New Fall Trainings

Brandeis is kicking off the following Management “Nuts and Bolts” workshops as a pilot program to provide managers with key knowledge and tools.

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 LinkedIn Learning

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 humanresources@brandeis.edu to register.

Library and Services Available for Staff

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

Community CPR/First Aid Classes Available for Staff and Faculty

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

Management “Nuts and Bolts” workshops

Brandeis is kicking off the following Management “Nuts and Bolts” workshops as a pilot program to provide managers with key knowledge and tools. Managers can register for any or all of the following workshops:

Learning About Different Positions Types

Unlock the mystery of position types and differences! Knowing key differences is crucial as a manager and this course will help you navigate your way.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn definitions of Exempt vs. Non-Exempt positions
  • How to complete timesheets and differences with accruals, carryover and time off
  • Differences with Tuition Remission eligibility and benefits
  • Other differences (i.e., benefits)

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: Human Resources Conference Room

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Performance Reviews—Coaching and Counseling

An essential function of being a manager is conducting performance reviews for your team. Discover how to utilize the process to create a motivated and positive work environment, while also addressing any concerns more effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning about the annual performance review cycle
  • Setting and effectively communicating clear expectations
  • How to utilize the performance review evaluation process and conduct a meeting
  • Effective communication and documentation of performance concerns
  • How to create a performance improvement plan (PIP), if needed

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Human Resources Conference Room

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Legal Aspects of a Supervisor

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 laws and will educate managers on how to recognize red flags and seek assistance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning about relevant Federal and State laws
  • Understanding Brandeis’ policies and procedures and how to implement them
  • Covering the basics of discrimination, sexual harassment, disabilities etc.
  • How to handle reasonable accommodation requests
  • Knowing when to call Human Resources

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Human Resources Conference Room

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Introduction to Leave Policies

Knowing the facts and legal protections with leave policies is essential. This workshop will educate managers on the legal protections as well as Brandeis policies and procedures for granting and implementing leaves.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning about extended illness and short-term illness policies
  • ADA and FMLA made simple
  • When parental leave can be given and how to do it
  • Covering other legally protected time off (i.e., SNL, Military Leave, etc.)

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Human Resources Conference Room

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How to Conduct One-on-Ones

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learning about the purpose and recommended frequency
  • Setting and effectively communicating clear expectations
  • How to structure the meetings
  • Effectively providing feedback and support

Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Human Resources Conference Room

register