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Summer Training & Development

Take advantage of FREE resources and training sessions this summer! CSUMB Classification and Compensation Manager, Ben Boish, will be holding training sessions throughout the summer for CSUMB staff and faculty.

Not able to attend in-person training, but still want to stretch your skills? Enjoy convenient training at your own computer using CSU's SkillPort site (see below).

Make Connections!

The Connections Training Program is an in-house Customer Service Training Program that provides CSUMB staff employees with the opportunity to learn how to positively influence student retention through your daily “connections” with students, co-workers, and other employees.

CONNECTIONS consists of a series of three training sessions, each two hours in length, held once a month over a three-month period.  This is a certificate program, and participants are expected to attend all sessions.  A Certificate of Completion is awarded to those who complete the training.

We have scheduled one workshop series this summer (held in Admin Building 1 Conference Room):
Series E – Thursday Mornings, June 30, July 21, and August 18, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

To register for the series, please send an email to Ben Boish at

Help CSUMB Win the SkillPort Challenge!

In addition to a massive library of videos and software training courses, SkillPort offers an impressive library of electronic books and other resources accessible on your computer or mobile device

To encourage the use of SkillPort throughout the campuses, the Chancellor's Office is holding a contest among the CSU campuses. Each campus will be scored based on the percentage increase of usage in professional development (i.e. content that is not mandatory or required by the position). Eligible content includes courses, books, and videos. Usage will be tracked through December 31, 2016. In addition to bragging rights, the campus with the highest percentage increase will earn a free year of SkillPort for their campus for 2017 ($5,000 value)! The prizes for second and third place are $2,500 off SkillPort and $1,000 off SkillPort for 2017, respectively.

University Personnel will also be holding several prize drawings. Staff and faculty can earn entries by completing training courses in SkillPort and emailing the certificates of completion to University Personnel ( Each certificate will earn one entry to the monthly drawings*.  Entries will be compiled at the end of each month. Drawings will be held on the first Monday of the following month.

We will be posting suggestions to the Dashboard to help provide options and topics for professional development. We encourage staff and faculty to explore the available options in SkillPort!

*Please note that certificates must be earned after June 1, 2016 to be eligible.
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