Professional & Organizational Development

Layoff training

If you are a UW employee separated through layoff and in active layoff status, you are eligible to take a select number of courses and workshops at a fee-exempt or fee-reduced rate.

To be eligible you must have already received your official Layoff Notification Letter and be considered by the UW as in active layoff status. You must attach a copy of this official Layoff Notification Letter to your layoff registration form. Ask your HR representative if you have any questions about your layoff status.

If you meet these criteria, you need to complete the registration steps listed below. You will be registered on a space-available basis.

How to register

  • Print and fill out the registration form .
  • Attach a copy of your official Layoff Notification Letter to the registration form (REQUIRED).
  • Attach personal CHECK for payment (unless course is fee-exempt).
  • Complete form and mail to Professional & Organizational Development.

Autumn 2017 offerings

Autumn 2017 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Courses
  • Turning Negative Emotions Into Positive Outcomes, Q0060, October 26
  • The Trust Advantage, Q0430, November 29
Fee-Exempt Webinars
  • Google Docs & Drive, QW025, October 18
  • Microsoft Word Techniques, QW008, October 18
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques, QW007, October 24
  • Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox — Microsoft Outlook, QW005, November 2
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, QW004, November 9
  • Mindfulness @ Work, QW033, November 9
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel PivotTables, QW014, November 28
  • Mindfulness @ Work, QW033, December 6
Reduced Fee Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Negotiating Effectively, Q1580, November 7
  • Process Improvement Tools, Q1170, November 16
Reduced Fee Webinars ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Accomplishing More With Less, QW001, October 26, November 2 & 9
  • Accomplishing More With Less for Managers, QW030, November 29, December 6 & 13
  • Microsoft Excel Macros, QW015, November 30

NOTE: UW employees separated through layoff and in active layoff status are eligible to register for all Professional & Organizational Development catalog courses, but will pay the regular UW fees for those not appearing on this page.

Summer 2017 offerings

Summer 2017 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Courses
  • Rapid Process Improvement, Q1180, September 6
  • People From Pluto: Effective Communication Strategies, Q1590, September 18
Fee-Exempt Webinars
  • Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, QW005, July 26
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, QW004, July 27
  • Mindfulness @ Work, QW033, August 10
  • Advanced Microsoft PivotTables, QW014, August 15
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, QW004, September 13
  • Mindfulness @ Work, QW033, September 14
  • Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, QW005, September 19
Reduced Fee Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Discovering Your Dependable Strengths, Q0910, August 4 & 11
  • Navigating Change in a Complex World, Q1390, September 11
Reduced Fee Webinars ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Accomplishing More With Less, QW001, July 13, 20, & 27
  • Accomplishing More With Less, QW001, August 30, September 6, & 13
  • Microsoft Access Techniques—Beginner, QW022, September 13