Human Resources Management provides several ways to engage in professional development and training opportunities. We offer on-demand workshops, standing face to face trainings, and online training modules. See below for more information on each of these training options.

On-Demand Workshops

Below is a list of our most popular on-demand workshops. If you are interested in one of these topics please complete this request form. We can also customize a training workshop to meet your specific needs.

Introduction to Supervision

The role of a supervisor is to communicate organizational needs, oversee employee performance, provide guidance and support, identify development needs, and manage disciplinary issues. Explore the duties of the supervisor and learn meaningful strategies to effectively lead a team.

Conflict Management

Conflict management is the use of processes, tools, and interpersonal skills to find professional ways to manage disagreements and disputes. Learn effective communication strategies, active listening skills, and assertive techniques to identify and handle conflicts fairly and efficiently.

Employee Engagement

Employees who are actively engaged in their work are more likely to find their jobs satisfying and rewarding. Research shows that the behaviors of an employee's direct supervisor are strongly correlated with employee engagement. This training explores what employee engagement is, the various drivers of engagement, and how supervisors can encourage and sustain that engagement throughout the entire employee lifecycle.


When professionalism is a core element of the organizational culture, it sets the tone that all members of the team are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that supports departmental success. This can lead to increased productivity, higher morale, minimized conflict, and more robust collaboration. Learn about how to create a culture of professionalism that allows your department to thrive.

Inclusive Supervision

As a university community, we all benefit from increased diversity on our teams. This includes diversity of thought, expertise, and experience. Inclusive supervisors know how to invite others into the conversation, enhancing engagement and encouraging diversity. Learn about the importance of inclusive supervision and how to develop strategies and techniques to develop more effective leadership skills in this area.



Face to Face Trainings

In addition to on-demand trainings, HRM offers several face to face trainings on a monthly basis. To view the current course offerings, please visit

Online Trainings

Mississippi State University provides a variety of free eLearning courses online through the PageUp Learning Library. The University also maintains a partnership with ed2go which offers a a wide range of instructor-facilitated online courses.

For a full listing of online courses, please visit