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SAC supports the personal growth and development of all staff on campus by encouraging educational training. SAC also offers information for new employees as they begin their new job.

  • The Training and Development Committee is most known for the Case Staff Educational Enhancement Program which includes the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund (SEEF) and The Eastwood-Inamori Staff Educational Scholarship (SES) to further support staff development.

On-Campus Employee Training and Development Resources

Professional Development Center

  • A calendar of course offerings has been created so you can always view what is available for your professional development needs. The majority of these learning opportunities are offered at no cost to you or your department. There are, however, four offerings that involve a modest fee to cover costs of third-party materials or online self-assessments. In those instances, you will be asked to share your departmental speed type as part of the registration process. We recognize that there could be situations in which sufficient funds are not available. Rest assured, our goal is to make these courses accessible to as many staff as possible, and we have taken steps to remove barriers that could prevent participation. Human Resources has partnered with the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) to provide funding to help those individuals whose departments don’t have the budget to participate in these PDC courses. SAC has agreed to oversee and manage this process, and we are grateful for their input and assistance.
  • The Staff Training & Development Committee has produced a Google Form to apply for PDC course assistance via the Staff Educational Enhancement Fund.  APPLY HERE >

Administrative Professionals Network

  • The Administrative Professionals Network is a peer network of individuals from all over campus who share best practices, communicate and encourage professional development, and serve as resources for each other. 

Case Learns, provided by the Kelvin Smith Library

  • Case Learns is designed to provide instruction to the Case Community on how to find, use and present information and information technologies. Most classes are FREE.
  • Have you heard about All CWRU students, faculty, and staff have unlimited 24/7 FREE access. offers self-paced learning videos ranging from 5-15 minute segments on topics including all the MS Office applications.

CAPS Program

  • Case Western Reserve University Administrative Professional Series (CAPS) is a training and development program that focuses on educating individuals on the financial management of administrative units at CWRU. Courses provide information on working with general departmental accounting, sponsored projects, purchasing, PeopleSoft Financials, and many more topics.

Human Resources Organizational Development & Learning

  • The in-house unit provides: seminars for individual staff members, custom programs for departments and groups, organizational development consulting and assistance, etc.

L.E.A.D Certificate Program for Supervisors, organized by CWRU Human Resources

  • Provides university leaders with the opportunity to increase their leadership competency through classes, individual coaching, assigned readings, exercises, assessments and networking through an intensive ten-month cohort program, participation is limited to 15 participants annually.

Office of Continuing Education

  • The Office of Continuing Education extends Case Western Reserve University's College of Arts and Sciences resources to the community through a variety of non-credit programs.

Siegal Lifelong Learning

  • The Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Progam at Case Western Reserve University offers a wide variety of non-credit programs that draw from the liberal arts disciplines and provide high-quality lifelong learning opportunities for residents of northeastern Ohio. Their mission is to connect CWRU with the community by providing challenging but non-competitive learning experiences for adults who want to cultivate their ongoing intellectual curiosity.

Staff Mentoring Circles Program

  • The Staff Mentoring Circles Program is a year-long professional development and mentoring program designed to enhance personal and professional skills through an open exchange and dialogue of informal support networks.

Weatherhead Executive Education

  • A wide range of executive education seminars and certificates to enhance individual's leadership skills. Staff discounts are available.

Women's Leadership Development Initiative (WSLDI)

  • A year-long program offering women professional staff an opportunity to enhance and energize leadership and career development skills through education, coaching, and building professional networks. Applications are accepted annually and enrollment is limited to 12 participants per year.