Ball State Learning and Development is here to help all employees learn and grow personally and professionally in their current and future roles at the University. We strive to provide a variety of training opportunities and work with partners both on and off campus to deliver learning content in modalities that best fit the needs of our employees. 


We understand that the first days, weeks, and months of employment are filled with excitement, a wealth of information, and many questions. As you embark on your exciting new career at the university, we want to assure you that we’re here to help and support you as needed to help you succeed in your new role.
As a new employee, we encourage you to do the following:


  • Academic Impressions: Academic Impressions helps build the capacity of your team and develop the next generation of leaders at your institution. It focused solely on providing leadership, personal development, and skills-based training opportunities to faculty and staff in higher education. We help individuals, teams, and institutions across the US and Canada build upon their knowledge and expertise to reach new levels and find practical solutions to the challenges they are facing.
    (Click "Login" in the upper right corner and use your BSU login credentials to gain access to trainings)

  • Shafer Leadership Academy (Ball State University Membership) 

    Regarding the Shafer Leadership Academy: The primary focus is to assist you in expanding your leadership abilities and unlocking your maximum potential. However, lacking a straightforward method for development might mean overlooking opportunities to create a meaningful influence.

    SLA recognize the challenges of fostering exceptional leaders independently. Annually, SLA facilitate leadership training for 3000 individuals via a diverse leadership programs. These efforts reverberate across various sectors, encompassing higher education, manufacturing, banking, healthcare, and non-profit organizations

  • UDemy: Consolidating essential workplace proficiencies alongside technical subjects, encompassing study materials for more than 200 widely acknowledged certifications, this comprehensive catalog facilitates holistic professional growth across various languages, offering all the necessary skills in a single location.

View All Upcoming Learning and Development Sessions
In our rapidly evolving world, knowledge across various fields doubles approximately every five years. To maintain a competitive edge and stay informed, participate in a session supported by UHRS alongside fellow learners.

We have online training courses covering a variety of topics available in Udemy, as well as online training modules pertaining to The Campus Save Act and "Red Flag Rules." Learn More