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Learning, Development & Performance (LDP) Philosophy:

The philosophy of Ramapo College’s Learning, Development and Performance (LDP) plan, in full support of the College’s Mission, Vision, and Values Statement, is committed to enhance the current and future organizational effectiveness of Ramapo College by increasing employees’ abilities to maximize performance. We are committed to supporting the continued growth and development of Ramapo’s most valuable resource, its people.

The LDP carries out this philosophy by:

  • Cultivating Ramapo’s workforce and enhancing Ramapo’s organizational culture through professional development programs;
  • Promoting diversity to protect individuals from discrimination and harassment;
  • Assisting individuals in developing their interpersonal and supervisory skills;
  • Responding to conflict issues within Ramapo’s work units to facilitate performance management, foster team unity and productivity;
  • Improving the quality of work life and job satisfaction for employees;
  • Educating employees so they can best utilize the benefits, services, policies, and procedures of the College.

If you are interested in customized training or interested in additional training, please complete and e-mail this LDP Form to  Upon receipt, we will review and follow up to discuss questions and next steps.

LDP Opportunities

May is self-learning month –

Welcome!  Thank you for visiting Ramapo’s Learning, Development and Performance (LDP) web page.  May is self-learning month.  Please visit the Self Learning Tab (below) to see videos and articles and expand your knowledge about current workplace practices and solutions in Higher Education and Leadership.

Self Learning

Academic Impressions aiPRO Membership

The Department of Human Resources is excited to announce a membership with Academic Impressions. This self-learning membership provides webcasts, articles, books, and short videos that focus on best practices and current issues regarding housing/residence life, retention/student success, student safety/conduct, enrollment services, health/wellness, orientation/transitions, and more.

We encourage employees to connect with this expert training tool to help with identifying best practices, replicable models, and practical solutions to the challenges we face in Higher Education.

Below are the membership log on instructions and site link.

Membership Instructions

Professional Development for Higher Ed

Please contact Roger Jans, Manager of Learning, Development and Performance ( if you have any questions or need a quick tutorial on how to use the membership.

Micro Learning

Microlearning (a.k.a. micro learning or micro-learning) is an emergent learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps. This tab will deal with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities by using short learning articles and or videos.

Posted 5/4/2018 – New Article – 4 Strategies for Closing the Coaching Gap

Posted 4/23/2018 – Article – The Power of Humility in the Workplace

Posted 4/3/2018 –  Article – Finding Your Purpose

Posted 3/15/2018 – Article – Academic Trends to Watch in 2017-2019

Posted 2/28/2018 –  Article – Communication Skills for Workplace Success

Posted 1/25/2018 –  Article – The One Thing Your Team Wants You To Stop Doing

Posted 12/21/2017 –  Article – The 5 Biggest Mistakes Team Leaders Make

Posted 12/5/2017 –  Article – 10-ways-Leadership Development Programs Fail in Higher Ed

Posted 11/15/2017 – Article – 7 Ways Academic Leaders Can Cultivate Creativity

Posted 10/16/2017 – Article – How we treat one another at work matters.10.16.2017

Posted 9/25/2017 – Article –   10 Ways to Create a Culture of Encouragement at Work

Posted 09/14/2017 – Article – From Me to We

Posted 09/01/2017 – Article – The Perils of Managing Up

Self Learning Programs

Video Learning SeriesDealing Effectively With Unacceptable Employee Behavior & Excelling as a Manager or Supervisor

Video Link:

 Collaborative Learning

New Employee Orientation

This 1 hour workshop is an opportunity for all new Faculty and Staff to explore life and resources at Ramapo College, as well as to learn about the benefits that suit your personal needs.  This program is a helpful way to start employment on the right informational track.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link:

Competencies Learning

Working With Different Work Styles

A diverse team with different work styles is what makes a business unique and innovative, but it can also cause friction.  In this 1 hour session you will learn how to manage those differences and improve communication to create more productive interactions.

Date: June 6, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: SC – 156

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link:

Vision and Goal Planning

This 1 hours session explores easy to use techniques and strategies that you can use every day to make the most of your time by getting a grip on your workflow.

