Professional Development

There are many on-campus development opportunities available that are no cost to LSU employees. A full list of professional and workplace development course descriptions can be found on this page. To register for a training, visit the Training and Event Registration website. 

The HRM Training & Organizational Development division partners with units to assess needs and design strategies to enhance and strengthen individual, group, and overall organizational effectiveness. Departments interested in further exploring these offerings can complete the Training & Organizational Development Request Form

Leadership and Management

LEAD LSU is a leadership development program designed to enhance the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of LSU’s most important resources, its employees. The program focuses on building and enhancing leadership skills which support the University’s strategic objectives. The program is open to high performing faculty, unclassified and classified staff members with demonstrated leadership potential.

Management Foundation Series

This series is for new and/or existing supervisors, as well as those individuals interested in supervising. Each course can be taken as a stand alone class, or as a full series and complete the capstone assessment to receive a certificate of completion. 

Group Dynamics

DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used by more than one million people every year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace. The DiSC Workplace profile or the DiSC Management Profile can be provided, based on the need of the unit. There is a cost associated with the DiSC assessment. Please complete the Training & Organizational Development Request Form for pricing details.  Managers and team members may also be provided with comparison reports to further improve teamwork. 


The Training & Organizational Development team provides various possibilities for retreats. From teambuilding to strategic planning, a few hours or a full day – we can work with you to develop exactly what you’re looking for. Please complete the Training & Organizational Development Request Form with details of what you are hoping/needing to get out of the retreat and we’ll be in touch to determine the best plan. 

Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset

This 2-day workshop reveals the distinct mindsets from which people and organizations operate – a self-focused inward mindset and an others-inclusive outward mindset. Participants learn how to turn outward by 1) shifting their mindsets, 2) equipping themselves with tools to adjust their behaviors in accordance with their changed mindsets, and 3) helping leaders to turn organizational systems and processes outward in order to invite and reward sustained, systematic change. There is a per person cost associated with this workshop. The 2-day format can also be broken down into a timeframe that works best for the unit. Please complete the Training & Organizational Development Request Form for pricing details.

  1. Log in to myLSU
  2. Click on Employee Resources
  3. Click the "LSU Training and Event Registration" button
  4. Find the course title and click "View Classes"
  5. Click the date you would like to sign up for
  6. Click Register*

*You will immediately receive an email confirmation of the registered course.  

HPC Training

HPC@LSU offers High Performance Computing training to LSU and LONI users. Courses are available on MPI, OpenMP, and other true parallel programming topics. Please visit HPC Training for more information.

Faculty Technology Center

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides IT support, consultations, and innovative solutions to faculty and graduate teaching assistants tailored to their individual teaching, research, and operational needs.


QuickHelp is a free, user-friendly site designed to help LSU employees make the most of the Microsoft applications. There are skill paths designed to give insight into Microsoft Teams, Excel, OneDrive, Outlook, and more. These skill paths are comprised of short training videos, webinars, refresher courses, and tips and tricks to increase your productivity and workflow.

Coursera Career Academy

LSU, through LSU Online & Continuing Education, is proud to invite you to Coursera Career Academy – a transformative online platform offering professional certificates, now accessible for free to LSU faculty and staff! 

Employee Hub

The Employee Hub serves as a way for all employees to stay connected. 

LSU Police Safety Videos 

Environmental Health & Safety

The LSU Office of Emergency Preparedness offers training on a variety of topics to faculty and staff. These topics include Active Shooter Training, Emergency Operations Training, Continuity of Operations training, Medical Response training, and 911 Cellular Desktop Panic Alarm Procedure training. Visit their website to view the trainings and/or to request more information.