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:

Managing the Pandemic-shaped Workplace

The Managing the Pandemic-shaped Workplace is a two-module program. Please register for both modules.
Workshop modules will be presented as 90-minute interactive sessions via Zoom from 9 – 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:
  1. Tuesday 9/28 – Module A: Charting the New Reality - register-  A Collective Retrospective Organizational Resilience is the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to – and learn from - disruptions in order to survive and prosper. During this initial session, we will learn how managers from across the University adapted to the changes necessitated by the pandemic. We will capture challenges encountered, approaches adopted, evaluate what worked and worked less well, and begin to define a “Brandeis Best-practices Model” for remote and hybrid management.
  2. Thursday 9/30 – Module B: Best Practices and Techniques for Managing a Remote or Hybrid Workforce - register - This module builds upon the ‘best practices’ captured in the first module, bolstering vulnerabilities, while building upon existing strengths.
    • Business continuity elements for the Hybrid work environment
    • Identifying requirements – mapping jobs and tasks
    • Building pathways for communication and collaboration

Managers Skills Development Trainings (presented by Breakthrough Collaboration)

Previously available by invitation only, these workshops are now open to all managers who would like to take advantage of this opportunity and can be taken as a series or as individual sessions based on interest.

Workshops will cover special challenges due to the pandemic and will be presented as 90-minute interactive sessions via Zoom from 9 – 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Fall 2021 Workshops:

The well-being of the Brandeis community and campus remain a top priority during these times. To support our managers, staff and faculty during COVID-19 and our Fall 2021 planning, and as part of professional development, we are offering the following trainings and workshops via Zoom from 10 – 11 a.m. on the following dates:

Webinars offered by New Directions:

Go to and log in selecting “Employee Assistance Program” and using the company code: brandeis university. Scroll down to the bottom of the Home page to register for live webinars.
For all webinars there are sessions at noon – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Fall 2021 Planning Session

The session will provide managers with information about Fall 2021 planning and provide an opportunity to ask questions and address any concerns with key members of the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Campus Planning and Operations. Additional information can be found on the Fall Planning page.

Supporting Managers and Employees Returning to the Workplace Workshop

Online COVID-19 Safety Training Course

 ALL members of the Brandeis community accessing campus are required to complete the Online COVID-19 Safety Training Course. Additional information can be found at COVID-19 Resources.