Professional Development Opportunities

Below is an overview of the units offering training sessions to UNO employees and links to the current offerings. To have a workshop or resource added to this page, please email

Highlighted Opportunity

Workshops Hosted by LEO in Metairie


CPTP 2015 Group 2 Capstone

Metairie, LA



CPTP Developing Effective Teams Pt 3

Metairie, LA



CPTP Professionalism in the Workplace

Metairie, LA



The two non-capstones are appropriate for all employees. LEO has found that the Teams series (Teams 1 and 2 are web courses and are prerequisites for Teams 3) is a good way for individuals to affect changes on the team – improve team functioning through better understanding and communication.  Employees leave the PIW course with a working definition of professionalism and how to apply the standards to all aspects of their work life.

 Register online with your LEO log-in.

Ongoing Opportunities

Information Technology (IT)


IT has several trainers who offer workshops throughout the year. The current workshop schedule can be found on sharepoint in the section “Workshops”. Click here to view the page.

Below is a sample listing of workshops offered:

  • Excel-N-Vision
  • Introduction to Qualtrics
  • An Introduction to IT Systems and Services at UNO


Registration is required since the workshops are hands-on in a computer lab; register online in advance.

Training Documents

Written training documents and videos are posted on the IT SharePoint site under the section “Documentation." Click here to view current resources

Here is a small sample of the topics for which training documents are available:

  • Blackboard
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Emergency Text Message Notification
  • Mathematica
  • WebSTAR
  • PeopleSoft Financials
  • Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Mail Merge


Lab Reservations

You can reserve computer labs online by completing the request here.


Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

Workshops and Events

ORSP staff hosts workshops each month and posts workshops and events on their website. Click here to see current offerings. 

Here is a sample listing of recent workshops:

  • Internal Grant Program
  • Termination Procedures (guest speakers from HR, Grad School, International Students and Scholars)
  • Graduate Student Services
  • PeopleSoft
  • Budget Adjustments
  • Funding Databases
  • Board of Regents Proposals
  • NSF Graduate Fellow Webinar
  • Information Technology at UNO (guest speaker from IT)


Training Documents

All current training documents are available on sharepoint. Click here to view current documents.

Proposal Preparation and Award Management

Several documents that covers topics from proposal submission through award closeout.   The documents do not address PeopleSoft related tools.

PeopleSoft Related

Documents explaining processes used to manage sponsored awards; topics include queries, speedkey lookup, grant reports, nVision, and others.  The focus is on sponsored awards but some may also be applicable for non-sponsor fund management.

General Documents

Document topics include converting a web page to a PDF, Excel, remote access, I- and S-Drives, and SharePoint basics.


Civil Service Training & Workforce Development – Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP):

CPTP offers professional development courses to all state employees through LEO My Training. They also provide links to helpful software skills training; view the links here. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Customer service
  • Stress management
  • Dealing with change
  • Writing and grammar
  • Time management
  • Conflict management
  • Project management
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Word



Office of Student Involvement & Leadership

The Office of Student Involvement & Leadership (SIL) offers a number of online resources regarding leadership and teamwork, available on their webpage. To request in person presentations regarding similar topics, please contact Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Event Planning and Risk Management
  • Enabling Others to Act
  • Motivation & Vision
  • Working with Small Groups
  • Conflict Resolution