Sign up for our fall professional development opportunities!

Dear Colleagues,

Whether you’re seeking to deepen your expertise and effectiveness or harness your leadership skills, we offer unparalleled professional development to our staff and faculty so they can develop their inner champions and build their careers. We’re excited to announce our program offerings for the fall, as well as provide a few reminders about all the resources available to you.

Register for fall learning opportunities
Explore our fall learning offerings on the professional development section of our new Human Resources website. We’re offering both previously featured programs that are back by popular demand and brand new ones that cater to what we’ve heard campus wants.
Search and Register for Learning Opportunities

Set goals in Endeavor by September 30
As a reminder, managers and their employees should discuss goals and enter them in Endeavor no later than September 30, 2021. The final performance conversation along with final ratings and sign off must be completed by May 13, 2022. Learn how to start the performance review process in the new and improved Endeavor dashboard.
Record your expectations in Endeavor

Take advantage of one of our Signature Programs – the Learning at Work Academy!
The Learning at Work Academy is a multi-approach education program designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University and the larger community. Instruction is provided conveniently in Notre Dame facilities.
Our English as a New Language (ENL) and High School Equivalency (HSE) classes start next week. Learn more about signing up for the English as a New Language and High School Equivalency classes!
Additionally, the programs in Business Administration through Ivy Tech Community College offer rolling admission. Find out more about obtaining an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Business Administration (2 years) or Technical Certificate in Business Administration (1 year).

Sharpen your skills with Udemy
As we announced earlier in the year, Udemy is an online, on-demand, self-paced learning platform that is integrated with Endeavor. It offers a wide variety of individual online courses and can be a great option if you’re interested in learning something new, supplementing your professional development or enhancing a skill set. Now is the time many of us are working towards determining our individual and divisional goals, we have included a few Udemy courses that touch on this subject. We invite you to try these online and on-demand courses!
OKRs Goal Setting 101
Goal Setting Mastery Course
Goal Crushing: Use OKRs to achieve business results

Thank you for all you do for the University of Notre Dame. We look forward to seeing you in our professional development programs this Fall!

In Notre Dame,

The Office of Human Resources

Kick Off the New Performance Year With Updated Endeavor Dashboard

We are launching a new Endeavor interface, a dashboard that was designed with your feedback from ImproveND in mind. The new dashboard will make it easier to manage your goals, performance review, and professional development.

Manage your goals, learning, and development

With the new Endeavor dashboard, it is easier than ever to check in on your goals, view your past training transcripts and upcoming courses. You’ll receive more targeted support through our dashboard and be able to learn about upcoming events and programs.

Start the performance management process

Starting today, you will be able to begin setting performance goals and development plans for 2021-2022. To learn more about this process, please visit the Performance Review Process article on the Office of Human Resources Knowledge Hub.
You should discuss your goals with your manager and enter them in Endeavor no later than September, 30. Your final performance conversation along with final ratings and sign off must be completed by May 13, 2022.

Learn how to start the performance review process in the new Endeavor dashboard

Start your online learning with our new partner: Udemy!

Effective today, Udemy will be our new online learning platform partner, and it will be integrated with our updated Endeavor dashboard. Udemy is an online, on-demand, self-paced learning platform that offers a wide variety of individual online courses and can be a great option if you’re interested in a one-off course in a specific subject or skill set. The platform’s offerings cover professional and personal development categories like general business, finance, accounting, technology, and others.

Please note, our partnership with Skillport will end effective August 12, 2021. If you have any records you want to retain from them, you need to retire your records by that date.

Learn more about how to sign up for online courses with Udemy

Summer professional development opportunities through HR

Dear Colleagues,

We hope you join us for one of our upcoming professional development opportunities! These include:

  • NEW! Trello for Admins: An Introduction – TAP Alumni
  • NEW! Unleashing your Bounce Back Factor – Leveraging Energy Management to Increase Resilience
  • NEW! Emotional Intelligence
  • NEW! Next Steps with the Predictive Index
  • NEW! Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn
  • NEW! The Paradox of Growth in Adversity: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Posttraumatic Growth
  • Managing My Career at Notre Dame
  • ND Essentials for Managing People
  • StrengthsFinder: Identifying & Capitalizing on Your Talents
  • Personal & Professional Branding at Work
  • Better Conversations Every Day (Coaching for Supervisors/Managers)
  • Multipliers by Franklin Covey
  • We are All ND
  • Capitalizing on Your Work & Relationships with the Predictive Index

Learn more about these Learning Programs LINKED HERE.

Upcoming Ivy Tech Staff Benefit Information Session- March 25

The University of Notre Dame offers many programs designed to encourage personal and career development to enhance individual success while strengthening the talent base for the University.

The Ivy Tech Learning at Work program is a fully-funded benefit that offers an accelerated curriculum to enable regular full-and part-time staff to earn an Associate’s Degree in two years.

If someone you know is interested in learning how to earn an Associate Degree of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration or a Business Administration technical certificate from Ivy Tech for free while maintaining their work schedule, please encourage them to attend the upcoming virtual information session.


