Learning Across Campus

Jay Anand Classroom Management and Human Rescources, FCOB Gerlach Hall Photo by Jo McCulty The Ohio State University

In this fast-paced world, being busy shouldn’t keep you from finding time to invest in your own learning and development. Learning opportunities are available to gain knowledge, skills, and best practices. Blended learning environments, videos, workshops, and eLearning courses are available to Ohio State faculty and staff. Investing in the growth and development of faculty and staff helps improve the overall competence of the university. When a faculty or staff member learns new skills and responsibilities, the employee becomes better equipped to take on higher level work and leadership roles in the future. Listed below are professional and personal development opportunities provided by various units across campus.

Office of Distance Education and eLearning

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is an enrollment unit with special emphasis on academic advising for adult students who want to take undergraduate courses and are not currently interested in earning a degree from Ohio State. If you have completed an undergraduate degree and need additional undergraduate coursework, Extended Education is an appropriate program for you.

Employee Assistance Program

Ohio State is committed to being a healthy workplace, which includes benefit offerings to help you manage life’s challenges. As a benefits-eligible Ohio State faculty or staff member, you have access to the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that offers tools and resources to help address complex issues that can be affecting your mental and emotional well-being. EAP services are also available to benefits-eligible faculty and staff’s immediate families, members of their household and parents and parents-in-law.

Financial Training

We provide relevant, current training on the university’s financial policies, procedures, systems to interested employees. If you’re not sure where to begin or need to find additional information, view our Frequently Asked Questions.

Fisher College of Business – Executive Education 

Executive Education offers academic programs to individuals that are leaders in their organizations, have a passion to grow personally and professionally, and are inspired to go further.

For over 60 years, Fisher College of Business Executive Education has provided growth opportunities to business professionals seeking to increase their knowledge, insights and intuition. Our executive-level degree programs are comprehensive, integrative and examine today’s issues from every angle to give you a total business perspective, but are structured to provide minimal disruption to your busy work schedule and personal life.

John Glenn College of Public Affairs – MAPS

The Management Advancement for the Public Service (MAPS) Program offers training seminars that build management and leadership skills for top executives, mid-level managers, first-line supervisors and administrative support staff. Skill-building sessions are available for employees at all levels.

OSU Leadership Center

The OSU Leadership Center is led by a group of professionals dedicated to providing leadership-centered education and research to individuals, organizations and communities.  We provide high-quality, practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities, and we offer an in-depth collection of leadership-related resources for loan.

Created in 1990, the center is located on the Columbus campus of The Ohio State University and is a part of the Departments of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership and OSU Extension.  Our mission is to provide research-based resources and high-quality practical programs to build and strengthen leadership capacities that make a positive difference in the lives of Ohio’s citizens.

Office of the Chief Information Officer Training

A variety of training on tasks and functions related to use of OSU’s Administrative Systems is available. Below you can get pre-training information and find help deciding what training to take. You also can see the training classes offered, register (or cancel registration) for one of the classes, or submit a training evaluation.

Provost’s Lecture Series

The Provosts Discovery Themes Lecturer Program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty and members of the community in the thoughtful examination of major issues of public concern.

Discovery Themes Lecturers are experts in one or more of the Discovery Themes areas. Their eminence may derive from their research, creative or scholarly work, innovation, or impact on public policy. They are world-class thought leaders with broad vision; they are dynamic public speakers with the ability to engage with faculty, staff, and students across the university and the wider community.

President and Provost’s Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series

This program, now in its nineteenth year, offers the campus and Columbus community opportunities to benefit from some of the most eminent scholars, artists, and professionals who discuss and exemplify excellence through diversity.

The Women’s Place

Strategic Goals – First and foremost, our goal is to catalyze systemic change. We apply a critical gender analysis of policies and practices to identify barriers to recruitment, retention and advancement of women and actively lead change efforts.

Guiding Principles – We work in partnership with units across the campus — not to solve problems for these units, but to help them identify and remove barriers to the recruitment, retention and advancement of women. Utilizing current research and data, we make recommendations and will intervene when necessary.

Through collaborative decision-making approaches, we serve as a model to other units on campus; these approaches emphasize open, democratic and respectful ways of working together that foster true dialogue and mutual understanding. We are a safe haven for individuals and units to seek resources for identifying problems and finding constructive solutions.

We are focused on the future and informed by the past.

Your Plan for Health

Ohio State is committed to providing a healthy workplace environment. This improves the health of individual faculty and staff and produces even more positive results for the university overall. YP4H offers a variety of programs and resources to improve your well-being.

Since 2006, our complimentary, award-winning wellness program has been supporting employees and their families as they start or continue their personal health journey. Your Plan for Health (YP4H) is Ohio State’s preventive approach for providing benefit-eligible faculty/staff and their enrolled spouses/same-sex domestic partners with the tools and resources for living a healthy life.