Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP)


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 term and in the spring term of each academic year.  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.

Professional Development

Workplace Knowledge and Skills

Human Resources

International Services Development Track

Diversity and Inclusion

Career Development

Personal Finance

University Business & Financial Services


Environmental Health and Safety

Other Resources

Leadership Development

Leadership Essentials

Certificate in Organizational Leadership & Ethics (COLE)

Human Resources Administration Certificate Program

Organization Development


Instructor-Led Workshops

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Online Learning

Lynda.pitt.edu – Tech Training and Other Professional Development Topics at www.lynda.pitt.edu.

FSDP Schedule and Registration Information

Register Online

Cancel a Registration Online


  Spring '16 Downloadable FSDP Brochure


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.