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System-Wide Programs

Know Your U Program

The Know Your U program offers eligible full- and part-time academic professional and civil service employees time during a normal workday to participate in approved activities that foster a better understanding of and connection to the U of I System.

See the Know Your U page for more information.

Professional Staff Leadership Academy (PSLA)

The Professional Staff Leadership Academy (formerly the Academic Professional Leadership Program) utilizes superior leadership principles and applications to develop key academic professionals.  Through relationships built across the University of Illinois System, the program uses the knowledge of University staff, executives, academic theory and practical applications to foster an environment where leaders can emerge.

See the PSLA page for more information.

LinkedIn Learning

Online video tutorials on leading software topics including Adobe products, Apple products, Microsoft products, video editing, audio editing, operating systems and much more are available to all University of Illinois System employees. Courses are broken down into short, manageable segments (5 to 15 minutes each) to accommodate busy schedules. You can always come back in at a later date to pick up where you left off. These video tutorials are presented by industry experts and available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning.

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University of Illinois System Training and Development Resources

Find guides, courses, and job aids for university processes and systems to grow, adapt to change, and reach excellence in supporting the University of Illinois System's mission.

See the Training and Development Resources page for more information.

University-Specific Programs

Programs for System Office Employees

System Offices Professional Development Guidelines

The purpose of these guidelines is to provide general parameters for system office units when developing employee and unit professional development plans, including budget allocations.

See the System Offices Professional Development Guidelines page for more information.

System Offices Educational Funding Program

The System Offices are committed to providing the resources and opportunities for employees to broaden their knowledge and skills, to keep current with changes in their profession, to network with other professionals, to foster employee engagement and satisfaction, and to increase their potential for assuming greater responsibility.

See the System Offices Educational Funding Program page for more information.

Distinguished Employee Leadership and Team Award (DELTA)

The Distinguished Employee Leadership and Team Award (DELTA) annually recognizes System Office employees and teams for their exceptional accomplishments, service and dedication to the University. Since the 2008 inauguration of DELTA, 229 System Office employees have been recognized as DELTA award recipients.

See the DELTA page for more information.

System Office Wellness

Find events and resources at each university, and participate in wellness programs designed to include System Office employees at various locations.

See the System Office Wellness page for more information.