Learning & Organizational Development

Making time for learning can be one of the biggest challenges in achieving your Professional Development goals. Make time to develop your most important asset — you!

Updates to WSU’s Discrimination and Harassment Trainings
Effective March 1, 2021, WSU moved to an annual training requirement for all current faculty, administrative professional, civil service, bargaining unit, and graduate student employees.

Log On and Learn

Over 3,500 interactive online courses and over 25,000 online books are available to WSU employees. Interested in a book on communication skills? Taking a leadership simulation? You can get it all online.

Learning From Anywhere

Looking for learning opportunities? Check out the quick reference for various learning opportunities available through WSU and partners. Let your imagination flow!

Employee Assistance Program

  • Live Webinars
    • Strategies for Stress Management
      • Scheduled dates/times:
        • Oct 14, 2021: 11am-12pm
        • Oct 19, 2021: 3:30-4:30pm
        • Oct 21, 2021: 11am-12pm
        • Oct 25, 2021: 2-3pm
        • Oct 28, 2021: 9-10am
  • On Demand Webinars
    • Transitioning into the New Work Life: Strategies for Responding to Change
    • Transitioning into the New Work Life: Creating Psychological Safety in Work Teams
    • Leading the Human Side of Change
    • Navigating Change in Challenging Times

EAP offers a variety of webinars on self care, COVID-19, change management, and other related topics to support emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Register for an upcoming live session or view a pre-recorded session on-demand. Sessions are added regularly.

You can also view the “Self-Care with the Washington State EAP” webinar recording on the WSU HRS Learning & Organizational Development YouTube.

Departmental Learning Manager Information

Access to employee training records is provided to designated learning managers. To request this access, complete and return the Management Authorization Request Online Learning System to Human Resource Services

Online Learning System Manager Guide is a step-by-step guide available to designated WSU Online Learning Managers, of key functions including individuals and department wide training assignments and learning activity reporting.


University supervisors may release employees from normal work duties to attend training programs which promote professional development or improve jobs skills.  An employee may take any amount of supervisor directed training, and an eligible full-time employee may use up to 96 hours of release time per fiscal year. An eligible part-time employee may use hours of release time prorated according to their FTE percentage.