Continuous Learning is among the 11 University-wide performance attributes/competencies. These competencies are the skills, knowledge, and abilities that reflect the mission and values of Boston College. 

Invest in Continuous Learning

To be proficient in Continuous Learning each employee needs to:

  • keep current with new work methods, skills, and technologies to complete work activities
  • take ownership for own self-development
  • apply learning from past experiences to current and future work activities

Here are some tips to make your learning in a workshop setting a worthwhile and positive experience. 

Taking Ownership for Self-Development and Continuous Learning

Tips on how to get the most from your learning experience—before, during, and after a program.

For Employees

For Managers

Additional Learning Resources

Leadership Development

Supervisor's Guide to HR policies, procedures, and processes 

The Supervisor's Info-Pipeline is an entry point to HR policies, procedures, and processes and other get-started information.


Online Resources

Human Capital Institute includes access to daily news, live webcasts, selected research the Top 250 blogs in human capital.

The Gallup Management Journal contains articles, books, and other resources on management and organizational and individual peformance.

University-Wide Training

Technology Training

Information Technology Services Training for core business and office software applications used at the University for both Windows and Mac users. For current course materials choose the 'resources' link.

Instructional Design and eTeaching Services Helps instructors integrate technology into their teaching through individual consultations, workshops and educational programs.


Credit Course and Degree Programs

Woods College of Advancing Studies offers free classes in the evening for full-time employees. CAS also offers a Master’s degree in Administrative Studies.

The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences offers the following programs of study: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Arts (MA), and Master of Sciences (MS). The School also admits as Special Students, those not seeking a degree who are interested in taking courses for personal enrichment.

The Carroll School of Management offers an Evening MBA program.

The Lynch School of Education offers Master's and Doctoral programs in university administration and student development.

The School of Theology and Ministry offers Master's and Doctoral degrees, civil and ecclesiastical degrees, New Testament Abstracts, and a wide variety of continuing education offerings.


Safety Training

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety provides health and safety training, information, and compliance assistance.

The BC Police Department conducts seminars and other community service activities to keep employees aware of safety issues.



Center for Ignatian Spirituality Offers faculty and staff retreats, one on one conversations and spiritual direction, workshops, lectures and discussion groups.

Church in the 21st Century Center For spiritual enrichment and faith formation. Includes issues and resources; publications; C21 Webcasts on demand; online courses (free for Boston College employees)


Wellness/Personal Development

Healthy You: Working Together for Your Wellness is a series of health management programs designed to help faculty and staff understand, improve, and maintain their health.

Campus Recreation Programs Include aquatics, fitness, group fitness, and personal training. Also from Campus Recreation is monthly wellness information sessions to help you achieve a healthier life. Information will be updated as it becomes available.

Off-Campus Training Opportunities

As a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education, Boston College can offer its employees additional learning opportunities and resources at a reasonable cost. If you are interested visit online or call (339) 225-3820.


Continuing Education Programs

Adult learning centers, as well as some colleges and universities, offer short-term non-credit skills courses and certificate programs. Check with your city's school department. The following are in the BC area:

Brookline Adult and Community Education (BA&CE) is one of the oldest non-credit, public education programs in Massachusetts. BA&CE is the hub of an educational network serving students from more than 50 neighboring communities in the greater Boston area and beyond.

Cambridge Center for Adult Eduction provides exceptional hands-on multidisciplinary educational classes, from art and cooking, to theater and life & wellness, to languages and literature. They welcome students from all walks of life.

The Boston Center for Adult Eduction provides a list of Popular Resources & News on Arts, Cooking, Education and Finance which will be more helpful to Students, Parents & Teachers.


External Training Vendors for Professional Development

These providers offer a wide range of business, professional, and computer skills:

Pryor Learning offers online seminars and training.

American Management Association is focused on professional development, advancing the skills of individuals to drive business success.

Boston College provides free access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning, giving students, faculty, and staff an opportunity for self-paced learning about topics that interest them. 

The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) is the largest international association for Executive Assistants and Administrative Professionals.

Mind Tools is a digital, on-demand career and management learning service, providing access to articles, podcasts, videos, infographics, quizzes, and more.