Professional Development


It’s a new year which means it’s time for new resolutions – make learning one of them.

Set goals to continue your development throughout 2018 and beyond with E-Learning (Skillsoft) and on-campus professional development opportunities!


Are you looking to expand upon your professional skills?  Learning & Development welcomes you to explore Skillsoft’s expansive library, providing resources and tools for employees.


Did you know you can participate in monthly curated learning programs? All the hard work of finding courses or materials is already done – we just need you to enroll and complete courses, challenges, and more!

  • July 2018’s Learning Expedition Theme:  Time Management

Past themes included (and still available in Skillsoft): 

  • June 2018 – Coaching & Mentoring
  • May 2018 – Feedback
  • April 2018 – Change Management
  • March 2018 – Emotional Intelligence
  • February 2018 – Work/Life Balance

Always on the run?   We’ve got you covered.

Take learning with you anywhere – just head to your smart device’s app store and download Skillsoft today!

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Mines Leadership Institute

Mines Learning & Development provides opportunities for employees to earn additional knowledge in multiple areas covering leadership.

While participating in this 6-month, on-campus program… you can look forward to topics including, but not limited to:

  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Change & Resiliency
  • Building Relationships
  • Leading Change
  • Ethics
  • Strategic Planning


At this time, our Fall 2017 MLI is currently in session and will not be accepting any further candidates.

Please watch for more information to become available soon for our upcoming sessions!

Previous Graduates

survivor response training

Learn How to Compassionately & Appropriately Respond to Survivors of Sexual Violence:

This training will ensure that participating staff and faculty know how to appropriately and compassionately respond to a student who discloses that they are a survivor of sexual violence.

After completing the training, participants will be asked if they are willing to serve as a visible resource for students. Participants who agree to serve as a resource will receive an “I believe you” laminated badge to display near their work space or office. Students were provided with information about the “I believe you” program during Orientation and know what to look for if they need support.

HOW TO sign up

Survivor Response Training has been scheduled for summer 2018:

  • Tuesday, May 15 from 2 pm – 5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 8 from 2 pm – 5 pm

Sign up here:

CONTACT: Katie Schmalzel

CONTACT: Katie Schmalzel

Director of Title IX Programs


Interested in taking an Instructor-led Course right here at Mines? 

Clayton Durkee from CCIT teaches multiple Project Management courses for Mines employees and students throughout the year.


Introduction to Project Management

Project Sponsorship 

Process Workshop

Project Scheduling

CONTACT: Clayton Durkee

CONTACT: Clayton Durkee

Project Portfolio Manager


Mines is committed to preparing students for a career in science or engineering by teaching both disciplinary skills as well as general career skills. The Center for Professional Development Education promotes and coordinates teaching general professional skills through courses, seminars, and a speaker series, and makes tools and resources available for professional development.

CONTACT: Roel Snieder

Professor of Professional Development Education

SAFE ZONE training

Safe Zone training is an opportunity for the Mines community to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community, gender, and sexuality, to unlearn prejudice and to step up as an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community. The training is to help non-LGBTQ+ folks to learn how to be an Ally to the community and be a “Safe Zone” for folks to look to for acceptance and support. This is a great way to show your support for all of our students, and to be more educated on topics of diversity and inclusion.

Training Opportunities

More information coming soon.

CONTACT: Mary Elliot

Director of Residence Life & Housing


Tuition-Free Courses for Credit

  • A Benefits-eligible Mines faculty member, with his or her department head or equivalent director’s approval, may apply to the Dean, or in the absence of a Dean, the Provost, for enrollment in Mines courses, not to exceed a total of six credit hours in any fiscal year, without payment of tuition.
  • In considering such requests, the Dean or Provost may examine budgetary constraints, total available classroom space, and the potential benefit to Mines through improved professional development, employee morale, and employee motivation. No faculty or staff member shall be eligible for more than six credit hours, whether for-credit or no-credit, or any combination thereof, in any one fiscal year.

Tuition-Free Courses for No Credit

  • Benefits eligible faculty members and their spouses may also take Mines courses on a space-available, no-credit, tuition-free basis, not to exceed six credit hours per fiscal year, with the approval of the course instructor. Benefits-eligible faculty members must get the approval of their immediate supervisor in order to participate in a course. No faculty or staff member or their spouse shall be eligible for more than six credit hours, whether for-credit or no-credit, or any combination thereof, in any one fiscal year.


Looking for more ways to get Mines Learning & Development involved with your department, staff or students? Need additional information regarding Skillsoft?

Feel free to contact us at your convenience:

Michelle Darveau

Interim Director of Human Resources

Jackson Rozeske

Learning & Development Specialist