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:

  • "Rediscovering the Skinner Museum", Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (Rain Date: Wednesday, May 11), 12:00 - 1:00 pm, the Skinner Museum, presented by Aaron Miller, Assistant Curator of Visual and Material Culture

  • "Language Resource Center” (The details TBA), Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Language Resource Center (Ciruti, Room 6 - Basement level), presented by Jean Janecki, Language Resource Center Coordinator & Liaison

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 (10:00 - 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.

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: "Communicating in Relationship: 5 Steps to the Best Fight Ever"
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: Noon & 3:00 pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”

Wouldn’t it be great if you could express yourself well in a fight and ask for what you really want and need? In this practical, research-inspired workshop you will learn how to transform your next conflict into a conversation that leaves both parties feeling heard and respected.

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

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