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Effective fall 2000, the university instituted the Management and Staff Training Policy. The policy addresses the recognition that the productivity and performance of the organization ultimately depend on the depth and quality of knowledge and skills of its faculty and staff.

Advancing such knowledge and skills rests on the training and development offered to and taken advantage of by faculty and staff. In accordance with the desire of the administration to ensure the quality of the work of its faculty and staff and to minimize the legal, financial, and physical risks posed by insufficient training, the following policies have been adopted:

  1. Within two years of initial employment, it is expected that all new managers and supervisors will complete the JHU Supervisory Training Program established by the administration and conducted by Human Resources, the Department of Health and Safety and the General Counsel's Office.
  2. All staff with access to the university's financial and administrative information systems must complete the appropriate modules of the Financial Administrative Training Program and maintain current knowledge of changes and systems as they occur.
  3. All faculty, managers, and supervisors should ensure that each non-bargaining unit staff member reporting to them has a minimum of three full days of training per year in areas of knowledge and skill relevant to their job duties and professional aspirations.

Please note that faculty who have significant management responsibility should see themselves as covered by the above policy as well.

The university recognizes that such training may at times disrupt the normal operations of organizational units. However, such disruptions should not be used as a reason for supervisors to routinely deny training and development opportunities for staff. Therefore, faculty, managers, and supervisors are encouraged to incorporate training activities into their annual planning initiatives as a way of minimizing potential problems. Further, departmental sessions may be scheduled on-site to allow groups to benefit from the advantage that is created when organizational units build skills and reconsider their group norms in a supportive learning environment.