Date: June 13, 2018

Time:  2:00 pm

Location:  SC -156

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link:

Change Management and Problem Solving in Higher Education

Explore easy to use techniques that shift the way we meet, plan, decide and relate to one another while finding solutions to the changing Higher Education environment.

DateJune 20, 2018

Time:  2:00 pm

Location: York Room

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link:

Effective Communication

This session explores strategies for effectively improving your communication skills using simple techniques that promote interpersonal relationships and creates an effective communication strategy.

Date: June 26, 2018

Time:  2:00 pm

Location: SC – 156

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at link:

Essentials of Coaching

Coaching is one of the quickest and most effective ways to advance the success of your department.  Coaching leads to employees having a shared sense of goals, purpose, and objectives that continue to yield positive growth for your organization. This 1 hour session explores basic strategies and techniques for developing effective coaching skills.  Participants will learn ways to better equip, encourage, and empower employees to be successful by guiding their ongoing progress, and removing obstacles that stand in their way.

Date:  June 27, 2018

Time:  2:00 pm

Location:  York Room

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link:

Health and Safety

Defensive Driving/Safety Training - Classroom Course

The recently adopted Motor Vehicle Policy requires individuals that drive College vehicles/golf carts complete a defensive driving course every three years.  This is in addition to the requirement of obtaining an annual driver’s abstract for each employee who drives College vehicles/golf carts.  The Department of Human Resources and Environmental Health/Safety Department are offering on-campus defensive driving courses and will launch an online version shortly.  Either the online or classroom training is required – you do not need to complete both courses.    The Human Resources Department must have run and received a satisfactory driver’s abstract before an employee can be eligible for defensive driving training.  Please contact Human Resources with any questions at x7506 or email

ON-CAMPUS TRAINING (A 6-hour classroom session)

New Jersey residents attending the on-campus course have the option to pay a $10 fee to receive a 2 point reduction from their motor vehicle record and/or request an insurance discount (this fee cannot be expensed to the College).  Individuals should contact the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles (609-292-7500) prior to the training if you have questions about points on your license, as well as your insurance company to verify eligibility for an insurance discount.   Please note that prior supervisor approval is required as this training program is a 6-hour course.

Course Dates/Times:

June 13, 2018 – Pavilion 1 – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register at:  link


Online Defensive Driver training is also available.  Arrangements must be made through the Department of Human Resources at ext. 7498.  Supervisory approval is required for participation in either training program.

Leadership Learning

Essentials of Supervising Employees

This 1 hour workshop focuses on the “need-to-knows” of being a supervisor at any level. The workshop reviews how to set supervisor expectations in the areas of communication, employee performance, and other issues that are involved in the supervision of employees.  Additionally, the workshop focuses on strategies to encourage cooperation and ways to engage and motivate employees.

Date:  TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link:  TBA

The Essentials of Leadership

This 1 hour workshop focuses on the basics of being a Leader. You’ll gain insights into leading yourself, leading others, and leading a process.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location:  TBA

Size: Registration required/seating limited to 20

Please register at the following link:

Regulatory Learning


Training Materials


Web Time Entry

Web Time Entry instruction guides for:


Technical Learning


The Department of Human Resources will be offering a training session for our applicant tracking system, Hiretouch.  This 1 hour session will focus on Search Chair and Search Committee roles. Please use the link below to register.

The next training session is: TBA – registration is limited to 20 individuals.

Registration: TBA and Instructional Design Center is a leading online learning company that has thousands of tutorials aimed at teaching business, software, technology and creative skills to allow users to achieve personal and professional goals.

The video learning sessions are taught by industry experts and are broken down into manageable short segments to accommodate busy schedules.

Ramapo’s Instructional Design Center has a contract with and access is available to faculty and staff.

Please click on the below link to request a learning session or to learn more about how can help you.


Instructional Design Center - Spring 2018 Workshops

Link to Instructional Design Center Workshops

Training and Workshops

Faculty Resource Center

Other Resources

State of New Jersey Training Website