Career Wellbeing (Faculty/Staff)

Career Wellbeing Resources

You can enrich your career wellbeing in many ways. Here at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, there are diverse services and resources available for you related to Career Wellbeing. Below is a list of resources on career wellbeing both here at Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo and in the community at large.

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo Resources


Required Training

Faculty and staff may access Skillsoft on the My Cal Poly Portal under “Staff and Faculty Training” Tab. The site provides required compliance and safety training that employees must complete (e.g., Conflicts of Interest; Defensive Driving; FERPA; safety training; Sexual Harassment Prevention; Title IX).

Professional Development Courses

Skillsoft also provides optional professional development courses specific to different jobs and skills. The resources are provided by CSU Systemwide Professional Development.
Highlights of the online courses, videos and support guides include:

  • Business Library
    “Soft skills” – effective listening, communication, writing, supervisory
  • Desktop Library
    Applications and productivity software – Adobe, Microsoft Office, Project, Windows
  • Information Technology
    Database, networking, operating systems, security, software development, Web
  • Books 24x7
    Over 20,000 books, audio books, videos, reference guides (online or downloadable


LYNDA.COM is a free tool that helps faculty and staff learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Cal Poly faculty and staff have free, unlimited access to the tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. The site has many training opportunities for a wide range of interests. This service is sponsored by ITS and can be accessed on the My Cal Poly Portal under “Staff and Faculty Training” Tab.


StrengthsQuest is an innovative program from the Gallup Organization that can help you focus on exploring and developing your strengths. The program helps you to become aware of your personal strengths potential and helps you approach all aspects of your achievement from a strengths-based perspective. Through this approach, you can be empowered to create actionable, strategic plans which use your greatest talents to build strengths. More information on StrengthsQuest is available at

The Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology is Cal Poly’s teaching support team serving the entire campus. The center provides all Cal Poly educators with the information and support they need to develop the skills and knowledge to accelerate their journey toward teaching excellence. More information on the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology is available at



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