Affiliate Registration

Please review the Affiliate Registration & Cancellation Policies section below, prior to registering.

Learning & Development workshops are available to Columbia University affiliates, including: Barnard College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Manhattan School of Music, Teachers College, and other members of the University community.

For the Spring, Learning & Development will offer a variety of virtual workshops via Zoom, with a selection of in-person workshops (specified in the class details). 

All workshops provide skill building and professional enrichment, through a variety of methods. Virtual sessions will simulate an in-person classroom experience featuring individual and group activities. Workshops are divided into categories to help you decide on the best course fit for you. 

Please review the Spring 2023 L&D Affiliate Course Catalog and Snapshot for the full list of upcoming opportunities open to affiliates.

Course Offerings by Category

Presenting Ideas with Impact (VIRTUAL)
Learn strategies to elevate your presentation skills and leave audiences with a lasting impression..
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: $100  

Improv for Better Communication (IN PERSON)
Learn cognitively and physically engaging strategies for communicating your ideas with greater clarity and confidence.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: $100 

*NEW* Reinvent Yourself: Personality Traits and How to 'Leash' Them (VIRTUAL)
Participants will investigate their own personality, and learn skills for developing effective traits, while abandoning negative traits that do not serve them.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 9:30am - 12:30am  
Price: $100 (payable by departmental Chartstring)

Effective Writing Skills (VIRTUAL)
Learn to create professional communications that are clear, concise and successfully engage others.
Thursday, March 30, 2023 from 9:30am – 12:30pm
Price: $100 

Dealing with Difficult Situations (VIRTUAL)
Learn processes for effectively managing difficult situations.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
Price: $100 

Working with Different Behavior Styles Using PACE (IN PERSON)
Participants will learn to understand themselves better and use that understanding to work more effectively with others. 
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 9:30am – 12:30pm  
*Please note required (non-refundable) pre-work for this course*
Price: $120 

*NEW* Sparking Innovation and Creativity (VIRTUAL)
Learners at all levels will learn techniques for adopting a creative mindset and removing barriers to creativity.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 9:30am - 12:30pm 
Price: $100 

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People® (IN PERSON)
This 2-day workshop will teach the 7 essential habits to improve personal productivity, engagement, collaboration, and personal & professional success.
Tues & Wed, April 25-26, 2023 from 9:00am – 5:00pm (both days)
*Please note the extended time. Lunch will be provided on both days.*
Price: $300 

Elevate Team Culture with Trust (IN PERSON)
Learn how to use trust to drive organizational performance and productivity, and accelerate the speed at which trust is established. 
Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Price: $200 

Getting Results Through Effective Delegation​​​​​​​ (VIRTUAL)
Learn how to determine what, when and to whom you should delegate, as well as how to create a delegation plan and conduct effective delegation meetings.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: $100 

*NEW* Designing Your Ideal Team (VIRTUAL)
Participants will examine where in their leadership or life they are being less effective than they would like as a result of undistinguished relationship dynamics.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: $100 

Situational Leadership for Managers (VIRTUAL)
Participants will learn to understand themselves better and use that understanding to work more effectively with others. 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 from 9:30am – 4:30pm  
*Please note required (non-refundable) pre-work for this course*
Price: $460 

*NEW* Thriving in Remote and Hybrid Teams (VIRTUAL)
Learners will discover the benefits that flexible work environments provide, and the attributes and skills that all hybrid employees must have. Communication techniques to help ensure you’re a part of decision making will be introduced.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Price: $100 

Microsoft Office – Excel 2019 Level 2 (VIRTUAL)
Learn advanced formulas and work with various tools to analyze data in spreadsheets.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Price: $240 

Microsoft Office – PowerPoint 2019 Level 1 (VIRTUAL)
Learn to explore and create presentations using PowerPoint 2019, including modifying text, objects, charts, and tables.
Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Price: $240 

Microsoft Office – Excel 2019 Level 3 (VIRTUAL)
Learn to create and edit basic Microsoft Office Excel 2019 worksheets and workbooks, including how to analyze data.
Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
Price: $240 

Design Thinking 101 (VIRTUAL)
Learn to use Design Thinking® principles to drive practical, innovative solutions in hybrid\virtual work.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 from 9:30am – 11:30am
Price: $100 

Registration & Payment: 

Affiliates may register for a course by creating an account in the Affiliate version of the Enterprise Learning Management system (ELM)Review the How to create an Account in ELM for Affiliates of CU job aid for detailed instructions on how to do this, paying special attention to the Security Key.

After your ELM account has been setup, please login to ELM to register for a workshop. For guidance, you may access the How to register for a Course for Affiliates of CU job aid for detailed instructions on how to register for one of our L&D workshops. 

Once registration is confirmed in ELM and payment has been received, you will get Zoom details for the workshop, and instructions on how to prepare for class. This will arrive to your inbox 1-2 days prior to the workshop start.    

Affiliate Registration & Cancellation Policies

Payment: When registering for a course in ELM, you will be prompted to provide a credit card to process payment. Accepted cards include: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. 

Refunds: Should you choose to cancel your registration, please note that it may take up to 3 months to process the reimbursement. 

Email [email protected] if you need further assistance.

Course registrations should be canceled at least seven days prior to the scheduled workshop date to ensure the full cost is waived. If the cancellation is not received within seven days, the full cost of the course will be charged to the registrant. The cancellation period allows wait-listed participants an opportunity to attend.

If you cancel a course at least seven days in advance, a refund will be processed for the cost of the course to be returned to your credit card. Reimbursements may take up to 3 months to process.

In the event that a workshop is currently at capacity, you have the option to request a seat on the waitlist. You will be notified of this at your time of registration in ELM.

As an affiliate, in the event that you request to be placed on the waitlist, you are required to provide payment via credit card. Your card will then be charged the full amount of the class. Should a seat not become available, or you choose to cancel your registration, you will then be issued a refund. 

Please note that reimbursements may take up to 3 months to process. 


For assistance with downloading or using Zoom, please visit the Columbia University IT page

* Note about in-person workshops: Most workshops will be virtual with the exception of a few in-person, on the Manhattanville campus and at CUIMC. The decision to offer workshops in person is subject to change, as we continue to survey the current climate.