University of Vermont

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Professional Development and Staff Assistance

A survey of UVM staff members conducted in 2007 by the Staff Council Education and Professional Development Committee, in cooperation with UVM Human Resource Services revealed that staff members have a wide variety of  professional development needs and interests. Among the great benefits of working at the University of Vermont are the vast educational and training opportunities afforded to staff members.

We have planned this section of the webpage as a one-stop resource to help staff members achieve  their personal and professional goals. Whether you are looking to continue your formal education, curious about UVM's policy on flex time, want to take advantage of workshops offered through HRS Learning Services, or are just curious about what UVM has to offer, we hope you will find what you need right here!

HRS - Learning Services

Human Resource Services - Learning Services (page)

Learning Services strives to foster a culture of lifelong and continuous learning. We offer a full range of learning opportunities for staff to enhance existing skills and acquire new ones. Our workshops, resources and services are designed to improve employee success and job effectiveness. Learning Services strives to develop UVM staff at all stages of their career by providing opportunities that:

  • Focus on the development of tangible skills
  • Align with the University's Mission and Strategic Goals
  • Integrate the principles of diversity, inclusion and Our Common Ground
  • Bring the community together to share ideas and exchange information

Learning Services offers in person instruction, online learning and a variety of other support tools to help you with the skills you need to be successful at UVM. Full details can be found on the HRS Learning Services (page)

Workshops offered within the following tracks:

Questions, comments or inquiries? 
Contact HRS Learning Services at or (802) 656-5800


EDU@UVM (page)

edu@uvm is a three-day signature learning event focused on staff development. Important themes like diversity, social justice, and commitment to Our Common Ground are woven throughout the workshops which are grouped in five broad tracks:

  • Software and Web Design
  • Communication Skills and Conflict Management
  • Leadership Development and University Policy and Procedure
  • Career Development and Life Planning
  • Health and Wellness/Worklife Balance
edu@uvm takes place on campus during Spring Break and is sponsored by Human Resource Services.

Center for Leadership and Innovation

Center for Leadership and Innovation (page) 

The CLI offers a Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management, one and two day management development seminars, week-long intensive programs for professionals and in-house corporate training solutions. Additionally, we are a point of access for area businesses to a variety of UVM resources. Also affiliated with the Center for Leadership and Innovation is the Vermont Family Business Initiative (VFBI), an ongoing membership program that provides a training and support network to family businesses in the state.

Through our seminars, intensive summer programs, corporate training and the VFBI, the Center for Leadership and Innovation is poised to support your business to compete in a global economy. As a portal to University of Vermont resources, the CLI can provide you and your business leadership training, access to academic expertise and research partnerships, student internship opportunities, graduate and undergraduate education, and other University initiatives. Understanding your needs, we can help your business go from knowledge to action.

(Note: These courses are not covered by tuition remission)

Some Certificate and Seminar:

  • Professional Certificate in Project Management    
  • Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management
  • Professional Certificate in Sustainable Business Practices
  • Innovation Seminar Series

UVM Career Services

UVM Career Services (page)

While Human Resource Services can assist with information regarding professional development, even non-students can benefit from the resume writing guidelines, etiquette tips, and interview preparation hints listed on the Career Services website. 

Continuing Education Advisors

Continuing Education Advisors (page)

If you are interested in a Continuing Education class, certificate, or sequence, call (802) 656-2085 to speak with an advisor. Employees enjoy tuition remission benefits on courses taken at UVM.

Flexible Scheduling

Flexible Scheduling (page)

The University of Vermont is responsive to important work/life changes that have been taking place in American society over the past 30 years. We are familiar with the patterns forming nationally:

  • Over half of married couples both work outside the home, many with young children
  • More and more employees are single parents
  • Baby boomer employees are now becoming involved in care for their aging parents and relatives
  • Employees are developing their skills and abilities by pursuing continuing education opportunities

In a number of instances, alternative work schedules have been utilized by our various colleges and departments to attract and keep our employees by providing a work environment that is flexible and responsive to the needs of individuals with family pressures and education requirements. Research shows that higher productivity and energy can result by offering these options to our staff.

Other Opportunities

Vermont Women in Higher Education (page)

Last modified July 17 2013 08:00 AM