Thank you for your interest in the Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP). FSDP offers a variety of workshops to enhance the professional development of University of Pittsburgh faculty and staff. Workshop categories include, but are not limited to, Certificate in Organizational Leadership and Ethics, Leadership Development, Human Resources, University Business and Financial Services, and Diversity Education.
The Office of Human Resources' Faculty & Staff Development Program (FSDP) offers a variety of workshops to enhance the professional and personal development of Pitt faculty and staff. These learning opportunities are designed to maximize your professional growth. This program is administered by the Organization Development (OD) Department within the Office of Human Resources.
Workshops are offered in the fall (September through December) and in the spring (March through June) of each term. Workshops usually take place on weekday mornings for two to three hours. All University faculty and staff are invited to participate. For staff, FSDP workshops require supervisor approval.
Please read through the learning opportunities in each category to identify which programs will help you to maximize your professional growth.
FSDP Workshop Categories and Descriptions
- Professional Development
- Certificate in Organizational Leadership & Ethics (COLE)
- Leadership Development
- New Supervisor Track
- Human Resources
- International Services Development Track
- Diversity Education
- Career Development
- Online Learning
- Personal Finance
- University Business & Financial Services
- Organization Development
- Health and Safety
- Environmental Health and Safety
FSDP Schedule and Registration Information
A schedule with links to online registration and a downloadable brochure detailing workshop descriptions, dates and times are available online, approximately two weeks before the first workshop in the spring and fall.
How do I know if a class is appropriate for me?
When reading the descriptions of each workshop, each one will include an answer to "Who should attend?". Some workshops require a supervisory level position.
Can I take a class during my regular work hours?
Workshops are scheduled during work hours because they are designed to provide faculty and staff with professional skills to help them be more effective on the job. As with any absence from regular work hours, staff are required to have their supervisor's approval to attend workshops.
Is there a fee for the FSDP workshop?
Workshops are free for faculty and staff unless otherwise indicated in the workshop description.
Is there a record of the FSDP workshops that I have already attended?
Upon request, OD will send a list of workshops that you have attended by e-mail or fax. Please contact us by phone at 412-624-8044 or submit a request via email here.
Can you provide me with written confirmation of my attendance at a FSDP workshop?
Upon request, OD will send an e-mail confirming attendance at a specific workshop. Simply call 412-624-8044 or submit a request via email here.
Can my entire department go through a FSDP workshop?
Please contact OD at 412-624-8044 to inquire about the availability of an FSDP workshop for an entire department.
Pitt welcomes and respects individual differences, valuing a diverse workforce as a competitive strength.