Human Resources

Training and Development


Mission Statement

The mission of our training and development staff is to promote and support employee development and organizational effectiveness by providing high-quality educational training programs. Trainings are designed to meet individual, group or departmental, and institutional needs and objectives. We strive to enhance individual learning and development as the means for creating a better workplace environment and for building a stronger Amherst College community.

What is Training and Development

Training is an educational process. People can learn new information, re-learn and reinforce existing knowledge and skills, and most importantly have time to think and consider what new options can help them improve their effectiveness at work. Read More>>

Professional Development Opportunities

Amherst College supports its employees in the development of professional skills, and in pursuit of on-going personal development. From time to time the Office of Human Resources sponsors training programs such as legal updates for supervisors, sexual harassment awareness training and performance evaluation training.