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.

Spring 2019 offerings

Spring 2019 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Courses
  • Learned Optimism: Understanding Your Explanatory Style, April 15
  • Turning Negative Emotions into Positive Outcomes, June 10
Fee-Exempt Webinars
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques, April 2
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, April 4
  • Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, April 9
  • Microsoft Word Techniques, April 11
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, April 17
  • Mindfulness @ Work, April 25
  • Google Docs & Drive—Beginner, May 9
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, May 14
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, May 16
  • Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, May 23
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques, June 5
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, June 19
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, June 20
  • Mindfulness @ Work, June 27
Reduced Fee Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Writing Minutes and Meeting Notes, April 15
  • Negotiating Effectively, May 21
Reduced Fee Webinars ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Accomplishing More With Less, May 1, 8, & 15
  • Accomplishing More With Less for Managers, April 2, 9, & 16
  • Microsoft Excel Macros, May 30

Winter 2019 offerings

Winter 2019 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Courses
  • Strategic Planning Tools, Wednesday, January 16
  • Increasing Your Influence, Wednesday, March 6
Fee-Exempt Webinars
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, Thursday, January 17
  • Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, Thursday, January 17
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, Thursday, January 24
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques, Tuesday, January 29
  • Microsoft Word Techniques, Thursday Jan 31
  • Mindfulness @ Work, Tuesday, February 5
  • Google Docs & Drive—Beginner, Wednesday, Feb 6
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, Wednesday, Feb 13
  • Managing and Organizing Your E-mail Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, Tuesday, February 26
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, Wednesday, Feb 27
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, Tuesday, March 19
Reduced Fee Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Time Management, Wednesday, January 9
  • Acing the Marshmallow Test, Monday, March 11
Reduced Fee Webinars ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Accomplishing More With Less, Tuesdays, January 15, 22, & 29
  • Accomplishing More With Less for Managers, Thursdays, February 7, 14, & 21
  • Accomplishing More With Less, Tuesdays, March 5, 12, & 19
  • Microsoft Access Techniques—Intermediate, Tuesday, March 12

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.