Professional & Career Development
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Enhance your skills for your current role and further foster your career through experiences, exposure and structured learning. Click on the categories below to further your growth and development.
The Ohio State University supports a culture of learning. Individuals are encouraged to seek opportunities and partner with their managers to assess development needs, set goals and create development plans. On-the-job experiences and exposure to different people and learning opportunities should be considered as a part of each plan. Growth and development efforts are most effective with ongoing dialogue and collaboration between the individual and the manager.
A career is intended to be an accumulation of challenging experiences over the course of many years – with each experience contributing to the growth of the individual and the university. A career is a long term journey – not a sprint.
Everyday we are faced with emails, text messages, billboards, television, radio, Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Thousands of words are coming at us from everywhere! At the same time we have messages we want to send to others. Experts say most people speak about sixteen thousand words a day. So how can we make the words count and really communicate with others?
Are you thriving? Are you inspired? Are you receiving the support you need to achieve your personal and professional goals? Self-development is an important part of this process. Examining your own self-development is both worthwhile and important. This section gives you the tools you need to think about your own personal and professional journey, while reflecting upon what you need to truly succeed.
“I would highly encourage groups and individuals to apply for this grant for their individual professional development and to benefit their home units with new education, skills or equipment.” – Katherine Margard, Executive Assistant to the Provost
The Staff Career Development Grant and Staff Manager Development Grant provide staff with an opportunity to further their growth and development. Grants can be used for education and training costs related to job and/or career goals, such as registration fees, travel costs or training materials.
BuckeyeLearn is a university-wide online training tool, allowing learning and training opportunities to be easily accessed by the university community of faculty, staff and student employees. Check out the following in person and online classes offered by the Office of Human Resources in Buckeye Learn.