Professional Development

Current Offerings

Please Note: All courses require advance registration. If you would like to participate in a session from an Extended Campus site outside of Flagstaff, please e-mail training@nau.edu for your options.

If you will need an accommodation to participate in training, please email us at training@nau.edu or call 928-523-6599 or fax us at 928-523-7486.

The classified staff and service professional appraisal period ends on June 30, 2014. During June and July the following should be happening:

  • Supervisors should be establishing due dates for employees to turn in self appraisals and should be planning to write final appraisals.
  • Employees should be preparing to write their self-appraisal and turn in to their supervisors.
  • Both employees and supervisors should be thinking about appraisal goals for the new 2014-2015 appraisal year.

The sooner after June 30 that supervisors write and deliver the final appraisal, the more effective it is as a performance management tool. However, in order to be sensitive to the work flow and timelines of many different departments at NAU, the final due date for supervisor appraisals to be turned in to Human Resources is Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Training may help employees and supervisors with the appraisal process

  • Writing and Delivering the Final Appraisal offers supervisors some guidance on writing the final appraisal for the 2013-2014 year and meeting with the employee about it.
    • Tuesday, July 22nd 8am-10am HLC room 2405


Visit the Performance Management web page for other resources including:

  • self-appraisal guides
  • supervisor's guide to unique situations
  • sample forms and templates

Register for Training

NAU offers a site-wide license to Lynda.com, a video tutorial site that offers training on a wide range of subjects from Adobe products to Microsoft Office.