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Welcome to Learning & Development, formerly known as Workplace Learning.  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 in our website to identify courses that will help you develop professionally. Online registration for these classes is quick and easy.

Upcoming Events

BuyWays Requisitioner Training

Tuesday Feb 24, 2015, 1-4:30 p.m.Learning Center in 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.

Creating Proposals and Managing Grants

Date: TBD, 9-12 p.m. 

This hands on class provides you with the business processes and procedures to create, edit, and manage grants from entering a proposal through close-out in PeopleSoft. The end-users will learn how to create and update a proposal,submit a proposal and perform inquiry on proposals, awards, budgets, and expenditures.

Expense Module Training

Date: 2/10/2015, 10-11 a.m. 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.

Summit Dashboard Training

Date: TBD (Academic Administrator, PI & Pre-Award Dashboards) and TBD (Department Administrative Dashboard) from 10-11 a.m. Live online webinars 

This live online webinar gives you the tools to navigate through the Summit Dashboards.  These dashboards have been tailor designed to meet the Financial Reporting needs of the Administrative and Academic Departments at the University who manage Budget and Fund Balance Funds. Login at your desk and you will learn about the University‚Äôs new Business Intelligence tool- Summit.

Administrative Management of Clinical Research

Date: Thursday 1/22/15, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in HR Training Room, South Street Campus, Shrewsbury Register here

This course provides a comprehensive review of feasibility & assessment of clinical study budgets. Using budget templates, attendees will acquire skills to assist faculty with realistic budget creation, review and ongoing monitoring & reconciliation of all study activity.

English as Second Language Classes

English Conversation for Professionals (Runs every Tuesdays for 12 weeks)

Date: Tuesday 1/27/15, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in Room # S2-351, Main Campus, Worcester Register here

Learn about life in the United States, gain confidence in your English skills, and make some new friends while practicing conversation. Participants will engage in activities that will enhance their English speaking ability in the workplace at UMass including discussions, debates and presentations on a variety of topics of interest. Time will be set aside to focus on specific student questions and requests

ESL Text Talk (Runs every Wednesdays for 12 weeks)

Date: Tuesday 1/28/15, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in Room # S2-351, Main Campus, Worcester Register here

What does it mean to live in America as a global citizen? As we interact with American authors, articles, short stories, and group activities, we will explore many aspects of this question. In this course, you gain awareness of American culture and history through various texts at an intermediate level. Through group activities, you will also have opportunities to build your vocabulary, and English speaking confidence. You will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking in American English.