration DateNovember 17th Registration DateInstructor: Travel Office/Bridget Roberts    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Identify their Roles and Responsibilities • Understand the Contract Process• Navigate the Scope of Work and Deliverables

Fundamentals of Zoom  
 
September 15, 2022 

This class will teach the basic function of Zoom as a participant, and as an instructor.

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.Location: Zoom      Registration: Fundamentals of ZoomInstructor: Bridget Roberts   Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Download the Zoom client • Edit settings for the end-user• Schedule a class• Edit settings for the instructor

Designing Your Professional Image for Service Excellence
 
September 15, 2022 

This course is designed to provide helpful tips on how to create a professional image that is in alignment with the Universities motto “Excellence with Caring” and Service Excellence Goals.

Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.Location: Zoom ID - 982 9646 2303Registration: Designing Your Professional Image for Service ExcellenceInstructor: Antonia Brown   Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Create a work image• Develop a resilient mindset• Acknowledge your environment• Dress for success

Microsoft Word - Mail Merge 
 
September 20, 2022 

Look into the Word application with the merge feature. We will explore the basic to intermediate view of how this feature works and how to apply it in documents and email.

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: Mail MergeInstructor: Bridget Roberts    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Create a mail merge document with wizard• Use mail merge with Outlook Contacts• Create a new data source for mail merge• Merge with an Access table or query• Merge with Excel data

Digital Storefront Trainig  
 
September 20, 2022 

Digital StoreFront (DSF) is your online campus source for printing made simple, quick and convenient! FAMU faculty and staff can order print jobs directly from our website by uploading a file, choosing their print specification, and pick up in-store or FREE DELIVERY.

Time: 10-:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.Location: Zoom      Registration: Digital Storefront TrainingFuture Course Dates: October 4thInstructor: Trenton Elmore   DSF Benefits:• Order prints & copies online• Free on-campus delivery• Pay online using Copy Center Mandatories (please verify available balance)• Pay at store using Cash, Credit or Debit• We offer a variety of options ... posters, copies, colored paper, saddle stitch, brochures, carbon-less forms, FAMU business cards for faculty & staff online Other specialty items available upon request.

The 80/20 Rule to Time Management
 
September 21, 2022

The 80/20 Rule Helpful Tools to Manage Your Day: Return to Work This course is designed to give outline tools to maximize your 480 minute workday.

Time: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.Location: Zoom - Access ID: 924 3326 78401  Registration: 80/20 Rule to Time ManagementInstructor: Antonia Brown     Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Use 20 percent of your day to maximize work productivity• How to use procrastination as a tool• Outline task and duties in 5 minutes• Watch a linked in Video that supports 80/20

SharePoint
 
September 22, 2022 

Microsoft SharePoint is a software that connects employees across the enterprise. SharePoint allows individuals to engage with one another by, sharing ideas, calendars, and working collaboratively on projects via the internet. It has reinvented the way an organization can work together by use of technology.

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: SharePointInstructor: Bridget Roberts    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Create and manage users, and groups under a team site• Publish documents to a document library• Create calendars and schedule events• Use Wiki for collaborative work

Faculty Self Service
 
September 27, 2022 

This course is for faculty who need their iRattler credentials. To obtain access to the faculty center module in iRattler Campus Community and all affiliated modules.

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: Faculty Self ServiceInstructor: Bridget Roberts    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Access the Faculty Center• View Class Schedule• Navigate and submit Class Attendance/Grades• Search for courses via the search options

 

Human Resources Employee Self Service
 
September 28, 2022 

This training will teach new employees how to use the Human Resources employee self-service module.

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: Human Resources Employee Self ServiceInstructor: Bridget Roberts    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Input time• View and print checks• View Benefits • Request leave time      

 

iRattler Advisor Training
 
September 29, 2022 

This training is to grant access to the iRattler system for individuals who have advisement duties. This training covers the navigation of the different areas of the Advisement unit in iRattler.

