Human Resources

Wilson Hall, Room 401
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-3480

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
and by appointment

Available Trainings

Our mission is to provide the tools and resources needed for Oakland University employees to effectively and efficiently perform their jobs.

Our area is responsible for training on:
  • New technologies
  • Web development
  • Desktop applications
  • Banner
  • Employment issues
  • Management skills
These responsibilities are met through classroom/laboratory trainings, one-on-one trainings, online courseware, and presentations from outside experts. We also have a library of professional development books, videos, and courses for faculty and staff use.
Cornerstone
Learning Module

HR announces Cornerstone, the University's new Learning Management System (LMS). Cornerstone Learning is a world-class modern learning management system (LMS) that enables us to create a culture of continuous learning.

Building and sustaining a high-performance culture within Oakland University requires an investment in the personal and professional development of its workforce. University Human Resources is committed to providing quality personal and professional development opportunities to support faculty, staff and administrators in their pursuit of career growth and professional excellence. Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the numerous and varied learning opportunities that are available, including online learning.

Cornerstone’s Learning Experience Platform is an intuitive, personalized hub for employees to take required training, explore engaging learning content, and eventually access other essential areas of the system.

Courses currently being offered can be found within the Cornerstone LMS under ‘Learning’. Experiential learning is a key to sustained personal and professional growth.  Each of Cornerstone Learning’s interactive training programs are designed to develop the leader in everyone.

Login to Cornerstone

Skillsoft in Cornerstone LMS
SkillSoft online learning courses found in the Cornerstone LMS provide a vehicle for employees to build skills and knowledge, and enhance strengths gained from experience or education. Faculty, staff and administrators have access to a library of approximately 1500 courses, which can be taken via the Internet from any computer, at any location with Internet access, any time of day or night. There are three primary curricula for selection:
  • Business Skills Curriculum include topics such as management and leadership, written and verbal communication skills for personal and professional effectiveness, and customer service skills;
  • Desktop Curriculum offers courses on Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers, and Adobe programs;
  • IT professionals can select from Oracle database courses and project management skills. SkillSoft courses are easy to navigate and the learner is actively engaged through audio, case studies, animation and the ability to print handouts for reference. Pre- and post-tests provide an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency.
A bookmarking feature allows learners to move in and out of courses based on the learner's schedule and needs. One section of material can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Learners can refresh or update themselves on various sub-topics within a course or select entire courses to enhance proficiency. To make the best use of time, learners may "test out" of topics within a course in which they can demonstrate proficiency by taking a pre-test. The course content automatically adjusts to cover only the information the learner needs.

Learners can print certificates of completion on courses in which they have earned an 80 or higher.

All Oakland University faculty and staff are eligible for this training tool.

Skillsoft courses can be found within the Cornerstone LMS under ‘Learning’. Each of Cornerstone Learning’s interactive training programs are designed to develop the leader in everyone.

Login to Cornerstone using your OU netid and password for access to online Skillsoft courses.
Student Employee
Training

Supervisors who have student employees needing training in Skillsoft courses or Shared Data Training should contact yourlearning@oakland.edu to request access. Please include the student employee's name, email address, manager and manager email for which they will be working.

Student employees are unable to access the Cornerstone Learning system and will need to be manually registered by HR in the new Go1 online system to access this online content. Go1 replaces Skillsoft as the learning platform for student employees since students do not have access to Cornerstone.