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:

“Tuition Exchange and College Financial Aid Workshop”
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Library 419
Presenter: Stephanie Bertagnolli, Associate Director from Student Financial Services
Do you have a child applying to college?  This workshop will focus on the Tuition Exchange process and also provide a brief overview of applying for financial aid. Bring your questions! To register, please submit this form.

"Fitness Orientation with Bardee Sadlier - Get Ready for the Holiday Bulge!"
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm
Location: Kendall Fitness Center
Presenter: Barbara Sadlier, Associate Athletics Director - Facilities, Physical Education and Athletics

Let's beat the Holiday bulge! Bardee will give us two sessions for "before the Holidays" and "after the Holidays" to show us how to use the equipment in the Kendall Fitness Center. The second session will be held sometime in January (TBA). Come join us at the Kendall Fitness Center. Please bring a clean pair of sneakers! To register, please submit this form.

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

Benefits Training & Information Session

"Medicare 101"
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 2 sessions - 9:00 - 10:30 am & 3:30 - 5:00 pm (please select one)
Location: Blanchard 213
Presenter: Cindy Legare, Benefits and Training Manager
Medicare 101 is an overview session of Medicare and options available for supplementing Medicare coverage. This session is offered by Human Resources. Please join us for one of the above three sessions. To participate in this session, please submit this registration form. (walk-ins will be accommodated as available).

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 Online Seminar: "Stick with It"
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: Noon & 2:00 pm
Online (registration necessary) – log in as “mount holyoke college”, password “guest”

Using strategies developed by the Mayo Clinic, discover the unrealistic expectations that could be impacting your ability to stick with positive change. 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 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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