Training and Development

Seminar Schedule

The Training & Development schedule of seminars is designed to provide both professional and personal development to employees of Biola University. The schedule includes a variety of courses in the following categories:

  • Professional Development
  • Computers
  • Safety and Wellness
  • University Resources
  • Supervisory Training Modules

Attendance at any session held during normal work hours must be discussed with your supervisor before registration. Advance registration is required for all sessions.

To view the current training schedule and/or enroll, please log-in to the Biola Portal and select the Training Channel.


New Employee Training

A specific schedule of training has been established for all Biola job and employment classifications. At the time a hire decision is made, managers are asked to submit a Hire Form to Human Resources. On the basis of information on this form, new employees are scheduled for training appropriate for their job responsibilities. All facets of the training are required unless waived after a review by the department head and the manager of Training and Development. If an employee moves to a new job category, training will be reviewed and appropriate training will be scheduled.

Information from the completed Hire Form is used to determine appropriate training. This form is to be submitted to Human Resources as soon as a hire decision is made.

Biola 101

Human Resources Conference Room
8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Inside Story Interview
  • Employee Handbook
  • Campus Resources
  • Cafeteria Plan Benefits
  • Life Insurance Forms
  • New Employee Forms
  • Time Card Instruction
  • Commuter Card (if job begins between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.)
  • Safety Training & Ergonomics
  • Employee Activities, Benefits and Discounts
  • Campus Overview

Biola 201

Lehman Conference Room
8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • History of Biola University
  • University Structure
  • FERPA Training
  • The Mission of Biola
  • University Communications & Marketing
  • The University Plan
  • Diversity
  • Performance Review System
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Tuition Waiver
  • Retirement Plan

Values Award Program

Thank you for your interest in the Values Award program. The nomination form has been moved to Inside Story Online.Values Award link on Inside Story Online