Learning Partners-Professional Development Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Learning Partners

Professional Development Services has partnered with colleagues from across the campus who are responsible for providing training, information and professional development sessions for staff. Explore the information below to learn more about these programs and how they may support you in your role.

The Events Calendar provides a schedule of all upcoming learning opportunities.

Counseling and Psychological Services

CAPS is available for training and consultation for staff who have questions about how to support distressed students and assist them in accessing mental health services on campus. CAPS is happy to work with interested departments to develop mental health related training opportunities by request.

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Office of the General Counsel

The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) offers training on various legal issues to the university's faculty, staff and administrators. The OGC is happy to work with interested departments in customizing new training to meet specific needs.

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Environment at CMU

Environmental innovation is an integral part of Carnegie Mellon's culture, curriculum and practice. Environment at CMU is available to provide training for staff on a variety of topics:

  • Scotty Goes Green: CMU Green Office Certificate Program
  • How to Reduce Office Electricity/Energy Use
  • Greening the Office/Kitchen Food Composting
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 101
  • How to Organize a Zero Waste Event
  • Green Purchasing Options
  • Transportation/Commuting to Work Options

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Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) supports research at Carnegie Mellon University and works with researchers to ensure that research is conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations. ORIC strives to foster compliance without impeding the process of research.

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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety's mission, “Providing services that protect our customers, the environment and the university,” ensures its customers go home as healthy as they came to work. EH&S serves the community by anticipating problems, developing proactive programs, providing guidance, training, and consultative assistance on a wide range of issues concerning personal safety and environmental protection.

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Office of Risk Initiatives

The Director of Risk Initiatives closely partners with Carnegie Mellon colleagues in maintaining appropriate risk management strategies and practices consistent with our shared commitments and priorities.

The Office of Risk Initiatives currently provides training on “Enterprise Risk Management at Carnegie Mellon—A Strategic Overview” to any group that is interested.

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Finance Division

The Finance Division is responsible for managing the financial resources of the University. Finance offers several courses focusing on financial processes and procedures, as well as the university’s financial systems. Finance courses are offered as either hands-on, instructor-led session, a full length web-based course, or a shorter web-based tutorial.

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Professional Development Services

Professional Development Services provides opportunities to staff members that support knowledge, skill and competency development. Staff members may participate in a workshop, be a part of a networking group, serve as a member of the Speakers Bureau or become a Year One coach. Programs, workshops and retreats may also be developed by one of our staff members and tailored to meet the specific needs of your department or organization. 

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HR Information Technology

The HR Information Technology (HRIT) Team manages and supports all university-wide HR and Payroll systems, including:
     Current Systems:
    Legacy (read-only) Systems:
        Human Resources Information System
        Talent Management System (TMS)

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Research Administrators Council

RAC's mission statement:

To provide a university wide arena for discussion of those topics impacting research and the administration of research at Carnegie Mellon. To address the training needs of the campus community in the area of research administration. To facilitate the dissemination of information that may impact the administration of research.

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Information Security Office

The Information Security Office (ISO) provides an online course entitled Security 101 to faculty, staff and Ph.D. students to raise awareness about data and information system security requirements along with related policies, procedures, and guidelines. 

The ISO also offers on-line resources and conducts training upon request on Identity Theft and Identity Finder software.

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University Health Services

Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health. University Health Services helps Carnegie Mellon students, staff and faculty get and stay healthy. We do this through individual clinical services, health education programs, and campus initiatives.

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Institutional Research & Analysis

The Office of Institutional Research & Analysis (IR&A) gathers and analyzes data for use in university-wide academic and administrative decision making and assessment activities.

IR&A offers a four-part workshop series that follows the typical research progression of developing research questions, conducting the research, analyzing the data, and sharing the results.

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University Lecture Series

The University Lecture Series features lectures and performances by a broad spectrum of speakers and scholars on a wide and diverse range of topics. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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