On this page you will find updated offerings from the Learning & Development Team, LinkedIn Learning resources, and workshops from our partners around campus, including the Office of Workforce Equity and Inclusive Leadership and Information Technology.
What We Do
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.
How We Do It
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.
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.
How to Use This Page
Each theme has offerings which can be found by clicking the ⌄ symbol in the lower right corner of each section.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to find a calendar layout with the Learning & Development offerings. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link for each offering.
Along with the live offerings, we encourage you to use LinkedIn Learning to further your growth and development at your own pace. This repository of virtual opportunities will allow for self-directed learning on a variety of topics, as well as recommended courses from the Learning & Development Team. Learn more on our LinkedIn Learning page.
Self-Awareness provides opportunities for staff to reflect and clarify who they are, what they bring to the work environment, and what they need to be successful.
This theme includes offerings related to one's own preferences, strengths, capabilities, and opportunities for growth within the work context.
Team Development focuses on the tools and processes necessary for effective team functioning. Offerings focus on developing the capacity of team members, regardless of their role within the team.
This theme concentrates on the “why”, “what”, and “how” of team function. It provides opportunities for growth in collaborative skills, cohesion, learning from difference, and methods for developing a team culture.
Supervisory Skill Development brings role-specific learning to those who currently, or aspire to, supervise others.
This theme examines individual skill building, team development, and workplace tools through the lens of supervision. It focuses on skills and capacities necessary to supervise intentionally and effectively.
Responsible for assessing organizational needs and planning relevant interventions including key culture change initiatives. Responsible for development and implementation of the learning and development system.
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.