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Learning and Development

Swarthmore College is committed to sustaining our position as a competitive, private, liberal arts College through the purposeful selection, and ongoing development, of our internal talent. As the higher education environment continues to evolve, continued learning is not only an expectation for our students, but also for our faculty and staff. As a learning organization, the College provides many opportunities for professional development, supporting our employees’ goals for both career and personal growth.

The resources below highlight current offerings; we hope to expand the number of offerings throughout the year, so please check back periodically. Questions about professional development opportunities can be directed to Lindsay Raclaw, Learning & Development Manager, at

LinkedIn Learning

Swarthmore offers online career development courses via LinkedIn Learning free of charge to our employees. Simply log into LinkedIn Learning with your Swarthmore credentials to get started. You may connect an existing LinkedIn account to your Swarthmore LinkedIn Learning or create a profile. Learn more about account options on the Swarthmore ITS LinkedIn Learning page.

Supervisor Fundamentals Learning Pathway

The Supervisor Fundamentals Learning Pathway is a self-paced playlist that covers topics applicable to new and experienced supervisors, including but not limited to: psychological safety, goal setting, and giving and receiving feedback. Reflection prompts are included and debrief sessions will be held in June and October of 2024 to further our learning. Register for one or both debrief sessions

Continuing Education Opportunities

The College encourages staff to seek opportunities for professional development, both internally and externally. Most departments have funds available for employees to attend training, conferences or seminars, and the College also offers a tuition reimbursement program to those interested in pursuing educational goals.