Professional Development

SF State values learning and growth both professionally and personally. HR offers programs, workshops, and online learning resources available to you at no cost.

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Learning Opportunities

Employees have the option to engage in professional and personal development opportunities by signing up for one of the SF State workshops for staff and managers. Individual opportunities are available year-round with topics ranging from career pathing and self-development to leadership development and work/life integration.

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Learning and Development Services

Find opportunities and resources to learn, discover, and chart your career at SF State University. We offer in-person programs, workshops, and online learning resources available to you at no cost.

Examples of these resources include but not limited to:

Online Learning

Expand your knowledge through a variety of self-directed, just-in-time learning, tools, and resources. Complete individual courses that help you build or improve your skills.

CSU Learn

CSU Learn is a learning management system (LMS) provided by Skillsoft/SumTotal. The LMS allows the CSU to assign, track, and leverage content ranging from mandatory professional development to compliance.

CSU Learn has replaced Skill-port as our new Learning and Development portal. Now at your fingertips are more than 75,000 online courses, books, videos, and live activities. In this platform, you can complete the required/compliance courses assigned by your supervisor.


Additional Resource(s)

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Online courses for faculty (current and emeriti), staff, and student employees. For free access to LinkedIn Learning courses, log in to LinkedIn Learning (CSU) with your SF State email address. LinkedIn Learning courses may then be perused by categories, skill level, software, etc.