Professional & Organizational Development

Courses and workshops

Maximizing learning

Employees who are lifelong learners can benefit the entire organization by sharing skills and knowledge and by contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.

How to take a POD course

We offer a variety of classes 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

Sign up for a self-paced online course.

Grants Management for Investigators

Principal investigators with certain active grants must attend a Grant Management for Investigators(GMI) workshop. View workshop dates, access registration, and learn about the attendance requirements and curriculum.

Welcome Day employee orientation

New employees with home departments on the Seattle campus are required to attend this in-person orientation that also explores the UW Employee Benefits package and the importance of creating and maintaining an inclusive learning and work environment. Register for an upcoming workshop and explore other orientation activities and resources.

POD Scholarships

You or a staff member may be eligible for a scholarship that covers the full cost of one POD class.

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.