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 2014-2015.
There are currently no Brown Bag sessions scheduled.

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.

Supervisor Training Schedule

Online Training Programs

"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: “Know the 10 Signs” Online Seminar
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: Noon & 2:00 pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”

Learn to identify the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease through this Webinar presented by the National Alzheimer’s Association. Review the differences between age-related memory lapses and the signs of dementia. Early registration is recommended. Space availability is on a first come, first serve basis.

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.
  • 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