Staff Career Development Resources
So you want to improve your raft for a new adventure/voyage? Where you want to go will help to decide the route you want to take. CSUMB and the Employee Development team are here to support you on your journey. Check out the available resources below.
Participation in any of these training opportunities is subject to manager approval. Completing any of these training programs is not a guarantee of advancement or compensation.
You are the captain of your ship and your journey will include the following steps:
- Reflect: Assess your interests, strengths, and goals
- Explore: Research your development options
- Discuss: Meet with your manager and HR to discuss your options
- Apply: Complete HR forms and CSU applications
- Request: Get approvals from your manager and CSUMB HR
- Dedicate: Dedicate time to your development opportunities
Is your learning journey a short one? Do you want to make minor improvements to your raft? We have several options, from on-demand content to CSUs Got Talent Webcasts designed for a short journey.
Self-sail trips (on-demand resources)
- Professional Skills Development
- Technical Skills Development
- Charting Your Career Learning Engagement
- SumTotal - Comprehensive list of courses, books, and videos
Guided sails (instructor-led engagements)
Are you looking for a career change and want to put your raft on a different current? We have resources for you too:
- Guided learning path to reflect and create a plan for career development
CSU Degree and Certificate Programs
- CSUMB Degree and Certificate programs
- All CSU Degree Programs
- CSU Online Degree Programs
- CSU Online Certificate Programs
- Assess whether a fully online program is a good fit for you
Accreditation Programs - Many of the SumTotal on-demand courses earn CPE/PDU credit that counts towards industry certifications
The CSU Collective Bargaining Agreements allow for training and professional development for all represented staff. An employee may be given release time for their professional development if the supervisor/manager determines that the department's operations will not be adversely affected by the employee's absence and it is related to their current position.
A change in work schedule may be approved for purposes of attending one course in lieu of release time. University Police Officers may not use State time for classes.
Please review the professional training and development language for your specific bargaining unit below:
- Bargaining Agreement: Unit 2, 5, 7, & 9 - Article 22: Professional Development
- Bargaining Agreement: Unit 4 - Article 16: Professional Development
- Bargaining Agreement: Unit 6 - Article 27: Training and Development
- Bargaining Agreement: Unit 8 - Article 20: Employee Education
Non-represented staff are not covered under a collective bargaining agreement. The non-represented staff have access to the same resources as represented staff. Please follow the steps noted above to discuss your development goals with your manager and complete the appropriate forms and applications.
CSU Fee Waiver Forms
- Application for Employee Fee Waiver Program - Non-Matriculated Student
- Faculty and Staff Fee Waiver Application (Matriculated)
Career Development Fee Waiver Forms
The Education Assistance Program allows eligible employees to enhance job skills or prepare for a future career by taking classes at any of the 23 CSU campuses, waiving the greater of two courses or 6 units per semester/quarter. Courses must be job-related and/or part of an individual career development plan.
Winter sessions and Extended Education courses are generally excluded at most campuses.
Check out the CSU Fee Waiver Program page for more information and how to apply.