Personal Development & Training

SPU has contracted with an online Learning Managment system called Percipio that houses required trainings for employees as well as other personal development programs.

To access Percipio for the first time:

NOTE: It is best to access Percipio using Chrome or Edge, and make sure to allow popups.


Log in using your SPU username and password. If you are already logged into another SPU computer resources (i.e. Banner, Canvas, etc.) you may be automatically be taken to the Percipio site.

If you have any questions about Percipio or run into any problems, please contact Human Resources at (206) 281-2809. 

Professional Development Workshops

The SPU I-O Psychology Program, Human Resources, Staff Council, and the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development are excited to offer a new training opportunity for all SPU staff and faculty: the SPU Professional Development Series - monthly workshops offering insights, tools, and strategies to develop yourself and others. These workshops are organized by HR and Dr. Paul Yost, Associate Professor in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program here at SPU.

How to Register:

We hope the Professional Development Series makes a return in 2022 as we are able to schedule larger group meetings in person. Instructions will be updated as available. In the meantime, Percipio has a robust training library that is accessible for all employees. 

Professional Development Workshops

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  1. Bringing Out the Best in Yourself and Other
  2. Teams that Work (and Those that Don't) 
  3. Time Management: First Things First 
  4. Project Management: Scaffolding to Success 
  5. Getting Things Done When You're Not in Charge 
  6. Diversity: Better Together
  7. Conflict Management: The Power of Fierce Conversations 
  8. Your Calling & Your Career: Developing Yourself in a World of Constant Change 
  9. Diversity 101: Required for new staff, offered quarterly