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.


New Employee Orientation

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, February 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HR Large Conference Room
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 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.

Location: Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

The workshop will be held on the following dates/times:

Date Time Register
Wednesday 1/21/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register
Friday 1/23/2015 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Tuesday 2/10/15 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Monday 2/23/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register
Friday 3/6/15 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Monday 3/30/15 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Thursday 4/9/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register
Tuesday 4/14/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register
Tuesday 5/5/15 9:00-11:00 am Click here to register
Thursday 5/7/15 1:00-3:00 pm Click here to register

Light refreshments will be served.


Five Bucket Principle: Balancing Your Life

Tuesday 1/27/15 10:00-11:00 am

Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

Is it possible to meet the competing demands of job, family, friends, school and work? The resounding answer is yes! In this fun, interactive seminar, participants will learn the Five Bucket Principle of work/life balance to get the tools to prioritize what is and should be important to them. They will learn how to think about the BIG PICTURE without ignoring the little things that matter. We will show them how to find the time to manage it all—including time for themselves and fun by identifying priorities, making choices and managing expectations.

Click here to register.


Realistic Optimism: The Power of Positive Thinking

Monday 4/13/15 1:00-2:00 pm

Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

Whether you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist, feel content with your life most of the time or often find yourself wishing things could be different, this seminar can help you learn how to get more enjoyment and fulfillment out of each day. You will get a basic understanding of positive psychology and some of its many potential benefits, such as improving the quality of your relationships, increasing creativity and productivity, and bettering your mental and physical health. In this seminar you will identify some of your own strengths and goals, and develop an individualized action plan for implementing what you learn in your daily life.

Click here to register.


CPR/First Aid Lifesaving Training

For CPR lifesaving training workshops, please click here.


Library and Technology Services computer workshops available for staff

For Library and Technology Services computer workshops available for staff, please click here.