Current Badge Offerings

Interested in digital badges at Merrimack? Take a look at what we currently offer! Be sure to check back often, as new opportunities are added each semester. To view badges, you need to make a free account with Credly. Use this link to create your free account. For information about a current badge, please use the contact information listed on the badge webpage.

    • Autism Spectrum Awareness

      Participants who earn this badge have successfully completed the Autism Training at Merrimack College hosted by the Winston School of Education and Social Policy. They have demonstrated growth in knowledge about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), awareness of the challenges that people with ASD face, and acquired basic communication skills around these challenges. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Russ Olwell, Associate Dean of the Winston School of Education, email: olwellr@merrimack.edu

    • Career Management: Office of Graduate Education

      Earners of this badge have successfully completed 6 hours of career management training and development through a customized LinkedIn Learning Pathway developed by the Office of Graduate Education at Merrimack College. Earners are able to assess and articulate their career goals, develop a professional resume, and feel confident and prepared for interviews. This badge is awarded to Graduate level students at Merrimack. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Ainsley Watt, Assistant Dean in the Office of Professional & Continuing Studies, email: watta@merrimack.edu

    • Career Management: Skills Development Summit

      Earners of this badge have successfully completed Merrimack College’s Skills Development Summit, developing necessary skills around career exploration and development, career management and professionalism. Earners can draw upon their strengths, skills, and experiences to articulate a professional brand. They can also align their skills with the needs of potential employers and leverage the assessment of their strengths to communicate their fit for a role. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Ashley Archangelo, Events & Operations Specialist in the O’Brien Center for Career Development, email: archangeloa@merrimack.edu

    • Diversity Awareness Training

      Participants of this badge will have successfully completed Merrimack College’s Diversity Awareness Training. Participants will develop fundamental skills around communication, collaboration, and professionalism within diversity, equity, and inclusion. Participants can draw upon the skills to articulate a more conscious response to interpersonal relationship and diversity responsiveness. All skills learned will assist to build a more inclusive work environment for potential employers. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Peter Rojas, Coordinator of Multicultural Initiatives in the Office of Student Involvement, email: rojasp@merrimack.edu

    • Mental Health First Aid: Adult Certification

      Merrimack College Mental Health First Aid for Adults Certification includes a minimum of 8 hours of training. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Once complete, participants are registered with the National MHFA program and certification lasts two years. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Christine Shaw, Associate Professor of Practice in the Graduate Education Department, email: shawc@merrimack.edu

    • Mental Health First Aid: EMS Certification

      Merrimack College Mental Health First Aid for Fire and EMS teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training teaches methods and techniques to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course specifically focuses on the unique experiences and needs of firefighters and EMS personnel. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Christine Shaw, Associate Professor of Practice in the Graduate Education Department, email: shawc@merrimack.edu

    • Mental Health First Aid: Higher Education Certification

      Merrimack College Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education teaches participants how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of college students — teaches participants techniques to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Christine Shaw, Associate Professor of Practice in the Graduate Education Department, email: shawc@merrimack.edu

    • Mental Health First Aid: Public Safety Certification

      Merrimack College Mental Health First Aid Public Safety Certification is an 8 hour training where participants learn how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training teaches participants the techniques to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care, focusing on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Christine Shaw, Associate Professor of Practice in the Graduate Education Department, email: shawc@merrimack.edu

    • Mental Health First Aid: Youth Certification

      Merrimack College Mental Health First Aid for Youth is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. This 6-hour training teaches adults who work with youth techniques to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Christine Shaw, Associate Professor of Practice in the Graduate Education Department, email: shawc@merrimack.edu

    • MINTS: Civic & Community Engagement

      Earners of this badge have asynchronously completed at least five Civic Engagement modules through Google Classroom created by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS). Each module includes a video, activity, assessment, and resource materials. Earners of this badge will demonstrate growth in their careers as civic-minded educators as they reflect on their own learning experiences and create lessons that bring civic engagement into their own classrooms. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Amanda Alcox, New Teacher Support Specialist in the Winston School of Education & Social Policy Education Department, email: alcoxa@merrimack.edu

    • MINTS: Diversity Awareness

      Earners of this badge have successfully completed three or more diversity awareness workshop hours hosted by the Merrimack Institute for New Teacher Support (MINTS). Through collaboration and interactive discussions, participants gain knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion concepts to further a career in K-12 education. Participants connect with fellow educators in different school districts to gain diverse perspectives and tools to implement in their classrooms. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Amanda Alcox, New Teacher Support Specialist in the Winston School of Education & Social Policy Education Department, email: alcoxa@merrimack.edu

    • Safe Zone Training

      Workshop participants will focus on developing communication and collaboration skills to enhance their ability to foster diversity in professional settings. Participants will learn how to respond more effectively to problems involving diversity in interpersonal relationships and within groups and communities. They will also be able to use their knowledge and skills to build more inclusive work environments. Participants will earn a Safe Zone LinkedIn badge upon completion of the workshop. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Peter Rojas, Coordinator of Multicultural Initiatives in the Office of Student Involvement, email: rojasp@merrimack.edu

    • Success Coach: College Transition

      A Success Coach serves as a mentor, navigator, and point person for Merrimack students. Participants engaged in holistic cross-training workshops to develop strategies for supporting first-year students. Workshop participants focus on developing communication and collaboration skills to provide enhanced support and resources to first-year students. View the badge on Credly here.

      Contact Information: Moriah (Mo) John, Assistant Director of Student Success, Coaching & Holistic Training in the Academic Success Center, email: johnm@merrimack.edu