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GOLD Learning Academy banner emphasizing Growth, Operations, Leadership, and Development

As we continue our efforts to be a great place to learn, live and work, DePauw is committed to the growth and development of its employees. Lifelong growth and development are critical to a commitment to excellence and support of the institution’s mission.  

The GOLD Learning Academy provides learning opportunities that meet the training and performance needs and interests of our campus community through every stage of a career. Goals for learning and development include:

  • Improving job performance.

  • Enabling employees to take on new responsibilities and enrich their job satisfaction.

  • Empowering employees to advance their careers.

  • Leveraging individual and organizational strengths.

Benefits of the Gold Learning Academy

  • Making learning opportunities clearer by assembling them under the single canopy of the GOLD Learning Academy.

  • Educating employees to follow laws and university policies. Facilitating employees as they pursue continuous, lifelong learning.


Individual courses will be listed in a catalog with a course description, objective, required prerequisite training and eligibility requirements. Each course will have an indication of the GOLD pillar(s) that applies.

The Human Resources Office will guide development by recommending learning tracks.  The tracks will be recommended by position and career status, to include: 

  • New employee

  • Supervisor

  • Recent graduate/young professional

  • Trades person

  • Lifelong learner

  • DePauw basics (required annual training)

  • Custom courses