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Professional Development

Morehead State University is dedicated to the professional development of its employees. Goal 4:1 of ASPIRE, MSU’s Strategic Plan 2014-2018, has identified the need to provide quality professional development experiences for all faculty and staff to address identified institutional and individual needs.  The Office of Human Resources is pleased to provide classroom training workshops and online training programs, which are offered to employees at no cost.  We, in the Office of Human Resources, encourage all faculty and staff members to participate in some or all of the programs offered.

For additional information regarding opportunities for professional development, visit the Center for Leadership & Professional Development​.

Classroom Training Workshops

The Office of Human Resources continues to offer face-to-face professional development opportunities. Please register for any of the following workshops by emailing, including the title and date of the course you would like to attend.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Web-Time Entry
9-10 a.m. in 307 Howell-McDowell

If you enter time or approve time for any employee, this training is a good refresher for you.  If you are new to the role of entering or approving time, this training will be extremely valuable to you.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Basics of Diversity
8:30 a.m. - Noon in 413 Bert Combs Building
In order to understand diversity, it is important to understand how individuals are different. We must explore the four major layers and all the dimensions we all have in order to identify our biases towards other individuals. In order to build and sustain trust in the workplace, we must move beyond the fear of not knowing what to expect to creating an environment that expects and encourages the greatest contribution from all employees.
This session is designed to help participants to:

  • Define diversity.
  • Identify personal biases.
  • Identify the dimensions of diversity.
  • Understand the System of Advantage.
  • Examine her/his own cultural background.
  • Develop personal steps to appreciate differences.
Basics of Training and Development for Managers (Supervisory Training Opportunity)
1 - 2:30 p.m. in 413 Bert Combs Building

Every year, organizations spend thousands of dollars on training programs that fail. Why? Because the training doesn't meet the mission needs of the unit or department nor the specific developmental needs of the individuals attending. Managers and supervisors are often confused about what training can accomplish and what it cannot accomplish. During this seminar, we will discuss:
  • How training can help your front line staff improve performance
  • When training is not the answer to your performance issues
  • How and why a needs assessment is so important
  • How you can help reinforce training and make sure training works


Space is limited! To register, please email with the name of the course you wish to attend.


Online Training Programs

​Morehead State University believes in an environment free of harassment. It is the intent of MSU to ensure all responsible employees understand how to recognize, respond, and report workplace harassment. Training is required for all employees of MSU.

Follow these instructions to enroll in the EduRisk Learning Portal:​
  1. Go to the EduRisk Learning Portal.
  2. First-time users should select "Registration."
    1. Enter your first name and last name.
    2. Enter a valid email address (preferably your MSU email).
    3. If you know your MSU ID number (m0000000), enter it into "Optional Field 1."
    4. After clicking Register, you should receive an email with a temporary password.
    5. Follow the link in the email to sign in.
    6. You will be prompted to enter a new password when first signing in.
    7. Once you have access to the training, you will complete the course assigned to you: "Mosaic: Prevent Discrimination and Harassment: Faculty & Staff."
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
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