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Human Resources

Skidmore College Education and Development

Education and development at Skidmore begins with our New Employee Orientation (NEO) program.  All new community members (Exempt, Faculty, Non-Exempt 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:

As part of building community across campus, Human Resources host informative gatherings through our annual Networking Luncheon and Networking Breakfast, giving community members an opportunity to strengthen and build working relationships throughout campus.  A full list of programs can be accessed by clicking

Through the years we have introduced a Learn on the Go Series developed from our summer Wednesday Matinee Program that can be used for department retreats or mini meetings.  To learn more about these creative learning opportunities, click

Your suggestions for new programs or possible presenters are always welcome.  If you have any suggestions, please email