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Professional Development and Training

New Employee Orientation

Professional development and training at Skidmore begins with our New Employee Orientation (NEO) program. All new community members (exempt, faculty, non-exempt and union employees) are invited to attend this half-day program. 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.

Staff professional Development & Networking

In addition to the NEO, staff professional development programs are offered throughout the year. To help build community across campus, Human Resources also hosts informative gatherings through Networking Events, giving community members an opportunity to strengthen and build working relationships throughout campus. Please see the calendar below for current and upcoming offerings. 

Upcoming Events

  • Staff Meeting - 12/02
  • New Employee Orientation - 12/08 
  • New Employee Orientation - 1/19
  • Breakfast with HR Supervisor Roundtable: Recruitment and Hiring - 1/31
    • We invite you to join monthly Breakfast with HR: Supervisor Roundtable sessions. These sessions are intended to support networking among supervisors of staff, introduction of HR team members and their role in support of employee success, and information and training on policies, procedures and resources available to you. Each month we will focus on a specific topic and we welcome your feedback on areas of interest to you. A light breakfast will be provided.

  • Staff Meeting - 2/3
  • New Employee Orientation - 2/16
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Presents: Reclaim Your Brain - 2/2
    • Presented by an EAP counselor, the ‘Reclaim Your Brain” session is designed for individuals to focus on their brain health. You will practice mindfulness within the session as well as learn about resources and ways to enhance cognitive health. This session is also designed for leaders to consider their own health and utilize skills learned in support of teams with whom they work.

  • Winter Celebration - 2/10
  • DEIA Visual Journey Map @ Wyckoff Center - Date TBD
  • Breakfast with HR Supervisor Roundtable: Retention Strategies - 2/23
    • We invite you to join monthly Breakfast with HR: Supervisor Roundtable sessions. These sessions are intended to support networking among supervisors of staff, introduction of HR team members and their role in support of employee success, and information and training on policies, procedures and resources available to you. Each month we will focus on a specific topic and we welcome your feedback on areas of interest to you. A light breakfast will be provided.

  • Staff Meeting - 3/3
  • New Employee Orientation - 3/16
  • Leadership Academy Session One - 3/2
  • Dailey Innovation Presents: Compassionate Leadership During Turbulent Times- Date TBD
  • Breakfast with HR Supervisor Roundtable: Performance Management and Roll Out of Updated Performance Review Process - 3/30
    • We invite you to join monthly Breakfast with HR: Supervisor Roundtable sessions. These sessions are intended to support networking among supervisors of staff, introduction of HR team members and their role in support of employee success, and information and training on policies, procedures and resources available to you. Each month we will focus on a specific topic and we welcome your feedback on areas of interest to you. A light breakfast will be provided.

  • Leadership Academy Session Two - 3/31
  • Staff Meeting - 3/31
  • New Employee Orientation - 4/20
  • Leadership Academy Session Three - 4/27
  • Networking Breakfast - Week of 4/10
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Program - Topic and Date TBD
  • Breakfast with HR Supervisor Roundtable: Topic TBD - 4/27
    • We invite you to join monthly Breakfast with HR: Supervisor Roundtable sessions. These sessions are intended to support networking among supervisors of staff, introduction of HR team members and their role in support of employee success, and information and training on policies, procedures and resources available to you. Each month we will focus on a specific topic and we welcome your feedback on areas of interest to you. A light breakfast will be provided.

  • Staff Meeting - 4/28
  • Staff Meeting - 5/5
  • New Employee Orientation - 5/18
  • Leadership Academy Session Four - Date TBD
  • Retirement and Recognition Ceremony - 5/23
  • Breakfast with HR Supervisor Roundtable: Topic TBD - 5/25
    • We invite you to join monthly Breakfast with HR: Supervisor Roundtable sessions. These sessions are intended to support networking among supervisors of staff, introduction of HR team members and their role in support of employee success, and information and training on policies, procedures and resources available to you. Each month we will focus on a specific topic and we welcome your feedback on areas of interest to you. A light breakfast will be provided.

Programs currently open for registration can be accessed here.

Your suggestions for new programs/presenters are always welcome. Please send suggestions to Human Resources at hr@skidmore.edu  


Technology Learning Opportunities at Skidmore

Often Human Resources receives inquires about technology training, especially regarding various Microsoft applications. Learning Experience Design and Digital Scholarship Support (LEDS) offers both instructor-led and online training opportunities.

To learn more about other on-campus, customized workshops and off-campus learning opportunities, please visit the LEDS website.


 

 

Professional Development & Training