Professional development

ASU supports staff and faculty’s professional development through many different programs meant to support you at your current career level. 

All ASU employees are eligible for up to 24 hours of professional development training each calendar year. Some of these development opportunities are offered by Leadership and Workforce Development. Some of those programs are:

  • Career EDGE – more than 14,000 online and in-person ASU and LinkedIn Learning courses. These include mandatory job training and professional development.
  • Emerging Supervisor Pathway – a self-paced, semester-long training program for employees with little or no supervisor experience. Completion of the program equates to one year of supervisory experience for potential promotion opportunities at ASU.

Other resources

  • The Commission on the Status of Women: The mission of the ASU Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is to identify and advocate for needed changes in the university environment in order to enhance opportunities for women and underrepresented groups.
  • ASU Staff Council: To successfully advance the university's mission and goals, an environment that values the development and support of our staff is key. The ASU Staff Council serves as a collective voice to ensure this kind of environment is a part of the university's culture. Email and they can place you exactly where your passion can thrive in one of their committees.
  • SPP 601: This policy covers release time for professional career development, learning or mentorship.
  • LinkedIn Learning, through Career EDGE, has Role Guides which allow you to explore foundational content and tools to help you understand, learn, and improve at the skills involved in trending industry roles such as People Manager, Operational Manager, Social Media Manager and more.