Are you looking to build your professional skillset? Learning & Development has gathered the following resources on topics that will help you learn new skills and grow in your career. In each content area, you will find links to self-paced online courses, book and article recommendations, and other learning materials that you can explore as your time permits.
Many of the learning resources on this site are from LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform that offers video-based courses for professional development. Staff, Faculty, and Students have free access to LinkedIn Learning, and activating your account will give you access to the full library of content. For more information about LinkedIn Learning, please visit the University of Oregon LinkedIn Learning Website.
The resources suggested here are only a selection. Visit the additional online learning resources for more options.
Monthly Learning Challenge
Each month, Learning & Development wants to challenge you to take some time out of your daily schedule to develop professional skills.
October Challenge – Learning on the Job: Cultivating a Growth Mindset Throughout Your Career
Do you want to develop your leadership skills so that you can help inspire change and innovation in your department? Or are you a supervisor looking for ideas on how to manage an inclusive and effective team? Explore these resources that focus on leadership, mentorship, and supervisory skills.
Leadership Fundmentals for Everyone (Learning Path)
Leading and Managing Organizational Change (Learning Path)
|People Management / Supervision||
Recruiting and Hiring for Managers (Learning Path)
Giving Feedback and Managing Employee Performance (Learning Path)
Policies and Procedures: Student Workers - A Training Course for Supervisors of Student Employees (UO Specific eLearning Course)
These resources focus on how we work with others and nourish strong professional relationships. They will help you build skills around collaboration, communication, inclusion, and trust-building.
|Communicating with Others||
Effective Workplace Communication (Collection)
Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution (Collection)
|Collaboration and Relationship Building||
Building Trust with Colleagues in the Workplace (Learning Path)
Working on Teams: How to Make Collaboration Actually Work (Learning Path)
|Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging||
Antiracist and Inclusion Building Resources (UO Libraries Research Guide)
From project management to managing your e-mail inbox to running an effective meeting, these resources offer strategies for getting things done at work.
Project Management Basics (Learning Path)
Approches to Project Management: Agile, Scrum, Kanban (Learning Path)
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), PMI, 7th Edition, 2021 (e-book, UO Libraries)
Agile Practice Guide, PMI, 2017 (e-book, UO Libraries)
|Presentation and Facilitation||
Running Effective Meetings (Collection)
Presenting and Speaking in Public (Collection)
Designing Engaging Presentations (Collection)
|Staying Organized and Productive at Work||
Time Management (Collection)
Setting and Achieving Goals (Collection)
Staying Productive (Collection)
|Essential Technology Skills||
Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design (Learning Path)
Microsoft Excel: The Basics (Learning Path)
Microsoft Excel: In-Depth (Learning Path)
Learning Microsoft Office 365 (Learning Path)
Microsoft Teams Essential Training (Course)
Outlook Essential Training (Course)
What are methods for solving problems and thinking on your feet at work? These resources examine topics such as critical, creative, and strategic thinking, brainstorming techniques, and decision-making processes.
|Ways of Thinking||
Improving Your Thinking (Course)
Ways of Thinking - Critical, Creative, and Strategic Thinking (Learning Path)
|Decision Making and Problem Solving||
Making Decisions on the Job (Collection)
Problem Solving Techniques (Collection)
These resources focus on strategies and techniques for supporting your own physical and emotional health in the workplace.
|Wellness and Emotions in the Workplace||
Wellness Connection Newsletter E-Learning Resources: 2021-2022 (Learning Path)
Developing Resilience (Collection)
Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Burn-Out (Collection)
Emotional Intelligence (Learning Path)
Wellness at Work for UO Employees (Recorded Webinar - April 13, 2022)
Wellness Seminar Series for Faculty and Staff (Webinars and recorded webinars provided by Canopy, UO's Employee Assistance Program)
No matter where you are in your career, you may be looking for opportunities for learning, development, and professional growth. These resources cover topics such as career planning, identifying learning opportunities, and building your professional network.
|Navigating Your Career and Professional Development||
Cultivating a Growth Mindset (Course)
Building your Professional Network (Collection)
Developing Professional Self-Confidence (Learning Path)
Mentorship (Learning Path)
Navigating Learning and Development Opportunities at UO (UO Specific eLearning Course)
LinkedIn Learning, the university's online learning platform offers a variety of professional development resources to help expand your knowledge and skill set. Resources include a combination of dynamic, online instructional content, videos, and tutorials.
Other Online Learning Platforms
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- Select eLearning
- Choose from available options:
- UO specific safety training
- UO Budget Concepts
- IT security and safety
Canopy, formerly called Cascade Centers, the university’s employee assistance program provider, offers a variety of webinars for eligible employees and their dependents.
- Upcoming EAP Webinars
- EAP Webinar Library