Time: 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: iRattler Advisor TrainingInstructor: Bridget Roberts    Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Navigate to the Student Services Center• Select an advisee account• View the Service Indicators and release an indicator• Make themselves an advisor to a student     • Observe the transient information• Search for courses

 

eProcurement (Reps and Approvers)
 
October 6 , 2022

This training is designed for all FAMU employees who are responsible for inputting requisitions into the iRattler system that are sourced into Purchase Orders.Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: eProcurement Reps and Approvers TrainingFuture Course Registration: November 3Instructor: PurchasingUpon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Identify and implement the new business processes of eProcurement.• Differentiate the new business processes from the old business processes• Navigate the new business processes screenshots efficiently.

 

P-Card Training
 
October 13, 2022

This training is designed for Current PCard holders and Reconcilers regarding the guidelines, processes, and procedures. This is a Mandatory training for PCard holders and reconcilers.Time: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: October 13 RegistrationFuture Course Registration: November 10 RegistrationDecember 8 RegistrationInstructor: Purchasing DepartmentUpon completion of the course, learners will be able to :• Complete compliant purchases• Distinguish between allowable and disallowable purchases• Create Reconciliations• Retrieve and clear Bank of America work

 

iRattler Advisor Training
 
October 27, 2022

This training is to grant access to the iRattler system for individuals who have advisement duties. This training covers the navigation of the different areas that of the Advisement unit in iRattler.Time: 10:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.Location: ZoomRegistration: iRattler Advisor TrainingInstructor: Bridget RobertsUpon completion of this course, learners will be able to:• Navigate to the Student Services Center• Select an advisee account• View the Service Indicators and release an indicator• Make themselves an advisor to a student• Observe the transient information• Search for courses

 
 

LinkedIn Learning "Lynda.com"

 
 

W3Schools.com

Please contact Bridget Roberts to obtain credentials to Lynda.com bridget.roberts@famu.edu850-412-5145

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Welcome to Florida A&M University! Our New Employee Orientation program provides important information, such as obtaining benefits, how to gain access to iRattler, Time & Labor, Equal Opportunity Programs, Anti-Hazing, Environmental Health & Safety, and more valuable tools.

 

Complete the New Employee Orientation (Update Pending)

Once you have watched all presentations, please certify your completion using the NEO Certification Link. If you have any further questions, please contact the NEO Coordinator at courtnee.holton@famu.edu

University Training Catalog


  1. Click on the catalog that pertains to your area of work.
  2. The classes are offered both in the form of instructor-led environment and online. The instructor-led courses have their date, time and location next to them. If you wish to take the online class that's in our LCMS (Learning Content Management System), contact the system administrator Bridget Roberts at (850) 412-5145.
  3. You can either save the document or print it.
  4. Use this document to complete the Training Registration Form also located on our website.
  5. Enter all the classes you have chosen, including the dates they are offered on the Registration Form.
  6. Please sign the form along with your supervisor's signature.
  7. Forward the form to Organizational Development and Training using the email address provided on the form.
  8. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact ODT at (850) 412-7997.

Capstone Courses include:

 

  • Succession Planning
  • Time & Attendance
  • Property & Document Management
  • Compliance & Ethics
  • Human Resources Buisness Process

Workplace Environment Courses include:

  • LGBTQ Awareness
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Social and Emotional Intelligence for Managers
  • Service Excellence
  • Qualtrics
  • DocuSign
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Adobe

In its role of providing university-wide coordination, facilitation and delivery of human resource training and development activities, the Office of Organizational Development and Training has implemented a Basic Technology Training Program to keep abreast of the continually evolving technological advancements driving today’s business processes.

The program consists of the Microsoft Office Suite and is designed to increase employee effectiveness, make technical collaboration easier and more efficient, and to streamline business processes. Research has shown a direct correlation between the level of office computing skills and an increase in job performance. Therefore, the courses offered through the program help to ensure that employees are knowledgeable of the features and functionality of the system and equipped with the latest and most up-to-date technical skills.

The Basic Technology Training Program curriculum currently consists of the following courses:

Microsoft Office Suite
This training provides basic and unique features in Microsoft Office. It includes the common features in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You will find many useful and intriguing tools to help get your document up to speed with today’s technology.

Microsoft Word
This training provides features in Microsoft Word. You will find many useful and intriguing tools to help get your document up to speed with today’s technology.

Microsoft Excel
This training provides new features in Microsoft Excel. You will find many useful and intriguing tools to help get your document up to speed with today’s technology. Microsoft PowerPoint This training provides new features in Microsoft PowerPoint. You will find many useful and intriguing tools to help get your presentation up to speed with today’s technology.

Microsoft Access
This training provides an introduction to Microsoft Access. It helps participants gain technical skills and knowledge to utilize the tables and queries of Microsoft Access to create and manage databases.

FAMU E-mail System/Protocol
This training provides an introduction to the features of e-mail etiquette. It spotlights the importance of e-mail as a valuable business tool and provides practical tips about e-mail and how to communicate effectively.

Computer Literacy
This course is a broad introduction to the use of computers as tools for creativity, communications and organizing information by teaching the technical fundamentals of computer use. We hope to help you build your skills in researching, storing and retrieving information, making appropriate ethical choices about the use of computers, and using technology to help you learn on your own and pass your new skills on to others.

Adobe Acrobat Professional
This workshop is created to provide employees with hands-on experience within Adobe Professional. The features will allow you to familiarize yourself with Adobe PDF files, their interfaces, menus, toolbars and major functionalities. We’ll use files initiated in Microsoft Word, convert them into PDFs, and create forms within those PDF files. Note: You will need Adobe Professional at your office when you are ready to apply the learned skills from this workshop.

Adobe Photoshop I and II
This training is designed to provide employees opportunities with image editing. This workshop will assist employees with hands-on experience using Adobe PhotoShop and provide an introduction to features within Photoshop. The features may allow you to create, modify and enhance images.

Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Office Publisher is the business publishing program that helps us create, design, and publish professional-looking marketing and communication materials. This course will teach uses how to create materials for print, e-mail, and the Web with an intuitive, task-based environment that guides them from initial concept to final delivery in-house without professional design and production expertise.

Microsoft SharePoint
Microsoft SharePoint is a system that connects with employees across the enterprise. This course will help us use SharePoint to engage with people, share ideas and reinvent the way they work together. We'll learn how to share and update documents in an online document library, how to set up users and permissions for security purposes, and how to utilize the full advantage of the system to collaboratively work in groups from remote locations.

Florida A&M University seeks to enhance the educational and technological skills of employees by providing continuous professional development opportunities, for faculty, administrators and staff at all levels. In keeping with this charge, the Office of Organizational Development and Training has researched and implemented a number of Professional Development training courses and workshop sessions. These sessions provide the FAMU workforce with information regarding current trends and technical skill-sets to promote and increase employee job performance. The courses include a variety of subject areas to the specific needs for further skill development of all faculty and staff.

A comprehensive Professional Development Training Program affirms ODT's commitment to the campus community by providing access to top-quality educational opportunities. Instructor led, web-based and individualized programs have been implemented to assist with the development of new skills, enhancement of existing competencies and to explore new career paths.

Courses within the Professional Development Training Program include:

  1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  2. Customer Service
  3. Conducting Professionalism in the Workplace
  4. Dress for Success
  5. Ethics/Conflicts of Interest
  6. E-mail Etiquette
  7. Fire Safety/Crime Prevention
  8. Hazardous Awareness and Laboratory Safety
  9. New Employee Orientation
  10. Non-Harassment Issues and Consensual Relationships
  11. Stress Management
  12. Telephone Etiquette
  13. Time Management

Faculty & Staff

 

* If you require a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAA), please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at (850) 599-3076 prior to the start of the event.

 

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Contact Us

Shanna Barber | ODT Associate Director | (850) 561-2048
211 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center (FHAC)
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-3100
P:
(850) 599-3611
F:
(850) 561-2080
E:
hrfo@famu.edu