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L&D Opportunities

The Learning & Development Office provides a variety of opportunities for all employees at MSU Denver to seek the learning they need to stay up to date with individual and professional skills and knowledge. The newsletter lists upcoming webinars, workshops, conferences and other learning available to MSU Denver employees. Keep in mind that new opportunities are regularly becoming available through the L&D Office. Watch your email for notifications from or visit the L&D Calendar.

Additionally, other departments and offices around campus offer valuable learning and development opportunities. Watch for these announcements in your email or visit the University Workshops and Trainings Calendar


Add Your Training to the L&D Newsletter

Do you have a University-wide training and development initiative you would like us to add to this list? Email the Learning & Development team at

Document Accessibility Workshop

This Workshop will provide information about how to identify inaccessible materials, specifically PDFs, PowerPoints, and Word Documents, and provide methods to make these materials fully accessible. This will include hands-on training on the creation of accessible PDF documents from inaccessible image-based PDF documents. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @10:30am – 12pm in CN 103

Contact: Gabe Christie,



Libretexts Open Meeting/Workshop: Locate, mix, or create open course materials

Learn the possibilities of open material creation and discovery through the Libretexts platform. Snacks and Coffee will be provided.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 1:00pm – 2:00pm in Collaborative Classroom 118 Auraria Library

Contact: Emily Ragan, or Ellen Metter



Employee Tuition Benefit Info Session

Permanent, benefits-eligible employees can apply to receive an undergraduate tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse, and/or their dependents. The application deadline to use the Tuition Benefit for summer 2019 is June 7, 2019 and for fall 2019 is August 16, 2019. Once posted the application will be available on the Learning & Development Benefits web page.

**It is the employee’s/student’s responsibility to read and understand the terms and conditions of the Tuition Benefit. To help employees/students understand the Procedures, this informational session will:

  • Show you where to find the Tuition Benefit Procedures and Application on the Learning & Development website.
  • Summarize the Tuition Benefit Procedures, especially important points regarding eligibility, rules and procedures.
  • Provide an opportunity to ask Tuition Benefit related questions of key MSU Denver employees from the Learning & Development office, Admissions, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and Office of the Bursar.

All sessions present the same content and are held in JSSB 304.

Choose one (1) session:

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm in JSSB 304

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 10:00am – 11:00am in JSSB 304

Contact: Rebecca Reid,



TetraMap Workshop

Join this introductory workshop to explore TetraMap®, one of the most simple, powerful and effective personal assessment tools leaders use to enhance team performance. Who should attend? Directors, Senior Managers, HR, L&OD professionals, consultants and coaches or individuals who want to accelerate personal, professional, and team development. There is a $129 Registration fee which includes full breakfast, refreshments, and Tetra Map Assessment.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 8:00am – 12:00pm in Regency Athletic Complex (RAC)

1660 West Colfax Ave. Denver, CO in Room 200A

Contact: 303-877-3745



MSU Denver Open Textbook Workshop Faculty Application

Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course.  MSU Denver faculty are invited to apply by June 3rd at 5pm.  Capacity is limited and open textbooks are not available for all subjects.  Preference will be based on textbook subject area availability.  After the workshop, participants will be asked to write a short review of an open textbook.  Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks.  If selected, you will receive a $200 stipend for your participation and written review.

Friday, June 7, 2019 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm in JSSB 200

Contact: Emily Ragan, or Karen Meyer




Professional Development Conference

The MSU Denver Professional Development Conference is a one day professional development opportunity open to all MSU Denver employees. It takes place in the King Center, with identical sessions in the morning and afternoon. The day features workshops presented by your peers and a keynote speaker to frame the day’s activities. Light snacks and coffee will be available in the morning, and lunch in the afternoon. We invite you to attend as many activities as your schedule allows.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Morning Session 7:30am-12:30pm King Center

Thursday, May 30, 2019 Afternoon Session 12:30pm-4:10pm King Center

Registration will open April 16, 2019


Colorado OER Conference 2019

This conference is open and free for those in Colorado who have an interest in developing, implementing, exploring, and elevating OER (Open Educational Resources) as a promising practice in higher education and beyond. Please note that space limitations apply. The OER Council reserves the right to limit unbalanced institutional attendance to ensure that all campuses have adequate representation at the conference.

