The Learning Network-Professional Development Services - Carnegie Mellon University

The Learning Network

Carnegie Mellon is a learning organization by the nature of its academic mission. Excellence, innovation and hard work are imbedded in our culture as a world-renowned university. Engaging staff members to take responsibility for their learning can be viewed as a directive from our institutional mission. Providing opportunities to advance a learning culture among our staff through the exchange of ideas, sharing of resources, collective problem-solving and the support of one another can achieve this goal. The Learning Network serves to promote this type of engagement and connection among staff members.

The Speakers Bureau

Utilizing the talents of and providing a professional development opportunity for staff members is the impetus for this service. Individuals interested in sharing their expertise in a content area or who find their role to include a training component may volunteer to participate in this program. We will host a series of workshops to review learning strategies along with presentation methods. Once completed, the individual may be listed as a member of the Speakers Bureau and may be called upon to facilitate a workshop or program.

Community of Advisors

In order to provide an exemplary program we must continually receive feedback from the individuals we serve. Utilizing formal groups such as the Management Discussion Forum, Administrative Leadership Group and Staff Council, we can gain information from individuals who are informed and active in decision-making on campus. Creating opportunities through “think tanks,” “open forums” and “target groups” will allow us to gain feedback from members of the campus community who may not be a part of a formal group but can also provide valuable input about our services.

Learning Partners

Many individuals on campus are charged with the responsibility of sharing information with the campus community. Supporting these individuals and initiatives will create a lasting partnership that will result in the coordination of information, streamlining resources and improving information accessibility. Please contact us if you have training responsibilities for your department and would like to be included in our Learning Partners network.