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 2019 offerings

Autumn 2019 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Courses
  • Managing Stress, Thursday, October 3
  • Advancing Your Facilitation and Presentation Techniques, Wednesday & Thursday, October 30 & 31
Fee-Exempt Webinars
  • Mindfulness @Work (Sec A), Thursday, October 3
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables (Sec A), Thursday, October 10
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques (Sec A), Tuesday, October 15
  • Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox—Microsoft Outlook (Sec A), Tuesday, October 22
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques, Thursday, October 24
  • Microsoft Word Techniques, Tuesday, November 5
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables (Sec B), Wednesday, November 6
  • Google Docs & Drive—Beginner, Thursday, November 7
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques (Sec B), Tuesday, November 12
  • Mindfulness @Work (Sec B), Tuesday, December 3
  • Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox—Microsoft Outlook (Sec B), Thursday, December 5
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques (Sec C), Tuesday, December 10
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables (Sec C), Thursday, December 12
Reduced Fee Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • The Likeability Factor, Tuesday, December 3
  • Writing Minutes and Meeting Notes, Tuesday, December 10
  • Negotiating Effectively, Wednesday, December 18
Reduced Fee Webinars ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Accomplishing More With Less (Sec A), Tuesday, October 1, 8 & 15
  • Accomplishing More With Less (Sec B), Thursday, November 14, 21 & Dec 5
  • Accomplishing More With Less for Managers, Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17

Summer 2019 offerings

Summer 2019 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Courses
  • Increasing Your Influence, Thursday, September 5
  • Thinking on Your Feet, Monday, September 9
Fee-Exempt Webinars
  • Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, Tuesday, July 9
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, Wednesday, July 17
  • Microsoft Word Techniques, Tuesday, July 23
  • Google Docs & Drive—Beginner, Thursday, August 1
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, Thursday, August 8
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, Tuesday, Aug 13
  • Mindfulness @ Work, Thursday, Aug 15
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Techniques, Tuesday, August 27
  • Microsoft Excel Techniques, Tuesday, September 17
  • Managing and Organizing Your Email Inbox—Microsoft Outlook, Thursday, September 12
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, Wednesday, September 25
Reduced Fee Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Navigating Change in a Complex World, Thursday, August 22
  • Discovering Your Dependable Strengths, Wednesdays, August 28 & September 4
Reduced Fee Webinars ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Accomplishing More With Less for Managers, Tuesdays, July 9, 16, & 23
  • Accomplishing More With Less, Thursdays, July 18, 25, & Aug 1
  • Accomplishing More With Less, Tuesdays, August 22, 29, & Sept 5

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.