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 Record of Absence form is getting an upgrade! Check out the video:  Automated ROA

The name of the form has changed to Request of Absence and will now be paperless! On September 2nd, the Request of Absence form will be available in LOUIE.  We will be offering training classes for Supervisors, Time and Leave Managers and employees to learn the new process of submitting, approving and viewing the form.  

Beginning the week of August 18th we are hosting in-person classes specifically for Supervisors and Time and Leave Managers. You DO need to register for these classes by clicking the link below.

Time and Leave Reporters-

  • Wednesday, September 3rd 10am-12pm HLC rm 2407 

Supervisors-

  • Friday, August 29th 9am-11am HLC rm 2405
  • Tuesday, September 2nd 2pm-4pm HLC rm 2405 
  • Monday, September 8th 2pm-3:30pm HLC rm 2405
  • Wednesday, September 17th 9am-10:30am HLC rm 2405
Once the form goes live on September 2nd, we will offer open-labs for all employees and supervisors to help answer questions and provide assistance. You DO NOT need to register for the open-labs, these are all walk-in for those who have questions.

North Campus (Building 54 Room 106)

  • Tuesday, September 2nd11:00-12:00pm
  • Thursday, September 4th 2:00-3:00p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 10th 1:00-2:00p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 16th 9:30-10:30a.m.

South Campus (Building 61 room 141)

  • Wednesday, September 3rd 8:30-9:30a.m.
  • Monday, September 8th 9:30-10:30a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 17th 2:00-3:00p.m.


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.
    • Wednesday, September 10th  9am-11am 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.