Additional Workplace Learning Opportunities

Learning & development opportunities for Northwestern community members offered outside the Learning & Organization Development division. Jump to an opportunity:

Finance, Facilities, and Research Administration

For information on Finance, Facilities, and Research Administration training (formerly known as Project Café), see or contact the Finance, Facilities, and Research Administration Help Desk at (847) 491-4357, option 2, or


For help completing and processing payroll forms, call Eileen Sandalow at 1-8593 for one-on-one training. Topics include:

  • Payroll Graduate Student Procedures
  • Payroll Faculty Procedures
  • Payroll Temporary and Work-Study Student Procedures
  • Payroll Research Procedures

Office for Research

Office for Research training is available in the following six topics:

  • Animal Subjects Research
  • Grants Management & Research Administration
  • Grantsmanship
  • Human Subjects Research
  • Research Safety
  • Responsible Conduct of Research

Visit for more information.

Student Enterprise System (SES)

The Student Enterprise System (SES) stores admissions, financial aid, student loan, student records, and student account information electronically for all applicants and students. The information is used by different departments for many purposes.

Phone: (847) 467-7272

Procurement and Payment Services

Procurement and Payment Services supports the educational and research objectives of Northwestern by providing cost-efficient services and goods and transaction processing.

Periodic classes and individual training sessions are offered by Procurement and Payment Services, the Supplier Diversity Program, Lab Stores Programs, Mail Services, Equipment Maintenance Program, Printing & Duplicating Services, Trademark Licensing, and Travel Services.

Phone: (847) 491-8120

Sexual Harassment Prevention Office

The Sexual Harassment Prevention Office carries through Northwestern University’s commitment to providing its students, faculty, and staff with a working and learning environment free from sexual harassment and discrimination. Its director leads a high-energy, interactive training session for units, teams, or departments about the University’s policies, how to identify subtle forms of discrimination and harassment, and what to do if they occur.

Please see for more information about the University's sexual harassment policy and available training, or contact the office directly at

Northwestern Coursera Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs)

Northwestern faculty, students, staff, and alumni can earn Northwestern Coursera MOOC certificates free of charge. (How to enroll)

Northwestern is a premier producer of online courses, making the highest quality educational experiences accessible to all. Whether to cultivate a new interest, pursue a passion for learning, develop professionally, or prepare for career change, a Northwestern MOOC may be the learning solution for you. 

Accent & Dialect Modification Services

Improve your English communication skills with accent and dialect modification services designed for professional, academic and social settings. At the Northwestern Center for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning, you have the opportunity to optimize English-speaking skills through a customized, goal-driven plan to improve social communication as well as professional communication for use in meetings, presentations, and teleconferences.

Directed by University faculty who are certified and licensed speech-language pathologists, services include a phone consultation, diagnostic evaluations, and tailored individual and group practice sessions. Specialized programs are available for university and corporate departments. Daytime and evening appointments are available.

$100 per session, discounts available for faculty, staff (25%), and students (50%).

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Athletics and Recreation

The fitness and recreation division (NUFitRec) of the Department of Athletics and Recreation staff is committed to offering a vast array of facilities, programs and services that meet the health and fitness needs of the University community. Membership provides unlimited access to facilities and discounts on various programs and services. Employees and their families are invited to join.

For information on Group Exercise, Fitness/Wellness services, Personal Trainers, Massage Therapists, and our Primetime Fitness program, visit

The Sport Club program offers over 30 different club activities. The martial arts clubs are particularly popular among faculty and staff.

NUFitRec with its wide variety of programs and services, is an ideal resource for your lifelong journey to optimal health and well-being! Call (847) 491-4303 for more information or visit

Clinical Research Education

The Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute offers a variety of clinical research educational opportunities for faculty and staff, including:

Masters in Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration
Comprehensively manage the complexities and rigors of the clinical research process with a Master of Science in Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration
Advance your career in clinical research with a graduate certificate in Clinical Research and Regulatory Administration.

CRC Basic Training Live
This three-day course is offered to coordinators who need a fast, thorough introduction to clinical research trial conduct.

CRC Basic Training Online
This four-week instructor-led course is designed for new coordinators who have less than one year of experience or who have never received formal training.

Introduction to Online Learning
This 30 minute course is a prerequisite to CRC Basic Training Online, outlining the tools needed for successful, interactive online learning and basic concepts of clinical research.

This website is dedicated to distance education for research professionals including continuing education, CME and CE programming within the Northwestern University community and beyond.

Navigating the Clinical Research Maze at Northwestern University
This website is a valuable resource for new employees, new investigators and research staff across the University, providing an introduction to all offices involved in approving and facilitating research at Northwestern University.

Advisory Council for Clinical Research (ACCR) Lecture Series
Monthly lectures presented by various departments involved in clinical research at Northwestern University and the surrounding community.

Room and Event System (RES)

The Room and Event System is the campus-wide enterprise application for academic space scheduling and management. RES holds space records, event records and maintains an ever growing list of Northwestern affiliated organizations (student and departmental).  RES classes are designed for the average user making regular space requests and for the super user maintaining space schedules, management and reporting.

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Phone: 847-467-5916


Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching

The Searle Center supports innovation in learning and teaching through workshops, roundtables, and longer-term programs for Northwestern faculty and graduate students, as well as broad programming for undergraduates.


Phone: 847-467-2338