Portland State University holds the creation and communication of knowledge as a foundational value. That includes providing access to programs defined by the traditions of liberal education and those responsive to the dynamics of employment and market requirements.PSU encourages staff members to become life-long learners. In support of this, the University offers discounts for undergraduate and graduate level courses taken at PSU and elsewhere in the Oregon University System through a Staff Fee Privilege Program. In addition, the University offers a variety of educational opportunities in leadership development, computer systems and software, policies and procedures, and employee supervision. Opportunities are added frequently, so check back often and contact HR if you have a specific training need or would like to set up department-specific opportunities.
There are many trainings offered by companies and organizations outside of PSU. Here are a few that offer a wide range of training topics, often in or around Portland, for a moderate cost: