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About LPD

Learning and Professional Development (LPD) programs are designed to enhance a variety of employee skills at all levels of experience and meet different learning styles. Professional development opportunities and courses for bargaining unit and exempt employees range from classroom training to on-demand, online courses.

As always, there is no cost for state employees to participate in these training opportunities. We encourage you to work with your supervisor to determine the best courses for your work.

What's New?

What's New?

OPERS Retirement Education Modules Now Available in ELM

On September 30, 2016, the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), in conjunction with OPERS held three (3) live retirement events at the Ohio Department of Transportation.  Due to the overwhelming participation, the OPERS Retirement Education events are now accessible as an online resource in the ELM course catalog. This allows State of Ohio employees to conveniently access this valuable information, as needed.

The following modules are now available via ELM:

How to Select a Retirement Plan (Web-based)


This online resource will help you in selecting the OPERS retirement plan that will ensure you achieve your retirement goals. This is an important decision that can impact your financial future.  Remember, as a new OPERS member, you have 180 days from your start date to select one of the three (3) OPERS retirement plans: Traditional Pension, Member-Directed or Combined Plan.


Traditional Pension Plans (Groups B and C)


This online resource contains educational information intended for OPERS members in Groups B and C who have at least five (5) years before reaching retirement.  Resources include: webinars, recorded presentations and in-person seminars.


Traditional Pension Plans (Groups A and B)


This online resource will provide OPERS members who are in Groups A and B and are within five (5) years of retirement with resources such as: webinars, recorded presentations and schedules of in-person seminars to assist in retirement planning.

To register, go to myOhio.gov, click on Career Resources and select All Learning in the MyLearning ELM drop-down menu.  Select Search ELM Catalog from the left side of the screen and search using keyword OPERS. 

Training Catalog (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)

Course schedule by name

Course schedule by date

Online registration



To register for classes, go to myOhio.gov, click on Career Resources and select All Learning in the MyLearning Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) drop-down menu. From here you can search or browse the ELM catalog using the navigational links on the left side of the screen.


Course Cancellation Guidlines

Course locations

Ohio Department of Administrative Services’:

Office of Collective Bargaining (OCB) Conference Center
Located on the ODOT property adjacent to I-70 on West Broad Street. (Not the Hilltop location.)
1610 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43223


DAS General Services Division (GSD)

4200 Surface Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228


Rhodes State Office Tower
30 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

On-site Agency Training Request