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Interested in specialized training? Enroll in an Academy today!

What is an Academy?

Academies are programs of study or training in a special area, such as management, leadership development, customer service or communications.

Programs are specifically designed as a planned sequence of instruction with clear learning outcomes and opportunities for classroom participation. Each Academy has a designated target audience, learning objectives and course curriculum.

We are currently accepting applications for the Communication and Manager Academy. Each Academy has specific agenda's, registration forms and course details listed below.

Fall 2017

Winter 2018

  • Customer Service Academy (TBD)
  • Leadership Academy (TBD)
  • Supervisor Academy (TBD)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will the Academies run?
A: The first two Academies will run this fall. Additional Academies will be added in the winter, spring and summer of 2018.

Q: Who can participate?
Each Academy has different participant requirements. For more information, please review registration forms for individual Academies.

Q: How do I register?
Send the completed academy registration form to: Office of Learning and Development (Melissa Day), One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908 or email it to Melissa.Day@hr.ri.gov.

Q: How much does each Academy cost?
Participants must pay a $100 non-refundable registration fee. Payments can be made by check or journal entry from your agency.

Q: Can I receive incentive credit if I complete the Academy?
A. Yes. Eligible employees may earn 0.5 credits. All incentive rules apply and completed CS365 forms must be received in advance.

Q. Who should I contact for more information?
A. Please email the Office of Learning and Development at DOA.RILearningCenter@hr.ri.gov if you need assistance.