On Campus Professional Development

Certificate Programs

Academic Advising Certificate Program

Academic advising is critical to student success at the University of Montana. The Office for Student Success, in collaboration with campus partners, is offering the Academic Advising Certificate Program to ensure the consistency and high quality of academic advising at UM and to provide professional development opportunities for individuals interested in academic advising.

Financial Development Certificate Program

The Financial Development Certificate Program is a great introduction for employees who work closely with financial managers or who may manage some of these tasks for their units and want to learn more.

Research Administration Program

This certificate program involves approximately 39 hours (24 hours self-directed via Moodle and 15 in group presentation/discussion). Participants will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the principal investigator (PI), unit authority, departmental research administrator (DRA), central office of sponsored programs (ORSP), and institutional signature authority. 

Information Technology

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Information Technology provides short course training in the areas of Accessibility, Banner, Business Services, and more.
The University of Montana is utilizing KnowBe4 to offer security awareness training to faculty, staff, and administrators.

Advocacy, Safety, and Compliance

EOAA Training Opportunities

The EOAA supports UM's commitment to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. EOAA staff can provide guidance on a number of topics such as Title IX reporting, UM Policies, Equitable Hiring, Non-Discrimination Laws and Practices, or ADA accommodations. 

SARC Training and Outreach

The Student Advocacy Resource Center (SARC) offers a number of training opportunities in support of a safe and welcoming campus environment.

Become an Ally!

UM Allies is an opportunity for UM staff and faculty regardless of sexual orientation to take a prominent role and active role in developing and maintaining a culture of safety and inclusion at UM.
DiverseU provides a forum for honest dialogue in order to explore the complexities of human experience, promote understanding, and create community through the practice of civil discourse.

Clery Compliance for Campus Security Authorities Training

The 2016 Clery Handbook identifies four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution as Campus Security Authorities:
  • A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution.
  • Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department (e.g. an individual who is responsible for monitoring the entrance into institutional property).

FERPA Training

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) was enacted in 1974. It is a set of regulations that applies to those institutions, such as the University of Montana, that receive funding from the Department of Education. FERPA was written specifically for students and guarantees them the right to inspect and review their education records, the right to seek to amend education records, and the right to have some control over the disclosure of information from those education records.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

The University of Montana maintains Policy 440 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect the privacy of individual health information.

Workplace Safety is everyone’s responsibility at UM. Whether it’s dealing with difficult customers and deescalating conflicts or preventing the number one crime on campus, theft, this workshop will provide tips and tools to help you be safe. Come learn how the University of Montana Police Department (UMPD) promotes reducing crime and improving safety on campus.

UM Human Resource Services is providing an Employees Drug-Free Workplace Education Training as a PowerPoint presentation, which offers an explanation of the University of Montana's drug and alcohol abuse policies regarding standards of conduct, a description of the various laws that apply in that jurisdiction regarding alcohol and drugs, a description of the various health risks of drug and alcohol abuse, a description of counseling and treatment programs that are available, and a statement on the sanctions the University will impose for a violation of the standards of conduct.

Guideline for Protecting Minors: The purpose of the Protecting Minors on Campus Training is to provide campus administrators, faculty, staff, students, volunteers and affiliates sponsoring youth programs and/or events on the University of Montana campus guidance in developing and employing policies, protocols and strategies to plan their program activities and provide a safe environment for their youth participants and employees.

Additional Professional Development


Personal Development