Training and Development

HR Professional and Organization Development

HR Professional and Organization Development provides an array of learning opportunities for faculty and staff, including workshops, seminars, and online programs. Please explore the following resources:

Quick Link Description
myLearning Explore how to access USF's learning management system that facilitates all HR required training and professional development opportunities.
Training & Development Resources Learn how to access online courses and access information for aspiring or newly promoted managers.
Performance Appraisals Read more about the University's annual employee performance appraisals and download the appropriate forms and guidelines.
Anti-Harassment Training Ensure that you're in compliance with Anti-Harassment training upon hiring and every two years thereafter.
Title IX Training Ensure that you're in compliance with your Title IX training upon hiring and annually thereafter.
Service and Merit Awards Recognize and nominate your colleagues at the annual ceremony held each May.
EPAF Users Read more about an Electronic Personnel Action Form (EPAF), an online form in Banner that allows for paperless processing of job actions for employees.
ITS Quick Guide Learn what training is required to gain access to Concur (expenses, travel, invoice processing, purchases cards), Canvas, Banner, Budget Management, and more.
PeopleAdmin Learn how hiring managers get access to HR's online system for posting vacant jobs/positions and tracking applications.
Onboarding New Employees For managers and supervisors: review USF's new-hire resources and policies to help facilitate a seamless transition for new employees.

Our Team

  • Michele Centrella, Assistant Director, Professional and Organization Development & Compensation
  • Heather Cowan, Professional Development Manager
  • Diane Nelson, Director of Employment, Employee Relations, Compensation and Professional Development

Our Mission and Work

Our mission is to provide smart solutions to everyday work issues. To help accomplish this we offer critical information, support, resources and training to help departments build infrastructure, and capacity. The learning experiences we provide help to:

  • Promote professional and personal growth
  • Support relationship building and collaboration
  • Help maintain a culture of exemplary service
  • Fashion a workplace that is safe, equitable, and knowledgeable
  • Compliment the USF mission, vision, and values

In our research, we sometimes come across useful tools for supervisors and managers. Customized workshops may also be requested to meet the specific needs of a department. Please contact Michele Centrella at (415) 422-2833 for your special requests.

Professional Development

In-house and online learning opportunities provide faculty and staff with helpful tools and training for job success. Visit myLearning to register for available workshops. Also, Leadership Development Opportunities are available internally, externally, and online.  

Collaboration with University Ministry

Each semester, Professional Development collaborates with University Ministry to offer a book discussion series to help faculty and staff expand their spiritual practices and/or their understanding of the Jesuit Mission. University Ministry also offers numerous opportunities for faculty and staff members' spiritual development. For a current listing of their programs, please visit University Ministry's Faculty and Staff Programs web page.

Organization Development

 We also offer a variety of organizational development consultative services to the University community to help your team move from reactive to proactive mode, including:

  • Needs assessments
  • Planning/setting priorities and goals to ensure results
  • Strategic developing work plans to ensure employee contributions to results
  • Process/workflow mapping
  • Change management
  • Team facilitation and building team resilience
  • Support to new supervisors/managers
  • Customized workshops

If your team or department could benefit from these services or if you have any ideas or suggestions for professional development topics, please contact us at (415) 422-6707.