Professional Development

for Teachers, Administrators, and Staff at Colleges & High Schools

National Education Foundation partners with the State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam to help your teachers, administrators, and staff quickly develop essential skills to improve their job performance and satisfaction. We provide the most competitive grants for the same training courses used by Fortune 500 companies.

NEF provides each of our partnering institutions with content and courses that align with your goals and initiatives. We work with you to maximize opportunities and solve any implementation challenges, share best practices from across the nation and figure out how best to serve the your needs.

You can combine our Professional Development course package for your staff with Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for your students. Our team works with you to help grow your learners’ skills and develop the tools and demonstrated, certified competencies they need for job-ready success, by providing training for the skills most highly sought by employers and organizations.


  • Over 10,000 courses, many with live mentoring – customizable and aligned to your training needs and standards + SUNY certificates
  • All courses and certification training pathways are self-paced, asynchronous, and can be accessed and completed anytime, anywhere.
  • No cap. We will work with your institution to provide access to learning for your staff and students in ways that make sense for them, from course enrollments of 50 to over 10,000. 
  • Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Time and Tasks
  • The Art and Science of Communication

  • Keeping Your Skillset Current in the Digital Economy

  • Aligning Goals and Priorities to Manage Time

  • Managing Pressure and Stress to Optimize Your Performance

  • Become a Great Listener

  • Writing Effective E-mails and Instant Messages

  • Developing a Growth Mind-set

  • Make the Time You Need: Get Organized

  • Being a Responsible Corporate Digital Citizen

  • Contributing as a Virtual Team Member

  • Your Role in Workplace Diversity

  • Forging Ahead with Perseverance and Resilience

  • Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress

  • The Art of Staying Focused

  • Encouraging Team Communication and Collaboration

  • Being an Effective Team Member

  • Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

  • Overcoming Your Own Unconscious Biases

  • Learning from Failure

  • Understanding Unconscious Bias

  • Trust Building through Effective Communication

  • Global Cybersecurity Basics

  • Effective Team Communication
  • Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Time and Tasks
  • Navigating the Workplace with Emotional Intelligence
  • Excel
  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Getting to the Root of a Problem
  • Leading through Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Cloud Application Security
  • Establishing Effective Virtual Teams
  • Bridging the Diversity Gap
  • Facing Virtual Team Challenges
  • Navigating Your Own Emotions
  • Using Active Listening in Workplace Situations
  • Clarity and Conciseness in Business Writing
  • Choosing the Right Interpersonal Communication Method to Make Your Point
  • How Culture Impacts Communicatio
  • Acting with Diplomacy and Tact
  • Polishing Your Feedback Skills
  • Defining Alternative Solutions to a Problem
  • Listening Even When it is Difficult to Listen
  • Becoming More Professional through Business Etiquette
  • Audience and Purpose in Business Writing
  • Microsoft Teams: Getting to Know the Application

Course Packages

Productivity & Collaboration Tools

1,700 Skillsoft Productivity & Collaboration Tools Courses: 12 months 24/7 access and SUNY certificates

Business Strategy & Operations 

750+ Skillsoft Business Strategy & Operations Courses: 12 months 24/7 access and SUNY certificates

IT & Office Skills

7,550 IT and Office skills courses, Including 100 Certifications: 12 months 24/7 access and SUNY certificates

Professional Certifications

The complete Skillsoft Certification Catalog, 100+ Certifications: 12 months 24/7 access, live mentoring and SUNY certificates