• Learning and Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development

Welcome to Learning & Development. The Learning & Development Team is focused on meeting the challenges of our changing landscape and ensuring that our efforts help employees achieve success in the workplace. To accomplish this we provide management, administrative and professional development to meet employee career needs.

We encourage you to review the course offerings on our website to identify courses that will help you develop professionally.  Online registration for these classes is quick and easy.

Upcoming Events

Expense Module Training

  • Tuesday July, 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., online from your workstation. Register here
  • Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., online from your workstation. Register here

This live online class reviews the process for entering, printing and submitting expense reports electronically through PeopleSoft. This class is intended for Trip Preparers or any traveler who wants to enter his/her own expenses through PeopleSoft.

BuyWays Requisitioner Training

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., South Street Learning Center, in the South Street Campus. Register here

UMass BuyWays is the University's one-stop shopping system for eProcurement users. This module describes the procedures related to the role of Requisitioner.

Lean White Belt Certification

  • Thursday, August 18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., HR Training Room, in the South Street Campus. Register here
  • Friday, October 21, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., HR Training Room, in the South Street Campus. Register here

Lean is a process methodology for improving customer service, staff satisfaction, quality, safety, and efficiency. The core idea is to maximize value for the customer while minimizing waste. This one-day interactive course will help you develop the skills necessary to apply Lean problem solving and process efficiency tools in your work area. You will participate in interactive exercises to learn some basic tools that you can apply in your work environment immediately.

Summit Finance Dashboard for Administrative Departments

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This live online webinar gives you the tools to navigate through the Administrative Department Summit Dashboards. This dashboard has been tailor designed to meet the Financial Reporting needs of the Administrative Departments at the University who manages Budget and Fund Balance Funds. Login at your desk and you will learn about the University’s new Business Intelligence tool- Summit. The Department Administrative Dashboard provides you with budgeting tools for both Fund Balance and Budget balance funds. Note: You will need a PeopleSoft Login for this class. If you have not received one yet, complete the Finance Security Form located on the Finance intranet site under System Support.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

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Professional Conversation: Students will engage in readings and discussions designed to enhance their English in professional settings. Each week will feature the study of an intermediate/advanced grammar topic and vocabulary based around U.S. culture and current events. The class will cater to students' particular interests and needs. 

Modern American Discourse: Students will gain confidence in their ability to converse in English by building vocabulary, learning idioms and improving pronunciation while reading aloud and discussing texts centered on American culture, traditions and current affairs.  Individual retention of material will be reinforced through practical exercises and role-playing activities. Class work will be geared towards student’s language needs and any cultural questions that may arise.

To learn more about the classes, click here.

Summit Finance Dashboard for Academic Departments

Description: This online self-paced training covers the summary page which includes alerts, graphs and reports designed to help manage sponsored and non-sponsored activity.  The Sponsored, Fund Balance, Budget Balance and Non Sponsored Project Activity Pages are also covered in this training.

To access the training, click here.

Archibus Space Survey Training

  • TBA

This class is to train designated department users on the Archibus online space survey system. It is intended for department administrators and staff who will be doing the annual space survey.

ECRT Effort Reporting Upgrade Training

  • TBA

This training is for designated department users of ECRT, the online effort certification system. The class will demonstrate to users the new ECRT upgrade system and show them how to accomplish their effort certification reviews and tasks, as well as the tasks required of their Principal Investigators.

ECRT & Space Survey Lab ECERT102

  • TBA

The lab is for department administrators and staff who have already been trained in ECRT (effort certification system) and Archibus (online space survey system). The lab provides guidance in resolving certain issues or tasks departments may have in the effort certification or space survey processes.

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