Human Resources

Programs and Workshops

Emerson provides targeted programs and workshops to staff. These programs and workshops are designed to help staff at all levels succeed and grow in their roles at Emerson.

Managing For Excellence

Co-sponsored by Human Resources and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Managing For Excellence is an annual professional development series which will form the basis of a community of practice for managers at Emerson College. Through this program, managers can learn best practices, discover tools, and practice solutions in a cross-functional, inclusive environment. Human Resources will ask for applications each year.

Leadership at Emerson

Leadership at Emerson premiered with its pilot program in Fall 2013. This program brings together Emerson leaders from across the community to focus on developing individual leadership capability, building a leadership community, and fostering leadership best practices across the Emerson Community. Human Resources will distribute a notification when nominations are being collected for the next course.

Performance Management Workshops 

Interactive performance management workshops are offered in the spring and fall to help all staff and managers learn the best way to use the process set expectations, set goals, provide feedback, and serve as a patform for important conversations. When available, these workshops will be announced via email, and you can sign up using the Events and Workshops page. For more information on the performance management process at Emerson College, please see the performance management website.  

President's Book Club

Sponsored by the President’s Office and coordinated in collaboration between Human Resources and the Iwasaki Library, the President’s Book Club offers an opportunity for Emerson faculty and staff to come together to discuss a book of their choosing over the course of a semester. The book club is split into two sections – fiction and non-fiction. Members meet 1-2 times a semester during lunchtime to discuss the book. The 2014 spring semester book club has already been formed, but a new invitation to participate will be extended to the community each semester. For the 2014 spring semester, the fiction and non-fiction groups will be reading The Good Lord Bird by James McBride and Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore, respectively.

Information Technology Workshops

Emerson IT hosts an array of computing and software workshops. Open to all current Emerson students, faculty, and staff, topics covered generally include graphics and video editing, desktop and web publishing, and more. Bring your Emerson username and password so you can participate using a lab workstation. Specific workshops are listed on the IT Workshop Calendar.

Diversity and Inclusion Programs and Services

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion offers a variety of programs and services designed to support the campus community in realizing institutional diversity and inclusion goals. In addition, the office supports the development and implementation of inclusive practices, and works to increase the intercultural development of members of our community. More specifics about these programs and services are on the Diversity and Inclusion Webpage.


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