Staff Development Schedule

Trent University offers a number of job-related development training sessions for all staff throughout the year. Please click the heading to view and to register for current sessions available.


Managers' Development Schedule

Trent University offers a number of development training sessions for current Managers/Supervisors/Chairs throughout the year. Please contact humanresources@trentu.ca toregister for current sessions available.


New Employee Orientation

Various departments from across campus have worked together to create an accessible, creative and informative online orientation for all new employees to access. All employees are invited to complete this training by logging in to their MyTrent Account using their employee username and password, then launch the Blackboard Learning System Application. Alongside the Online Employee Orientation, in-person networking opportunities will be held each semester for all new employees to provide an opportunity to meet other colleagues, develop a greater connection with the Trent community, and go on a guided tour of the campus.


Mandatory New Employee Training

Trent requires new employees to complete several mandatory training such as the Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Worker/Supervisor Awareness Training, Campus Violence and Harassment, Human Rights and AODA, WHMIS, and Privacy Training. All mandatory training can be accessed through Blackboard on the MyTrent Learning System: https://my.trentu.ca/portal.


Mental Health in the Workplace

Trent University actively supports the mental health and well-being of its staff and faculty. Mental health issues affect all Canadian workplaces, and the cost of doing nothing – both in personal and economic terms – is substantial. The Department of Human Resources, in collaboration with the Student Wellness Centre, are working together to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace and creating an environment of wellness and health for everyone at the University.


Centre for Teaching and Learning

Through the Centre for Teaching and Learning, a host of professional learning opportunities are available to all members of the Trent teaching community - encompassing instructors, graduate students, departments, staff and administrators - through events including but not limited to workshops, panel discussions, our lunch & learn series and individual consultations. The Centre for Teaching and Learning strives to offer topics that will help Trent instructors engage students in the classrooms and provide them with practical and valuable teaching support.


Information Technology Training - learnIT

Trent's Information Technology department is commiteed to informing and educating users about their many services. Click on the heading to view the full calendar of training opportunities available to all employees.


Lynda.com -  Online Training

Trent University is pleased to provide all employees access to Lynda.com - an "on demand" online training service available 24/7/365. Lynda.com is a third party web-based training service with 2000+ technology and business related courses in online video format (supports mobile devices). It includes content for many popular software products such as Outlook, Lync, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Windows7 and Apple OS etc. Registration is not require. To access Lynda.com, please Login to myTrent and go to Tools > LearningSystem > lynda Online Training.


Leadership Development Fund

Please note that at this time we are not accepting new applicants for the Leadership Development Fund.

n institutional culture that recognizes the importance of developing and retaining excellent leaders is pivotal to the success of the university. Trent University has recognized and intends to enhance the connection between leadership effectiveness and the successful implementation of strategic directions outlined in integrated planning. Please click the heading to learn more about the Leadership Development Fund or contact Kimberley Aubrey.


Application Form



Career Development

Trent University is committed to assisting staff in career planning and in seeking opportunities for career growth. The University provides the services of an experienced career counsellor to OPSEU regular or recurring employees who wish to establish a formal career plan. Please click the heading to learn more about Career Development, or contact Kimberley Aubrey.


Tuition Benefits

Trent University offers a number of tuition benefits and subsidies to support and encourage continuous learning initiatives. Please click the heading to learn more about Tuition Benefits by employee groups.