Training and Professional Development

Our hands-on training, lectures and seminars are designed to provide the Brandeis community with a variety of programs intended to positively impact quality of life and job satisfaction and to develop an individual's ability to initiate and implement change within his or her work life.

For more information: ext. 6-4470

*Training sessions are subject to change.

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New Employee Orientation

Click here for upcoming New Employee Orientations

New-employee orientation is designed to give new faculty and staff an introduction to Brandeis University and a chance to meet other employees starting out at the university. New-employee orientation is distinct from benefits orientation, which provides an overview of benefits available to Brandeis employees.  Please contact Human Resources 6-4474 to register.

Date Time
Location
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

HR Large Conference Room

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

HR Large Conference Room

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room

The Human Resources conference room is located in Bernstein-Marcus.


Professional Development Workshops

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX for Managers and Faculty

The workshop will provide managers and faculty with the information and tools necessary to recognize, prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault. The workshop will discuss the role managers and faculty have as Responsible Employees, and will include discussion of the new mandates under Title IX and the Campus SaVE Act.

The workshop will be offered twice, at the same location, on the following dates/times:

Date Time Location
Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:00 am-11:00 am Human Resources Conference Room
Monday, November 17, 2014 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Human Resources Conference Room

Light refreshments will be served

To enroll, please click on one of the following links:     

Workshop 1:  October 2, 2014

Workshop 2:  November 17, 2014

Lighten Up! Using Humor to Keep Perspective

This informative and enjoyable workshop will share proven techniques for using humor to deal with stressful situations.  You will learn about the history and applications of laughter therapy, explore the energizing power of laughter and learn to look at life in a way that reduces stress.

Date Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room
Registration Click here to register

The Luria Conference Room is located in Hassenfeld Conference Center.

Improving Business Writing… How to write more effective e-mails, memos and reports

Learn how to create well-written e-mail messages, memos, reports and other materials.  Review ways to enhance the “readability” of your messages and tips to help make e-mail writing faster and easier.  Special focus is on seven principles of effective business writing and how to approach a writing task.  The workshop will also review aspects of punctuation, grammar and word usage, and you will learn about Web resources that can help you further develop your writing skills.

Date Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room
Registration Click here to register

Refreshments will be served.

The Luria Conference Room is located in Hassenfeld Conference Center.

Time Management: Getting Your Life Under Control

Do you feel like you are always on the run from one activity to another?  Time has become more precious as professional and personal demands increase and our ability to manage multiple tasks and schedules diminish.  In this session, you will learn proven techniques for managing time effectively.  You will analyze how you currently spend your time, review time-wasters, and set new priorities based on your values and goals.  You will also learn how to combat procrastination and develop a personal action plan that takes into account the balance and achievement of career and personal goals.

Date Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room
Registration Click here to register

The Luria Conference Room is located in Hassenfeld Conference Center.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff at Work

This seminar focuses on ways to free your mind from self-defeating and counterproductive thoughts and beliefs.  In a safe environment, you will learn to adapt to life’s unexpected events, let go of things you can’t control and create a flow to daily living.  This is the first step to being your best without being perfect.

Date Monday, November 24, 2014
Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room
Registration Click here to register

The Luria Conference Room is located in Hassenfeld Conference Center.