Mississippi State University offers a wide variety of resources to assist employees with professional growth and development, as well as personal enrichment. In addition to the training programs managed directly by Human Resources Management, the following offices across campus provide unique training opportunities aligned with their subject matter areas. For more information on these training opportunities, please contact the sponsoring department.
Mississippi State University Libraries provide a full range of workshops that are open to the general public, including MSU employees. They offer poetry readings, resume writing workshops, arts and crafts events, and everything in between. To view the schedule of upcoming events, please visit: https://www.library.msstate.edu/workshops.
Compliance & Risk Management
The Office of Compliance and Risk Management provides leadership and university wide collaboration to strengthen accountability, proactively manage risk, and ensure a safe and healthy campus environment. They offer training on topics such as minors on campus, first aid, lab safety, and general risk management. To access these training opportunities, please visit: https://www.ehs.msstate.edu/training.
Office of Civil Rights Compliance
In addition to MSU's Sexual Assault and Violence Education (SAVE) Training and Sexual Harassment Awareness, Response and Prevention (SHARP) Training, the Office of Civil Rights Compliance conducts training for departments and units on issues ranging from sexual harassment to disability accommodations to best practices to ensure equal opportunity in hiring. Training can be as in-depth as or as succinct as needed and can be delivered in-person or online. To request a training session, please visit: https://www.civilrights.msstate.edu/about/training-consultation.
The Office of Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting service designed to add value to and improve the University's operations. They maintain a variety of helpful resources focused on departmental internal controls and information security. To access these resources, please visit: https://www.audit.msstate.edu/resources.
Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
The Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion supports faculty and staff through a variety of programs and services to assist individuals in their professional growth and provides departments and units with a variety of avenues to more actively recruit and retain underrepresented faculty and staff. To access these programs and services, please visit: https://www.oidi.msstate.edu/education.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services offers a wide range of Banner training workshops specifically designed for MSU staff and administrators. For more information, please visit: https://www.its.msstate.edu/support/training/workshops/.
Center for Teaching & Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning supports instructors across campus as they work to continuously improve teaching and learning in all MSU courses. They offer a variety of events and specialized communities of practice. For more information, please visit: https://www.ctl.msstate.edu/.
The Center for Continuing Education provides a wide range of courses encompassing both professional development and personal enrichment. You can choose from over 400 instructor-led and self-paces course options. For more information, please visit: http://ce.extension.msstate.edu/programs.
Research & Economic Development
The Office of Research and Economic Development hosts a series of seminars to help train and educate MSU faculty and staff on a wide range of topics related to research and economic development. In addition to this seminar series, ORED also offers a Faculty Leadership Development Program in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. For more information on either of these opportunities, please visit https://www.research.msstate.edu/initiatives#section--training-amp-education.