The School of Social Work supports professional growth of all employees.  Access to online coursework and related job skills trainings both sharpen professional competencies and allow employees time to complete required necessary work and onboarding requirements either during work hours or at flexible times convenient to employees. Online education is a valuable tool for professional growth at all times but is an important activity during times of prolonged teleworking due to inclement weather or suspended operations. 

Online coursework varies both by time commitment and possible costs. Many courses are free to employees. They include everything from onboarding activities for UW benefits and health and safety needs to State of Washington required ethics courses for certain employees. Others have costs associated with them. These may include courses offered for professional enrichment offered by POD (UW Professional & Organizational Development) to professional certifications. 

The School encourages training at all levels and does not want cost to impede professional growth. To assist in costs of courses, the School has created a fund to support costs for all units including academic &, research units to administrative ones. The School would partner with each unit so that both the School and related unit would share in the cost to benefit the employee. To access this fund, supervisors and employees should work with their assigned SSWHR representatives to make sure the course is both appropriate for one’s professional growth and development while being relevant to one’s direct work activities. For further questions regarding proper trainings for staff, please contact your HR representative or email SSWHR@uw.edu for further follow up.

Below is a listing of courses by discipline and cost to assist supervisors and employees.

Department of enterprise Services (DES) ethics training
Brief Description: Required online course for all UW employees who deal with procurement
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Faculty or staff that make financial decisions or handle financial matters
Notes: Course registration is done by Vicki Anderson-Ellis as SSW DES administrator

 

 

Introduction to State and Local Taxation 
Brief Description: Basic overview of procurement strategies at UW
Cost: ​Free
Target Employee: Employees who want to understand UW finance better
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Introduction to Finance
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on UW 101 financial basics
Cost: ​Free
Target Employee: Employees who want to understand UW finance better
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Introduction to Budget Summary
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on understanding budget summaries online
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who want to understand UW finance better
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Introduction to Transaction Summary
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on understanding budget transaction details online
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who want to understand UW finance better
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Foundations of Fiscal Reporting
Brief Description: Basic overview of UW financial systems
Cost: $110
Target Employee: Employees who want to understand UW finance better
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Online Reconciliations
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on reconciling monthly transactions online
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who review budgets monthly
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Preparing Expense Transfers
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on how to transfer expenses after posting
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who need to reconcile budgets for fiscal management
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Preparing Salary Transfers
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on how to transfer salaries after posting
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who need to reconcile budgets for fiscal management
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Run, Save & View Queries in MyFD
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on running queries for experienced employees
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who need to reconcile budgets for fiscal management
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

Submitting JVs
Brief Description: MyFD tutorial on how to transfer expenses after posting
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who need to reconcile budgets for fiscal management
Notes: Need MyFD access; email Vicki Anderson-Ellis if cannot login

How the U(W) Works 
Brief Description: Gain a basic understanding of structures that govern the UW and learn to identify the culture in your workplace. 
Cost: $120
Employee Target: Employees new to the University of Washington, higher education, or state government work.
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Managing Employee Performance
Brief Description: Strategies on successful employee supervision
Cost: $160
Employee Target: For supervisors who want to learn best strategies for managing staff
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Communication Style: Creating Positive Relationships and Results 
Brief Description: Learn to understand communication styles—how they affect others and ways they can be used to build trust and achieve goals.  
Cost: $170
Employee Target: For staff who want to gain techniques to develop relationships and influence others without using manipulation or pressure tactics. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Conflict Management 
Brief Description: Training for staff who want to better understand conflict resolution techniques with fellow peers 
Cost: $170
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn best strategies of conflict resolution with fellow employees 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Working Smarter 
Brief Description: Training to better equip staff, who are continually doing more with less.
Cost: $160
Employee Target: For staff who want to identify a list of tangible things they can do to work smarter the very next day on the job. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Time Management 
Brief Description: Evaluate how your time is currently spent and learn techniques to prioritize and increase your mental focus 
Cost: $140
Employee Target: For employees who would like to improve time management skills & feel more productive and less stressed at work. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW 

Effective Business Writing 
Brief Description: Learn plain language guidelines and common grammar and usage errors to avoid. 
Cost: $170
Employee Target: Employees who would like to enhance their business writing skills & appeal to audiences of varying levels of expertise. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

