Comprehensive Public Training Program
The State of Louisiana offers training to all state employees through the Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP). CPTP provides management development, supervisory and general job skills training for state employees. All employees (faculty, other academic and classified) are eligible. CPTP training is free. (Note, however, that any associated travel costs for a participating employee must be covered by unit's funds or individual travel allocation.)
Classroom Based Training
Most Classes are 1 or 2 days in length. Classes are taught in several areas around the state including, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Hammond, Houma, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, New Orleans, and Shreveport. Certain Training Programs Include:
To see the complete list of classes on the web, click here . To register for classes, complete the appropriate course registration form, obtain supervisory approval (parish chair, resident coordinator, department head, regional director or equivalent) and forward the form to the AgCenter HRM Office. Following the approval process, the employee will receive written confirmation from the CPTP office that will include time, date, exact location and contact information for questions, rescheduling, or canceling.
Note that employees who register for classes should be committed to attending as space in courses is often quite limited.
Computer Based Training
Computer-based training courses are currently being provided through a contract with MindLeaders. In addition to computer-software courses, there are a number of professional development courses available as well. Certain Training Programs include: Access, Dreamweaver, Excel, Front Page, Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Quick Books, Word, Business Math, Coaching Skills, Communication, Customer Service, Conflict Resolution, Presentation Skills, Interview Skills, Time Management and Workplace Environment Series.
For a complete list of courses see the links below: