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 2023 offerings

Winter 2023 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Live Online Courses
  • Introduction to State and Local Taxation
  • Discovering Your Dependable Strengths
Fee-Exempt Hybrid Classes
  • The Not-So-Simple Sentence–Revisiting Punctuation and Grammar
Fee-Exempt Self-Paced Online Classes
  • Captivate Your Audience Audience – Fundamentals of Content Writing
  • Goal Setting for Success
Fee-Reduced Live Online Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Presentation Excellence
Fee-Reduced Hybrid Online Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Increasing Your Influence
Fee-Reduced Mixed format Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Conflict Management
Fee-Reduced Self-paced Online Classes ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Exploration of Race in the Workplace

Autumn 2022 offerings

Autumn 2022 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Live Online Courses
  • Managing Stress
  • Advancing Your Facilitation and Presentation Techniques
Fee-Exempt Self-Paced Online Courses
  • Captivate Your Audience – Fundamentals of Content Writing
  • Goal Setting for Success
Fee-Reduced Live Online Courses
  • How to Give and Receive Feedback
  • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
Fee-Reduced Self-Paced Online Courses
  • Conflict Management
  • The Not-So-Simple Sentence – Revisiting Punctuation and Grammar
  • 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.