Professional Development

Certificate Programs

We offer several certificate programs that provide on-the-go learning when you need it.  Each program consists of several courses that may be accessed through LinkedIn Learning for free with your USF NetID.  Upon completing all specified courses listed for that program, the participant emails the LinkedIn Learning completion certificates to training@usf.edu.  Your GEMS training record will then be updated to indicate that you have completed the full series.  See each program description for the lists of courses and more detailed instructions. 

Effective Communication Series


Effective communication is a skill that can be learned, practiced and continuously improved.   The courses in this series provide a mix of resources to help the participant deliver the intended message, give and respond to feedback, persuade others and communicate under different circumstances.  Click here to learn more about this certificate program.

Employee Motivation SERIES


This series contains two tracks from which to choose: 

1)  The track for supervisors focuses on what those in leadership positions can do to motivate and engage their employees. Click here to learn more about this certificate program.

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2)  The track for employees focuses on self-introspection and self-motivation in the work place. Click here to learn more about this certificate program.

Problem Solving Series

Problem solving involves a spectrum of processes, including generating ideas, evaluating, making decisions and implementing a solution.  Often, we are only treating a symptom instead of addressing the core problem.  For this reason, it is important to thoroughly investigate and think outside of the box.  There are many useful techniques for investigating problems and exploring possible solutions.  Click here to learn more about this certificate program.