• Learning and Development
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  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning & Development

Welcome to Learning & Development, formerly known as Workplace Learning.  The Learning & Development Team is focused on meeting the challenges of our changing landscape and ensuring that our efforts help employees achieve success in the workplace. To accomplish this we provide management, administrative and professional development to meet employee career needs.

We encourage you to review the course offerings in our website to identify courses that will help you develop professionally. Online registration for these classes is quick and easy.

Upcoming Events

BuyWays Requisitioner Training

Tuesday November 18, 2014, 1-4:30 p.m.Learning Center in South Street campus. Register here   

UMass BuyWays is the University's one-stop shopping system for eProcurement users. This module describes the procedures related to the role of Requisitioner.

Creating Proposals and Managing Grants

Date: 12/10/2014, 9-12 p.m. Register here

This hands on class provides you with the business processes and procedures to create, edit, and manage grants from entering a proposal through close-out in PeopleSoft. The end-users will learn how to create and update a proposal,submit a proposal and perform inquiry on proposals, awards, budgets, and expenditures.

Expense Module Training

Date: 11/20/2014, 10-11 a.m. Register here

This live online class reviews the process for entering, printing and submitting expense reports electronically through PeopleSoft. This class is intended for Trip Preparers or any traveler who wants to enter his/her own expenses through PeopleSoft.

Summit Dashboard Training

Date: 11/20/14 (Academic Administrator, PI & Pre-Award Dashboards) and 11/21/14 (Department Administrative Dashboard) from 10-11 a.m. Live online webinars  Register here

This live online webinar gives you the tools to navigate through the Summit Dashboards.  These dashboards have been tailor designed to meet the Financial Reporting needs of the Administrative and Academic Departments at the University who manage Budget and Fund Balance Funds. Login at your desk and you will learn about the University‚Äôs new Business Intelligence tool- Summit.

Post-Award II

Date: Thursday 11/13/14, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in Room # S7-105, Main Campus, Worcester Register here

The Post Award II course expands on the concepts discussed in the Post Award I course and focuses on topics such as award modifications, account closeout, audit implications, and record retention. Regulations relating to these discussion areas are highlighted along with rules and standards that must be followed to ensure effective compliance of federally sponsored grants and contracts at higher education research institutions.  

Training Grants

Date: Tuesday 11/18/14, 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. in Room # S7-105, Main Campus, Worcester Register here

This course explores the unique requirements of training grants from proposal through administration and closeout. Participants will learn X-Train, the NIH application for management of post-award activities.