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

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

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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.

Please contact Human Resources at 781-736-4474 or to register.

Professional Development Workshops

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 Conference Center, Luria Room

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

Tuesday, May 7                             9-11 a.m.        Register

Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at with any questions.

For Non-Managers: How to Make the Most of Your Performance Review

It is once again time for annual performance reviews. This workshop will provide employees with the tools and information necessary to make the most of your performance review. Participants will learn the following:

  • How to accurately document your performance
  • Creating a file highlighting your accomplishments
  • Thinking about what would be helpful for professional growth
  • How to have a productive conversation with your supervisor

Light refreshments will be served.

The workshop will be offered as follows and held in the HR Conference Room:

Monday, May 6, 1-3 p.m. | Register

Conflict Resolution and Confrontation Management
Successfully managed conflict can have a healthy, positive effect on your team and your organization. Well-managed conflict is an effective way to bring important issues to light and to open and strengthen the lines of communication and creativity with your team, boss, vendors and clients. This course will teach participants the insights needed to become proficient at handling conflicts.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the main causes of workplace conflict
  • Explain how team conflict escalates
  • Discuss strategies for defusing an escalating conflict
  • Describe healthy and unhealthy conflict and how to manage each
  • Articulate the best way to communicate in conflict situations

 Continental breakfast and an afternoon snack will be served.  There will be a one hour break for lunch.

Location:        Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

The workshop will be offered on the following date/time:

Thursday, May 9            9 a.m.–4 p.m.         Register

Library and Services Available for Staff

Library Services
For Library workshops and training available for staff, please visit the Library website.

Community CPR/First Aid Classes Available for Staff and Faculty

CPR/First Aid Classes

For information about CPR/First Aid Classes, please visit the Public Safety BEMCO website