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Physical Address:
Office of Learning and Professional Development
5615 Kirby Dr, Suite 360
Houston, Texas 77005

Mailing Address:
Human Resources
Office of Learning and Professional Development
P.O. Box 1892, MS 98
Houston, Texas 77251-1892

Telephone: 713-348-6130
Fax: 713-348-5428
Email: learn@rice.edu  

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  Scheduling FAQs 

When are training classes typically offered? 
  ACT Program and General Learning and Development classes typically are held in the fall and spring months, so as to coincide with the academic calendar semesters. In the fall, most classes are offered in October and November, with fewer available in September and December. In the spring, most classes are offered in February, March and April, with fewer available in January and May. 
Do you offer General Learning and Development and ACT Program courses in the summer? 
  With the exception of classes requested by individual departments for their staff, it's rare that we offer General Learning and Development and ACT Program courses during the summer. Our experience is that most folks either are busy with activities related to the end of the old fiscal year and the start of the new one, or they're taking well-deserved time off, so aren't available to participate in training. If you REALLY want to attend training in the summer, and can guarantee at least the minimum number of participants for the course(s) you desire, we're happy to arrange something with you. Just contact Marie Wehrung in the Office of Learning and Professional Development at x6003 or learn@rice.edu. 
Are classes ever canceled? What's the procedure for that? 
  On occasion, it becomes necessary to cancel a class due to low enrollment. If you're interested in taking a class, it's CRITICAL that you sign up for it sooner rather than later. Classes with below-minimum enrollments 3 days prior to the class date will be canceled (though that window of time may expand to as much as 3 weeks if the facilitator is coming to us from outside of Rice). In the event we cancel a class, we'd send an email notifying you of the cancellation so you could free up that time in your schedule, AND not make a needless trip over to the training room. 
My department wants training in a particular course, but it's not currently scheduled to be offered. Is there some way that I can arrange that? 
  Absolutely!! We're happy to offer training for individual departments, providing (1) training really WILL address your needs and (2) you provide at least the minimum number of people necessary to have a successful class. Just contact Marie Wehrung in the Office of Learning and Professional Development at x6003 or learn@rice.edu to discuss this. 

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