At Keene State College, each employee’s professional development is a shared responsibility between the employee, his or her supervisor(s), and the institution. We know that in an ever-changing world, no one can consider their professional growth and development ever complete.
Look below for information on:
- On-Campus Training and Education
- USNH Online Learning Portal
- Off-Campus Resources for Professional Development
- Comments and Suggestions
On-Campus Training and Education
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to provide education and training for faculty and staff including campus-wide compliance topics such as Title IX; interpersonal skills like communication; or supervisory skills for managers, deans, and directors.
Additional training is developed and delivered by other departments across campus including IT, Health and Safety, the Business Office, and Campus Safety. Many of these programs are highly specialized areas of knowledge needed for the work that we do.
For on-campus training options, please visit Training Registration.
For more information on USNH online training opportunities, please visit Online Training(Syntrio).
Faculty Enrichment opportunities are priorities at Keene State. A collaborative model of peer development and consultation and a strong network of support through Faculty Learning Communities and Campus-Wide Faculty Enrichment activities fosters a culture committed to effective pedagogy and best practices. KSCEA and KSCAA faculty are also encouraged to review the KSCEA collective bargaining agreement and the KSCAA contract to understand what additional resources might be available.
To learn more about the tuition benefits available to USNH employees, please visit Tuition Benefits.
Keene State’s IT Group provides helpful information regarding technology and related process as well.
USNH Online Learning Portal
Currently, USNH has two online programs hosted on its Online Learning Portal including a program on Creating A Respectful Workplace and one titled Preventing Unlawful Harassment. Detailed instructions about accessing these programs are provided at the site but you will need to use your netid (i.e., kharkness) that you use when you log into keene.edu.
Off-Campus Resources for Professional Development
United Educators provides articles, webinars, and online programs designed for educators (K-12 and Higher Education) to reduce risk and address issues of compliance and concern. You may register as a new EduRisk user using your keene.edu email. (United Educators is USNH’s partner for legal issues and reducing liability).
USNH’s EAP Program
Your EAP is a resource for both personal and professional development. APS Healthcare provides articles and online seminars on a variety of topics including supervision, balancing work and life, communication skills, and more. To access, visit the EAP and enter “USNH” as the company code.
UNH Professional Development and Training
UNH Professional Development and Training offers programs to agencies and individuals designed to assist professionals in developing new or advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of fields. The instruction provides a balance of theory and practical skills that participants can immediately apply to the workplace.
Udemy is an online education platform that provides a broad range of online courses accessible anytime, anywhere. Many courses are free or very low cost and allow the learner to pick the time and set the pace. Currently available through Udemy are courses in Office Productivity (excel, powerpoint, googlesheets, Visio, etc); management and leadership; finance and accounting; project management and quality improvement; and interpersonal skills.
Comments and Suggestions
Tell us about it! If you participate in training or education outside of Keene State College, share your accomplishments with us! This can include professional conferences, credit and non-credit courses, webinars, seminars or independent learning.
Or if you want to suggest a program that is needed or if there is a topic that would improve your ability to do your job, share your idea with us.