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As an employee of the University of Saint Mary there are various opportunities for growth and professional development.

Community eLearning Resources Accessible with a Leavenworth Public Library Card

Offered through the Leavenworth Public Library, is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

To access this resource click the link below and enter your library card number and PIN (which can be obtained by visiting the Leavenworth Library) to log in to

Universal Class

Online resource for more than 500 non-credit, continuing education courses provided through the State Library of Kansas.

LearningExpress Library

Offered through the State Library of Kansas, this resource offer practice, lessons and study aids. LearningExpress Library provides interactive online practice tests and a tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on academic and licensing tests. It offers immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of results. Registration by the user is required to allow the software to record the progress of the user and to allow the user to stop a particular test or lesson and continue at a later time.

Mango Languages

Offered through the State Library of Kansas, this resource offers online language-learning resources. Mango's online language learning system focuses on teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers with an easy-to-follow interface and simple, clear instructions. Mango offers over 70 languages including Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, and Spanish.

Live Resume Help from Tutor.comâ„¢

Get live help with your resume and cover letters from the career tutors on™, including drop-off resume review.

To access this resource, log in to eSpire, click on 'Tutoring' under 'Quick Links' and click on 'Click here for tutoring!' under

Tuition Remission Benefit

USM provides all or part of the cost of tuition for most classes offered by USM to eligible individuals. Courses not eligible for this benefit include courses offered within the USM Doctorate, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Accelerated Nursing programs or those involving sports, games or hobbies which involve the use of athletic facilities or equipment and/or are recreational in nature. 

Leavenworth Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce

The Leavenworth Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of programs, events and workshops that aim to foster growth in professional development and leadership. 

Young Professionals of the Chamber

The Young Professionals is a program of the Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber. The YPC aims to attract and retain young talent to our area while developing the next generation of leaders. YPC offers a wealth of opportunities for young professionals to network, give back to the community and grow both personally and professionally! Join the group for their next social and see what they are all about.

Leadership Leavenworth-Lansing

This program consists of a course developed by the Chamber to to establish a network of community leaders and provide upcoming leaders an opportunity to grow and develop with the guidance and assistance of those currently in leadership positions. The Program is designed to develop future leaders.

Women's Division

Throughout the year, the Women's Division seeks to provide programs and services that are aimed at empowering our local professional women:

  • The ATHENA Award recognizes women who excel in their professional careers, leadership and community service.
  • An Annual Women in Leadership Conference
  • Monthly networking luncheons that also serve as educational opportunities
  • Scholarships provided to local women each April. 


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