Each year, the Academic Advancement network offers a series of programs on a range of topics. We’ve included select resources related to these events below for your ongoing reference. We will continue to develop this list as the programs occur.

Materials are current as of the date presented.

Program Materials from Leadership Institute Sessions

MSU Budget Basics: September 13, 2018

MSU Budget Basics Presentation Slides

Difficult Conversations: Friday, October 9, 2018

Resources from Bill Donohue:

Hiring, Retention and Spousal Hires: November 15, 2018

Overview of Workforce Diversity Strategies Slides from Paulette Granberry Russell

Hiring, Retention and Spousal Hire Prompt Sheet

Working with Support Staff: November 30, 2018

Working with Support Staff Presentation Slides

Leadership Myths Handout

Performance Excellence Website: Includes general information, supervisor tools, training information, forms, etc.

Professional Development Courses from HR Organization & Professional Development: Updated regularly to add new dates and offerings.  Register for programs in EBS. Departmental programs can be requested.

elevateU Online learning: Thousands of online books, videos and classes available to MSU employees at no cost. can be accessed through EBS/My Career & Training, or directly through this link (use Net ID & password to enter):

The required class Performance Excellence for Supervisors can be found in elevateU under Library/Performance Excellence/Required courses, or by following this link once signed in:

General HR information:

Faculty and Academic Staff Performance Reviews plus Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Examples of Review Forms

Pertinent Policies from Human Resources Handbooks

Discipline, RVSM and Sexual Harassment: February 22, 2019

Prioritizing and Time/Email Management: March 14, 2019

Effective Decision Making & Running Efficient Meetings: March 29, 2019