Upcoming Training and Professional Development Opportunities

As a member of Western Carolina University faculty or staff, you have access to many training resources designed to help sharpen job skills and promote effective and progressive practices which will promote both personal and professional excellence.


Improving Your Memory (link) < Click to Register  

April 6 – 10:00-11:00 – Camp 139

Our ability to remember things is one of the most useful tools we have in our work and home lives, but the amount of things we are trying to remember at once can sometimes be overwhelming. What do you do if you have a bad memory? The truth is, most people don’t have bad memories, they just haven’t learned how to use their memory efficiently. Memory is a skill, and like any skill, with practice it can be developed and improved. This workshop offers participants tips and tools for improving their memory skills.

Optional Retirement Program (link)   < Click to Register  

April 13 – 9:00-10:00 – Camp 139

This seminar is designed to provide in-depth information regarding the Optional Retirement Plan. The ORP is the defined contribution plan created as an alternative to the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System. The plan is specific to and available only to UNC System employees. General information about the structure of this program will be covered as well as discussion about benefits upon retirement, income streams, and assessing one’s need for their retirement years.


Please visit the WCU Employee Training and Development Site for more training opportunities.

Or copy and paste this address:


The training and development site resides on the secure WCU Hub.  To access:

On Campus Users: Recommended browser, Internet Explorer 9
Mac users or if you access using Firefox, Chrome or Safari, you will be prompted to log in.

Off Campus Users: If you are accessing from off-campus, you must first log into VPN with your network ID and password, then log into the Hub. Log into VPN


Please contact Chris Dahlquist at or ext. 2590 with any questions you may have.

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