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SPU has contracted with an online Learning Managment system called Skillsoft that houses required trainings for employees as well as other personal development programs.

To access Skillsoft for the first time:

NOTE: It is best to access Skillsoft using Internet Explorer or Firefox, and make sure to allow popups.

Site: https://seattlepacificu.skillport.com/skillportfe/custom/login/saml/login.action

Log in using your SPU username and password. If you are already logged into another SPU computer resources (i.e. Banner, Canvas, etc.) you'll automatically be taken to the Skillsoft site.

If you have any questions about Skillsoft or run into any problems, please contact Human Resources at (206) 281-2809. 

Professional Development Workshops

The SPU I-O Psychology Program, Human Resources, Staff Council, and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development are excited to offer a new training opportunity for all SPU staff and faculty: the SPU Professional Development Series - monthly workshops offering insights, tools, and strategies to develop yourself and others. These workshops are organized by HR and Dr. Paul Yost, Associate Professor in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program here at SPU.

How to Register:

Register on Skillsoft by clicking on “Instructor Led Training” link on the left side of the screen, then “Session Schedule”. Look for the Professional Development Series dates under "Course Title", or the instructor name such as Paul Yost under "Instructor".   If you have questions about Skillsoft enrollment, please contact Mardeth Hughes, x2809.

Professional Development Workshops

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  1. Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Other
  2. Teams that Work (and Those that Don't) 
  3. Time Management: First Things First 
  4. Project Management: Scaffolding to Success 
  5. Getting Things Done When You're Not in Charge 
  6. Diversity: Better Together
  7. Conflict Management: The Power of Fierce Conversations 
  8. Your Calling & Your Career: Developing Yourself in a World of Constant Change 
  9. Diversity 101: Required for new staff, offered quarterly

For upcoming training dates, please head into Skillsoft and click on "Instructor Led Training" on the left side of your dashboard.

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