Training & Professional Development

Evergreen offers training opportunities to employees and supervisors. Tuition and fee waivers let you attend classes through the school.

Training

We provide training on topics like Family Medical Leave Act, workers' compensation, and performance evaluations. Training offered by Evergreen Human Resources is available free of charge to employees. Talk to your supervisor, then email us to register for any currently available opportunities.

We also arrange for all required training. You will be contacted by email if you are required to attend a specific training session.

On-campus training

  • All employees have free access to Lynda.com, where you can improve your skills on a variety of professional and technical topics. Log in to my.evergreen.edu and follow the Lynda.com link from there.
  • Required Training must be attended every three years by all staff and faculty.  You will be contacted via email when it is time to attend.
  • Computing and Communications offers training on topics like Excel and Outlook.
  • Facilities Services arranges CPR/First Aid training several times each year.
  • See the Wellness page for Wellness-related activities on campus.

Off-campus training

Work with your supervisor before you sign up for any off-campus training. Your work unit is responsible for funding off-campus training opportunities. If you have to travel to a training, see the Travel policy for reimbursement. If you have questions about time tracking for travel, contact Human Resource Services.

Training for state employees is offered through the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and the Office of Financial Management (OFM). Look through their catalogs to see if any of their offerings apply to you, then follow these steps to register:

  1. Pick a class and discuss with your supervisor.
  2. When you have approval for a specific training, have your supervisor email us the specifics.
  3. Work with the person in your area who handles purchase orders. Once it's been paid for, have them give the PO number to us.
  4. HRS will make sure you're signed up.
Evergreen Staffer Elaine in Architectural Design Studio

Staffer Elaine, in the summer program Architectural Design Studio, takes advantage of the tuition and fee waivers available.

Tuition & Fee Waivers

Permanent employees working at least half-time are eligible for the Tuition and Fee Waivers Program and the Tuition Discount Program.

  • Register for up to 8 credits for $30 per quarter.
  • If you are an admitted student, receive a 50% discount on tuition for 9-20 credits.

Human Resource Services will determine eligibility to participate in these programs on or after the first day of the academic quarter. Find full program details on the Tuition Waiver/Discount form (PDF).

If you're going to be doing class activities during work hours, you'll need to be in permanent status as of the first day of the quarter and you must have your supervisors permission. Depending on your job's collective bargaining agreement, you may be able to get up to lesser of ten percent (10%) or four hours per week of release time to attend classes, scheduled programs, or conferences with faculty that are not available at other times.