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Leadership training deadline extended to Feb. 7
January 21, 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Leadership training tailored to the needs of Washington State University faculty and staff will be offered in a day-long session Thursday, March 20, in the CUB junior ballroom. A few seats remain so the deadline to register has been extended to Friday, Feb. 7.

Innovative training on the latest composting techniques
September 23, 2013

composting training class

Previous compost facility operator training students build a compost pile
using dairy and chicken manure, mixed animal bedding and yard debris.

PUYALLUP, Wash. – Interactive learning, field trips and more will be part of a class for compost facility operators Oct. 14-18 at the Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center. The capacity class of more than 40 includes industry professionals, regulators and compost enthusiasts.

Recent developments, education and guidelines will be discussed during classroom training and activities and in a written exam. Topics will include composting infrastructure, industry problems, feedstocks, feedstock recovery … » More …

Research Administration Training begins Sept. 20
August 26, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – A training series designed specifically for employees managing research projects and sponsored programs will be presented by Human Resource Services beginning Friday, Sept. 20.


The “Research Administration Training Series” focuses on the administrative and management activities that contribute to successful research projects.

The first session, titled “Research Administration Update,” will focus on:
• award processing and management
• new forms, online entry and processing
• improved databases
• workflow processing
• policy and procedure updates

Other courses in this series include topics on:
• regulation compliance
• administration costs and budgeting
• understanding contracts
• proposal submission processes

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WSU supervisors gain knowledge, manage skills
August 7, 2013

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University “Training for Supervisors” series for 2013-14 will begin Wednesday, Sept. 11, with a discussion about position descriptions, expectations and annual reviews. Additional topics in the series include workplace communication, fair labor standards, equal opportunity issues and others critical to effective supervision. 
Civil service entry-level supervisors and managers are required to begin this training within six months of their appointment – 12 months if organizational circumstances require their attendance be postponed.  Entry-level supervisors and managers who feel they may be exempt from the training can download, complete and return the audit form (see link below) to … » More …

Five-state medical program looks to the future
July 29, 2013


SEATTLE – Officials at the University of Washington, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have announced a future change in the location of 20 first-year WWAMI regional medical education program medical students from WSU Pullman to WSU Spokane.

WWAMI is a partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that provides publicly supported medical education for the five-state region. The WWAMI name is derived from the first letter of the names of each of the five partner states.

UI and WSU

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Turning customer revenge into reconciliation
June 17, 2013

irate customerPULLMAN, Wash. – Canceled flights, lost luggage, a product confirmed to be “in stock” that turns out to be on back order after you’ve driven 20 minutes to get it – most everyone has at some time experienced anger and frustration over similar service failures. These feelings can, in turn, lead customers to take their business elsewhere, causing the firm to lose a valued patron.

But when a firm strikes out a second time – for example, by failing to resolve the initial mistake – the insult added to injury can lead customers to seek revenge by aggressively … » More …

Leadership training series to begin Sept. 1
August 18, 2010

The 2010-11 Leadership Training Workshop Series, designed for new department chairs, school directors and other university leaders, is slated to begin Sept. 1.


This year’s series includes 10 workshops, 90 minutes in length each, that are scheduled from Sept. 1-March 24. The workshops are are offered both via classroom and via WSU Videoconferencing Services.


The university provides the series annually for faculty and staff members. Two of the major goals of the series are to:

train new university leaders to deal with the issues they will face in their jobs

help experienced … » More …

Leaders trained to manage in Cougar Country
August 6, 2010




PULLMAN – The fifth annual Managing in Cougar Country conference, held Thursday, Aug. 5, in Smith CUE 203, drew 126 managers and supervisors universitywide to the training event.


The event offered employees a variety of workshops focusing on the theme “Vision and Collaboration in the WSU Community.” 


The conference is sponsored by WSU Human Resource Services.


Session speakers and topics included:

Larry James, associate executive vice president, talking about “Vision and Collaboration at WSU”

Lisa Neal and Suzette Yaezenko, both from the WSU Human Resources office, on “Faculty Recruitment”
Kristine Kuhn, associate professor of management and operations, on “Managing with … » More …

Managing in Cougar Country today
May 10, 2010


The fifth annual Managing in Cougar Country conference for managers and supervisors is scheduled for 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, in Smith CUE 203.


A variety of workshops will focus on the theme “Vision and Collaboration in the WSU Community.” 


In addition there will be workshops on what is considered appropriate – and inappropriate – behavior in the workplace. How should you confront inappropriate behavior should it arise? What are the unique responsibilities of supervisors in regard to the issues of potential harassment and discrimination?


This workshop provides definitions and examples of workplace harassment and highlights the Executive … » More …