Professional & Organizational Development

Courses and workshops

How to take a POD course

We offer a variety of classes, webinars, and events each quarter. Registering is easy, but for those new to POD, this overview covers every step, from finding to attending a class.


Explore competencies that are essential for success in specific roles at the UW, and discover classes that will help you build familiarity with this quarter’s featured competency.

Online learning (webinars)

Access short training sessions on a variety of technology- and productivity-oriented topics from your desk or any location with Internet access.

Faculty Grants Management

Principal investigators with certain active grants must attend an FGM workshop. View workshop dates, access registration, and learn about the attendance requirements and curriculum.

New Employee Orientation

New employees with home departments on the Seattle campus are strongly encouraged to attend an in-person orientation. Register for an upcoming workshop and explore other orientation activities and resources.

Meet our instructors

Learn about the background and skills of the UW subject-matter experts, internal consultants, and external training professionals who teach our classes.

Layoff training

UW employees in active layoff status are eligible to take select POD courses at a fee-exempt or fee-reduced rate.