Auburn University Employee
Professional Development Opportunities


The university provides its employees a wide variety of professional development opportunities from a number of different activities. Listed below are descriptions of the university units that offer professional development and training and a link to that unit’s web page. To find a subject of interest, we suggest that you review the description and then examine the unit’s web page:

Biggio Center

Biggio Center logoThe mission of the Biggio Center is to promote professional growth and development for faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and administrative and professional staff in the knowledge, techniques, and skills related to teaching and learning. Additionally, the Center serves as a focal point for efforts to enhance the development of a campus culture that prizes evidence-based teaching, diversity, educational technology, and student centered learning. Biggio Center Homepage


Human Resource Development (HRD)

Human Resource Development logoThe objective of Human Resource Development is to provide programs that orient, train, and develop AU employees by improving the skills, knowledge, abilities, and competencies necessary for individual and organizational efficiency and productivity as well as personal career growth. Courses are offered on professional development (in the areas of teamwork, organizational commitment, customer/stakeholder focus, diversity commitment, leadership, effective supervision and effective communication), Office Administration Professional Development, Information Technology (desktop applications such as Word, Access, Excel and the University Administrative Systems), and Personal Growth Courses (e.g., Planning for Retirement, Healthy Eating, Preventing Identity Theft).  HRD Homepage

The Instructional Multimedia Group (IMG)

144 Foy Hall IMG

The Instructional Multimedia Group (IMG) is a university-wide unit dedicated to enhancing education at Auburn University. IMG’s mission is to respond to faculty needs in developing and maintaining high levels of teaching effectiveness through the intelligent and relevant use of educational technology. IMG offers online guides that were created specific to Auburn as well as links to support guides from Canvas, Panopto, and more. IMG also offers one-on-one help through phone, e-mail, or walk-in.  IMG Homepage



Risk Management and Safety

Risk management buildingThe mission of the Department of Risk Management and Safety is to protect Auburn University from financial, physical and employee losses, so that the university may pursue its mission of teaching, research and outreach. Courses are offered on various safety, health and environmental topics including Biological Safety, First Aid, Fire Safety, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, Lab Safety, Occupational Safety, and Defensive Driving. Risk Management and Safety Homepage eLearning is available FREE to AU employees

OIT has procured a site license for Online Training Library®!  This site license provides all AU employees with unlimited access to this award-winning provider of video-based elearning courses on a variety of technology topics.  To access, login to AU Access, click on the Employee Services tab and click on the channel and set up your personal profile.  For additional information on, please contact your IT provider or Barbara Cosby in OIT at


On-Line Training

Element K logoHuman Resource Development offers various distance training programs to supplement instructor-led training offered in the traditional classroom.  Some of the training, for example the courses offered through Skillsoft, a leading online training provider, is only delivered via the Internet; other training is blended, combining delivery via the University’s Intranet and in the classroom; still other options are synchronous, online delivery; and, finally, participation through CDs.  To view the programs available through these options, go to this link: On-Line Training



Fast Train logoRegistration for courses offered by HRD, IMG, and Risk Management and Safety is available through Fast-Train, Auburn University’s online training management system.



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Last Updated: November 21, 2013

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