Training and Employee Development

Human Resource Services offers several kinds of training and resources for employees. Additional topics will be added as they are developed. Please check back often to see the latest offerings available. If you have any questions, contact us at


Tuition Waivers

General Skills Development

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Microsoft Office

NIU uses the Microsoft Office Suite for desktop productivity applications. Here are some brief tutorials on the general use of these products.

Manager Skills

Partner Training

Human Resource Services partners with many others on campus to provide training opportunities the NIU community. Check out some of our partners below:

  • Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning offers comprehensive services supporting excellence and innovation in teaching, whether in person, online or in between, for everyone who teaches at NIU.
  • Inclusion in Action: a campuswide professional development series for employees at NIU encouraging the support of positive and effective working relationships.
  • Staff Professional Development Academy is a year long, cohort-style professional development and educational program open to all non-academic, full-time civil service and SPS employees.
  • STARS Faculty Academy is not a traditional grant-writing workshop; STARS positions faculty for funding through empowerment with the tools and networking needed to self-direct professional development and steer a career.
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