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Learning and Professional Development

Who we are

We are a team of facilitators and trainers committed to fostering an environment that encourages employees to seek out opportunities for learning, whether for career development or for personal fulfillment. We are dedicated to bringing innovative and timely workshops to Dartmouth staff and faculty.

What we do

Learning and Development provides Dartmouth employees with learning and professional development opportunities that expand the potential of our robust and dynamic workforce. In addition to providing a wide range of courses and workshops, we offer professional skills counseling and develop employee training programs. Learning and Development is also available to facilitate customized workshops and lead department retreats. 

Course catalogs and upcoming workshops

Summer 2021 Course Catalog

For upcoming workshops, please visit our webpage. For STAR Academy for Administrative Professionals workshops, visit the STAR webpage. Please contact us at Learning.Development@dartmouth.edu with any questions or if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information regarding our workshops.

Learning and Development Recommended Resources

To view resources recommended by Learning and Development to further your professional development, please visit our webpage.


DartSmart is a training program focused on the skills required to effectively manage, retain, and build an engaged workforce. This interactive four-part series (three in-classroom and one online module) introduces policies, laws, operating procedures, and supervision and management strategies. Participants have an opportunity to explore issues that challenge and support an inclusive practice when leading Dartmouth's 21st century workforce. DartSmart is being offered through divisional coordinators and will be available to new managers to ensure that all Dartmouth employees that supervise others benefit from the training. Workshops run in spring and winter every year. To view upcoming sessions, please visit the DartSmart webpage

Dartmouth LEADS  

Dartmouth LEADS is our leadership development program for high-potential/high-performance individuals who demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth. Applicants must be nominated by their supervisor or a divisional leader in consultation with the nominee’s supervisor to apply. The program runs every two years; information for the 2021-2022 cohort will be available in early 2021. For more information LEADS, please visit the LEADS website

STAR Academy

The objective of the STAR Academy is to provide Dartmouth's administrative professionals an opportunity to develop their technical and power skills. By completing ten Core Courses and four Electives in a 2-year period, an individual can enhance their effectiveness in their role and increase opportunities for mobility at Dartmouth. The program is self-paced. Each participant manages their enrollment and learning to meet the requirements of the Core Courses and Electives. Each course will be offered by HR twice a year. For more information on STAR Academy, visit the website

Tuition Benefits

For information on Tuition Benefits offered through Dartmouth, please visit http://dartgo.org/tap.

Contact Information

Please contact us by calling (603) 646-3411 or connect with us via e-mail at Learning.Development@dartmouth.edu.