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Human Resources

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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 Development

In addition to the NEO, a number of staff development programs are offered throughout the year. Some of the recent topics include:

  • Collaborative Effort
  • Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
  • Intervention Skills for Supervisors
  • Performance Review
  • Project Management
  • Position Description (PD) Review
  • Retirement Planning Workshop
  • Time Management

To help build community across campus, Human Resources hosts informative gatherings through Networking  Events, giving community members an opportunity to strengthen and build working relationships throughout campus.

A full list of programs can be accessed on our course listing page. 

Your suggestions for new programs/presenters are always welcome. Please send suggestions to: dzuhlke@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.

Online just-in-time training is available through our subscription based provider, Virtual Training Company (VTC.com). Click here to request a VTC.com account.

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


Upcoming Events

  • January 15 - Networking Luncheon
  • January 29 - HR 101 Series: Compensation at Skidmore
  • March 3 - New Employee Orientation

Visit the Training Calendar/Registration website to view descriptions and sign up for programs.

Professional Development & Training