Staff Development

The Staff Development Remission Plan provides learning opportunities to faculty and staff at JHU.


If you are a full- or part-time faculty, staff, or bargaining unit member, you are eligible for work-related or personal growth training (staff development).

Limited eligibility is also available for temporary or student workers and post-doctoral fellows based on space availability and payment of the course cost by the department.

About the Program

The Staff Development Remission Plan allows faculty and staff to take courses offered by Learning Solutions. Learning Solutions helps members of the university community develop skills and capabilities that advance organizational, unit, and personal growth.

If you’re a non-bargaining unit staff member, you’re entitled to a minimum of three full days of training per year. You can choose courses that focus on your current job duties or your professional aspirations to learn new skills, enhance your existing strengths, explore new possibilities, or simply gain a deeper understanding of how Johns Hopkins operates.

How to Participate

Faculty and staff must have budget authorization and supervisory approval to attend the courses offered by Learning Solutions. Courses that faculty and staff attend are charged to the Staff Development Remission Plan.

If a faculty or staff member registers for a course but fails to attend, or if they do not cancel at least seven days prior to the course, a no-show fee will be charged to the departmental budget number. Departments are responsible for cancellations if a staff member transfers to another department or terminates employment with the university. Work-related issues do not count as a valid excuse. The one-week notice for cancellation is waived only for emergencies, and written documentation is required.

For more information and to register for courses, please visit the JHU Human Resources website at