Staff Development at Western


Operational Excellence

Operational Excellence is a program that provides practical, ‘how to steps’ for administrative tasks performed at Western. Participants are encouraged to complete workshops that are applicable to their current role.

Western CIM Program

The Western Certificate in Management (Western CIM) program is for staff and leaders engaged in human resource functions, accounting or finance as part of their role. Eight courses are offered on a variety of management topics – courses are customized for Western employees. The program is delivered by Western Continuing Studies in collaboration with Talent, Learning and Engagement Services.

Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides resources for Online Learning, Books and Other Media to learn about EDI-related topics and a Glossary of Terms adopted by the University specifically focused on EDID.

Certificate Programs:

Human Rights Office

Members of Western’s campus community are encouraged to help make Western an equitable, safe and inclusive environment for all. The Human Rights Office provides a variety of learning resources to help you expand your understanding of matters relating to human rights, accessibility, equity, diversity, inclusion and more.

Leadership Development for all Employees

Western encourages all of our employees to develop leadership skills - they will serve you well in your current role, future career, and in serving our community.

EAP - TELUS Health 

Western's Employee (and family) Assistance Program is provided by TELUS Health. Take advantage of great online learning resources and services to support your health, finances, relationship, and career.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses to help you build professional skills across a vast range of job functions. Those who have a London Public Library Card have free, unlimited access to high-quality, skills-focused online learning.

Wellness at Western

At Western you have a number of opportunities available to you to support your health and well-being.

Development Opportunities

The following resources are available to Western employees.

Living Well @ Western

Living Well @ Western is a cross-campus initiative designed to encourage and promote a wide variety of physical, cultural, and intellectual activities to improve health and wellness at Western. 


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. ASIST training at Western is delivered by certified Academic Support and Engagement staff. 

Mental Health - Interactive Learning Module

This online module is 15 minutes in length and provides participants with a basic understanding of Mental Health issues and of available campus and community resources. It covers the topics of Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and Eating Disorders. It is available to all Western students, faculty and staff.


safeTALK is a half-day alertness training that prepares participants to become a suicide-alert helper. This training will help you recognize invitations for help, engage individuals appropriately, and take action by connecting them with life-saving intervention resources. safeTALK training at Western is delivered by certified Student Success Centre staff.

Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children

Western’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) is focused on violence prevention, education and research. Online training is available at no cost to Western staff, faculty and students. Course topics include domestic and sexual violence prevention.

Financial Literacy and Pension Planning Workshops & Webinars

Western Pension Plan members have access to many tools, education opportunities and information to help you plan your financial future.

Western Staff Development Plan Template

Create your own development plan for the coming year by downloading this helpful resource. Once you’ve completed a draft, discuss it, and seek feedback from your leader. Together you can seek out opportunities for projects and experiences, social interactions with others, as well as formal learning that will support you in your role at Western.

Working Virtually

Workshops and resources to support employees working virtually on campus, or remotely.

WTS Self-Serve

Visit this page for self directed learning resources related to Microsoft 365, OWL and other WTS systems and software.

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