HRD Class Schedule

Your Growth is Our Mission

The mission of HR Development (HRD) is to deliver high-quality service in content, instruction, technology and operational support to employee learners (full-time, part-time and temporary employees). Our vision is to connect Auburn people with their future by providing talent development experiences to support their growth.

HRD courses are designed with working adults in mind. These classes can help you:

  • Gain tools to do your job better,

  • Build your resume, and

  • Grow personally and professionally.

For the fall semester, HRD courses will be offered virtually and in the classroom.  For virtual classes, please access the Zoom link for your course from one of four areas:

  • Receiving the course calendar invite

  • Receiving the "Course Enrollment Verification" email notification (calendar invite attachment)

  • Receiving the "Course Reminder Message" email notification

  • Selecting your course from the training calendar in Fast-Train

Additional Details

  • If the Zoom link is not available in any of these four areas, you will receive it from your course facilitator prior to class. 

  • Contact autrain@auburn.edu if you need a phone-in number for your course.

  • You may receive material and handouts from autrain@auburn.edu or your course facilitator .

  • Zoom instructions and Zoom etiquette are available online. 

safety

Campus Safety and Security

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

EM301

Employee Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, Jan. 20

Classroom

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Lyn Littleton

EM303

Active Shooter Response

Thursday, Jan. 20

Classroom

9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Keith Walton

EM320

CPR/First Aid 

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Classroom

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lyn Littleton

EM317

Campus-Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) Training

Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 9

Classroom

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lyn Littleton

EM320

CPR/First Aid 

Thursday, Feb. 24

Classroom

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Lyn Littleton

EM301

Employee Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, March 8

Classroom

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Lyn Littleton

EM303

Active Shooter Response

Tuesday, March 8

Classroom

9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Keith Walton

EM317-R

C-CERT Refresher

Tuesday, April 19

Classroom

9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Lyn Littleton

communication

Communication and Teamwork

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

MG220

D3- Decision Making and Delegation

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

HR700

Working with High Conflict People

Tuesday, Feb. 1

Classroom

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kevin Coonrod

TW300

Working Among Multiple Generations

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Virtual

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

MG350

Group Dynamics in the Workplace

Monday, Feb. 14

Virtual

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Joleen Cooper-Bhatia and Sarah Schwartz

TW400

Productive Dialogue

Wednesday, Feb. 16

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

HR930

The Art and Productive Capacity of Active Listening

Tuesday, March 22

Classroom

8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Kevin Coonrod

HR940

Identifying Underlying Interests: Tips from Nature, History and the Cinema

Tuesday, March 22

Classroom

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Kevin Coonrod

TW200

Effective Telephone Communication Skills

Tuesday, April 12

Virtual

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Moriah Kent

MG510

Meeting Skills

Wednesday, April 13

Classroom

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Jimmy Lawrence

diversity

Diversity Commitment

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

ER500

Safe Zone:  LGBTQ+ Ally Training

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Classroom

12:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

Brandy Smith

DI300

Informing an Everyday Diversity and Inclusion Mindset: Understanding and Managing Implicit Bias

Monday, Jan. 31

Virtual

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

JuWan Robinson

DI200

Contemporary Issues in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Wednesday, Feb. 9

Virtual

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

JuWan Robinson

DI300

Informing an Everyday Diversity and Inclusion Mindset: Understanding and Managing Implicit Bias

Wednesday, March 9

Classroom

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

JuWan Robinson

DI200

Contemporary Issues in Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Tuesday, April 5

Classroom

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 JuWan Robinson

writing

Effective Professional Writing

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

PW100

Writing Effective Emails

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Virtual

9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Layli Miron

PW130

Designing Accessible Documents

Wednesday, March 23

Virtual

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Layli Miron

PW110

Emails for Challenging Scenarios

Tuesday, April 19

Virtual

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Layli Miron

leadership

Leadership and Supervision

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

MG620

Succession Planning Basics

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

MG430

Supervisor Basics

Wednesday, Jan. 26

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

MG480

Getting Started with Continuous Improvement

Wednesday, Feb. 2

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

MG380

Employee Motivation

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Classroom

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Jimmy Lawrence

MG400

Management Fundamentals

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

MG420

Coaching Fundamentals

Wednesday, March 2

Virtual

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bill Shannon

MG310

Problem Solving Using Cooperative Negotiation Strategy

Tuesday, April 19

Classroom 

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kevin Coonrod

safe

Safe & Secure Work Environment

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

UC100

Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Classroom

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Kristin Roberts and Milly Tye

UC101

Managing Conflicts of Interests

Tuesday, Feb. 8

Classroom

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kristin Roberts and Milly Tye

HR750

Bullying in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 1

Virtual

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Kevin Coonrod

UC100

Conflicts of Interest

Tuesday, March 1

Virtual

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kristin Roberts and Milly Tye

UC102

Conflicts of Interest and Commitment in Research and Related Activities

Wednesday, March 23

Classroom

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Kristin Roberts and Milly Tye