The Not-So-Simple Sentence -- Revisiting Punctuation and Grammar
Brief Description: A practical review of punctuation and grammar basics
Cost: $90
Employee Target: Employees who wish to improve their everyday writing
Notes: Self-paced online learning class. Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Building a Positive Work Culture
Brief Description: Build, strengthen, and maintain a positive work environment where employees feel engaged
Cost: $180
Employee Target: Managers and employees who want to be successful and productive
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Presentation Excellence 
Brief Description: Learn how to plan and create an effective presentation. 
Cost: $160
Employee Target: Employees who wish to increase their self-confidence and effectiveness while giving a presentation. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

A Practical Approach to Anti-Racism 
Brief Description: Learn to identify racist and anti-racist ideas and increase your ability to challenge and interrupt racist principles, practices, and policies. 
Cost: $200
Employee Target: Employees who wish to develop practical skills to create ideas that lead to anti-racist principles, practices, and policies. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

What's the Word: Inclusivity in Language 
Brief Description: Examine how grammatical conventions have evolved and continue to change over time, and discover the value of inclusive language. 
Cost: $110
Employee Target: Employees who wish to foster inclusivity in the workplace. 
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

 

Fire Extinguisher Training (online)
Brief Description: Online course to understand fire hazards
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who may need to use a fire extinguisher
Notes: See Desi Schatz on applicability; refresher required annually

SafeCampus Violence Prevention & Response Training
Brief Description: Required training for all UW employees on safety on campus
Cost: Free
Target Employee: UW requirement for new and continuing employees on safe campus measures
Notes: See Desi Schatz on applicability; refresher required annually

Ariba Training & Targeted Tutorials
Brief Description: Catalog of individual Ariba dashboard transactions
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place orders in Ariba

Buying From Contracts
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on how to use approved UW contracts for purchasing
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place contract orders in Aribia

Sole Source Justifications
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on how to handle sole source justifications for contracts
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place contract orders in Ariba​​

Placing Catalog Orders
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on procurement ordering via Catalog
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place orders for supplies in Ariba​

Placing Non Catalog Order
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on procurement ordering via Catalog
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place orders for supplies in Ariba​

Creating BPOs
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on BPO creation
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place BPO contracts in Ariba​

Creating Sub Awards
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial to create Sub Awards for Externally sponsored awards
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who place Sub Award BPOs in Ariba​

ProCard Training
Brief Description: Tutorial required prior to procard applications
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who wish to use a procard

Non-PO Invoices
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on creating Non-PO invoices
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process paying for services

Payments to Individuals (P2I)
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on payments to individuals
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process reimbursements

eReimbursements
Brief Description: eLearning tutorial on reimbursements for UW employees
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process reimbursements

Faculty Grants Management
Brief Description: Office of Research required course for all Principal investigators
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to faculty and/or staff PIs
Notes: Required every 4 years

Financial Conflict of Interest (FCOI) Training
Brief Description: Office of Research required course for all Principal investigators
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to faculty and/or staff PIs yet open to all
Notes: Required every 4 years

HIPAA Privacy & IT Systems Training
Brief Description: Training on policies on protections when dealing with confidentiality of human subjects; Personal Health Information
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to all employees who work with HIPAA protected information and have access to Personal Health Information (PHI)

Human Subjects Protections Training
Brief Description: Basic training to protocols for human subjects research at UW
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted for any one working with human subjects at UW
Notes: Some agencies require targeted trainings for each agency (ie NIH, etc)

Protection of Human Subjects – NIH Requirement
Brief Description: Required training for key personnel who work with human subjects on NIH grants and are listed as key personnel
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to faculty and staff that are listed as key personnel on NIH grants that involve human subjects
Notes: NIH will not award grant until demonstrated training in human subjects documented

Web Based CITI Training
Brief Description: Collaborative institutional training institute (CITI) offers program or researchers for human subjects
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to faculty and staff that engage in human subjects research
Notes: External provider yet free

UW Zipline training
Brief Description: Training to use online portal for human subjects submissions
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted for all faculty, staff, students who need human subjects approval on research

SAGE: Creating & submitting eGC1s 
Brief Description: Introduction as to how to use SAGE online application tool 
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who will use SAGE to submit sponsored research 
Notes: Need access to SAGE; please see Tasha Murphy tbmurphy@uw.edu  for access

