Did you know that the University has invested in a leading online learning platform that can assist you in taking ownership of many aspects of your professional development? It can also help those of you who teach to support the development of employability skills in your students. Just search for the topic, check out the videos and create your own collection which you can then provide for your students.  Whilst whole courses can be from minutes to hours long, each one comprises a number of shorter videos from which you can pick and choose.

All employees now have free access to Lynda.com which is a vast online training library full of content to build business and technology skills. Lynda.com was recently acquired by LinkedIn and the service is also known as LinkedIn Learning. Watch this short video from founder Lynda Weinman.

Here are some examples of the sorts of short courses available

 Course Title Skill Level Length Author
Financial Forecasting with Big Data Business Intelligence intermediate 1hr 21m Michael McDonald
Key Performance Indicators Business Intelligence intermediate 1h 17m Jim Stice
Effective Listening Collaboration intermediate 1h 8m Brenda Baiey-Hughes
Building Business Relationships Collaboration intermediate 1h 23m Simon T Bailey
Finding Your Introvert/Extrovert Balance In The Workplace Collaboration beginner 59m Tatiana Kolovou
Communicating With Confidence Communications intermediate 1h 28m Jeff Ansel
Influencing Others Communications intermediate 1h 21m John Ullmen
Giving and Receiving Feedback Communications beginner 48m Gemma Leigh Roberts
Customer Service Foundations Customer Service beginner 1h 23m Jeff Toister
Service Metrics for Customer Service Customer Service intermediate 1h 15m Brad Cleveland
Learning Data: Visualisation Data Presentation beginner 3h 41m Bill Shander
Data Visualisation: Best Practice Data Presentation beginner 1h 15m Amy Balliett
Blockchain Basics Economics beginner 57m Jonathan Reichental
Managerial Economics Economics intermediate 1h 20m Stefan Michel
Body Language for Leaders Leadership intermediate 51m Carol Kinsey Goman
Strategic Thinking Leadership beginner 38m Dorie Clark
Leading Without Formal Authority Leadership intermediate 1h 5m Lisa Earle McCleod
Motivating and Engaging Employees Management intermediate 46m Roberta Matuson
Managing Organisational Change for Managers Management intermediate 1h 22m Donna Brighton
SEO Foundations Marketing beginner 3h 27m David Booth
Introduction to PPC with Google AdWords and Bing  Marketing beginner 2h 18m Adriaan Brits
SQL Essential Training Statistical Analysis beginner 3h 17m Bill Weinman
Data Science Foundations Statistical Analysis beginner 3h 6m Barton Poulson
Managing Your Time Time Management beginner 11m Todd Dewett
Creating Great Workplace Habits Time Management all 39m Gretchen Rubin
Getting Things Done Time Management beginner 1h 32m David Allen

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