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Learning and Development

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Development Programs

RISD provides a curriculum of professional, management, technical and personal development programs to encourage and promote lifelong learning among staff members. Offered through Human Resources, these courses help you meet the challenges of your current job and prepare for future opportunities.

Review the current open sessions and prepare an individual education plan to further your success at RISD. By committing to continuous learning, you support RISD in providing the highest quality instruction in visual art, design, architecture and art education.

Current Training Opportunities

RISD Learns/RIHETC Professional Development Programs

RISD Learns/RIHETC have recently announced the spring 2023 curriculum of professional development programs, which includes sessions related to performance management, effective communication, building high performing teams, and more. To view full session details and to register, click here.


The following webinars, offered in partnership with our providers at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Coastline EAP, and TIAA are free and are intended for all RISD faculty and staff as we continue to provide programming that promotes holistic growth and development.


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) Wellness Wednesday Webinars

15 Minute Guided Stretch Break – April 12 | noon-12:15 p.m.
Join experts from BCBSRI for a moment to breathe and stretch. This break is a terrific strategy to promote focus and mindfulness before jumping into important team, department, and/or organizational meetings – or taking a quick break! Click here to register.

Breaking Through Burnout – May 10 | noon-1:00 p.m.
In this presentation, participants will learn the signs and symptoms of burnout, the difference between stress and burnout, and find ways to take action to overcome the physical and emotional damage that burnout can cause. Click here to register.

Work-Life Balance – June 14 | noon-12:45 p.m.
Participants will have the opportunity to assess their work-life balance, identify consequences of an imbalanced lifestyle, discuss strategies to improve balance, and set next steps to establish work-life balance. Click here to register.

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Coastline EAP Webinars

Coastline EAP, RISD’s employee assistance program provider, offers a monthly series of live wellness sessions focused on self-care. Topics include meditation, yoga, journaling and more.

Additionally, participants enjoy access to 150-plus on-demand webinars and 50-plus certificate courses.

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TIAA Virtual Consultations and Upcoming Webinars

Consult with a financial advisor

Consider meeting with a financial professional (either on the phone or online) who can look at your current financial situation, speak with you about your goals, and help create a plan to get there. Your TIAA advisor can evaluate whether your portfolio is built to weather market storms or needs shoring up to continue meeting your objectives.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with your TIAA financial consultant, please call 800-732-8353 on weekdays between 8:00 am–8:00 pm, or visit TIAA.org/schedulenow.


TIAA offers a number of free webinars each month to help you boost your financial know-how. View upcoming webinars and log in to register or to view upcoming webinars.