Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development Opportunities

Auburn 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:

  • Human Resource Development (HRD)The 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). 

  • Instructional Technology: Biggio Center Instructional Technology, formerly IMG, provides resources and services to faculty and GTAs to promote the use of technology in the teaching and learning environment. The team is made up of technology specialists, instructional designers, and faculty developers whose shared mission is to support and empower teaching through technology.

  • Risk Management and Safety: The 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. 

  • 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 e-learning 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

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

Last updated: 02/17/2020