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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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Eligibility FAQs 

Do I need my supervisor's approval to attend training? 

  It's important to have your supervisor's buy-in before registering to attend a training session. Will the system prevent you from enrolling in a course without some explicit approval from your supervisor? No. However, we urge you to have a conversation with your supervisor to create an impact map and identify what your motivations are for taking a class (what you believe you'll get from it), and how that will benefit you back in your job. Then request his or her support for you to be in training on the appointed day and time, and work together to make sure your work is covered, critical tasks are completed, etc. 
My spouse works for another organization, but thinks we have some helpful training classes available. Is my spouse eligible to participate in our training classes? 
  We're flattered that your spouse thinks the training we offer would be beneficial to him or her! However, In order to preserve the safety of the training environment, and create a space in which all participants feel free to share from their experiences, we believe it's important to limit participation in HR-sponsored Training opportunities to members of the active Rice working community (specifically current staff and faculty). 
Are Rice alumni eligible to participate in our training programs? 
  Ditto our answer to the preceding question! If a Rice alum is REALLY motivated to take one of our courses, we'd be happy to discuss alternative ways for that alum to get the benefit from the course without perhaps sitting in on the actual course. The interested alum should contact Marie Wehrung in the Office of Learning and Professional Development at x6003 or learn@rice.edu to discuss this. 
Are current Rice students eligible to participate in our training programs? 
  There have been rare occasions when a current Rice undergraduate student has participated in one of our training programs. Typically it happens because the student has a particular job on campus whose training requirements include one or more of our training classes. In those cases, the student's supervisor has discussed this issue with us and gotten approval in advance for the student to enroll in the class. As with the answers to the two previous questions, we believe it's important to limit participation in HR-sponsored Training opportunities to members of the active Rice working community (specifically current staff and faculty), but will make exceptions for students in rare circumstances. 

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