The University of Illinois Springfield encourages every employee to intentionally engage in professional learning and career development opportunities. Training opportunities are available from a number of departments on campus, through the University system, from third-party partners, and from external providers. These opportunities encompass a variety of media, including instructor-led courses, workshops, conferences, webinars, videos, and articles. The UIS Human Resources website provides an easy-to-use point of access to these resources, allowing employees to identify opportunities that best suit individual professional development needs.

Mandated Training

The University of Illinois is committed to ensuring a welcoming, safe, and healthy working environment for all. Our mandated training courses are designed to both support the university's compliance with institutional legal responsibilities, and to equip our staff with the knowledge to keep themselves, each other, our institution, and the greater community safe.

Log in to AbilityLMS to see if you have any mandatory training to complete.

HR Training Sessions and Resources

The UIS Office of Human Resources offers ongoing training and professional development opportunities for employees.  Recent training modules and resources can be found below:

Supervisor Development Series Resources

Resources and PowerPoint presentations from the Supervisor Development Series can be found below:

UI System Training and Professional Development Opportunities

The University of Illinois System is committed to supporting employee growth and education by providing a variety of professional development opportunities. Exploring resources for continual learning can help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in your current positions and to increase your potential for the future.  A diverse range of resources to support professional development needs are also available on the University of Illinois System Training and Development Resources website.

Academic Impressions

UIS has partnered with Academic Impressions for online professional development. Browse the great resources offered, online including virtual trainings and conferences, live webcasts, blogs, research and reports.  

UIS Department Training Resources

  • Human Resources hosts a monthly New Employee Orientation for Academic Professional and Civil Service staff.  Email to register.
  • Registrar’s Office- Records and Registration staff are available to assist faculty/staff with training needs related to the various student systems and FERPA
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs staff are available for classroom visits and workshops.
  • Office of Web Services offers Tutorials and Resources for employees.

More information about Training Opportunities at UIS can be found on Orbit.

Upcoming Events & Professional Development Opportunities

Please joins us for the April Employee Development Session: Search Committee and Search Chair Orientation. this session will be presented…
We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2024 End of Academic Year Party will be Decades! We encourage you and your…