Personal & Professional Development

On Campus Training Programs 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The HR department is offering a variety of workshops for faculty and staff. Please see details for Brown Bags 2015-2016.

Upcoming Brown Bags:

  • "Budgeting Essentials", Wednesday, February 24, 2016, Noon - 1:00 pm, Library 419, presented by Cait Moore, Manager of Member Outreach, UMassFive College Federal Credit Union

Training Sessions

*** NEW *** Employee Orientation Group Information Sessions

Based on feedback provided by the community, the Human Resources Department is pleased to offer monthly sessions for new and “not so new” employees. Each session will consist of two parts: Part 1 (9:00- 10:00 am) will be the same for each meeting and will provide an overview of the college, its structure and important traditions and policies. Part 2 (10:15 - 11:30 am) will provide more in depth information about a specific topic. No registration is necessary and we encourage all employees to consider attending.

New Employee Orientation Schedule

*** NEW *** Supervisor Training & Information Series

Similar to the New Employee Sessions described above, these sessions will focus on topics of interest for employees who supervise other employees. To participate in these sessions, please submit this registration form. All sessions will be held in Library 431 (Except for 12/11/15 - Location changed to Skinner 216 for 12/11).

Supervisor Training Schedule

Benefits Training & Information Session

There are no Benefits sessions currently scheduled.

Online Training Programs

"Human Resources Tutorial Videos" are now available!

Please check out our new online tutorial videos. We have created these in an effort to help you understand the variety of Human Resources processes.

"Workplace Harassment Prevention" Online Course

All Mount Holyoke employees are expected to know and understand the College’s policies on unlawful harassment and discrimination and to abide by them. To support employees with their obligations, the College has provided the online training course. Online Training - available to all faculty, staff and students!

Please check out the free online training both in software, technology, business and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. also has apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android for mobile learning.

E4 Health (Formerly LifeScope)

E4 Health Online Seminar: "Making Tax Returns Less Taxing"
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: Noon & 3:00 pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”

Filing tax returns can be very stressful. Let us relieve some of that stress by tackling common questions and concerns about the filing process. In this webinar, a tax specialist will discuss key decisions and mistakes to avoid with regard to selecting the correct tax forms, determining filing status, and making deductions and adjustments. Early registration is recommended. Space availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

Five College Training & Development Collaborative

Amherst College, Smith College, and UMass Amherst offer a variety of training and development opportunities to their employees, some of which are open to Five College participants. All full-time and part-time staff and faculty at Mount Holyoke College, along with the other Five Colleges, are invited to participate in training and development workshops. 

  • Amherst College - To register and view full course listings, please click here.
  • Smith College - To register and view full course listings, please click here. All current courses are available to MHC employees at no cost.
  • UMassAmherst - MHC employees are able to register for many workshops for a modest charge. To register, please call the Workplace Learning & Development Office at (413) 545-1787 or e-mail at

Other Seminar Opportunities


HR Event Calendar

For other events, click here