UC101

Managing Conflicts of Interests

Wednesday, April 6

Virtual

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 

Kristin Roberts and Milly Tye

UC102

Conflicts of Interest and Commitment in Research and Related Activities

Wednesday, April 27

Virtual

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kristin Roberts and Milly Tye

office

Office Administration

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

OM300

Human Resources - Campus Relations

Monday, Jan. 24

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Sonya Dixon

OM280 Human Resources - Compensation Thursday, Feb. 17 Virtual 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Shelly Murray
OM100 General Fund Management Thursday, Feb. 24 Classroom 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Bryan Elmore and Amy Douglas
OM120 Payroll and Employee Benefits Wednesday, March 2 Virtual 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Teresa Coker and Ashley Fetner
OM150 Procurement and Payment Services Monday, March 7 Classroom 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Missty Kennedy
OM340 Human Resources-Payroll Processes and Leave Administration Wednesday, March 30 Virtual 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Ashley Fetner and Brandy Tucker
OM260 Human Resources - Employment Wednesday, March 30 Virtual 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chris Thompson

OM190

Introduction to Sponsored Projects Administration

Monday, April 18

Classroom

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tony Ventimiglia and Gina Bailey

growth

Personal Growth

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

FM400

How Auburn University's Retirement Plans Work

Thursday, Jan. 20

Virtual

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Lee Busby

FM200

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Thursday, Feb. 3

Virtual

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Lee Busby

FM420 

Retirement Planning for Tier II Employees  

Tuesday, March 15

Virtual

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Lee Busby

MG180

How to Interview

Wednesday, March 16

Virtual

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Joseph Brame

MG300

The AU Guide to Job Searches

Thursday, March 24

Classroom

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Jenna Richards

FM200

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Tuesday, April 5

Virtual

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Lee Busby

SU100

Sustainability: Optimizing Your Workplace for Long-Term Success

Tuesday, April 5

Virtual

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Amy Strickland and Jennifer Morse

MG440

Emotional Intelligence Basics

Thursday, April 7

Virtual

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Moriah Kent

people

PeopleAdmin Training Module

Course Code

Course Title

Date

Delivery Method

Time

Facilitator

PA300

PeopleAdmin - Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Thursday, Jan. 27

Classroom

9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Jenna Richards and Amy Bruce

PA103 PA7PM Year-End Review Q&A for Employees Thursday, Feb. 17 Virtual 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Kim Graham and Moriah Kent
PA104 PA7PM Year-End Review Q&A for Supervisors, HR Liaisons and Second-Level Supervisors Thursday, Feb. 24 Virtual 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Kim Graham and Moriah Kent
PA103 PA7PM Year-End Review Q&A for Employees Thursday, March 3 Virtual 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Kim Graham and Moriah Kent
PA104 PA7PM Year-End Review Q&A for Supervisors, HR Liaisons and Second-Level Supervisors Thursday, March 10 Virtual 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Kim Graham and Moriah Kent
PA300 PeopleAdmin - Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Thursday, March 31 Classroom 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Jenna Richards and Amy Bruce

elearning

eLearning

Auburn University Human Resources is committed to a lifelong process of personal development for everyone while taking into consideration the demands on employee time and resources. We recognize the changing nature of work and need for everyone to engage in learning that is ongoing and available at any time and in any place.

With that in mind, Auburn Human Resources has introduced a steady stream of new, up-to-date online eLearning opportunities. These courses can be found in the Fast Train catalogue and will feature an “E” on the end of the course code. 

Course Offerings

  • HLE420E, Reasonable Suspicion & Post Accident Testing

  • HR300E, JumpStart Users' Guide

  • HR430E, Virtual Interviewing

  • LG120E, Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • LG140E, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • LG160E, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • LG180E, Title IX: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct

  • LG200E, Privacy Rules and HIPAA Part 1

  • LG220E, Legally Effective Hiring Process

  • LG240E, Preventing Absenteeism

  • LG260E, Employee Misconduct

  • MG410E, Feedback in a Flash

  • MG450E, Behavioral Interviewing

  • MG500E, An Introduction to Performance Management at Auburn University

  • MG505E, Performance Management Fundamentals for Employees

  • MG510E, Performance Management Fundamentals for Supervisors

  • MG600P, Supervisor Pathways Project Guide

  • UC110E, Conflicts of Interest and Conflicts of Commitment

  • HR950E, Introduction to Public Speaking

  • HR951E, Presentation Skills

  • HR952E, Facilitation and Training

register

How Do I Register?

  1. Log in to AU Access.

  2. Click on the “Employees” tab.

  3. Click on “Fast-Train” in the “Professional Development and Training Section” (right side of the page).

  4. Click on the “Training Calendar” navigation icon.

  5. Click on the day that you are interested in.

  6. Click on the course you want.

  7. Click “Enroll”.

  • In most cases, supervisors are no longer required to approve a pending enrollment for a direct report who registers for a course.
Interactive Training

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Click the image to participate in a brief training module. 

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Additional Information

  • For a full description of a course, refer to the description in Fast-Train.

  • Times and dates are subject to change; those registered for a class will be notified of changes.

  • You may cancel your enrollment in Fast-Train by going to “Courses to Complete” icon and clicking the “X” next to the course you want to cancel. .

  • Some HRD courses have fees applied. Fees will be charged 10 days prior to the start of the course and are non-refundable.

Contact Us

Human Resource Development 

AU Administrative Complex

1550 E. Glenn Ave.

Auburn, AL 36849

Penny Houston | (334) 844-1693 | pdh0007@auburn.edu

Last updated: 12/17/2021