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 dates, times and registration information, please click on the workshop you are interested in below, or click on "Expand All" for a complete menu. Additional inquires can be directed to: ext. 6-4470.

*Training sessions are subject to change.

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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 and the Campus SaVE Act.   

Light refreshments will be served.

Location: Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

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

Date

Time

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Wednesday, Sept. 28

9:00-11:00 am

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Tuesday, October 18

1:00-3:00 pm

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Monday, November 14

9:00-11:00 am

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Thursday, December 8

1:00-3:00 pm

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

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:  Monday, October 17, 2016

Time:  10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Location:  Hassenfeld Levine Ross Conference Room

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

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.

Refreshments will be served.

Date:  Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Time:  9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Location:  Hassenfeld Luria Conference Room

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

Stress Management

When harnessed effectively, stress can be a source of energy and motivation. However, all too often, we let stress build to unmanageable levels, allowing it to impact our physical and mental health. During this seminar, we will review common stressors and symptoms of stress, as well as our individual responses to demands in our personal and professional lives. The focus will be on developing strategies for coping with stress and increasing our ability to transform stress into a motivating, rather than debilitating, force in our lives.

Date:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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 Resolution

The stress created by workplace conflict interferes with performance, job satisfaction and productivity. Yet most of us don’t realize that conflict, in addition to being inevitable, can lead to innovation, collaboration, behavior change and win-win solutions. This workshop is designed to reduce the stress associated with initiating and engaging in conflict. Not only will you learn principles of effective conflict resolution, you will also gain a deeper understanding of your own conflict style and how to use that knowledge to achieve more meaningful, mutually beneficial resolutions.

Date:  Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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.


Online Professional Development Workshops

Lynda.com web-based 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.
Hiatt Career Center Webinars for Faculty and Staff

The Hiatt Career Center is excited to open our career webinars to all members of the Brandeis community, including faculty and staff. Our monthly, 60-minute webinars feature expert presenters and career topics that appeal to listeners of all ages and in all industries.

For a schedule of Hiatt Career Center Webinars, please click here.


CPR/First Aid Lifesaving Training

CPR/First Aid Lifesaving Training
For CPR lifesaving training workshops, please click here.

Library and Technology Services computer workshops available for staff

Library and Technology Services computer workshops

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