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Employees who are interested in any of the workshops may attend those sessions without enrolling in the certificate program.
Visit the Professional Development Program website and browse through the workshop listings. Click on the “enroll” button and choose a workshop to start your program. Register for workshops of interest to you as they are offered until you have completed all six foundation and three elective courses.
There may be additional information on a specific subject in another foundation course or elective course. Contact the Professional Development Program to assist you in identifying course content and possible electives that will meet your needs.
We recommend that you pace yourself. You have 18 months to complete the program. We recommend you spread your attendance at workshops out over that time period so that you can learn, absorb, and apply new ideas most effectively.
You may attend workshops on any campus on which they are offered. The only requirement is that you register online in advance.
Software application workshops have been tailored specifically for the Communicator Certificate Program. Only those workshops marked with a “C” count toward the elective requirement.
You should withdraw from the course by going to your online workshop schedule. You can enroll in the course at a more convenient time.
Benefits for attendees include:
Benefits for department heads and departments include:
Benefits for the university in general include:
Participants must complete the required six foundation courses and at least three elective courses of their choice within a period of 18 months from completion of their initial workshop.
The Communicator Certificate Program (CCP) is a series of workshops that ensures that employees responsible for managing and promoting the university identity develop the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively:
The program is a collaboration among University Human Resources, University Relations, the Center for Teaching Advancement and Assessment Research, Mail and Document Services, and Office of Instructional and Research Technology.
The program is targeted at full-time university employees responsible for marketing, promoting, or communicating about their units, programs, or the university overall, but is open to any full-time faculty or staff member interested in better representing the university. Employees newly hired or promoted into external affairs, marketing, or communication positions will be encouraged to enroll in the program.