Professional Development

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


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 link creates and delivers customized programs for skill and knowledge development in various technical, and teaching and learning areas.


Training Opportunities for Managers

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)

GOER (Governor's Office of Employee Relations) provides state employees a number of workshops and online learning modules covering topics relevant in our workplace.

Skillsoft Online Learning

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

Computer Resources

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).

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