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Professional Development

West Virginia University Extension Service (WVUES) is committed to creating a learning community among groups and individuals throughout the state, as well as within the organization. The ability of WVUES to serve the people of West Virginia depends on the knowledge and skills of employees.

It is the policy of WVUES to support employees in developing and implementing individual plans for professional development. WVUES expects all employees (faculty and staff) to take the initiative in maintaining and continually reassessing skills and knowledge required for their assigned work. Although WVUES does not control the evaluation policies for county employees, it is expected that Extension employees follow the principles of this policy in supervising county employees.

Learn more about Professional Development Tuition Waivers. Please note: IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EMPLOYEE/STUDENT TO CHECK ON THEIR COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT DEADLINE.

Training Opportunities

The opportunities to improve your skill sets are limited only by your initiative and imagination! We offer customized training programs to suit the needs of our centers and units. There are a variety of training sessions offered via WVU, the Extension Service, USDA, or external companies, such as the following:

EHR Customized Training PowerPoint Presentations
  • Classified Staff Severance Plan
  • Federal Benefits Review
  • Leave and Worker Compensation
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques
  • Search and Selection from Start to Satisfaction
  • Years of Service
Internal WVU Training
WVU Extension Service
  • WVU Extension Professional Development Sessions
External Training