Highlighted Courses

UO Professional Development serves as a resource for individuals and departments to build learning strategies to thrive in an organizational culture of innovation and change.  Creativity and innovation are valued at the University of Oregon, and serve to open doors not yet discovered.

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

So, take a look at the professional development opportunities happening at the University of Oregon during the coming months to prepare yourself, or enhance your skills, to be one of those innovators.


Highlighted Course

(PHNB stands for PeaceHealth North Building)

  • Beginning Leave Laws in Oregon (BOLI)
    Course fee: $185.00*
    May 2, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., PHNB, Room 478
    *One complimentary seat will be awarded for this course.  To request a complimentary seat, email hrodt@uoregon.edu.  Be sure to include the name of the person you are nominating in your email.  You will be notified of your status by email.

Upcoming Courses

For questions about upcoming Professional Development courses, email hrodt@uoregon.edu


Skillport e-learning provides over 800 courses related to the desktop software being used at the UO.  If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your calendaring software, take a quick look at advanced features of this powerful tool: http://odt.uoregon.edu/elearning

  1. Log-in (upper right corner of the screen - use your Duck username and password) - You will be returned to the Professional Development e-learning page
  2. Click on the green box - this will open the Skillport e-learning resource.  When you see a light bulb that looks like a Duck head you are in the elearning resource
  3. Click on "Browse the Library"
  4. In the pop-up window click on the Desktop Skills, then watch the left column of your screen, this is where you drill into the topic
         a. Microsoft Office - the version you want to use (2010, 2013, 2016, etc.)
         b. Advanced Outlook
         c. And "Launch" the course