Training and Development for Employees


In order to develop as University, we believe in providing our employees with opportunities for professional growth and development. On this page you will find a variety of resources to assist and enhance your career.

Code of Conduct

The Employee Code of Conduct establishes expectations for all employees and draws together commonly used employment-related policies and procedures, including ethics, nondiscrimination, fraud and other dishonest conduct and more. Access via Employee Learning Management (ELM) site.

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Access via Employee Learning Management (ELM) site.

Public Jobs: Private Data

As a campus, we deal with a wide variety of non-public data ranging from student grades, personnel information, to payroll information. Therefore, it is essential that each of us has a concrete understanding of what private data consists of and how to best protect it in an ever-changing and increasingly electronic work environment. Access in D2L Brightspace site.

Sexual Violence Awareness for Employees

Access in D2L Brightspace site.

Safety and Security

Depending on your job responsibilities, you may need to attend safety and security training. Check with your supervisor and your human resources office to learn what you need to do.


An introductory course is available to explain the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Access in Employee Learning Management (ELM) thru the State of Minnesota Self Service site.

Registration Instructions

  1. Log in to the State of Minnesota Self Service site using your eight digit State ID (SEMA4) and password.
  2. Choose the State of MN Self Service link.
  3. Choose the Enterprise Learning Mgmt (ELM) link
  4. Choose the Enterprise Learning Mgmt (ELM) folder(or choose the Instructions).
  5. Choose the Find Learning option under Quick Links and then search for the title of the course you wish to visit, or choose My Learning Quick Link to re-launch a course you previously started.



Employees: Instructions for using ELM and a Learner Quick Start Guide

Supervisors/Managers: Manager Quick Start Guide

Technical Help: MMB Technical Help Guide (PDF)

Overview of ELM: ELM Learning Home YouTube Video

Safety Training

Contact Winona State University Environmental Health & Safety Departmentfor more information.


Teaching, Learning & Technology Training

Contact Winona State University TLT Department for more information.

Minnesota State offers several internal leadership development programs for supervisors, managers, mid-level leaders and executives.


Training Programs for Newly Hired or Promoted Leaders

Supervisory Training: Art and Science of Supervisionare training programs for new and experienced supervisors in our system. E-learning content, online resources and in-depth seminars help all leaders in our system to become more effective.

New Administrator Orientation and Coaching is an annual orientation for new administrators with individual coaching sessions.


Luoma Leadership Academy

The Luoma Leadership Academy is an intensive year-long development program for a cohort of individuals who aspire to future leadership positions or want to improve their leadership skills in their current position.


Leadership Development Resources for Supervisors, Administrators and Deans

Academic Dean Orientation is an e-learning course for all new and interim academic deans, focusing on the specialized duties and the knowledge needed to excel in this role.


Finance for the Non-Financial Administrator

An e-learning course designed to help administrators understand their financial duties. Register in Employee Self-Service / Enterprise Learning Mgmt (ELM) and a login link to the program will be sent to you.

Winona State University offers a tuition waiver benefit to most employees, their spouses and dependents based on criteria provided in the various union contracts or salary plans. The waiver covers the cost of tuition and, in some cases, course fees.

All users of tuition waiver benefit must submit an online Tuition Waiver Application form no later than 10 days following the start of the course for which the user is seeking to waive tuition and/or fees.

Online Tuition Waiver Application

Please note that signing into the Tuition Waiver Program requires a StarID.

Additional Tuition Waiver Information

Classified Employees Frontline Conference

​The annual Minnesota State staff training and development conference offers a broad array of professional development sessions. Attendees attend breakout sessions on a wide variety of professional development topics, and networking opportunities are provided throughout the conference. Information is available to current staff on the Frontline Conference connect site.


Unclassified Professional Development Programs

IFO employees are allocated a specific amount for professional development activities. See the IFO collective bargaining agreement and WSU forms for more information.

ASF employees qualify for Professional Improvement Fund (PIF) grants. See MSUAASF collective bargaining agreement and WSU forms for more information.

Understanding the Law

Training Video: Minnesota State FLSA (created 2017)

Non-exempt employee travel

DOL Fact Sheet #22: Hours Worked Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

MMB Fact Sheet: Travel Time for non Exempt Employees

"On-Call" Compensation

DOL Fact Sheet #22: Hours Worked Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)


eTimesheet Training Resources

NON-EXEMPT Training (screenshot guides)