It is the belief of Saint Martin’s University leadership and your Staff Welfare Committee that professional development and continuous learning are necessary to maintain the quality of the University staff and their continued readiness and ability to contribute effectively to the mission and goals of the University.
SPDP is an award of up to $500 per request per fiscal year to supplement department training budgets or to give staff without training dollars the opportunity to grow professionally. Departments hosting in-house development events or events that provide development opportunities for all members of their department at once are eligible for an award of up to $1000 per fiscal year to support the event. All benefit eligible non-faculty staff who have completed twelve months of employment with SMU are eligible to apply for SPDP funding.
This award is not intended for staff in departments with adequate training budgets and resources, expenses not associated with activities supporting SMU’s mission, expenses that do not relate directly to the staff’s current job responsibilities, tuition and fees, annual or stand-alone certification or licensing, membership fees, or retroactive reimbursement for events or activities.
Applications are accepted until the first Friday in April for funding in the current fiscal year to coincide with the University’s fiscal year end. Funding budget transfers must be completed by May 31 of any given fiscal year.
Please note: this form must be completed and submitted in one sitting. You will not be able to return to edit or update your submission.
Before registering or purchasing, your Staff Development Request must be approved by the Office of Human Resources to ensure the availability of funds.
Please speak in detail with your supervisor prior to completing this request to ensure they approve the requested training.
Submitting this request is no guarantee this request will be granted. Please refer to the Saint Martin's University Travel Policy if relevant to your request.
If you would like help completing this form, please email the Staff Welfare Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.