Professional Development

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

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.

Computer Resources


Organizational Training & Development

Organizational Training & Development (OTD) offers employees various professional development classes as well as conducts mandatory training for all staff.

OTD Book Lending Library - Resources of interest in training techniques, management, staff development and more. Contact: Michele Spagnola, 4-5463

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.

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).