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 2016-2017.

Upcoming Brown Bags:

"New Year’s Special - What you can do in Kendall", Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Noon - 1:00 pm, presented by Barbara Sadlier, Associate Athletics Director - Facilities, Physical Education and Athletics, in Kendall (meet at the entrance lounge)

Training Sessions

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.

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.


Benefits Training & Information Sessions

"Medicare 101"

Date & Times: (CENCELLED: Thursday, December 8, 2016)
Thursday, May 4, 2017 (2 sessions - 9:00 - 10:30am & 3:30 - 5:00pm)
Location:Blanchard 213

Cindy Legare, Benefits and Training Manager, will give an overview of Medicare and options available for supplementing Medicare coverage. This session is offered by Human Resources. Please join us for one of the above four sessions. To participate in this session, please submit this registration form. Walk-ins will be accommodated as available.

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.


Training Theme for December: “Easing the Stress of Senior Living Transitions

E4 Health (Formerly LifeScope)

E4 Health Online Seminar: "What to Look Out for as our Loved Ones Age - Easing the Stress of Senior Living Transitions"
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time: Noon & 3:00 pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”

Those of us who have senior loved ones in our lives want to be sure they’re well-cared for. This webinar will address some of the challenges elders face as they age, and solutions that we, as caregivers, can put into place from near or afar. We will discuss common eldercare issues and which eldercare systems can best address these concerns. There will also be an opportunity at the end of the session to address more individualized concerns.

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