Skidmore College Education and Development
As stated in President Glotzbach's Strategic Action Agenda 2009-2010 - "Human Resources offers programs aimed at assisting all employees to be more efficient and effective in what they do. But we also need to ensure that those in administrative and management positions do all in their power to encourage and reward individual initiative among those who report to them. Skidmore truly must be a place where individual employees are encouraged to think creatively about their work and develop new ways to increase both our efficiency and effectiveness in advancing our strategic objectives."
Education and development at Skidmore begins with our New Employee Orientation (NEO) program. All new community members (Exempt (AP), Faculty, Non-Exempt (SS) and Union employees) are invited and encouraged to attend this half day program. The design of the program enables new employees to explore life at Skidmore through a variety of departmental presentations. The purpose of this program is to provide an overview of the College and the opportunity to meet with other members of the Skidmore community.
In addition to the NEO, a variety of educational programs are offered throughout the year. These programs are geared toward staff development. Some of the recent topics include:
- Assessment Interviewing
- Management Dynamics
- Meeting Management
- Project Management
- Time Management
As part of building community relationships across campus, Human Resources also hosts informative community gatherings ranging from coffee chats to luncheons and more. A full list of programs can be accessed by clicking the HR Program Calendar link in the right-hand navigation box. Your suggestions for new programs or possible presenters are always welcome. If you have any suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org