Effective and valuable development can come from many sources including, mentoring, coaching, projects, activities, and more. Employee development is so much more than classroom or online training. It must be recognized as an unending set of activities, not one or two training events.
UW SoN will invest in both functional and developmental training. The actual dollar amount and the time afforded for that investment will depend on the current budget situation and organizational stability. Staff are expected to apply classroom learning to their work responsibilities and to share their new knowledge with their colleagues.
Below is a list of learning opportunities that may expand an employee’s learning outside the classroom setting.
Training and professional development classes, external to UW
Guided self-study or independent study
Job enrichment or stretch assignments
Preparing and making presentations
Participating on committees/workgroups