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.

Winter 2021 offerings

Winter 2021 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Live Online Courses
  • Strategic Planning Tools, Wednesday, January 27
  • Time Management, Tuesday, February 16
  • Customer Service Excellence, Wednesday, February 17
Fee-Exempt Self-Paced Online Classes
  • Captivate Your Audience – Fundamentals of Content Writing
  • Goal Setting for Success
  • Employee Experience Accelerator
Fee-Reduced Live Online Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Presentation Excellence, Tuesdays, February 2 & 9
  • People From Pluto: Effective Communication Strategies, Thursday, February 4,
Reduced Fee Hybrid Classes ($25 live online and self-paced online; attach check to registration form)
  • The Not-So-Simple Sentence–Revisiting Punctuation and Grammar, Wednesdays, March 3 & 10
  • Increasing Your Influence, Tuesday, March 9
  • Conflict Management, Wednesday, March 24
Reduced Fee Self-Paced Online Classes ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Exploration of Race in the Workplace: A Guide for Self-Study

Autumn 2020 offerings

Autumn 2020 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Live Online Courses
  • Advancing Your Facilitation and Presentation Techniques, Thursday & Tuesday, November 5 & 10
  • Continuous Improvement Through Kaizen, Tuesday, November 10
  • Managing Stress, Tuesday, November 17
  • Peer Coaching, Wednesday, Dec 16
Fee-Exempt Self-Paced Online Courses
  • Captivate Your Audience – Fundamentals of Content Writing
  • Conflict Management
  • Goal Setting for Success
  • The Not-So-Simple Sentence – Revisiting Punctuation and Grammar
Fee-Reduced Live Online Courses
  • Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Outcomes, Tuesday, October 20
  • Writing Minutes and Meeting Notes, Tuesday, November 3
  • Negotiating Effectively, Thursday, Nov 12
Fee-Reduced Hybrid Courses (combination of live online and self-paced learning)
  • Mindfulness and Leadership,  Mondays, December 7 & 14
Fee-Reduced Self-Paced Online Courses
  • Spheres of Power and Influence

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.