Training & Education

JHU offers a broad range of opportunities for staff to enhance current skills and learn new ones through various training programs. The rationale and imperative for training for management and staff is offered in the University’s Management and Staff Training Policy.

Faculty and Staff Development

The Center for Talent Management and Organization Development, located in the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, offers courses in talent management, organizational development, and career management programs. University full-time and part-time faculty and staff are eligible to participate in these programs. Please refer to the Talent Management and Organization Development sites for additional information.

Management/Supervisory Training

As a requirement, within two years of initial employment, it is expected that all new managers and supervisors will complete the JHU Supervisory Training Program established by Johns Hopkins University. This training program consists of seven courses and is designed to provide basic levels of supervisory skills to newly hired faculty or staff or to faculty or staff that were recently promoted into a position where they are responsible for the supervision of others. The supervisory training program is conducted by Human Resources; the Department of Health, Safety and Environment; and the General Counsel’s Office. Participants are expected to complete all courses to receive a certificate of program completion.

Learning and Development offers a variety of courses to enhance your job performance and enhance your personal growth. The learning/training sites at Johns Hopkins University have recently instituted several new and/or revised financial e-courses, “Fast Facts,” and instructor-led courses. In addition, several general financial knowledge courses have been added which are prerequisites to some of the other financial courses offered. Completion of many of these courses is required before access to online payroll, HR, or financial systems may be granted.

Financial Training

Directors, departmental administrators, financial managers, RSAs, supervisors, and budget analysts, in particular, need to take appropriate courses to enable them to fulfill their stated duties, remain in compliance, and keep abreast of new or revised policies, procedures, or regulations.

Online Training Resources

MyLearning@JohnsHopkins is collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. This training website is a comprehensive training resource for everybody in the Johns Hopkins Enterprise. Through this site you can register online for a wide range of instructor-led training courses or learn about a subject through the self-paced e-learning courses. You can track your progress as well as refresh your knowledge of a business process, software application, or SAP procedure, by attending a live Fast Facts session or by reviewing previously recorded sessions at your leisure.

MyLearning@JohnsHopkins has programs and courses in the following areas of concentration:

  • Career Development
  • Compliance, Policies, and Procedures
  • Financial and Business Systems (including SAP)
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Staff Development

Knowledge Network Portal in SAP

As alternate access to the HopkinsOne training courses, the Knowledge Network tab has been added to the (Hopkins One) SAP portal for staff members that have access to SAP. At the present time, the Knowledge Network contains only the SAP-related training courses. To access non-SAP related courses such as career development, new employee orientation, or staff development, visit the MyLearning@Johnshopkins site. Through the Knowledge Network, you may register for the instructor-led SAP courses or take the self-paced SAP-related e-courses. The Knowledge Network also provides job aids, policies and procedures, announcements on SAP topics, and links to sites such as the Controller’s Office, HR Shared Services, etc.

The Knowledge Network has courses in the following areas of concentration:

  • Introduction to Financial Administration
  • Sponsored Projects
  • Account Management
  • HR/Payroll Administration
  • Purchasing
  • Accounts Payable

Fast Facts

As part of the on-going SAP training, as business processes change or are revised, live Fast Facts training sessions are made available to provide updates or refresher materials. A listserv notification is emailed to all staff previously registered on the Fast Facts listserv. You may participate in live Fast Facts sessions from your work area and have the benefit of a live question and answer session at the end of each training session. Or, you may log on the Mylearning@JohnsHopkins to review previously recorded Fast Facts sessions.

To subscribe to the live Fast Facts listserv, please email:

Please include the following in the subject line of your email: subscribe hopkinsone endusers. Include the following message in your email: “PLEASE SEND THIS EMAIL OUT FOR SUBSCRIBING.”

Information Technology Training

You may enhance your computer skills or learn new skills, including SAP skills, through the various information technology courses available at MyLearning@JohnsHopkins. Other courses may be found by linking to the Information Technology section of KASPER.

Education Assistance Benefits

The university offers educational assistance to provide its faculty, staff, and their families with opportunities for development and or personal growth. Please refer to the Benefits site, Education Assistance Programs section for details, qualifications, and covered amounts of these education assistance benefits.

A summary of the Education Assistance Programs is provided below:

Tuition Remission: Pays for the courses and workshops offered through JHU’s academic schools (please see the description for qualification and allowances). Full-time faculty and staff, their spouses, and dependent children may participate.

Tuition Reimbursement for Undergraduate Studies: Pays up to $2,000 per calendar year for outside undergraduate coursework for staff only. Spouses and dependent children are not eligible.

Tuition Grant Program: Provides for payment of full-time undergraduate studies for dependent children of full-time faculty and staff. See the program materials for eligibility requirements and covered amounts.



Talent Management & Organization Development
Debbie Sampson, Senior Director

Learning Solutions/Center for Training & Education
Louis Biggie, Director