Other UA Training


These departments, organizations and services also offer training programs and resources for University employees in addition to those available through Human Resources Learning & Development.

College of Continuing Studies

University employees may qualify for a 30% discount on select professional development programs offered through CCS.

Office of Emergency Preparedness

The Office of Emergency Preparedness is tasked with improving the University’s readiness for potential emergencies and offers emergency preparedness awareness training and safety information.

Employee Assistance Program

The University’s Employee Assistance Program provides one-on-one confidential support and training, and articles, tips, self-assessment, and skill-building tools are available on the EAP website (username: UA).

EAP staff members are also available to conduct programs and classes on a variety of topics. To schedule a specific subject or event for your department, please contact your HR Partner.

Office of Environmental Health and Safety

EHS offers classroom and online training on a variety of topics to protect the environment and the health of University employees.

Office of Equal Opportunity Programs

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs offers resources that support the University’s efforts to foster a diverse student body and workforce.

Faculty Resource Center

The FRC provides faculty development and support for instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Tutorials and workshop information are available on their website.

Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

The focus of the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness is the health and well-being of University employees. Information about their programs and other wellness-related resources is available on their website.


MentalHealthEdu is a brief, online program designed to help raise awareness of student mental health issues.  It consists of 3 modules that feature narrated presentations, reflective interactive exercises, fact sheets on related topics (i.e. mental health and culture and the relationship between mental health and substance abuse), and a customized resource portal that is specific to UA resources.

Office, Clerical, and Technical Staff Assembly

OCTSA represents office, clerical, and technical staff employees at the University. Its Professional Development committee identifies and evaluates “services available to OCT staff through the University and elsewhere to facilitate or improve their performance, opportunity for advancement and quality of life.”

Professional Staff Assembly

The PSA is a democratically-elected voting body committed to representing the needs of professional staff at UA. Its Professional Development committee is charged with researching and creating training opportunities for professional staff. The PSA also awards the Mark G. Foster Scholarship to support UA professionals continuing their education.

Risk Management 

For specific information about the services offered by the Office of Risk Management, select the appropriate service area; for information on areas without links, please contact our office at 348-4534.

Safe Zone

The UA Safe Zone program provides a visible network of Allies for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, and ally (LGBTQA) individuals. Safe Zone trainings are three hours and include information regarding basic LGBTQ vocabulary, topics specific to bisexual and trans* identities, issues LGBTQ individuals may face, how to create a more inclusive classroom and campus environment, how to report harassment and/or discrimination, and information about LGBTQ related resources on campus.

State of Alabama Ethics Commission

The Alabama Ethics Commission offers training on the Alabama Ethics Law to public officials and public employees. The Alabama Ethics Training Video can be accessed on the Commission website.

Women and Gender Resource Center

WRC staff are available for training on a variety of topics; the Center also maintains a Speaker’s Bureau comprised of professionals who have training or expertise on various topics related to women. The Center’s Frances S. Summersell Library has a growing collection of books, videos, audio-tapes, magazines, journals and resource files.

Faculty, staff and graduate students also have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking through the WRC’s Harbor training sessions.