Personal & Professional Development

Theme for April: “Emotional Well-Being”

The Office of Human Resources is sponsoring workshops to accentuate the importance of emotional well-being. Register now for one of these thought-provoking opportunities to help improve your quality of life!

LifeScope: “Disrupting Negative Thoughts”, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 12:00 & 2:00pm

Brown Bag: "Rediscovering the Skinner Museum", Tuesday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Skinner Museum, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Amherst College: “Emotional Intelligence”
Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Alumni House, Amherst College
9:00 - 11:00am
Do you sometimes do or say things in a way that you later regret? Do you occasionally struggle to connect with your direct reports or your co-workers? Would you benefit from strengthening your capacity to create positive outcomes in your relationships with others and with yourself? If so, then come to this workshop on Emotional Intelligence (EI). This workshop is open to all Five College participation. Please see details and register online.

Smith College: “Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence”
Thursday, April 23, 2015 in Campus Center Room 205, Smith College
This program will discuss how the practice of mindfulness — the cultivation of a mind that is steady and sees things clearly — is the foundation for developing these ways of being with ourselves and others. This workshop is open to all Five College participation. Please see details and register online.
Watch these short videos anytime to reinforce the importance of your emotional health. Log in to, select “log in through your organizational institution”.
“Practice Positive Thinking” (2m43s)
“Reducing Negative Emotions” (5m15s)
“Finding Work-Life Fit” (series of videos: 29m7s)


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 2014-2015.

"Rediscovering the Skinner Museum" - Tuesday, April 14 & Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Training Sessions

There are currently no training sessions scheduled.

Online Seminars

"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.


LifeScope: “Disrupting Negative Thoughts”
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
12:00 & 2:00pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”
Learn how to gain control over negative thoughts and increase recognition of the positives occurring in your life.

Skill Builders - e-Learning for success, on your own timeline

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.

Amherst College is offering the following trainings in April that will be open to Five College participation. Please click each session’s link for details and register online.

  • Smith CollegeTo 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