Continuous Learning and Professional Development Opportunities

Many professional development opportunities are available for professional staff in and around UB to get that extra little bit of expertise to accomplish a task, improve your technology skills, and help you advance your career.  Below is a partial list of UB training opportunities that includes everything from workshops, to self-paced online learning, and other types of training.


Advanced Technology Training and Information Network (ATTAIN)
Occupational and employability courses on a variety of technology topics. It is also a Certiport Authorized Testing Center. Participants can become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and/or a certified Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) at the ATTAIN lab.

UB Career Services - Resume and Interviewing Tips
Although UB Career Services serves only UB students and alumni within one year of graduation; UB staff and faculty and staff may find resources on the UB Career Services website helpful. 

Center for Educational Innovation (CEI)
CEI offers training for faculty, staff and graduate students. Training opportunities include the new CEI Academies, the Pedagogy and Educational Technology Showcase Series, and a variety of special events and conferences.

Organizational Development and Training (OD&T)
OD&T offers workshops that facilitate the learning, growth, and development of faculty and staff.  We are dedicated to providing individuals and teams with outstanding knowledge, skills and abilities to meet their goals and to support the vision of the university. Sessions are offered in the following areas:

  • Career and Personal Development: Effective communication, increasing productivity and building relationships and influencing others.  
  • Supervision and Management: Such topics as leadership, coaching, interviewing and change management

They also offer a Career Coaching service to assist employees in developing plans for career advancement, performance improvement, and job searches while highlighting your natural skills. Information about using UB Edge to document and track your professional development path is also available. See the HR website for a complete list of classes and dates. 

University Libraries Workshops
The Libraries work with other areas on campus to offer workshops on a variety of subjects relevant to students, faculty, and staff. The University Libraries general catalog also has a large collection of technology and software resources which is available to staff.

University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE)
From short workshops to in-depth certification courses, TCIE distills the business methodologies and practices that are valued by industry worldwide and serve as the backbone for continuous improvement efforts.



SUNY's Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC)
This learning opportunity helps to identify the value and implications of using established and emerging technology tools for personal and professional growth and acquire strategies to develop lifelong learning habits to keep pace with technology change. Everyone can earn digital badges including a Mastery Badge. Anyone who enrolls using a UB or a SUNY-based email is eligible to earn a verified Coursera Certificate of Completion.

SUNY Center For Professional Development (CPD)
Professional development, training, and services for our member campuses and across SUNY. Many CPD webinars are recorded and available online. You can subscribe to the Open SUNY recorded events page to automatically receive new events as they become available.

SUNY Learning Commons
A system-wide effort lead by the SUNY Center for Professional Development and powered by the Facebook Workplace platform. The goal of the Commons is to promote communication and collaboration across the system, by allowing communities of practice to gather and utilize a suite of Commons tools to enable their work. Individuals can also use the Commons to connect and communicate with one another across the system in an effort to further their work and professional development. SUNY users should log in using your campus credentials.