Staff training

Staff training is one way to develop expertise, together with on-the-job learning and peer learning. Aalto University provides its staff with many opportunities to participate in training.

Staff training and professional development is available for

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Language and multicultural training

Language training is offered for improving Finnish, English and Swedish language skills by different language courses. Read more about many opportunities such as staff training courses, Open University, Helsinki University, online courses, courses for students.

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Pedagogical training - main page

The Aalto University pedagogical training offers you a possibility to familiarise yourself with teaching, learning and educational development. The training program (25 cr) consists of four core courses: A! Peda Intro, Learning and teaching in higher education, Course design, and Teaching practice.

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Training to support digital teaching

The ICT for Learning team organises training events and workshops for users of shared learning platforms and tools. MyCourses, Panopto, Turnitin, EXAM, Presemo

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Leadership training

Aalto University offers different trainings and support for supervisors and leaders. These trainings include leadership training, new leaders’ onboarding journey and team development support. Read more about strengthening your leadership skills, personal leadership development solutions such as 360 assessment, feedback, mentoring and coaching.


Training for service competence

Aalto University offers many different training opportunities for their service staff in themes such as customer service, well-being and communication skills.

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Training to support research

Aalto University offers different trainings to support the whole life-cycle of a research project as well as training for other important skills in research projects. The trainings are offered in themes such as research funding, publishing, project management, academic writing and entrepreneurship.

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Training for self-leadership and career planning

Read more about time management, mindfulness, mentoring, career planning, and career supervision and coaching. Self-leadership skills will improve your self-confidence, stress and time management, ability to control emotions, change management skills and courage for decision-making.

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Training for IT and digital tools

Learning and updating IT and digital tools knowledge is essential for being able to respond to the changing requirements of working life. We have gathered IT instructions, IT tools and self-study materials for you to work effectively in digital platforms. Training is offered in themes such as information security, cyber security, IT news and Office 365 tools.

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Safety training

Safety training maintains skills and know-how as well as ensures response readiness in various hazardous situations. Training is offered in themes such as first aid, hot work license trainings, encountering challenging customers and other obligatory occupational safety trainings.

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Communications training

Training is offered widely in themes such as content production and situations requiring interaction skills, for example presentation and facilitation skills as well as digital media skills.


Practical procedures for participating in staff training

Aalto University offers dozens of courses and other development opportunities to its staff members every year. The training is available to all Aalto University employees. Participation is agreed upon with one’s supervisor, primarily during objective discussions.

Many Aalto units provide staff training for their own competence areas (e.g. Research and Innovation, Learning Services, IT Services, Communications Services and HR Services).

In addition to joint courses, the services arrange professional training for their own staff.

Participation in non-Aalto training


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