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.

Managing at Brandeis: Nuts & Bolts Series:

Intro to Hiring and Recruitment Process at Brandeis register
Tuesday 2/28,  10:00 am - 11:30 am
Developed for hiring managers and HR Liaisons, participants will gain an understanding of how the hiring and recruitment process works at Brandeis and what the necessary steps are, including:
• determining the type of position
• developing a job description and posting the job
• forming a search committee (if needed)
• using Workday to track candidate screening, selection, interviews and reference checks
• making/accepting the offer
• onboarding the new employee

Conducting One-On-Ones register
Wednesday 3/8, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
An essential function of being a manager is conducting regular one-on-ones with your direct reports. Discover how to utilize the process to create a motivated and positive work environment, attainable goals, and useful exchanges.

Performance Coaching and Counseling register
Thursday 3/23, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
An essential function of being a manager is providing performance coaching and counseling feedback. Learn about Brandeis’ policies, how to provide effective positive or constructive feedback and when to contact HR to assist with addressing any concerns.

Legal Considerations of the Supervisor register
Monday 4/10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am 
It’s crucial as a manager to know the basics of the law in order to avoid common mistakes that can lead to real trouble. This workshop will provide managers with an overview of relevant employment and leave laws and will educate managers on how to recognize red flags and seek assistance from the HR Team.

Spring 2023 Professional Development Workshops

Actively Managing Conflict register
Wednesday 2/8, 10:00 – 11:00 am
For a manager, being equipped to treat conflict as an asset instead of a liability
is a true measure of leadership. In this session, supervisors acquire the essential
tools, skills and processes to help them achieve healthy and responsive conflict

Manager as Coach register
Tuesday 3/28, 10:00 – 11:00 am 
Coaching empowers people to do their best work through collaboration, engagement, and growth. In this session, participants will learn the advantages of being a manager-coach and how this approach will help them develop productive, high performing, committed

Work-Life Harmony register
Wednesday 5/3, 10:00 – 11:00 am 
Our lives are busy, and different responsibilities can pull us in many directions. In this
season learn how to flow with those responsibilities to find the harmony and happiness in your life.

FREE LIVE WEBINARS offered by New Directions:
For all webinars there are SESSIONS AT 12 PM - 1 PM & 3 PM - 4 PM ET

Wednesday 1/25 - Supporting Work/Life Balance morning session or afternoon session
Wednesday 2/15 - The Importance of Having a Will morning session or afternoon session
Wednesday 2/22 - Defining and Refining Your Stress Style morning session or afternoon session
Wednesday 3/22 - Deep Cleaning Your Life morning session or afternoon session
Wednesday 3/29 - Strategies for Developing Remote Employees morning session or afternoon sessions
Wednesday 4/19 - Healthy Workplace Boundaries morning session or afternoon session
Wednesday 4/26 - Fostering and Measuring Employee Thriving morning session or afternoon session
Wednesday 5/17 - Managing Your Mental Health morning session or afternoon session

Spring Financial Wellness Workshop Series – Presented by Metro Credit Union

Save the Date: Registration Links Posted When Available

30 Ways to Trim Your Budget and Manage Your Debt
Monday, January 30 10:00 – 11:00 AM register
Stretching your budget is a necessary step to achieving your financial goals. Learn smart ways to save on the things that impact your finances most, such as food, health care, insurance and more.Despite all the advantages and conveniences credit cards can provide, there are pitfalls associated with credit use. Don’t worry – take action. We will walk you through the five steps you can take to repay what you owe and get back on track.

The Sandwich Generation – Caring for Aging Parents While Supporting Your Own Children
Monday, February 27 10:00 – 10:40 AM register
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, while ensuring they stay financially prepared for their kids’ future.

Home Buying Tips. Buying a Home
Monday, March 20 10:00 – 11:00 AM
This seminar walks you step by step through the process of buying a home; from pre-approval through closing. Factors Considered to Qualify for a Mortgage A variety of factors, like credit score, income, assets, debts, and employment history are taken into consideration when underwriting your mortgage loan application. Learn what to expect so you can be prepared for a smooth process.

Identity Theft & Fraud Identity Theft Solutions and Safeguarding Kid’s Identity and Online Privacy
Monday, April 24 10:00 – 11:00 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. This workshop covers important issues including online privacy tips, managing computer settings, smartphone apps, and positive online behavior. After Identity Theft As a victim of identity theft, you may feel upset and overwhelmed knowing that someone has access to your private information. Remember that recovering from identity theft is possible. By breaking the process down into eight steps and using the right resources, you’ll protect yourself and move towards a life after identity theft.

Finances for New Families. Getting married. Having kids.
Monday, May 22, 2023 10:00 – 11:00 AM
These are natural progressions in life for many, but also present new financial situations and decisions to make immediately, and for the long term. This session will help you discover, prioritize, and design a workable plan for your family’s goals and lifestyle.