Additional Development and Learning Resources @ CWRU

In addition to the education and development opportunities available through the Department of Human Resource’s Organizational Development and Learning unit, Case Western Reserve University offers a variety of other learning opportunities for the campus community.

You should consult directly with the department that offers the training for a full list of course offerings, eligibility requirements and registration procedures.


Case Western Reserve University Administrative Professional Series (CAPS)


The 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. The series of courses provides valuable information on working with general departmental accounting, sponsored projects, purchasing, PeopleSoft Financials, and many more topics.



Coursera provides a platform for online offerings from 62 institutions including Case Western Reserve University, Duke, Princeton and Stanford universities. Launched less than a year ago, the company has attracted 2.7 million students to courses covering subjects from calculus and human physiology to business strategy and songwriting.

CWRU courses include Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence taught by Richard Boyatzis and Introduction to International Criminal Law taught by Michael Scharf.

Courses are are non-credit offerings and those who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.


Employee Relations

The Employee Relations unit offers a variety of staff development seminars and supervisory briefing sessions throughout the year. No cost.


ERP - Peoplesoft Training

Offers hands on training sessions on a regular basis for Financials, Human Capital Management (HCM) and the Student Information System (SIS). No cost.



Jack Joseph and Morton

Mandel School of Applied

Social Sciences



Offers a year-long array of professional development seminars, institutes, and online courses for a fee. Cutting-edge dialogues, book and author programs and other special events are free of charge.  

Unlimited free access to video-based IT training. Over 3500 training courses available on products including Google Apps, Adobe CS5.5 Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, as well as on topics such as web development, audio/video production, computer programing, Apple Mobile Devices, and much more. Each training topic is delivered in hours of videos broken down into easy to manage 5 - 15 minute segments. These video based tutorials are taught by industry experts and available 24/7 for convenient, self-paced learning. No cost.


Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Training & Development Committee  

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC), which is dedicated to assisting staff members as they pursue their own professional and educational goals, established the Staff Educational Enhancement Program in 2007. There are two opportunities under this program. The first is The Staff Educational Enhancement Fund, commonly known as SEEF, which provides small stipends for textbooks, conference registrations etc. The second is known as the Eastwood-Inamori Staff Educational Scholarship (SES) which is explained in detail below. Both choices offer all staff at Case the opportunity to receive reimbursement for educational and professional development not funded under regular university benefits.


Safe Zone 216-368-LGBT (5428)

The Safe Zone Program is a visible network of volunteers who are committed to creating a community of respect and dignity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students, staff and faculty. Safe Zone makes it possible to easily identify individuals who are committed to creating an environment in which all people are free to thrive academically, professionally and personally.


Any student, staff or faculty member is free to become a Safe Zone member. Individuals must complete a three-hour workshop offered at multiple times during the year. Upcoming workshop dates will be updated on this website or you can contact the Safe Zone Coordinator, Liz Roccoforte at or 216.368.3206.

If you are interested in setting up a customized workshop for your specific department, office or group please contact for more information.


*This is the estimated number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students, staff and faculty on the CWRU campus. The number is based 1 in 10 people identifying as LGBT.


Toastmasters International 216-368-4500

Deonna Moore, Toastmasters President here at Case for the faculty and staff club wishes to extend Case Western Reserve University's campus faculty and staff community an invitation to join. Please contact for more information.


Office of Continuing Education 216-368-2090

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.


Weatherhead Executive Education 216-368-6413

Offers a wide variety of executive education seminars and certificates. CWRU affiliate discounts available.


Women Staff Leadership Development Institute (WSLDI) 216-368-0985

WSLDI is a year-long program offering CWRU women professional staff an opportunity to enhance and energize leadership and career development skills through education, coaching, and the building of professional networks. The initiative is designed to complement the supervisory development offerings provided by Human Resources. Intended to serve the needs of women in a supportive environment, the enrollment is limited to 12 participants per year. This program is sponsored by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women.


Women Faculty Leadership Development Institute (WFLDI) 216-368-0985

Building upon the foundational achievements of the ACES program WFLDI is aligned to achieve success for the university strategic plan by promoting diversity through improved retention of women faculty and providing faculty resources that meet the expectations and needs of women faculty scholars. The comprehensive activities target faculty women at each stage of their career, invite the sharing of knowledge across disciplines and ranks, provide customized resources for schools or departments, and encourage collaboration with University partners to improve campus and department climates.