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Area of Training and Development

About Vision/Mission Statement Core Values Sycamore e-Learning


Embracing Indiana State University's promise of creating "More. From day one", the Training and Development area of Human Resources is committed to the success of all ISU employees by providing services to support, promote, and enhance career development. Our goal is to provide learning opportunities that assist in the continued growth of the University by maximizing the performance of individual ISU employees, teams and departments. We provide learning opportunities in employee skill development, supervisory and management skills, leadership and business team development, diversity awareness, and customized departmental consultations.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Indiana State University Training area is to continuously improve the knowledge, skills, and abilities of all employees so that they are able to think critically and communicate effectively, adjust to a changing environment, and enhance the quality of their work.

This will be accomplished by implementing a cohesive training and development plan by using innovative learning concepts and technology.

Vision Statement

The Indiana State University Training area provides quality training programs and development opportunities for all University employees.

Core Values

The Indiana State University Training area values: ethics, integrity, knowledge, continuous improvement, quality, risk-taking, and teamwork.


The Department of Human Resources and the Area of Training and Development is proud to announce the arrival of our new online learning and development community; “Sycamore e-Learning”. This new learning website is FREE to ISU currently enrolled students, as well as full-time and part-time faculty and staff. The web-based learning area will be powered by Skillsoft; a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions worldwide, which range from global enterprises, government and education customers to mid-sized and small businesses. Their courses, books and videos have been developed by industry-leading learning experts to ensure that they build talent and develop a more knowledgeable, productive and valuable workforce. Some exciting areas of interest to this new site are videos, books, study aids, test preps and more. These include:

  • Over 1,000 courses and videos including self-paced soft-skill training, technical training including; Microsoft Office, Windows8, Adobe, programming languages, and web development.
  • 10,000 downloadable e-books
  • There will also be an opportunity to take training for personal career certifications such as IT and Business Certifications, which include Cisco, CompTIA, Oracle, Microsoft, PMI, PHR, SPHR, CPA, Six Sigma, and many more. This will save in costs normally associated with these expensive training materials. If you would like to be certified in a specific field, you would only need to pay for taking the ACTUAL exam at an off-site location.
  • Quick 1-hour courses are also available in leadership, management, customer service, resume writing, interviewing skills, sales, marketing, communication, presentation, team building, finance, accounting, business ethics, and time management, just to name a few

Please take an opportunity to use these resources to your advantage.

Sycamore E-Learning Frequently Asked Questions

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