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 2017-2018.

Upcoming Brown Bags:

Coming Soon!


Training Sessions

HR Training & Information Sessions

Please see details in this brochure.

Benefits Information Sessions

To participate in these sessions, please submit this registration form.

  • E4 Health Info Session(s) (10/27/17)
  • “My Orange Money” – Voya (9/20/17)
  • “So You’re Thinking about Retiring!” - Medicare 101 + Retirement Joint Session (11/9/17 & 1/31/18)
  • Understanding Car & Home Insurance - Liberty Mutual (11/17/17 & 2/14/18)

To participate in these sessions, please submit this registration form.

  • Get to Know MHC (9/29/17 & 3/1/18)
  • Key Types of Leave (10/18/17 & 3/20/18)
  • Understand Your Pay Advice (9/21/17 & 1/9/18)
Special Topics

To participate in this session, please submit this registration form.

  • "So Your Child is Going to College Next Year?" (10/20/17)
    • General College Application Process 
    • Tuition Exchange

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 (10:00 - 11:00 am) will provide more in depth information about a specific topic. We encourage all employees to consider attending. To participate in these sessions, please submit this registration form (no sessions currently scheduled).

  • New Employee Orientation Schedule - there are currently no sessions scheduled.

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 (schedule TBA).

  • Supervisor Training Schedule - there are currently no sessions scheduled.

Online Training Programs

"Human Resources Tutorial Videos"

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: "Eating Through Celebration"
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: Noon & 3:00 pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”

The holidays are a time when many people find themselves eating to excess. Learn ways to avoid overeating at celebrations and explore substitutions for different foods and drinks to help keep your health goals intact during this busy season.

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