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Whether you want to brush up on your current knowledge, skills and abilities or add some new ones to your professional portfolio, take advantage of Learning + Development's courses and resources. Begin your learning journey and invest in your professional success today! 


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3/28/2017: Manager Development sessions are available in April and May at all three campuses. Register here for this full day session.

2/16/2017: In order to effectively align with the current department mission and focus, Assessment, Training & Technology has undergone a department level name change and is now officially recognized as Learning + Development (L+D). L+D will continue to operate under the direction of Shani Richards, Assistant Director and will continue as a department within Human Resources. We anticipate this change more effectively represents L+D's focus of providing a broad range of learning experiences for our campus learning communities.  Please reach out to Shani (; x67738) with any questions.


In 2016, L+D began a new partnership with Bridge, a learning management system, to host all institutional learning for Pacific employees in one place. With Bridge, you can view a library of course offerings, register for instructor-led courses, take online learning and review your list of completed courses.

Here are some resources if you need assistance with Bridge:  

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      Click here for FAQs

      Click here for Bridge Support Team

      Click here for eLearning Catalog of offerings

Learning + Development sessions are led by experienced facilitators and designed with you, the adult learner in mind. Sessions are provided conveniently on all three campuses at no cost. See below for available courses or contact Learning + Development to request a course or to schedule custom workshops for your team or department. Sign on to Bridge to register for classes or view the upcoming schedule. 

*To learn more about flexible work arrangements or to schedule a department presentation, contact the Human Resources team on your campus.

Upcoming Courses

* Human Resources is now providing Search Committee training.  Please contact Cari Keller (ext. 62126), HR Business Partner to arrange a time and date.
**Locations for certain trainings have changed. Please check your registration in Bridge for new locations.


Date Time Course Campus
June 5, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Budget Essentials #1 Stockton
June 6, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Budget Essentials #2 Stockton
June 8, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Content Management System (CMS) 101 Stockton
June 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Intro for Procard for University Business 
June 14, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Content Management System (CMS) Drop In Stockton
June 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Content Management System (CMS) Drop In Stockton
June 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Manager Development for Supervisors and Managers Stockton
June 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Manager Development for Supervisors and Managers San Francisco


Date Time Course Campus
July 5, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Content Management System (CMS) 101 Stockton
July 10, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Content Management System (CMS) Drop In Stockton
July 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Intro for Procard for University Business 
July 27, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Content Management System (CMS) Drop In Stockton

If you require accommodations to fully participate in any learning and development course, programs, and services, please contact so that our team can work with you to make the appropriate arrangements.  We ask that you notify our department at least 5 business days in advance. 

Online Learning

There are several online learning opportunities available via Bridge. For a full list of offerings, log onto Bridge and view the Learning Library. Here are a few recommended courses (Adobe Flash required):

For Managers:

For Staff:

Also, here are external resources that we highly recommend:

Course Descriptions 

 (For times and dates, please click on the course titles below and log into Bridge)  

Budget Essentials #1

This hands-on course will focus on running basic queries and reports in Banner and how to interpret the data. This course also covers how to save your reports to excel format instead of printing hardcopies and transposing the data into custom report formats. It is targeted for new employees who manage budgets or as a refresher for current budget managers. You will learn how to run a basic query, how to save a report to Excel format and how to interpret data.

Instructor: Jessica Melchor   Pre-Requisite: None

Budget Essentials #2

This course will cover the "how" and "when" for the various types of budget transfers, including expense transfers. Time will be spent reviewing the Expense/Revenue Transfer Guide flowchart to provide guidance on which situations a transfer should be applied based on various situations. This course is designed to be equally informative for both new employees who are managing budgets and for current staff who want to keep updated on the revised procedures. You will learn the various types of budget transfers, the 'how' and 'when' for budget transfers and how to use the Expense/Revenue flowchart guide.

Instructor: Margaret Caldwell   Pre-Requisite: None

Content Management System (CMS) 101

The Content Management System (CMS) is the tool used for those responsible for updating the webpages for their department, division or college. In this introductory, hands-on course you will learn about the interface, how to create a new page, using the editor, moving pages and more! This course is for those users who have not interacted with CMS before or need a review of the basics.

Instructor: Janel Ludwig   Pre-Requisite: None

Content Management System (CMS) Drop-In 

Are you working on your web pages and need help? These sessions are just for you! They are open sessions to provide you the opportunity to work on your webpages and to have a Communications staff member available for questions.

You will learn:

  • How to work on the challenge(s) you bring to this open session
  • Institutional Learning Objective: Major Field Competence
  • Registration is not required

Instructor: Janel Ludwig  Pre-Requisite: None

Introduction to Procard for University Business

The Procard is more than just a Visa; it is one of the most widely accepted payment methods worldwide. You'll learn about policies, procedures and requirements to joining the Procard program. You'll walk away with an increased awareness to University procurement policies and will be one step closer to getting your Procard.

Instructor: Shelby Slaugenhaupt and Desiree Maldonado

* For individuals assigned for the purpose of making authorized purchases (including travel) on the University's behalf.

Salaries Management

This course is intended for anyone who deals with salaries - business managers (re: students, temp positions) & business unit managers (re: permanent positions).

Instructor: Margaret Caldwell   Pre-Requisite: None

SharePoint Administrative

This session covers everything you need to know to make the most of your Team Site, including a focus on managing a document library and building lists (including task lists). Recommended for those who have basic SharePoint knowledge already.

You will learn:

  • how to create and manage a document library
  • how to create and manage a site list to facilitate data sharing in a spreadsheet-like interface
  • how to create and manage other site features including pages, wikis, discussion areas, calendars, how to edit a Team Site's navigation area, user and group permissions
  • how to access helpful online resources to further their knowledge of SharePoint

Instructor: David Diskin   Pre-Requisite: SharePoint Essentials or prior SharePoint knowledge

SharePoint Essentials

This session covers everything users should know to get started and enjoy the features of the great collaborative tool. Topics covered include navigation, working in document libraries, using lists, searching a site for information and more.

You will learn:

  • how to log in and navigate through Pacific's SharePoint site
  • how to download, upload, and edit documents in a SharePoint site library
  • how to collaborate with other users on documents & OneNote notebooks within a site library
  • how to access helpful online resources to further their knowledge of SharePoint

Instructor: David Diskin    Pre-Requisite: None

WebEx 101

Do you collaborate on projects across Pacific's three campuses? Do you meet or communicate with vendors who are outside of the local area? Then WebEx is a tool for you! WebEx is a virtual meeting platform that you can use today to host interactive audio and video meetings. Pacific Technology Services is pleased to announce the implementation of the desktop web conferencing tool, WebEx. WebEx enhances collaboration by providing a virtual meeting platform for staff and faculty regardless of campus location.

  • In this session, you will learn to:
    • schedule a meeting using the WebEx portal and Outlook
    • host a WebEx meeting
    • attend a WebEx meeting
    • audio and video during meetings
    • share content 
    • where to find help and report problems

Instructor: Kristina Ordanza  Pre-Requisite: None


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