SAGE: Budget 
Brief Description: Exploration of how to use budget function via SAGE for budget setup 
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who will use SAGE to submit sponsored research 
Notes: Need access to SAGE; please see Tasha Murphy tbmurphy@uw.edu  for access

SAGE: Creating NIH proposals in Grant Runner 
Brief Description: Step by step process on how to use NIH grant runner for grant submission 
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted only to employees who will need to submit grants via NIH 

 

Introduction to Research Administration
Brief Description: Introduction to programs and processes needed to assist in administering grants/contracts
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE – 1st course needed towards certificate in research administration

Introduction to Sponsored Research Budgets
Brief Description: Guide on foundational concepts for research budget preparation
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Blueprint of a Proposal
Brief Description: Guide on how to prepare and submit research proposals 
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Direct Billing of F&A Type Costs
Brief Description: Detailed explanation into what costs are considered directly billable on grants and others that cannot be
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who need to make decisions on expenditure activity

Preparing for an Audit
Brief Description: Best practices on fiscal compliance and records keeping for future audits
Cost: Free
Employee Target: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Award Administration: Fiscal Compliance
Brief Description: A deep dive into financial compliance issues when administering research at UW
Cost: Free
Employee Target: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Understanding Your Award 
Brief Description: Guide on what to look for administratively once research awards are active 
Cost: Free
Employee Target: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Set Up & Manage Award
Brief Description: Overview of how Grant & Contract accounting, OSP, and unit interfaces with units on research administration
Cost: Free
Employee Target: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Internal Controls in Purchasing
Brief Description: General class on best practices for purchasing when working with research
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Salary & Cost Transfers & Compliance
Brief Description: General class on dos and don’ts when needing to transfer salary and expenses for research budgets
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Post Award Food Purchases & Compliance
Brief Description: General class on proper activity and documentation for food usage/purchases for research grants
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Timing of Expenditures & Benefit to Award
Brief Description: Best practices on how and when to expend on grants
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Processes at Award Closeout 
Brief Description: Best practices on what steps to take and activities to perform when closing grants from OSP
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Non-Financial Compliance Basics
Brief Description: Overview of different aspects of award compliance from human subjects to significant interest disclosures for PIs
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Award administration: fiscal compliance 
Brief Description: A deep dive into financial compliance issues when administering research at UW 
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who manage grants; part of CORE (collaborative on research education)
Notes: Part of CORE program & certificate in research administration

Introduction to Cost Share at UW: When is it Cost Share? 
Brief Description: In-depth discussions as to different types of cost share and when it should be documented/applied  
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who need to document cost share for research activity

Managing Cost Share
Brief Description: Focus on systems needed to document formal cost share for research
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who need to document cost share for research activity

Introduction to Faculty Effort Certification
Brief Description: Introduction to how to verify faculty FTE for sponsored research projects
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who monitor and verify faculty effort prior to faculty certification
Notes: Need access to FEC system; please see Vicki Anderson-Ellis at vaellis@uw.edu for access

 

Travel policies & procedures 2021
Brief Description: Travel office training on basic travel and clarification of UW policies & procedures
Cost: Free
Employee Target: Employees who process travel reimbursements
Notes: Web based

 

How to Pull Travel Reports in Ariba 
Brief Description: Use of Ariba for report finding
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process travel reimbursements 
Notes: Web based

How to Process eTravel Reimbursements
Brief Description: Travel office training for fiscal staff for eTravel reimbursements
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process travel reimbursements
Notes: Web based

How to Create a Travel Profile in Ariba
Brief Description: Travel office training for fiscal staff for eTravel reimbursements
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process travel reimbursements
Notes: Web based

Lynda.com
Offerings: Technology based trainings
Cost

UW Health & Safety
Offerings: UW site linked with EH&S required and optional institutional safety trainings
Free 

UW Husky Health & Wellness
Offerings: UW campus personal safety trainings
Free

UW Management Accounting & Analysis
Offerings: UW financial site for FECs, GCCRs and other effort trainings
Free

UW Professional & Organizational Development (POD)
Offerings: UW HR site for personnel trainings from MS office to supervision to interpersonal skills development
Cost

UW Procurement Services
Offerings: UW financial site on systems trainings on Ariba, procard and CTA
Free

UW Office of Research CORE trainings
Offerings: UW offerings for research administration to faculty & staff
Free

UW Travel Office
Offerings: Travel office training on UW policies & procedures for travel
Free