The School of Social Work supports the professional growth of all its employees. Access to online coursework and related job-skills training sharpen core competencies and makes it possible for employees to complete work-and-onboarding requirements during work hours or at flexible times convenient to employees. Online education is a valuable tool for professional growth but is particularly important during times of prolonged teleworking due to inclement weather or suspended operations.

Many online training courses are free to UW employees and range from onboarding activities for UW benefits and health-and-safety needs to Washington state required ethics courses for certain employees. Training courses with fees may include professional enrichment courses offered by POD (UW Professional & Organizational Development) or professional certifications.

The School encourages training at all levels and has created a fund to support costs for academic, research and administrative units. The School partners with each unit so that both the School and the unit share the cost to benefit the employee. To access this fund, supervisors and employees should work with their assigned SSW HR representatives to ensure that the course is appropriate for the employee’s professional growth and development and is relevant to the employee’s work activities. For questions regarding employee training opportunities, please contact your HR representative or email SSWHR@uw.edu for more information.

Below is a listing of courses by discipline and cost to assist supervisors and employees. Prior to enrolling in any course, employees should connect with their supervisors to ensure the course is proper within one’s role. Additionally, our HR team asks that once training is taken that the employee provides documentation of completion both to the supervisor and to SSWHR@uw.edu. Thank you and happy learning!

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

Basics of UW Procurement
Brief Description: Basic overview of procurement strategies at UW
Cost: $70 
Target Employee: Employees who want to understand UW finance better
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Foundations of Fiscal Reporting
Brief Description: Basic overview of UW financial systems
Cost: $70
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

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

Undoc Ally Training
Brief Description: Training for UW faculty & staff on best strategies in supporting undocumented students
Cost: $50 
Target Employee: Employees who regularly deal with undocumented students
Notes: In person training for now but offered quarterly; cost may be matched between unit and SSW 

Accomplishing More With Less
Brief Description: Webinar for staff to help with project priorities and personal organization
Cost: $120
Target Employee: For staff who want to learn organizational strategies with ones’ work
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Business Skills & Productivity (via web subscription)
Brief Description: Online courses offered to UW employees at 1 set rate with dozens of online audio and books to review
Cost: $150
Target Employee: For staff who wish to attain more enhanced business skills at own pace
Notes: Set subscription cost valid thru 12/30/2020; cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Communications
Brief Description: Training for staff who want to better understand successful communications techniques with fellow peers
Cost: $110
Target Employee: For staff who want to learn best communications strategies with fellow employees
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: $110
Target Employee: For staff who want to learn best strategies of conflict resolution with fellow employees
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Emotional Intelligence
Brief Description: Training targeted for employees who want to gain better understanding of best practices to promote healthy interpersonal relationships
Cost: $70
Target Employee: For staff who want to gain deeper understandings of best relationship practices in workplace
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Emotional Intelligence – Attain Result Through People
Brief Description: Training targeted for employees who want to gain better understanding of best practices to promote healthy interpersonal relationships
Cost: $70
Target Employee: For staff who want to gain deeper understandings of best relationship practices in workplace
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Leadership Development (via web subscription)
Brief Description: Online courses offered to UW employees at 1 set rate with dozens of online audio and books to review
Cost: $150
Target Employees: For staff who wish to attain more enhanced leadership skills at own pace
Notes: Set subscription cost valid thru 12/30/2020; cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Learned Optimism: Understanding Your Explanatory Style
Brief Description: Class that builds on emotional intelligence in developing professional relationship strategies
Cost: $110
Employee Target: For staff who want to continue honing best practices for professional collaborations
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Managing Employee Performance
Brief Description: Strategies on successful employee supervision
Cost: $110
Employee Target: For supervisors who want to learn best strategies of managing staff
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox — Microsoft Outlook
Brief Description: Live webinar for PC users to discover innovative techniques for managing and organizing Microsoft Outlook inboxes. 
Cost: $70
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn about Microsoft Outlook techniques. 

MS Office & IT Expertise (via web subscription)
Brief Description: Online courses offered to UW employees at 1 set rate with dozens of online audio and books to review
Cost: $100
Employee Target: For staff who wish to attain more enhanced MS offce & IT skills at own pace
Notes: Set subscription cost valid thru 12/30/2020; cost may be matched between unit and SSW

MS Excel - Advanced Pivot Tables
Brief Description: Webinar for employees who work with large data sets
Cost: $80
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn advanced excel applications
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

MS Excel – Intermediate Use
Brief Description: Training for excel users who want to unleash power of excel at an intermediary level
Cost: $70
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn advanced excel applications
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

MS Excel - Macros
Brief Description: Webinar for employees who work with large data sets
Cost: $80
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn advanced excel applications
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

MS PowerPoint Techniques
Brief Description: Training for PowerPoint users who want to unleash power of PPT at an intermediary level
Cost: $70
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn more about best applications for PowerPoints​
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

MS Word Techniques
Brief Description: Training for word users who want to unleash power of word at an intermediary level
Cost: $70
Employee Target: For staff who want to learn more about best applications for Word
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Supervision Basics
Brief Description: Overview of supervisory training at UW
Cost: $200
Employee Target: For new managers or those who want a refresher on best supervision techniques
Notes: Cost may be matched between unit and SSW

Asbestos Awareness
Brief Description: Required training for ALL UW employees
Cost: Free
Target Employee: UW requirement about asbestos training for all UW employees
Notes: Typically part of onboarding at UW

First Aid & CPR Certification
Brief Description: Optional training for UW employees who wish to have official CPR certification
Cost: $65
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who are interested in general or need it as part of role
Notes: See Desi Schatz on applicability; refresher required annually

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 Cy Talebi ​ for access

SAGE: Budget
Brief Description: Exploration of how to use budget function via SAGE for budget set up
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who will use SAGE to submit sponsored research
Notes: Need access to SAGE; please see Cy Talebi ​ for access

Sub Awards in SAGE
Brief Description: Process on how to set up sub awards in SAGE
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who will need to set up sub awards
Notes: Need access to SAGE; please see Cy Talebi ​ 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

Blue Print 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

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

Preparing Sponsored Research Budgets
Brief Description: Follow up to Introduction to sponsored research budgets for deeper dive to develop budgets
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to employees who will complete budgeting requests in SAGE
Notes: Need access to SAGE; please see Cy Talebi ​ for access

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

Understanding Your Award
Brief Description: Guide on what to look for administratively once research awards are active
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

Set Up & Manage Award
Brief Description: Overview of how Grant & Contract accounting, OSP, and unit interfaces with units on research administration
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

Preparing for an Audit
Brief Description: Best practices on fiscal compliance and records keeping for future audits
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

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

Sub Award Fundamentals
Brief Description: Covers policies and processes needed for sub awards with other institutions
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

Grant & Contract Certification Reports
Brief Description: Outline of systems needed to document and verify quarter staffing effort reports for research
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Targeted to staff who monitor and print GCCRs for PI verification
Notes: Need access to GCCR system; please see Vicki Anderson-Ellis for access

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 for access

Travel Policies & Procedures 2020
Brief Description: Travel office training on basic travel and clarification of UW policies & procedures
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process travel reimbursements
Notes: In person class for now (happens 1 x month)

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

eTravel Hands on 2020
Brief Description: Travel office training on Ariba procedures
Cost: Free
Target Employee: Employees who process travel reimbursements
Notes: In person class for now (happens 1 x month)

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