Training and Courses

Columbia University offers an extensive selection of courses—both in the classroom and online—to meet the diverse needs of our faculty, staff, students and affiliates. Whether you need to improve a skill or are looking to fulfill compliance requirements for your job, there are many opportunities available to support you and the work you do. 

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All new administrative Officers and Support Staff are required to complete the Anti-Harassment, Anti-Discrimination and Title IX training within the first 31 days of your start date.

Go to Anti-Harassment Training.

Working with Minors

Members of the Columbia University community who interact with, supervise, chaperone or otherwise oversee minors in programs or activities at, or sponsored by, the University are required to take Protection of Minors training.

Register for Protection of Minors Training.


TalentLink is the system used at Columbia University to manage job descriptions, requisitions and applicant information for the recruitment of administrative personnel. This includes officers of administration and union and non-union support staff.

Go to TalentLink Training.

People@Columbia (PAC)

Certain roles require completion of training courses and satisfactorily passing associated knowledge assessments or acknowledgements before access to PAC modules is granted.

Access the PAC Roles to Training Courses Guide for an overview of required training per PAC role as well as recommended training courses.

Learn more about PAC.

Enterprise Learning Management (ELM)

Most training courses and guides for HR web-based training are on the Enterprise Learning Management (ELM) system.

ELM provides training on everything from improving your communications skills, to learning new software, to becoming a better manager.

For more information, visit ELM.

Learning & Development

Explore all that Learning & Development has to offerPromote personal and professional development, as well as increase team engagement and productivity. 

  • Certificate Programs 
  • Workshops 
  • Team Building & Consulting Services

Enterprise Learning Management (ELM)

ELM provides access to a wide variety of training opportunities—from University compliance courses such as HIPAA and New York Anti-Harassment, to University systems training including PAC and ARC, to skill building courses such as Public Speaking and advanced Excel. Browse the catalog to explore both the online and classroom learning available.

LinkedIn Learning

Columbia University offers a wide variety of online courses through LinkedIn Learning to improve your business, IT and desktop skills. Faculty and staff have unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, topical video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

LinkedIn Learning courses are available at no cost to you.

  • Go to LinkedIn Learning
  • You will be prompted to log in with your Uni and password
  • Browse the LinkedIn Learning inventory and select courses

If you need technical assistance accessing your LinkedIn Learning account, contact the CUIT Help Desk.