Training and Development

Contact Us

Downtown Campus

Downtown Campus, Room M326
1101 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma
Tel: 253.680. 7181
Fax: 253.680.7171

Office Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Director of Human Resources, Ethics Officer Geof Kaufman 

Recruitment and Public Records Request Sheila White 

Personnel Files, Reports and Contracts Kelli Rice 

Health Benefits, Staff Development, L&I and Leaves Vladimir Samoylenko 

The professional development of faculty and staff is very important to the overall success of Bates and essential to the application of our vision, philosophy, mission and goals.

At Bates, we understand the value of our faculty and staff, and we are committed to offering opportunities that prepare our employees for future roles and responsibilities. Employee groups may receive some compensation for participating in staff development classes. For additional information, please consult your Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Development Opportunities

Toastmasters International

Develop your speaking skills by joining the Sunrisers Toastmasters Club in the Diversity Center (Downtown Campus, Room E310). The club meets every Tuesday from 6:59 to 7:59 am. For additional information, please call 253.680.7178.

Human Resources Library

For those of you who enjoy reading, HR has a collection of resources available to all employees. The HR Resource Library has many titles to choose from, which can be checked out for two weeks. If you're interested, contact Vlad Samoylenko, 253.680.7177 or visit Human Resources today.

For additional employee training opportunities, please visit one of the following links (costs may be associated with these courses).

Staff Development is located within the Human Resources Department, Room M326 at the Downtown Campus. If you have questions or would like to obtain additional information, please contact Vlad at x7177.