Training & Professional Development

Brandeis University takes pride in the rich hub of knowledge and varied life experiences of our valued staff members. Empowering team members in furthering their education with training and professional development keeps their knowledge base relevant, makes their job experience more rewarding and adds value to the university as a whole.

Employees are welcome to benefit from:

  • Hands-on Trainings
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Web-based Instructional Videos from Lynda.com

On topics such as:

  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • How to conduct a performance review
  • Setting Goals
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Business Communication

For more information, contact Training Specialist Cynthia Farquhar at 781-736-4470, or at farquhar@brandeis.edu.

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New Employee Orientation

NEO

 New Employee Orientation  

This workshop is required and provides new employees with the necessary information and tools to successfully work at Brandeis. Topics covered include: an overview of the history and makeup of Brandeis, important policies and procedures, an overview of the function of and services provided by the Office of Human Resources, and general campus resources and information.

New Employee Orientations are offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 4th             9:00 – 12:00 pm                         HR Conference Room           register

Wednesday, October 25th           9:00 – 12:00 pm                         HR Conference Room           register

Wednesday, November 8th          9:00 – 12:00 pm                         HR Conference Room           register

Wednesday, November 22nd        9:00 – 12:00 pm                         HR  Conference Room          register

Wednesday, December 13th         9:00 – 12:00 pm                         HR Conference Room           register




Professional Development Workshops

Communicating Effectively

 Communicating Effectively

When we communicate with others, we make basic assumptions about the messages we are sending, which can result in unintentional miscommunications. We forget that our feelings play a part in how messages are delivered, received and processed. This workshop will help you learn to effectively convey your messages to others in a clear and assertive manner. You will also learn to recognize potential barriers in your current communication patterns.

Date:  Tuesday, October 24

Time:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

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Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at farquhar@brandeis.edu with any questions.

Conflict Management for Staff and Faculty

 Conflict Management for Staff and Faculty

This class will allow participants to understand and dissect their role in conflicts—the first step to managing them. This is a journey to assess and learn what you can do differently to “play in the sandbox” productively with the greatest amount of people. Through self-assessment and greater awareness, participants will learn to take ownership of their actions and handle conflict in more productive ways.

Date:  Thursday, November 2

Time:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

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Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at farquhar@brandeis.edu with any questions.

Creating a More Resilient You!

 Creating a More Resilient You!

This interactive program explores strategies for remaining resilient and healthy amidst the relentless demand of work, unending personal responsibilities and unexpected setbacks. Achieving resilience gives one the ability to harness personal capacities to meet roadblocks head on and enjoy life in a more positive, healthy state.

Date:  Monday, November 6

Time:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

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Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at farquhar@brandeis.edu with any questions.

Improving Business Writing

 Improving Business Writing

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, December 14

Time:  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

REGISTER NOW

Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at farquhar@brandeis.edu with any questions.

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX Workshop

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX Workshop

The workshop will provide managers, faculty and staff with the information and tools necessary to recognize, prevent and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault.  The workshop will incorporate the impact of diversity on these issues and will discuss the role managers and faculty have as Responsible Employees and the mandates under Title IX.   

Light refreshments will be served

Location:        Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

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

Thursday, September 14       9:00-11:00 am  register  

Wednesday, October 18        1:00-3:00 pm    register             

Tuesday, November 7            9:00-11:00 am  register

Thursday, December 7           1:00-3:00 pm    register          

Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at farquhar@brandeis.edu with any questions.


Online Professional Development Workshops

Web-based Instructional Videos

 Lynda.com Instructional Videos  

All active staff, faculty and students have unlimited access to an online library of over 2,500 high quality web-based instructional videos offered through Lynda.com.   

  • Learn new skills and new technology at your own pace
  • Improve Excel, Word, Photoshop, video editing, business skills and programming
  • Design customized playlists of courses or individual tutorials
  • Keep track of course history and provide certification of completion, if desired

Lynda at Brandeis can be accessed via the Brandeis Apps panel on the community login page, the LTS website, on Latte or by typing go.brandeis.edu/Lynda in a browser of a computer connected to the university network.

Log in using your UNetID and password.  

If you have any questions, or need assistance using the site you can visit Lynda at Brandeis FAQs or contact the LTS technology service desk.




Library and Technology Services Available for Staff

Library and Technology Services

 Computer Workshops

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