Training and Employee Development

Human Resource Services offers a variety of trainings and resources for employees. Additional topics will be added to the list below as they are developed. Please check back often to see the latest offerings available and for any questions contact us at


Tuition Waivers

General Skills Development

Digital Signatures


Microsoft Office

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

Tools and Resources

Survey Tool

  • Qualtrics - hosted by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT)

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.
  • Employee Assistance Program and Training Center offers a wide variety of training and coaching sessions which focus on areas of self improvement, professional development and work-related topics. Regularly scheduled programs for staff and faculty, a Supervisor Training Program, brief lunch hour sessions and customized departmental training requests are also available.
  • Leading Employees to Success (L.E.T.S.) New Employee Program: a comprehensive onboarding program designed to assist new employees and their supervisors through their first year at NIU.
  • 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.

Contact Us

Human Resource Services
Human Resources/Document Services Building
1515 West Lincoln Highway
P: 815-753-6000
F: 815-753-2335

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