Employee Growth and Development

Tufts University is committed to the personal and professional growth of all their employees. The universities (SAC) Staff Advisory Council have created a comprehensive list highlighting many of the resources and opportunities available.  Below is a broad list categorizing a description and links to many of the employee support and assistance programs available through Tufts.

Professional Growth (Job and career)

Management and Leadership

Foundation of Leadership program- (FOL) program series -Eligible employees are allowed to attend an extended program designed to further develop management/leadership skills.

Technology Skills /Office Skills

Tufts Technology Services (TTS)  – TTS provides free Instructor-led Application software training to faculty and staff on all three campuses. https://it.tufts.edu/

TUSK – Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase: Tufts University Hirsh Health Sciences Library, with the support of the Medical, Dental, and Veterinary schools, has created a dynamic multimedia knowledge management system (TUSK) to support faculty and students in teaching and learning.  TUSK provides a portal to an integrated body of knowledge and ways to personally organize the vast array of health information through its online curricular materials and related applications. http://tusk.tufts.edu/

Tufts Learning Center – This site lets faculty and staff know about upcoming in person and online courses and training on topics ranging from Microsoft Office products, administrative skills, to project management, to name a few. https://access.tufts.edu/tufts-learning-center

Lynda.com – Online. TTS Training and Documentation is pleased to offer Lynda.com licenses to faculty and staff to access Lynda’s trove of online trainings. https://it.tufts.edu/lyndacampus

AxiUm – Location: Boston and eight satellite Dental Clinics located throughout the state of Massachusetts.axiUm is an Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology software The software allows the Dental school to manage all aspects of their clinical, financial and student operation. https://www.exansoftware.com/axium/

Canvas – Canvas is Tufts University’s open-source, learning management system that offers faculty and students a collaborative online environment to support teaching and learning. https://login.canvas.tufts.edu/


Lab and Safety Training

OSHA – Location: Online. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Workplace Safety training. Provides training and education in occupational safety and health; held annually, in person for staff members and online for faculty. https://viceprovost.tufts.edu/ehs-trainings  

CPR – Location: Boston. Basic Life Support training and certification is commonly required of health care and other working professionals whose job positions place them at risk for needing to provide CPR to a co-worker, patient or visitor. This training is held in the fall and spring; online portion and classroom portion with manikin. Contact Patti Diangelis (patricia.diangelis@tufts.edu) for login information.

HIPAA – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 gives patients a right to privacy and governs the use of protected health information (PHI) in research and clinical care.Those interested in HIPAA training, please email Jill Leclare (Jill.Leclare@tufts.edu) for more details and visit the Dental Policies site for more information on TUSDM’s HIPAA policies. https://dentalpolicies.tufts.edu/

OEO Compliance Training –  In compliance with University policy and federal/state regulations, Tufts requires all university “agents” to participate in sexual harassment-prevention training. http://oeo.tufts.edu/training/

General Development

Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program – Eligible Full-time Staff Employees will be reimbursed for 100% of approved tuition costs up to a maximum of $4,000 in a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th). https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/benefit2018/other2018/staff-tuition-nxtyr

Tuition Remission – Employees may take a course or pursue a degree or certificate program at Tufts University. In addition, eligible dependents may participate in this program. https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/benefit2018/other2018/tuition-nxtyr

Communication Skills – Location: Online. These courses focus on improving faculty and staff’s communications skills, such as writing and grammar. https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/my-career/hr-programs/comm-skills

Business Skills – Develop skills to enhance the quality of customer interactions, hosting a meeting, and more. Trainings take place throughout the year on the different Tufts campuses. https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/my-career/hr-programs/business-skills/get-work-done/benefits-resources/my-career/hr-programs/business-skills

Foundations of Administrative Support – Location: All Tufts campuses. Jobs in the administrative job family requires many organizational skills and knowledge to navigate Tufts University processes and systems. The FAST program covers the following topics: Technology, Tufts Support Services (TSS), Meeting and Event Planning, and eServe and Performance Development delivered by knowledgeable faculty from these functional areas.  You will benefit from the opportunity to network, learn about new developments and discuss best practices. 2 full days. Participation in all four modules is required to complete the program.  https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/my-career/hr-programs/admin-skills

