Welcome to Staff Training and Development
at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. We invite you to participate
in the classes and courses we offer, but must emphasize that our primary
responsibility is to provide training for individuals affiliated with WHOI.
Therefore, most offerings are initially open only to WHOI employees, postdocs
Generally, classes are offered at no charge to WHOI personnel. However,
since the funding for these opportunities is intended to fairly benefit all
of WHOI, a portion of the cost of some classes may be passed along to the
participants. Refer to the descriptions for each offering for details.
Non-WHOI individuals will be placed on wait lists for individual
classes* and, if it appears that space is available, they will
be notified as far in advance of the class as possible.
In addition, most classes will entail a class fee for non-WHOI
personnel. WHOI retirees have a discounted rate which covers
up to the first $100 per class. Fees may be submitted by
check made payable to WHOI, by Visa or Mastercard per the instructions
included with the email confirming registration or, where agreements
or joint projects exist, through cross-charging arrangements with
the other employer.
Details regarding class size, fees, and registration are included
with each class announcement. Registration is available
online, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or by phone at 289-3555.
Cancellations are strongly discouraged. We welcome your participation
in the courses offered, but please do not register until you are
certain that you can attend on the scheduled date. If you have
registered for a class and must cancel, we ask for a minimum 48
* Please note that registrations for classes are handled typically
on a first come, first served basis with preference being given
to those registrants who are affiliated with WHOI. If a
class is over subscribed, a wait list is formed for that particular
class date and should cancellations occur, spots will be filled
from the wait list, again on a first come, first served basis,
WHOI employees, postdocs and students first. Registration
for each class date is handled separately and, since we have no
way of knowing an individual's schedule/availability, wait lists
are not carried over to subsequent class dates. This is
true even when the same class is scheduled for multiple dates.
Therefore, it is the individual's responsibility to contact us
if she/he wants to register for an alternative date.