Faculty and Staff Development Program (FSDP)

Registration for the Fall ’17 FSDP is open!

The 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 and spring terms of each academic year and all University faculty and staff are invited to participate. For staff, workshop registration requires supervisor approval.

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The Year of Healthy U

In support of the University's Year of Healthy U, the Faculty & Staff Development Program is excited to offer a series of workshops to enhance our understanding of the expected, and unexpected, practices that can contribute to a healthy mind and body. Learn more about FSDP's NEW Year of Healthy U sessions for the fall.

Professional Development

Workplace Knowledge and Skills

Administrative Professionals Certificate Program

Human Resources

Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

International Services Development Track

Career Development

Personal Finance

University Business & Financial Services


Environmental Health and Safety

Other Resources

Leadership Development

Certificate in Organizational Leadership & Ethics (COLE)

Human Resources Administration Certificate Program

Organization Development


Instructor-Led Workshops

Online Learning with lynda.com

Online Learning

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

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If you have a disability for which you may need an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact Disability Resources & Services (DRS), 140 William Pitt Union, 412-648-7890 or 412-383-7355 (TTY), as early as possible when registering for any of the FSDP workshops. DRS will confirm and determine reasonable accommodations.


FSDP Fall 2017 registration is open!



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?

Employees with an FSDP registration account can access a list of workshops they have registered for or attended at http://www2.hr.pitt.edu/FSDP/.

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 to  hr-odcont@mail.pitt.edu.

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.