University of Illinois System

SHRS Training Programs

System Human Resource Services offers a variety of training programs for a comprehensive learning experience. Employees can complete all courses offered in a track of study, or choose sessions individually to suit their professional and personal goals in these areas.

Sessions are free and offered virtually at this time. Registration is required. Course schedules and registration can be found under each course description below.

Search Committee Training

This short training video for System Offices search committee members aims to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, compliance, and best practices in our search process. This training is required for anyone that serves on a System Office search committee. You do not need to view the training each time you are on a search committee, but will be expected to take a refresher every two years. After viewing the training video, hiring managers and search committee members should:

  • have a deeper understanding of the System Offices’ search process; and,
  • learn tips and strategies to find the best candidates; and,
  • understand their role as a search committee member; and,
  • identify ways to avoid biases; and,
  • implement best practices for interviewing; and,
  • become aware of federal and state laws that impact recruiting and selection.

Take the System Offices Search Committee Training.

Training for Managers 

Through a variety of interactive sessions, managers will better understand system office policies and procedures; learn the necessary skills to keep employees motivated and engaged; develop techniques to promote teamwork; and develop more effective relationships with the people they manage.

View the Training for Managers page for more information.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) 

 As part of our pledge to proactively cultivate and sustain an environment that encourages a safe and robust exchange of viewpoints, these sessions support our commitment of developing and nurturing talent and achievement by supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in our education, services, and administration.

View the DEI&B Certificate Program page for more information.

Employee Wellbeing and Self-discovery

Are you stressed and overwhelmed? Has COVID had an impact on your physical and emotional well-being? These sessions are designed to help you better cope with stress and promote happiness in your life.

Virtual Courses

Resilience & Thriving: The Secret Power of Stress
Our ability to deal with stress helps us to learn and grow from stress and even transform stress into something that helps us prosper and thrive. Strengthening the ways we cope with stress expands our capacity to have greater health, happiness and success in life. Learn how to identify the effects of stress, signs of not coping well, your personal coping style and how to recognize and choose healthy alternatives in order to thrive from stress. If you are interested in registering for this training, please contact Jackie Billhymer at 217-333-2538 or

Values and the Role They Have in Your Life

Values are fundamental beliefs that guide or motivate actions and decisions. When you live by your values, life is usually good and you feel content. When you don’t follow your values, or maybe you’re not sure what your values are, life can feel out of whack and lead to unhappiness. Through a series of exercises, you will learn how to identify your core values and the importance of the role they play in your life. If you are interested in registering for this training, please contact Joy Brownridge at 217-300-1562 or