Virtual Ivy Tech Information Session (classes begin Summer 2021)
Thursday, March 25, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


For more information, contact askHR – or 631-5900


Live Q&A Recruiting Sessions

Professional Development: Ask a Recruiter! Hosted by your Friendly Neighborhood Talent Acquisition Team, next week we will have two LIVE 30-minute Q&A sessions about all those questions you may have about resume writing, talking to managers (your current one or reaching out to a hiring manager), figuring out if you are qualified for a role, answering interview questions, and more! You can submit a question or two in sign-up sheet, or ask during the session. (Or both.) If the feedback is good and demand high, we’ll continue these sessions over the next few weeks.Each session is limited to 20 participants, so be sure to grab your spot using this link now!

Are you a Hiring Manager? We’ve created special Ask A Recruiter! – Hiring Manager Edition sessions just for you! Offered two days next week, same format (30 minute LIVE Q&A, 20 participants max), we’ll help answer your questions about interview situations that you want to create – or avoid. Use this link to sign up today – learn from the direct experience of Talent Acquisition and your peers in this (hopefully) fun & fast-paced format. If you find it valuable, we have a list of additional topics we can cover over the next few weeks.

Earn Your Degree While You Work – AAS in Business Administration

Earn Your Degree While You Work

Earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Business Administration through Ivy Tech Community College and Human Resources’ Learning at Work Academy Program.

Join us at an INFORMATION SESSION to learn more.

Ivy Tech Information Session
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
W106 Duncan Student Center
RSVP to or 1-5900

Additional Info Session Details



New HR & OIT learning programs available


Winter/Spring professional development programs are now available LINKED HERE. These offerings can help you strengthen your skills and develop new ones. You’ll find programs in: Career Development, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Diversity and Inclusion, Professional Skills and Tools, and Supervision and Leadership.

Click HERE to see the full listing of these programs as well as additional training and professional development opportunities.



Explore professional development opportunities that let you learn on your own schedule. Search a topic and find courses, videos and books to help you build your career at:



Find a variety of classes on Google products, Adobe Creative Cloud apps, Tableau, Qualtrics, and more. The complete schedule of classes and Lunch & Learn series can be found at:

ND Shares: Religious Diversity | Thanks and Recording

Thank you to Shaheen Goldrick and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for inviting professors Mun’im Sirry and Gabriel Reynolds to speak for the December ND Shares: Religious Diversity.

We had an engaged audience in the Family Room as we learned more about the key pillars of the Muslim faith and the nuances that exist within its global practice. As one might expect from such distinguished experts, their discussion provided the perfect balance of personal reflection, thought provoking points, and succinct descriptions we could readily remember.

You can watch the recording of this ND Shares HERE.

We hope to continue discussions on religious diversity present within our division so if you’d like to participate please reach out to Shaheen, Mary or Bryan.


During this talk, Mun’im and Gabriel reference their podcast, Minding Scripture. For anyone interested, here is the link: Minding Scripture Podcast

New Session Dates Announced for We Are All ND and Multicultural Competencies & Hiring Game Changers

HR just announced a new set of dates for two widely attended classes: We Are All ND and Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers at ND. See more details below about each session – sign up through 

We Are All ND

  • This half day workshop for staff is being offered to those not currently in a supervisory role. Please register for and attend We Are All ND in an effort to allow each and every member of our community to unite behind a common goal as we work to cultivate a spirit of inclusion at Notre Dame.
  • 2020 sessions: 1/17, 1/29, 2/14, 3/4, 3/25, 4/7, 4/22, and 5/5

Multicultural Competencies and Hiring Game Changers at ND – for managers and staff supervisors

  • During this workshop, we will define our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, explain multicultural competencies and discuss their benefits to Notre Dame, as well as, behaviors that can negatively influence campus climate and your team dynamics. Focus then shifts to Hiring Game Changers. Information will be provided on how to attract, identify, recruit, and hire top talent that is motivated to competently move your organization forward. Learn how to create an unbiased performance-based hiring strategy that can increase your percentage of landing the best candidates in the pool.
  • 2020 sessions: 1/8, 2/3, 2/24, 3/16, 4/27, and 5/11


ND Shares: Veterans Day Panel Thanks and Recording

Thank you to Jason Scarlett, Ken Heckel, Colleen Bailey-Knapke, Ian Montijo, and Pier. White for participating in the ND Shares Veterans Day panel.

Hearing about their military service/background blessed the many colleagues in attendance.

We appreciate both their service and their willingness to share.

Watch the 55-minute recording.


A Prayer for Veterans

Dear Lord,

Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they were called upon to serve and protect their country.

We pray that you will bless them for their unselfish service in the continual struggle to preserve our freedoms, our safety, and our country’s heritage, for all of us.Bless them abundantly for the hardships they faced, for the sacrifices they made for their many different contributions to America’s victories over tyranny and oppression.

We especially thank you and pray for Jason, Ken, Colleen, Ian, and Pier
We respect them, we thank them, we honor them, we are proud of them.

We pray that you will watch over them and their families. Please bless them with peace and happiness.