University of Virginia Process Simplification
Process Simplification

Training Alignment

The PS Advisory Committee (PSAC) has raised concerns about the lack of central information and coordination of the various training sessions offered around Grounds.  With an increasing volume of training demands placed upon faculty and staff, the concerns about coordination, quality, and necessity have intensified.  While acknowledging the complexities and challenges of administering training at a decentralized institution, there is consensus that this topic warrants further investigation and that there are ways to achieve improved effectiveness and efficiency through enhanced collaboration of the various training delivery entities.  The UHR Director of Employee Development is leading the effort with support from PS.

Training Alignment Team (TAT)
Bringing together leaders from key provider areas and user groups at the University, the Training Alignment Team (TAT) exists for the purpose of: 1) devising a formal structure for coordinating training efforts across Grounds; 2) increasing institutional efficiency by improving communication and eliminating redundancy; and 3) ensuring training quality through common assessment standards.  In pursuit of these goals, the TAT will seek to accomplish the following objectives:


  1. List all training opportunities currently taking place at the University
  2. Create a training typology based on the categories that emerge from the comprehensive list
  3. Map each individual course offering onto a particular training categories


  1. Examine training categories to identify, eliminate, or combine (when desired) redundant course offerings
  2. Provide to the University community an integrated listing of all training offerings
  3. Establish guidelines to govern the creation of new training courses
  4. Establish mechanisms to ensure future collaboration and shared resources between training administrators


  1. Identify and implement training delivery and assessment best practices
  2. Gather and disseminate resources for training evaluation
  3. Create standardized course evaluation template for each type of training recognizing customization will be needed by providers




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