FAQs

Development & Training

How can I register for a training course?

You can register online at training.umd.edu, which is a registration and tracking system. This system allows you to view, register, wait list or cancel training, and even see your course history. It saves and uses a profile history you create the first time you log on, making future registrations a snap! The security and privacy of all transactions are ensured through the use of your University Directory ID and password.

What is PRD training, and how often is it offered?

This seminar is for employees and managers/supervisors who need to learn about the University of Maryland Performance Review and Development process. The class will focus on the basics of the PRD process as well as how to develop clear and effective performance expectations. Participants will be given the opportunity to develop and discuss performance expectations that focus on their specific position and support university, unit and department goals. PRD training is offered monthly, check the UHR Calendar at training.umd.edu for availability.

Where can I find PRD information and downloadable forms?

Updated PRD information such as the current cycle and PRD policies can be found at :  PRD

What is lynda.com and how do I access it?

All staff, faculty, and students have access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest businesssoftware, and creative skills through high-quality instructional videos.  Topics include project management, public speaking, leadership, facilitation, and thousands more.

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Does Employee Training & Development offer customized training?

Yes, we do. In addition to our normal course offerings, we also provide other staff development services for campus employees. Please contact us at UHRConnect@umd.edu with questions regarding this process.

Where can I send information if I have feedback on courses, suggestions for future classes, etc?

We would love to hear your opinions or any ideas you may have! Please e-mail us at UHRConnect@umd.edu or the Contact UHR tab at the bottom of this screen. Your feedback is very helpful! Thank you!

Current Learning Opportunities

A complete listing of current learning opportunities can be found at training.umd.edu. On this site you can review not only programs offered through our department [University Human Resources (UHR)] but also programs offered through the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and the Office of Research Administration and Advancement (ORAA).

Sexual Misconduct

The University of Maryland is committed to a working and learning environment free from sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence/abuse, sexual exploitation and sexual intimidation (including, but not limited to stalking and cyber-stalking). Sexual misconduct will not be tolerated. It corrupts the integrity of the educational process and work environment, and violates the core mission and values of the University. 

Creating an environment free of sexual misconduct is the responsibility of all members of the University community. The University is committed to fostering a campus climate that is free from sexual misconduct through education and prevention programs, and procedures that promote prompt reporting and the timely, fair and impartial investigation and resolution of sexual misconduct cases. If reported and confirmed, the University will take all appropriate steps to eliminate sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects.

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Customized Training

Employee Training & Development is committed to providing training and development resources that can assist departments in meeting their mission and purpose objectives. Customized training can be designed, facilitated and evaluated by sending a request to traindev@umd.edu.

Eligibility

All University of Maryland faculty and staff are eligible to attend our programs on a first come, first served basis. Participants from outside the university are also invited to attend our programs on a “space-available” basis.

Instructors

Our seminars are taught by seasoned professionals. They are leading consultants, academicians and practitioners who will speak from years of experience and convey real-world solutions to the challenges you face. You will come away from our seminars informed, educated and inspired to reach your personal and professional goals.

Registration

Registration is quick and easy. You can find your course and register online at training.umd.edu, which is a registration and tracking system. This system allows you to view, register, waitlist or cancel training, and even see your course history. It saves and uses a profile history you create the first time you log on, making future registrations a snap! The security and privacy of all transactions are ensured through the use of your University Directory ID and password.

Confirmation

You will receive an automatic confirmation notice via email when you register on training.umd.edu. You will also receive a reminder notification at least five days prior to the seminar date. If you would like to view all of the seminars you are registered for, log on to training.umd.edu and your schedule will pop up.

Cancellation Policy

Participant Cancellation
To cancel out of a seminar you are registered for, simply log on to training.umd.eduand select “Drop a Course.” We require that you cancel out of a seminar no less than three working days prior to the class date. Failure to do so will result in your department being charged the full seminar fee. If you register for a non-fee based program but fail to attend or cancel less than three working days prior to the class date, your department will be charged a $15 administrative fee.

Seminar Cancellation
University Human Resources reserves the right to cancel a seminar due to insufficient enrollment. Such decisions will be made at least one week before the scheduled seminar date. Registrants will be notified via email.

Payment of Program Fees

As soon as you register for a program, submit an authorized Internal Service Request Form (ISR) payable to University Human Resources in the amount of the program fee to: Employee Training and Development, University Human Resources, 1101 Chesapeake Building.

Payment can also be made via personal checks payable to University Human Resources. Send checks to Employee Training and Development, University Human Resources, 1101 Chesapeake Building, College Park, MD 20742. Payment must be made on or before the day a course begins.

Location of Seminars

Seminar locations are listed for each program on training.umd.edu. Most of our seminars take place in the training room in 1101U Chesapeake Building.

Parking

With a valid campus permit, parking for seminars held in 1101U Chesapeake Building is conveniently located next to the building. If you have a UMCP Faculty/Staff Parking Permit, you can park in the P1 lot (the upper lot adjacent to the Chesapeake Building accessible from Regents Drive) or the P2 lot (the small lot directly behind the Chesapeake Building accessible from Paint Branch Drive). Be sure to display your parking permit. If you have a UMCP All Campus Parking Permit, you can park in the P* lot (the lot adjacent to the Chesapeake Building accessible from Regents Drive). Be sure to display your parking permit. If you do not have a UMCP Parking Permit, you can park at a meter in the P2 lot.

Special Accommodations

If you need special accommodations to attend a seminar, contact us at 301.405.5651 at least three weeks prior to the seminar date.

Tracking Your Training

To see your current training transcript, log on to training.umd.edu and click on “show past courses.”

Contact Us

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact us via phone (301.405.5651) or email (UHRConnect@umd.edu). We will be happy to assist you.