Professional Development and Training

Employee Development Program

The Employee Development Program offers training for personal and professional development. For upcoming training events, see the Training Calendar. For more information, contact HR.Training@uark.edu or call 479-575-5351. 

Department Training

The Employee Development Program also facilitates departmental training, strategic planning and/or retreats. Using exercises and discussion, the Employee Development Program can help departments identify core values, articulate a common purpose, and develop a mission statement or strategic plan. Group training is also available on topics such as working as a team, working with different personality types, understanding generational differences, dealing with difficult people and providing customer service. Contact an HR Expert or call  479-575-6103 for a consultation to customize training for your department.

Diversity Certificate Program

The Employee Development Program's diversity certificate program is designed to develop and recognize commitment to the university's diversity initiative. The certificate program consists of a minimum of 20 combined hours of training and/or self-study and community service in each of the areas covered by the diversity values statement

Supervisor Development Program

The Supervisor Development Program promotes excellence in selecting and managing the university's workforce by educating participants about the skills, knowledge and resources needed to effectively lead and coach other employees.

Employee Educational Benefit

The University of Arkansas invests in employee professional development by paying 90% of an employee's tuition. Employees can request up to five hours of release time to attend one class per semester.

Identity Theft Prevention (Red Flag) Training

Departments or units that collect fees for the sale of any product or service and permit customers to make multiple payments are required by Fayetteville Policies and Procedures 313.5 to complete online Red Flag training in Blackboard Learn. Positions that require Red Flag training are identified in BASIS. Supervisors for positions that require training enroll employees and update the employee's record when training is complete. For more information, contact Chuck Ramseyer, director of the financial affairs compliance team, at cramsey@uark.edu or 479-575-5553.

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