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Professional Development

SUNY Upstate Medical University offers employees a number of training and professional development opportunities.

Instructor-Led Classes

Organizational Training & Development

SUNY Center for Professional Development

  • Located under the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the SUNY Center for Professional Development External Icon creates and delivers customized programs for skill and knowledge development in various technical, and teaching and learning areas.


Organizational Training Book Library

Online Training


  • BLACKBOARD online courseware system provides both mandatory and optional training modules for Upstate staff. New employees will receive their Blackboard username/password via interoffice mail.

GOER Online Learning (SLMS)

Empire Knowledge Bank (EKB) Online Learning

  • Empire Knowledge Bank (formerly Skillsoft) offers online modules you can take at your own pace on computer skills, business skills, and more. To request an account, email

Educational Benefits by Union or Affiliation

Upstate employees are entitled to tuition and training benefits designated by their union or affiliation (SUNY Tuition Assistance Policy External Icon).