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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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
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.