Examples of Professional Development Activities @ UIC
Please discuss your professional development activity with your supervisor before applying for the SAC PD program.
Please note this reference of professional development activities is not inclusive. There may be other programs and courses not listed here. To help plan your professional development and training opportunity, please reference the core compentencies listed in the Employee Performance Program. Please also speak with your department as your supervisor may recommend training more specific to your position. The employee and supervisor may choose the professional development activity together. The list below are just examples and are a good starting point for discussion before applying for the SAC PD funding. Some of the courses/activities listed below are free to all UIC employees and you may start registering without cost.
UIC Extended Campus has a variety of individual courses and workshops - including online and on-campus offerings - to help working profesionals develop knowledge and skills to advance their careers. Please visit their website for current courses offered located at the bottom of their home page. UIC Extended Campus offers Grant Writing Workshops, Bilingual ESL Endorsement, Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement, etc. The Project Management Course offered by Extended Campus, provides in-depth instruction on critical project management skills and team management skills, which are imperative with the matrix design of project teams. It is designed for project managers and project team members in need of formal training in project management including change management and communication plans and meets for five (5) consecutive Saturday sessions.
The Office of Business and Financial Services (OBFS) provides information and resouces including courses and workshops, materials, and other resources supporting the business operations of all college units. Please visit their calendar for Training Events.
Academic Computing and Communication Center (ACCC) conducts workshops for staff, faculty, and students on topics such as computer applications, telecommunications, network services, security, and software. Please visit the page for current workshops and webinars.
UI Health The Department of Clinical Practice and Professional Development is part of Nursing Services and offers continuing nursing education, professional development, competency assessment, and certification support in a variety of nursing specialties are available in Nursing Services through the Employee Portal.
The Environmental, Health, and Safety Office (EHSO) offers both instructor-led and online courses on a wide range of occupational safety topics including laboratory safety, hazard communication, asbestos, bloodborne pathogens, confined spaces, etc. Many of these courses are required by OSHA or other regulatory agencies. They also offer CPR and AED Training.
The Office for Access and Equity (OAE) provides interactive workshops to enhance compliance, diversity, accessibility and other topics for all employees of the University.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) provides training and educational opportunities in Animal Care and Institutional Biosafety, Protection of Research Subjects, and Research Development Services.
Lynda.com offers video-based tutorials 24/7 for convenient, self-paced online learning. Industry experts teach thousands of tutorials on Leadership Competencies, Business Skills, and Computer Applications. Tutorials may range from 10-minute demonstrations to seven or eight hours of detailed information, longer tutorials are broken down into easy-to-manage 5-15 minute segments
The Business Process Improvement (BPI) Initiative in the Chief Information Officer System Offices (CIO's Office) offers training for University employees who wish to learn more about Business Process Improvement concepts for their unit.
Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS) provides webinars and instructor-led training in web intelligence, web reporting, and other decision support training.
Off Campus (Not UIC) courses, certifications or workshops may also be considered. Please discuss this with your department. Here is an example. Lean/Six Sigma