Staff Development

Online resources

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Online resources

Take advantage of our growing range of learning and development resources for your online access at any time convenient to you. Key resource platforms are shown at the top and more specific resources can be found under the appropriate headings. 

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a learning platform which has over 5000 video tutorials used to develop creative, software, technology and business skills for learning and teaching. 

Manager's Toolkit

Manager's toolkit is a library of online resources that have been tailored to Loughborough University's development needs. It includes resources such as articles, guidance and videos on a wide range of topics.

Topic

Below you can find our reccomended online resources sorted by topic.

Administrative Skills

For administrative development our number one recommended resource is... Managing Your Manager course! This online course can be found on our Lynda Administrative Skills playlist.

We have put together a collection of Lynda courses that we think are appropriate to help your Administrative Skills development. The courses include topics like grammer, punctuation, proofreading and chairing better meetings. Please find the 'playlist' of courses here.

Other resources you can access for your development can be found on Manager's Toolkit. For example:

Equality and Diversity

For Equality & Diversity our number one recommended resource is... Top Tips for Dealing with Bullying article on Manager's toolkit linked below. The article includes tips on how to recognise bullying and how to foster a positive workplace environment.

We have put together a collection of Lynda courses that we think are useful and help reinforce the University's commitment to Equality & Diversity. Please find the 'playlist' of Equality & Diversity courses here

Other resources you can access for your development can be found on Manager's Toolkit. For example:

We also have a number of unconscious bias videos for managers that you can access to further your learning in the area. Please see our unconscious bias videos for managers which have been taken from Skillboosters here. For a good foundation of unconscious bias knowledge our top 3 recommended Skillbooster videos that you should not miss out on are:

 Are you Biased?

 

Addressing Bias

What do you see?

IT Skills

To develop your IT skills our number one recommended resource is... Excel 2016 Essential Training Course which can be found on our Lynda playlist linked below.

We have put together a collection of Lynda courses that we think may be useful for developing basic IT skills which are suitable for beginners. The courses include training on Microsoft Office 2016 applications, Windows 10 and Tableau. Please find the 'playlist' of courses here. If you require more advanced IT training, please use the search bar on Lynda to locate courses appropriate for your development. 

Leadership, Management and ILM

For leadership and management development our number one recommended resource is... Managing Stress for Positive Change course! This online course can be found on our Lynda Leadership and Management playlist.

We have put together a collection of Lynda courses that we think are appropriate to help your Leadership and Management development. The courses include topics like managing teams, leading change and leadership foundations. Please find the 'playlist' of courses here.

Other resources you can access for your development can be found below:

Personal and Skills Development

For personal and skills development our number one recommended resource is... the Building Confidence course! This course can be found on our Lynda Personal and Skills development 'playlist' linked below. 

We have put together a collection of Lynda courses that we think are appropriate to help your Personal and Skills development. The courses include topics like. Please find the 'playlist' of courses here.

Other resources you can access for your development can be found on Manager's Toolkit. For example:

Performance and Development Review

To develop skills that would be useful in your PDR whether you are a reviewer or reviewee can be found in this section. Below are some resources for general performance development. For resources relating specifically to the Loughborough University PDR process please visit the PDR website.