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Learning and Professional Development

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Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Technology Services provides hands-on workshops on a variety of technology topics. Most topics are covered by a series of workshops that progress from general introductory material to more complex or specialized content.

Free Online Technology Courses for Smith Students, Faculty and Staff

Smith purchased a campus-wide license from Lynda.com, a premier provider of online technology training. The Lynda library of over 1,500 courses covers all learning levels for a vast array of software, including 3D, audio, business, design, development, photography, video and web applications. Don't miss this opportunity to learn a new skill or stay up-to-date with software you already know. To start learning what you want when you want, log on to the Smith Portal and click the Lynda.com link on the General Info tab.

Five Colleges

Five College Training and Development Collaborative

Faculty and staff have the opportunity to attend trainings and workshops offered by the other members of the Five College Collaborative. To enroll in programs offered at Amherst College and University of Massachusetts, please follow the registration guidelines and procedures outlined on their learning and development websites. If you have any questions about these programs or how to register, please contact Lily Kane at or call (413) 585-2268.

Local Resources

The organizations represented below conduct training in the local area. Please note that the college does not screen or endorse these providers. Please visit their websites for more information.

SIS (Seminar Information Service, Inc.)

This site consolidates course schedules from many top workplace training providers, including SkillPath, Fred Pryor and Padgett-Thompson. The database is searchable by topic, date and location.

Employers Association of the Northeast

EANE provides public seminars, workshops, briefings and webinars on an ongoing basis for member companies throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. As a member organization, Smith College receives an automatic 30 percent discount on most training and consulting services.

SkillPath Seminars

The Wellness Corporation: E-Learning

Your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes a comprehensive training website with online courses, articles, videos, quizzes and assessments. To log in to the website, register with the name Smith College (case sensitive). You will need to choose a user name and password. Once you have successfully registered, you will be granted full access to the site. The site is voluntary and confidential.

Continuing Education

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is available to eligible employees who enroll in academic courses both at Smith College and at other colleges and universities.

Smith College

Smith College Course Catalog

The data in the course catalog is refreshed daily. Information concerning current and future course offerings is posted as it becomes available and is subject to change.

Ada Comstock Scholars Program

Established in 1975, the Ada Comstock Scholars Program enables women of nontraditional college age to complete a bachelor of arts degree at a realistic pace, either part time or full time.

Local Colleges and Universities

UMass Continuing and Professional Education

UMass Amherst continuing and professional education links students with convenient online, blended, and on-campus classes, degrees and certificate programs as well as winter and summer session courses. Finish a bachelor's degree, earn a graduate degree or take classes for personal enrichment.

Holyoke Community College (HCC)

Holyoke Community College offers a variety of programs and courses to suit your educational and professional development needs.

Greenfield Community College (GCC)

The GCC Community Education Program offers several distinct ways for you to take a workshop without attending a class on campus.

Bay Path College

Bay Path College has innovative programs for undergraduate women, as well as a one-day-a-week Saturday college, graduate programs for men and women, and Bay Path Online.

Westfield State University

Westfield State University is a four-year, coeducational, comprehensive public university. Students benefit from emphasis on service and experiential learning.

UMass – University Without Walls (UWW)

Founded in 1971, the University Without Walls (UWW) is the University of Massachusetts Amherst's adult degree program. Serving students in most fields available at the university, UWW offers individualized degrees which may be similar to majors offered by other departments or may be interdisciplinary in nature, as well as several workforce development courses of study.

Springfield Technical Community College (STCC)

STCC offers practical solutions to jump start your future through credit courses in the evenings, weekends, afternoons and summers as well as online.

Career Development

Career Development

The Lazarus Center for Career Development provides individualized advising to students only; however, staff can take advantage of the many handouts, self-assessment tools and podcasts that are available on their website.

Careers @ Smith

Employment Opportunities at the Five Colleges

On-Campus Programs

Women and Financial Independence (WFI)

The Women and Financial Independence Program at Smith College is designed to provide women with the skills and knowledge necessary to address financial matters that may arise in their personal, professional, family and community lives.

Liberal Arts Luncheon Presentations

Community and Diversity at Smith

Diversity in all aspects of the educational environment is necessary for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. At Smith, we place a high priority on achieving and supporting diversity among our students, faculty and staff in the areas of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, disability and age. We believe that when a community is rich with varying perspectives, outlooks and values, the potential to prepare its members to deal more readily with complexity and to participate productively in a pluralistic society is greatly increased.

Women's Narratives of Success Project

The Women's Narratives of Success Project brings women together to engage in new thinking about the meaning of success.

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