HR’s Learning & Development team encourages employees working remotely to make professional development activities part of their remote work strategy to align with your current position and desired career goals.
Develop Your Career
Gain greater self-understanding by taking stock of your interests, skills, competencies, values, goals, and life transitions that inform your career choices.
- Self Exploration
- Explore Careers
Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Need help getting started?
- Ask your manager for assistance
- Schedule a consultation with WUCareerDevelopment
Meet WashU’s Learning and Development Team
Complete LinkedIn Learning courses or learning paths to advance your skills for your current job and for your career growth goals. Upon completion of a lesson or course, we recommend you take a few moments to reflect on your learning insights and make a learning action plan. Learn with others by inviting your team members, colleagues, or peers to form a small group or cohort to take selected courses together. When the group completes a lesson or course, host a ZOOM or Microsoft Teams post learning group discussion to share key learning insights and strategies for applying the learning going forward.
Human Resources and Washington University IT have partnered to provide all current faculty and staff at Washington University free access to LinkedIn Learning, an online learning resource with thousands of top-quality engaging courses offered in multiple languages.
|Adaptability & Change||
Developing Adaptable Employees
Communications – Multiple lessons
|Collaboration & Teamwork||
Collaboration and Teamwork Multiple lessons
|Creativity & Innovation||
Fostering Innovation Learning path
|Critical Thinking & Problem Solving|
Harness the power of Excel Formatting Techniques
Note: Other versions are available beyond Office 365 via search option
Learning Path: Managing Change
Leading Your Team Through Change
Learning Path: Fostering Collaboration
Creating a Culture of Collaboration
|Influencing & Inspiring Others|
Learning Path: Improve Your Coaching Skills as a Manager
Building High-Performance Teams
|Strategic Thinking and Action|
- Managing Virtual Teams
- Managing Stress for Positive Change
- Time Management: Working From Home
- Productivity Tips: Finding Your Productive Mindset
Harvard Business Review
Washington University faculty and students have full text access to the Harvard Business Review. For individual learning, we recommend you select and read article(s) either from the above listed competencies, related to your job specific skills, or desired development goals. After reading an article(s), take time to intentionally reflect on your key learning take-a-ways and make an action plan of how you will apply learning going forward. For social learning, we recommend inviting other staff, team members, colleagues, or peers to read selected article(s) together as a group. Then, host a Zoom or Microsoft Teams discussion group to share key learning insights and strategies on how to apply the learning going forward with one another.
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Learn@Work is the university’s cloud based learning management system that provides compliance based training, professional development, and other instructional information to Washington University employees.
To get started complete the Compliance Profile to maintain compliance with all training requirements. The Compliance Profile is a short, web-based questionnaire required for all faculty and staff that identifies and assigns mandatory training. Log in to Learn@Work, go to Browse, and select Compliance Profile.
Code of Conduct
Have you completed the university’s required Code of Conduct Annual Recertification in Learn@Work? The certification period begins each year on January 1 and has a requested annual completion date of March 31. Instructions to complete this certification.
Diversity and Inclusion
WashU provides multiple courses in Learn@Work that are specific to diversity, equity and inclusion trainings available for staff and managers. Learn more about trainings online.
Office Safety Training
Basic office safety training is required for all faculty and staff at Washington University. If you haven’t already completed this, log in to Learn@Work and use the search function to locate the course, General Administrative Office Safety Training.
Internal Development Partner Resources
- Institute for Leadership Excellence
The institute will implement a sustainable structure to support ongoing development of leadership competencies that prepare employees for management and leadership roles within the institution and promotes a philosophy of an inclusive growth mindset.
- Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Academy offers several interactive courses for staff and faculty to build awareness and understanding of equity and inclusion and practice skills in real time to participate in shifting culture and climate at WashU. View online courses.
- Brown School
Visit the website development resources and registration information.
- Research Administration (S.T.A.R.)
The OVCR is hosting Research Town Hall meetings via zoom to communicate key changes impacting research, related to the pandemic.
- Executive Education, Olin Business School
- Technology and Leadership Center, Applied Science and Engineering
- University College in Arts & Sciences
Free Webinar Events
Join VitalSmart for their free webinar series on Crucial Skills for Crucial Times. In five, 45-minute sessions, author Joseph Grenny, along with Master Trainers Emily Gregory and Justin Hale, will share skills for helping you, your people, and your organization minimize risk, increase safety, and adapt and be effective in this crucial and unprecedented time. For dates and times, please visit their website.
- Institute for Management Studies (IMS)
Visit the Institute for Management Studies (IMS) website for many free webinars.