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 2021 offerings

Autumn 2021 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

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

Summer 2021 offerings

Summer 2021 Layoff Registration Form (PDF)

Fee-Exempt Live Online Courses
  • Presentation Excellence
  • Effective Communication Strategies
Fee-Exempt Self-Paced Online Classes
  • The Not-So-Simple Sentence–Revisiting Punctuation and Grammar
  • Goal Setting for Success
  • Captivate Your Audience
Fee-Reduced Live Online Courses ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Working Across Generations
  • Rapid Process Improvement
Reduced Fee Self-Paced Online Classes ($25; attach check to registration form)
  • Conflict Management
  • 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.