Professional Development

To support and enhance employee success, Minnesota State offers many leadership, faculty, and staff professional development opportunities at both the campus and system level.


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There are many opportunities available to Minnesota State employees to enhance their job skills and develop their careers. New employees are provided with information to help them:

  • Understand their role and responsibilities as a state employee;
  • Perform their role safely; and
  • Be a part of the community at their campus and across the system.

Ongoing opportunities include:

  • Tuition waiver
  • Systemwide conferences and professional development days relating to professional fields
  • Job skills training, technical systems, and diversity and inclusion

NED themesNetwork for Educational Development (NED)

We are committed to the success of our employees. The NED was established to provide educational development opportunities that are designed by Minnesota State faculty and staff for Minnesota State faculty and staff. These opportunities help build awareness, develop knowledge, skills, and abilities, and provide space for reflecting and revising.

The NED offers:

  • Educational development opportunities (webinars, short courses, long courses, faculty learning communities) that are hosted on the NED Events Calendar.Themes include: 

    • Accessibility (Creating Accessible Course Documents, Finding Accessible Materials, etc.)
    • Academic Equity (Equity 101, Equity and Technology, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, etc.)
    • Academic Technologies (D2L Brightspace, Kaltura MediaSpace, Zoom)
    • Foundations (Assessment, Course Design, Course Delivery, etc.)
    • Open Educational Resources (OEN Webinars, OER Learning Circles, etc.)
    • Teaching and learning competency courses (required for newly hired faculty)
    • Special Topics, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and More!

View the NED Catalog to learn more.

  • A repository of educational development resources
  • A space to start and join conversations about teaching, learning, and student success

This section is for nonemployees and newly hired employees who don't have access to HR Connect and ELM.  Employees should enroll in these courses through ELM. 

The Talent Management unit within the Human Resources division provides leadership and support to Minnesota State in attracting, retaining, and developing employees to meet current and future educational needs.

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