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

On topics such as:

  • Preventing Sexual Harassment
  • How to conduct a performance review
  • Setting Goals
  • Overcoming Procrastination
  • Business Communication

For more information, contact Training Specialist Cynthia Farquhar at 781-736-4470, or at

*Note: we are currently updating the training schedule for the Fall. Please check back later for an updated schedule.

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New Employee Orientation


 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 to register.

Professional Development Workshops

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX Workshop

 Preventing Sexual Harassment and Title IX Workshop for Managers, Staff and Faculty

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.   

Light refreshments will be served

Location:        Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

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

Thursday, September 20         9:00-11:00 am          register

Tuesday, October 23               1:00-3:00 pm            register

Thursday, November 15          9:00-11:00 am          register

Monday, December 3               1:00-3:00 pm            register

Please contact Cynthia Farquhar at with any questions.

Stress Management

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.

Location:        Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

The workshop will be offered on the following date/time:

Tuesday, October 9              10:00 – 11:00 am          register

Team Building

Team Building                                          

The ability to understand and communicate effectively in teams is an important part of our personal and professional success. Through discussion, interactive exercises and a debriefing session we will explore how teams can work together most effectively and learn how to apply successful team concepts and strategies in very practical ways. Interpersonal difficulties such as trust, skill identification, and conflict resolution and communication issues will be discussed.

Location:        Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

The workshop will be offered on the following date/time:

Thursday, November 8         10:00 – 11:00 am         register

Time Management

Time Management                             

Do you feel like you are always on the run from one activity to another? Time has become more precious as professional and personal demands increase and our ability to manage multiple tasks and schedules diminish. In this session, you will learn proven techniques for managing time effectively. You will analyze how you currently spend your time, review time-wasters and set new priorities, based on your values and goals. You will also learn how to combat procrastination and develop a personal action plan that takes into account the balance and achievement of career and personal goals.

Location:        Hassenfeld Conference Center, Luria Room

The workshop will be offered on the following date/time:

Monday, December 3            10:00 – 11:00 am         register

Online Professional Development Workshops

Web-based Instructional Videos 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   

  • 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 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.

Library and Technology Services Available for Staff

Library and Technology Services

 Computer Workshops

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