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Professional Development

Employee Professional Development opportunities and training programs are available to full time employees. Topics begin with understanding the Duquesne University mission and progress to building professional and leadership skills.

  • Development programs are held annually.
  • Training and Development records training attendance so employee participation can be shared with management and considered in performance reviews.

Current employees can review training opportunities in the DORI Portal.

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This leadership development program promotes new ways of thinking. It will motivate managers and supervisors to be "servant-leaders" who take the initiative to work productively in leading with the power of influence, and achieving organizational goals in today's workplace. 

  • The Staff Professional Development Program

Support staff can "learn, practice and apply" new skills and approaches to their work while enriching their professional growth. Workshops topics include Time Management, Communications and Productivity and Customer Service.

Current employees can visit the Staff Professional Development Program in DORI

Technical Skill Development

This is a series of workshops designed to provide the knowledge needed to sit for the MOS certification exame and improve your Microsoft Office 2010 proficiency to deliver a workplace advantage.

Employees completing M.O.S.T. in one or more MS applications will be prepared to seek the Microsoft Office Specialist certification (a globally recognized standard for demonstrating desktop skills with the Microsoft Office software suite.)
Employees can find more information and workshop schedules on DORI at www.duq.edu/dori

  • University Enterprise Information Systems

Employees required to use any of the University's information systems receive training that equips them with the skills they need to be successful. These systems are used to track and report management and business operations, finances, student and employee data and donations to the University, among others tasks.

Other Training Resources

Faculty receive training and development from several other Duquesne departments. Some programs are also applicable for staff.