Staff Development Centre

Staff development centre

Prof. S. T. W. S. Yapa


Director's Message

Welcome and thank you for visiting the website of the Staff Development Centre (SDC) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura(USJ).

SDC was founded in 2003 with the objective of uplifting the quality of staff, academic, administrative and academic support of the University.
Our mission is to enhance the capabilities of all employee categories of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura through well-designed continous training and development initiatives that use cutting-edge technology to ensure a high-quality workforce that unconditionally strives for the achievement of university vision and mission(to prosper lives through education) and has a well-balanced work and family life. The global landscape of higher education is changing at rapid pace. Some of the challenges the university academics face include publising in high-impact journals,using technology in teaching and mentoring students.Administrative and academic support staff also face numerous challenges.Hence, continous professional development is essential for all university staff
The SDC's main program is the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE ). So far,we have trained over 400 young academics from five different universities in Sri Lanka. In addition to CTHE, SDC provides an induction for all new recruits. Furthermore, the SDC provides numerous training program for all University employee categories. We want to keep our employees up-to-date on the latest technology. The SDC's overlarching goal is to help employees develop professionally and personally.

S.T.W.S. Yapa, PhD
Professor, Department of Decision Sciences
Director, Staff Development Centre,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

CTHE 2024 -New Intake

The Staff Development Centre of Sri Jayewardenepura is now calling for applications  for the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) Program – 2024 New Batch.


The  SDC- USJP enriches our University staff with necessary  skills and techniques to reach their dream of quality professional life that in-turn makes our University Vision a reality….. 

Certificate Courses

Give value to staff achievements and motivate them...

Orientation Programs

Coaching the new staff as to what the university expects from them...


​​Utilizing our talents to assist others in improving theirs...