Manager Training Resources – Location: All Tufts campuses. From interview techniques to Performance Planning, Tufts offers a variety of trainings for managers to improve their skillsets.  https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/my-career/hr-programs/mantrain-skills

Continuing Education – Professional development and CE credit courses are available to both faculty and staff employees in a variety of ways including classroom and online course work. https://dental.tufts.edu/continuing-education

Personal Growth

Staff Community Events – TBD

Pet Owner Education –Location: Grafton. Clinicians know how to best deal with the common and uncommon complaints your pet might face. From how to socialize a puppy, to dealing with the challenges of geriatric care, our clinicians help us to understand the right way to keep our pets in the best of health. Free seminars posted: http://vet.tufts.edu/cvmc/education-training/owner-education/

Tufts Marathon Team Volunteer – Location: Boston. The Boston Athletic Association (BAA) has allotted Tufts an exclusive number of volunteer spots on Marathon Day. Volunteering at the Marathon is a great opportunity to participate in this historic Boston tradition. Your service on race day provides all runners, including your fellow Jumbos, with the support they need to finish the 26.2-mile course. Free. More information to be announced.

Eco-Ambassador Program – Through an education- and action-focused curriculum, the Eco-Ambassador (EA) program provides participants with the resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to effect change, serve as leaders, and promote sustainable behaviors both in their offices and in the larger Tufts community. Using the tools, information, and competencies developed during sessions facilitated by the Tufts Office of Sustainability, Eco-Ambassadors lead departmental efforts to implement, and educate colleagues about, environmentally sustainable practices and receive ongoing resources and support from the Office of Sustainability. The program is open to all interested staff and faculty. http://sustainability.tufts.edu/programs/ecoambassadors/

Health and Wellness

Wellness Center & Health Coaching – Services: Use in conjunction with regular doctor for common illnesses. No co-pay. https://access.tufts.edu/get-work-done/benefits-resources/benefit2018/health2018/wch-coach-nxtyr

EAP Counselor – Services: For staff and their dependents. Counseling both personal and professional problems, work and family life, health and wellness, and other kinds of work/life issues. Free and confidential. https://my.kgalifeservices.com/o/tuftsu 

Legal Services – Legal services provided through MetLaw. https://access.tufts.edu/did-you-know-metlaw-legal-plan-offers-affordable-legal-counsel-covered-services

Work-Life Balance Resources– Service: Find information on everything from childcare to alternative work arrangements. https://access.tufts.edu/work-life-balance 

Gym Membership – Location: Boston. Service: Because of size, the Tauber Center offers membership only to staff who are Boston Campus employees who are benefits eligible per our HR department, will be eligible for gym memberships.Hours for staff usage will be 6am-2pm daily and 12pm-7pm on weekends. $25 per month. Contact: http://medicine.tufts.edu/Student-Services-and-Campus-Life/Fitness-Facilities/Faculty-and-Staff-Memberships


Employee Discounts – Tufts University employees are offered an opportunity to take advantage of product and service discounts offered by various businesses.  Such discounts can be obtained by contacting the participating suppliers and in the presentation of a valid Tufts University Photo ID (as proof of employment). https://finance.tufts.edu/purchasing/httpfinance-tufts-eduinternalemployee-discounts/

Zipcar – Tufts students, faculty and staff who are 18 years of age or older can join Zipcar. https://publicsafety.tufts.edu/parking/zipcar/

Appalachian Mountain Club – If you and your family love outdoor activities, join the Appalachian Mountain Club and save! AMC members participate in a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, cycling and more. Receive 20% discount on membership by signing up: http://www.outdoors.org/wellnesspartner/. Be sure to include “thp” in the promo code. Call the AMC for more information at (617) 523-0636 extension 303.