Learning & Development
Staff Development Schedule
Trent University offers a number of job-related development training sessions for all staff throughout the year.
Managers' Development Schedule
Trent University offers a number of development training sessions for current Managers/Supervisors/Chairs throughout the year.
Mandatory New Employee Training
Trent requires new employees to complete several mandatory training such as the 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 Learning System on your my Trent.
Student Support Certificate Program
The Student Support Certificate is a series of workshops geared toward teaching staff (especially new instructors and teaching assistants) and non-academic staff who have direct contact with students. These courses aim to enhance the capacity of Trent faculty and staff members to effectively assist students in a variety of situations, and to help create a supportive environment that builds students’ life skills and ability to cope with a range of issues. Another goal of this training is to educate Trent staff and faculty on the services and resources available to Trent students, and to know when and how to refer students to them.
New Employee Orientation Networking Event
Every year the Department of Human Resources hosts 3 networking events for new employees to get familiar with their colleagues and with the Trent Campus. This is an event which requires registration and the link is mailed out to all new employees who have joined the university after the previous session. If you have joined the university in the past, have not attended this event and would like to, please contact human resources. For those employees registered to attend the event please visit the New Employee Orientation page, here you will find information to assist with picking a college, frequently needed department information, and the feedback survey for the orientation event.
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 committed to informing and educating users about their many services.
Leadership Development Fund
An 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.
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. To learn more about Career Development please contact Human Resources.
Trent University offers a number of tuition benefits and subsidies to support and encourage continuous learning initiatives.