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Learning and Professional Development

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?


State of Ohio training catalog January - June

Course schedule by name


Course schedule by date


Register for classes

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.

To access statewide training opportunities via myOhio.gov, please click here.

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

4200 Surface Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228

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

Course cancellation policies

The DAS Office of Talent Management-Learning and Professional Development (OTM-LPD) reserves the right to cancel classes and maintains the responsibility to inform enrolled learners of such cancellations in a timely manner.

Please know that LPD courses are rarely cancelled and it is always our first choice to conduct a class unless absolutely necessary.

An LPD course may be cancelled only for very specific and unique reasons. These reasons include:

  • Inclement weather preventing the instructor and/or a large number of enrolled learners to attend class.
    • Cautioning from the Ohio Department of Public Safety (and related to DAS or the news media) will be determining factors in the decision to cancel class.
      • We will follow the winter weather advisories announced for the counties in Central Ohio: Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union.
      • Level 2 snow emergencies in Franklin County or a majority of surrounding counties (as noted above) will generally result in course cancellations.
  • Building power outages or other conditions that make the training venue unusable.
  • Emergency circumstances leading to evacuation from or restrictions toward the use of the training venue.
  • Low enrollment for a particular class as determined by LPD.
    • Enrollment numbers are checked in ELM three (3) days prior to a class session.
  • Unforeseen instructor emergencies.

Note: Our primary training locations, the Rhodes building (30 East Broad St.) and DAS’ General Services Division (4200 Surface Rd.), are both in Franklin County.

Notification of Class Cancellations

If we receive advance notice of any condition listed above, we will make every effort to contact learners ahead of time.

Enrolled learners should use the following resources to determine if an LPD course is cancelled, contact:

DAS HR Customer Service 1-800-409-1205 call after 7:30 a.m.
LPD’s main number 614-387-6183 call after 7:30 a.m. 

For courses held at:

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
Call 614-466-0570 after 7:30 a.m.

4200 Surface Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228
Call the security desk at 614-752-0003 after 7:30 a.m.

Rhodes State Office Tower
30 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215
Call the security desk at 614-466-7077 after 7:30 a.m.

Check your State of Ohio email account after 7:30 a.m. If we are able to access ELM we will send an email notification to you.

Note: For those who are traveling the night before the training begins and no closing announcements have been made, please listen to the weather reports for where you live as well as the location of your training (usually Franklin County). Use your own best judgment about possible driving conditions to determine whether or not you need to make the trip.

If a class is cancelled, we will follow-up with an email within two business days to provide rescheduling information.

Help Us Contact You!
Please verify your contact information (email address and phone number) is correct in myOhio.gov.

Please contact LPD at 614-387-6183 or das.hrd.training.staff@das.ohio.gov.

General Contact

30 E. Broad St., 28th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Voice: 614-387-6183
Ohio Toll-Free Voice: 888-577-6276

Email: das.hrd.training.staff@das.ohio.gov


Employee Development Fund

Voice: 614-466-8857
Ohio Toll-Free Voice: 800-409-1205
Email: edfund@das.ohio.gov