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

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

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:

Teletha Leonard, Human Resources Director
Office of the Secretary
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Room 104-A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-537-9686
Cell: 501-539-0554
Fax: 501-682-4487
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