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Professional Development Programs


Growth and development is an ongoing process for all levels of the University employees. The Professional Development workshops are designed to assist Jackson State University staff employees build valuable work skills and improve individual performance by increasing knowledge and enhancing productivity. The professional development listing for local and national seminars and conferences that the Professional Development Center offers is located at: Professional Development Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

Management Development offers management development and leadership training through seminars and conferences. It develops management into leaders by improving the interpersonal skills and enabling them to collaborate and accelerate change with employees. These workshops provide Jackson State University managers the fundamental skills needed to effectively manage the selection, development, and retention of University employees.

The Division of Information Management provides workshops to all employees with the fundamental skills to use desktop applications in the workplace. The Technology department applies and enhances technical excellence and professional knowledge and skills that develops effectiveness and efficiency in the workplace. The training center offers computer skilled classes for all University employees at no cost to the participant. For more information about the scheduled courses that are available visit the technology website: Division of Information Management

Jackson Sate University offers a full range of on-site training services to departments and employees. The Professional Development Center can customize the delivery of any training program to accommodate and meet specific unit needs by developing case studies, role plays, and simulations based on goals specific to the organization. The advantages to a customized on-site training for department and units are:

  • It is more efficient and cost-effective to conduct on site for groups.
  • Instructors can devote more time to discussing specific issues.
  • Employees can train as a team, gaining a shared perspective and common skills.


On-Site Workshops

Customer Service Skills JSU PAWs Viewing Budget and Encumbrances Cash Management
Budget Transfers Online Requisition Processing Getting Vendors Paid
Payroll and Student Web Time Entry Making Departmental Deposits EPAF Training for Employees and Managers
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training PAWs Employee Overview Performance Appraisals