ADE Training & Professional Learning Opportunities


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is committed to leading the nation in student-focused education. To meet that mission, we must support all

levels of our staff to be knowledgeable, productive, and efficient in their role of providing assistance to schools in our state. The ADE is proud to provide various avenues of training and support for all employees. ADE employees are encouraged to explore the opportunities for learning and growth available through these resources. The ability to access unlimited on-demand access to a full library of online courses, along with face-to-face training, allows staff to customize a learning plan unique to their needs and schedule. Develop Professional Skills, Learn Something New.

Reminder to all Directors/Managers/Supervisors, please be sure to register and save the date to attend in person (ADE Auditorium) or vis zoom for the mandatory Performance Evaluation Training.

Dear Directors/Managers/Supervisors:

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, February 26, 2024 

The state Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS) OPM Training Office of Personnel Management will provide the New Performance Evaluation System Training to ADE supervisory staff on Monday, February 26, 2024.  

The new system training is mandated by the Arkansas Legislative Council. All division 
directors/managers/supervisors are required to attend at least one session. If you complete a Performance Evaluation for another employee, you are required to attend. 

We encourage division directors/managers/supervisors to attend the training in person in the ADE auditorium.  The training sessions will be available via zoom for all employees to watch. 

Please register for the date and 􀀁me that works best for you: 

  • First session: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

  • Second session: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Thank you,

Greg Rogers, CFO

Arkansas Department of Education

Financial Wellness Series 2023

The month of April is Financial Literacy Month, and the ADE Office of Human Resources is excited to offer four sessions as part of the 2023 Financial Wellness Series. 

You do not want to miss this year’s lineup!

  • Need help preparing a Will, Living Trust, or Estate Planning? Attorney Laura Dyer Johnson will show you how.
  • Do you qualify to have your student loan forgiven? We have several success stories, and more guidance will be offered. The creator of the Facebook group Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Support will lead this session.
  • Want to know more about the Arkansas Diamond Plan and how you can save money for retirement?
  • Do you have questions about managing your Social Security? Stay prepared - the future is now!

See the attached flyer or click here for the details and registration links.
Registration is required. Scan the QR codes and register via your smartphone.  All sessions are on Zoom. 

The sessions are free and open to all state employees and their family members.

April 18, 2023 - Wills and Estate Planning

Wills And Estate Planning Recording 4/18/2023
Wills and Estate Planning Slides 4/18/2023

April 25, 2023 - Arkansas Diamond Plan

AR Diamonds Session Recording

Arkansas Diamond Slides 4/25/2023

Arkansas Diamond Plan Q & A

April 26, 2023 - Social Security Administration

Social Security Session Video Recording

Social Security Overview Slides 4/26/2023

April 27, 2023 - Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Recording

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Top5 Questions and Answers


Contact for questions.


ADE Supervisory Training - 2022-2023

The ADE Human Resources office is excited to offer the following Manager’s Toolkit Trainings! Registration required! Mandatory for anyone in a supervisory role (direct reports). To register for a session, click on the date you would like to attend. Supervisors only need to attend one date for each topic.

The link will open to Arkansas Digital Sandbox account, and you will enter your login information you use to log into your ADE account.


Financial Wellness Series 2022

The ADE Office of Human Resources is excited to offer four sessions as part of our Financial Wellness Series! Registration required! Anyone can attend any session! Click the link or scan the QR code on the flyer to register for a session.  All ADE employees and their families are invited to join.  Check back for the 2023 series to be announced soon.

 Active Attacker Training

Description: The Active Attacker training will inform how to respond to an active attacker/armed assailant. The class is one hour of lecture and questions and answers and one hour of walk-through/talk-through to better understand how to respond to an active shooter event. Learn more at Active Attacker Training.

More Learning Opportunities

Need assistance creating an ArkansasIDEAS account? Contact the helpdesk at 1-800-488-6689.
Contact Regina Blevens at 501-682-4211 or for assistance with AASIS IDs for OPM Training.
Contact Mahoganey Franklin at 501-682-4482 or about the Employee Assistance Program.
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For more information, please contact:

Scott Carnes, HR Director
Office of Human Resources
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 104-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-537-9686
Vannessa Chambers, Human Resources Analyst
Arkansas Department of Education
Office of Human Resources
Four Capitol Mall, Room 106A
Little Rock, AR  72201
Phone: 501-682-2744