Welcome to Learning & Development!

The Amherst College community is built on a legacy of learning and growth which is lifted by the efforts of our faculty and staff. The Learning & Development team seeks to support the growth of the Amherst College staff and faculty along the dimensions of an aspirational culture as defined in the 2020 Staff Survey through individual growth, team development, and supervisory skill building.

On this page you will find updated offerings from the Learning & Development Team, and workshops from our partners around campus, including the Office of Workforce Equity and Inclusive Leadership and Information Technology.

How We Do Our Work

Drawing from the results of the 2020 Staff Survey as well as internal assessments, the Learning & Development team creates offerings which center individual growth, team development, and supervisory skill building. These three areas each have learning themes within them, and all feed the positive development of our culture.

An outline describing the Learning & Development themes

Learning & Development offerings promote growth along the dimensions of an aspirational culture through a variety of methodologies. We also recognize that the needs of the College shift with changing times, and will be introducing a special focus theme, where we will take a deep dive into a particular topic that is top of mind in our community. This theme will be announced later this year.  

Highlighted Events & Trainings

Here are some of the exciting upcoming events and trainings we have for our community members. See the calendar below for a full list.

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Meet the Learning & Development Team

Nan Dill

Nan Dill

Director of Learning and Engagement

79 South Pleasant Street Room 200

 Responsible for development and implementation of the learning and development system.

Ana Devlin Gauthier

Ana Devlin Gauthier

Learning and Development Facilitator

Proactively creates and implements staff and leadership development programs that support organizational objectives, foster highly effective leader behaviors and help employees achieve their career development goals.
Kate E. Wesolowski

Kate E. Wesolowski

Human Resources Engagement & Communication Coordinator

Plans and implements events and activities to strengthen employee relations and support the College’s efforts to build community.

OHR Learning & Development Events