Individual External Training

Program Specific Skill Development

  • WRI staff may request to attend a seminar/class with an external vendor to develop skills that address a specific programmatic need. The development opportunities should have a set curriculum and learning objectives. Participants will integrate what they learn for the training into their performance goals and objectives for the fiscal year.
  • Directors and managers should work to identify professional development opportunities and share their requirements with the HR Department early in the planning process. This will allow HR to gain a comprehensive view of WRI’s development needs and plan accordingly.

External Professional Development Examples

Professional Development Request Guidelines

Professional Development Forms

  • To seek approval for external training, please complete the Professional Development Request Form.
  • Return completed forms to your local HR representative
  • To apply for reimbursement you must successfully complete the course, share certificate of completion with your local HR representative, and share a copy of the receipt matching the amount requested and approved on your PD Request Form.