Learning and Education

We are an “institution with a passion for excellence in undergraduate education, research that makes a difference in the world and a commitment to its essential Catholic character.” – Reverend John Jenkins, C.S.C.

We are also an institution with a passion for developing our employees – at ALL levels. Our learning and development resources are designed to help you make a difference at work, at home and in your community.


Learning Programs

These individual workshops cover a wide range of professional skills. Topics include work relationships, problem-solving, time management, communications, and more. Offerings change each semester. Click below for the current course schedule.

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Learning Series

These multi-day programs and training workshops offer more in-depth development of interpersonal, professional, supervisory and management skills. Offerings change each semester.

Leading with Impact Institute

This seven-part series of one-day workshops is designed to enhance the abilities of supervisors and managers to handle the challenges of managing individuals, teams and cross-department projects. To be eligible for nomination, nominees must have completed “Frontline Supervision.”:/career-development/learning-development/learning-series/frontline-supervision

TAP – Today’s Administrative Professional Certificate Program

Administrative staff wishing to learn or enhance the technical, interpersonal and organization skills identified as critical for high-performing administrative staff at the University can participate in a series of half-day learning sessions that culminate in a certificate.

Frontline Supervision

Frontline Supervision is a series program designed to develop the skills necessary to lead at the frontline of supervision at the University of Notre Dame. This is a core course required for all staff supervisors at the University.

Building Leadership Excellence

This program identifies a developmental model for senior leaders of the organization to enhance individual capabilities, professional growth and University success. The Leadership Committee on Operation Excellence (LCOE) prioritized this initiative and charged a project team to design the program. Individuals will be invited to participate based on their role at Notre Dame. The cohort will include the President’s Leadership Council and Deans and their direct reports in a leadership role – approximately 150 leaders.

Project Management Certificate Program

The Project Management Certificate Program is designed to develop and enhance foundational project management skills along with the ability to utilize basic project management tools. Overall learning outcomes include the development of:

  • Working knowledge of project management concepts
  • Ability to plan and manage projects utilizing prescribed tools, templates and processes
  • Interactional skills to manage team members and stakeholders
  • Change management skills

Learning at Work Skills Academy

The Learning at Work Skills Academy is a multi-approach education program designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University and the larger community. Instruction is provided by outside educational institutions but conveniently conducted in Notre Dame facilities.

ENL – English as a New Language

For non-native speakers who want to increase their spoken and written fluency in English and enhance their ability to communicate confidently and perform effectively in their work setting.

GED – General Education Degree

The GED Preparation program provides the opportunity to refresh forgotten academic skills or learn the educational skills and knowledge needed to complete the GED examination for those persons who did not complete a high school education and do not have a diploma.

IVY Tech Technical Certificate (TC) or Associates in Applied Science Degree

IVY Tech Community College offers an accelerated curriculum to enable our regular full-and part-time employees to earn a Technical Certificate (one year) or an Associates in Applied Science Degree in two years.


Education Opportunities

University of Notre Dame Tuition Benefit for Employees

As an employee at Notre Dame, you could be eligible to receive a tuition benefit to pursue an advanced degree at the University.


Custom Programs

Human Resources can create tailored development programs or services for your department or team.


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