Friday, May 31, 2019 @8:30am – 4:00pm at Lowry Conference Center



Wells Fargo

MSU Denver has a partnership with Wells Fargo to deliver financial wellness coaching and training on topics such as general financial health, home buying and retirement advising. There are two options for assistance:

  1. Schedule a time for individual financial wellness coaching
  2. Schedule a time for Wells Fargo to come and speak with your team on a specific financial wellness topic

Interested in exploring this partnership? Contact the MSU Denver Wells Fargo representative, Phillip Belden at to schedule an appointment.

Academic Impressions (AI) offers training and professional development specific to higher education. All employees at MSU Denver have free access to most of AI’s live and recorded webcasts. While many more topics are covered, below is a highlight of the webcasts available. Even if you cannot attend the live webcast, you will be able to view it as a recorded webcast once it is released in that format. Instructions for logging in can be found on the Learning & Development Online Learning webpage.


Effectively Onboard Major Gift Officers with a 90-Day Plan

This webcast will detail a 30-60-90-day onboarding plan that will help your new major gift officers (MGOs) hit the ground running from day one. While this plan is targeted towards millennial hires with little prior fundraising experience (but many transferable skills), anyone could benefit from this onboarding framework. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @11:00am – 12:00pm



Career Services: Engaging Undocumented and DACA Students

Join us online to walk in the shoes of undocumented and DACA-recipient students who want to engage with your career services office.  You will learn how they perceive interactions at various service points, and you’ll get simple tips on how to rethink website language, internship opportunities, and even one-on-one conversations to help promote inclusion of these students

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @11:00am – 12:00pm

REGISTER is a free resource available to all MSU Denver faculty, staff and student employees. This highly-regarded online tutorial service offers thousands of video courses designed to enhance your software, creative, technology and business skills. Below is a highlight of some of the courses available. Instructions for logging in can be found on the Learning & Development Online Learning webpage.


Learning Path: Fostering Collaboration

Teams are increasingly relied upon as the primary means for getting work done in an organization. And the best work comes from teams who can collaborate effectively. This path helps managers and employees learn the key skills required for effective collaboration.

Length: 11 hour




Delegating Tasks to Your Team

In this course, learning and development expert Britt Andreatta walks you through her delegation process, which helps you assign the right tasks to the right people and better develop your team and meet company needs. The Course reveals what delegation can do for you and your team and introduces a four-phase model to delegate tasks and manage projects large and small

Length: 50 minutes

Facilitator: Britt Andretta



The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP) has been available as a confidential resource to state employees for over 30 years. In addition to short-term counseling, referrals and resources, C-SEAP also provides training and organizational development services free of charge to state employees. Below are trainings that will be offered on campus, as well as through Webinars


Webinar: Managing Reasonable Suspicion in the Workplace

The State of Colorado Universal Policy addressing Substance Use Impacting the Workplace will be reviewed for supervisors, managers, and HR professionals. Learn best practice in response to suspected substance use on-the-job or use that impacts performance and/or the workplace.

May 16, 2019 @ 10:00am – 11:15am

Contact/ Facilitators: C-SEAP, 303-866-4314



Cubicle Etiquette

While working in cubicle work environments can present frustrations, this presentation will offer tips and strategies to employees in support of their efforts to reduce potential tensions associated with open-concept office environments.

June 11, 2019 @ 9:30am – 11:30am in JSSB 304

Contact/ Facilitators: C-SEAP, 303-866-4314



Webinar: Introduction to C-SEAP for Spvs/Mgrs/HR

Learn about EAP services available to your employees. In addition, presenters will talk about use of EAP consultation in situations of concern involving team dynamics or conflict, reasonable suspicion, threats, or well-being of an employee. Tips and strategies for managers and supervisors will be provided.

June 12, 2019 @ 10:00am – 11:15am

Contact/ Facilitators: C-SEAP, 303-866-4314



Webinar: Introduction to C-SEAP for ALL Employees

Learn about counseling, consultation, coaching, mediation and training services available free-of-charge to all state employees. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of C-SEAP staff regarding available services.

June 19, 2019 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Contact/ Facilitators: C-SEAP, 303-866-4314


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