Professional Development & Performance Management

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Professional Development

All CUNY employees are required by New York State law to complete Workplace Violence Prevention (WPVP) Training course and the Employee Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Course (E-SPARC) training every year, no later than May 31st each year. Log onto CUNY Blackboard to complete online.

The Professional Development and Learning (PDL) Office provides CUNY employees with professional development and training opportunities that are designed to enhance their knowledge, skills, and competencies. For more information, contact PDL via email at

CUNY PDL Homepage and Catalog

DCAS Citywide L&D is the central resource for citywide training and development for City of New York employees. They offer a wide range of courses, educational programs, and professional development opportunities that help build skills and improve service delivery.

Professional Development grants are available for full-time faculty (PSC-CUNY Research Awards), Higher Education Officers (HEO), College Lab Technicians (CLT), Adjuncts and Continuing Education Teachers (CET).

Members of collective bargaining units represented by DC37 (except Locals 371, 95, 107, 205, 215, 253 and 389) are eligible for Education Fund classes and programs. Terms for Education Fund classes begin in September, January and April respectively.

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CIS Training is dedicated to developing and delivering high-quality training to our learning partners. They strive to create learning experiences that are personally and professionally relevant while upholding the values of respect and support for each learner’s unique way of thinking, learning, and interacting with others.

Managing Your Hybrid Workforce!

The University Human Resources (UHR) Professional Development & Learning (PDL) Office will be offering sessions this fall semester on Managing Your Hybrid Workforce for supervisors and managers, CUNY-wide. This free training will be offered remotely and will run for 2 hours. Interested managers and supervisors can register for one of the two following dates:

Thursday, September 28, 2023 @11AM – 1PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 @11AM – 1PM

Location: Zoom (link will be provided 5 business days before the scheduled session)

We encourage managers with a hybrid team to attend the session. The topics that will be covered to help you navigate the remote/hybrid landscape and they include What is a Hybrid Work Environment, Challenges and Solutions, Keys for Managing a Hybrid Workforce and Motivation and Benefits.

Please Register for one of the upcoming sessions; the deadline to register is Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 5PM. If you have questions about the session, please contact HR.

The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan (457b) Learning Workshops!

The New York State Deferred Compensation Plan (NYSDCP or the 457b Plan) will host multiple educational webinars in September 2023 for all employees who are thinking of enrolling into the Plan and/or learning more about the plan. The NYSDCP is a supplemental retirement plan which is also known as a 457b plan and their mission is to help State and Local-public employees achieve their retirement savings goal and help bridge any potential financial gap in retirement. Please see the free workshops and registration links below:  Professional Development & Learning (PDL) Office will be offering se

Enrollment –
Thursday, September 14, 2023 @12PM

Tax Efficient Retirement Income –
Thursday, September 21, 2023 @12PM

Pre-Retirement –
Thursday, September 28, 2023 @12PM

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the plan directly at (844) 867-8197 or you can contact HR.

If you have training and development related questions, please contact the Office of Human Resources at

Performance Management

Performance Management is the process of reviewing the past goals and performance of an employee, department, or overall organization to assess effectiveness and efficiency and to determine where further development is needed to ensure that goals are met.

At Guttman, we strongly believe that our success as an institution is linked to the success of our employees in their work. We strive to ensure that all employees are provided with the tools they need to succeed in their roles as well as the resources for skill-building and professional growth opportunities.

As part of the performance management process, all Guttman employees receive an annual Evaluation Conference with their supervisor, followed by a written Performance Evaluation that serves as a record of the evaluation discussion.

These conferences provide employees and their supervisors the opportunity to discuss the outcome of past goals and objectives, clarify expectations, review prior performance, address any concerns, provide constructive feedback and recognition, set new goals for the upcoming year, and determine areas of professional development or training, if needed. Employee Performance Evaluations are required as a basis to support future personnel decisions, including merit-based salary increases for applicable titles, job changes and growth.

We work closely with all departments and supervisors to ensure performance management processes are in place for all employees at the College by continually providing relevant workshops, resources and guidance to ensure employee success.

Evaluation forms can be found in the Forms and Procedures by Employee Group section on our website.

Faculty performance and evaluations are managed by the Office of the Provost. Please refer to the Faculty Resources section of Guttman’s website or contact the Office of the Provost for more information.