The Office of Human Resources

Training and 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:

Register for upcoming webinars and workshops below.

Professional Development

Managing at Brandeis Certificate Program (by Invitation Only)

Brandeis is offering a professional development opportunity for managers presented virtually (replacing the Nuts and Bolts series) called Managing at Brandeis. The curriculum is targeted at newly appointed and mid-stage managers and focuses on practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in management and leadership at Brandeis. Managers who complete the series will earn a Certificate. For more information contact Human Resources at

Webinars and Workshops Presented by Our New Employee Assistance Provider KGA:
KGA Webinars:

KGA Support Overview for Managers - Thursday, April 11, 2024  2:00 - 3:00 pm

KGA, your Employee Assistance Program, is a free and confidential benefit that provides support for employees and their family members. Additionally, KGA can be a valuable resource to you as a manager or supervisor. Learn how at this Program Overview for Managers.

The Sandwich Generation and Beyond: How to Be a Caregiver While Taking Care of Yourself - Wednesday, April 17, 2024  1:00 - 2:00 pm

The Sandwich Generation refers to feeling “caught in the middle” of caretaking responsibilities across generations. Often, we are kind and giving to others while we push ourselves beyond our own limits. Indeed, well-meaning friends and relatives often tell you to take good care, but no one actually tells you how to do that! With the myriad of activities that we do in service of others, let’s learn how to find support and time for ourselves.

Unlocking the Power Within: Nurturing Your Mental Wellbeing - Thursday, May 9, 2024  1:00 - 2:00 pm

In this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of what mental health is (and what it isn't) and learn practical self-care practices and techniques that are designed to enhance emotional and mental equilibrium. And here's the game-changer: You'll learn how to make mental well-being a seamless part of your daily life, creating a routine that's not just effective but also sustainable.

Imposter Syndrome - Wednesday, May 29, 2024 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Imposter Syndrome is something that most people have likely encountered in their career at some point. Learn about Imposter Syndrome, strategies to help cope with it, how you can increase your confidence within your professional life, and thrive as an employee.

Workshops will be held virtually from 10:00 – 11:15 am and will include watching a recorded webinar followed by a discussion on the following dates:

Supporting Colleagues in Distress - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Supporting colleagues is a wonderful opportunity to help them feel valued and cared for, but it can also be difficult; it requires nuance, thoughtfulness and compassion. Learn how to support others at work and direct them to resources while maintaining appropriate boundaries.

For more information about KGA and the services they provide call 1-800-648-9557 or visit the KGA Website log-in password: brandeis.

Brandeis Bites – New!

Introducing Brandeis Bites – a great way to build your professional skills without making a big time commitment! Simply register to watch a recorded learning video at your convenience as pre-work, then attend a 30-minute workshop to discuss and apply the learning.

Workshops will be held virtually from 11:00 – 11:30 am on the following dates:

Financial Wellness Workshops Presented by Metro Credit Union 

Identity Theft SolutionsTuesday, April 23, 2024  9:00 – 10:00 AM

Identity theft is becoming more common and sophisticated than ever. Learn the methods that identity thieves use to access confidential information, tools for preventing ID theft, and steps to take should identity theft occur.

The Sandwich GenerationTuesday, May 28, 2024  9:00 – 10:00 AM

The Sandwich Generation is positioned in the middle. They care for aging parents while supporting their own children. In this workshop, participants will learn how to manage their parents’ medical, legal, and financial needs, while ensuring they stay financially prepared for their kids’ future financial needs and financially prepared for their future.