Department ofHuman Resources

Training and Development


Personnel Manual

Pacific Lutheran University strives to maintain a stable, competent work force which is well-informed in all employment matters and to provide employees with full opportunities for growth, expression of ideas, work satisfaction and recognition for their contributions. The Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual will assist you in understanding the institution and your employment rights and responsibilities.

Development Day

A wide variety of personal and professional development workshops are offered for faculty, staff, and administrators on this day.  Typically, Development Day is held in late January or early February.

Archbright (formerly WA Employers)

A broad assortment of learning programs are offered by WA Employers for a reasonable cost on an ongoing basis.  Courses range from offerings for all employees (First Aid/CPR, Time Management, Computer Skills, etc.), to those intended for supervisors (Supervisory Skills, Holding People Accountable, etc.). For more information, please visit Archbright.


I&TS offers a variety of instructional technology workshops in addition to tailored group instruction, and online tutorials.  Trainings are offered throughout the year and by request. 

Global Opportunities

There are a variety of international faculty development and staff/administrator leadership opportunities available through the Wang Center for Global Education. Research grants and short-term off-campus course leader and program assistant positions are just a few of the global experiences available. Learn more here.