In light of the current situation, the Human Resources team is sourcing easily accessible, relevant content and making it available in a number of formats to support learning on demand. Resources include webpages, videos, LinkedIn Learning and webinars that focus on increasing understanding and developing skills to support individuals and teams navigate the new world of work.
To support 'on demand' learning and to ensure our staff continue to have access to relevant, up to date professional development opportunities, the University of Adelaide has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to provide free access to a wide range of online learning resources.
You do not need a personal LinkedIn profile to use LinkedIn Learning but you do need to activate your institutional LinkedIn Learning account to access the course material.
If you have a LinkedIn profile, you can choose whether you wish to connect your LinkedIn Learning account to it, or keep the accounts separate (Information about protecting your privacy).
To activate your LinkedIn Learning Account:
- Go to LinkedIn Learning
- Click ‘Sign In’.
- You will be asked for authentication and will be redirected to the UofA sign-on page.
- Log in to both using your UofA staff number and password
You are given the option to link the LinkedIn accounts. If you choose to connect your LinkedIn profile to your LinkedIn Learning account, you will receive additional features such as course recommendations pertinent to your experience and interests and information about current trends. Any future log-ins will be directly through your LinkedIn profile. If you opt to continue without utilising a LinkedIn profile, you will need to connect via the LinkedIn Learning account link each time.
Once you log in, we recommend viewing the video on Getting Started with LinkedIn Learning to find content within your areas of interest.
Below is a collection of resources recommended for individuals and teams:
Productivity and Personal Effectiveness
Dividing your work into achievable chunks could be the answer to staying productive at home. This article describes how the pomodoro works.
Many people find the pomodoro technique to be particularly effective in trying to maintain focus. This articles explores the science behind the technique.
There is no shortage of time management techniques which claim to solve all your productivity issues. This article highlights some sound, contemporary practices which will support working from home.
Engaging your audience in online presentations is even more critical with so many of us working from home. The article provides hints and tips which are easy to implement.
Courses / Videos
Staying focussed could be the key to maintaining productivity while working from home. This short video introduces Hyperfocus.
- Hyperfocus - Chris Bailey (digital world context)
In this video, Chris Bailey, author of Hyperfocus and the Productivity Project, describes how to get your brain to focus in a digital world.
- Work from Home Productivity podcast (COVID-19 specific)
ABC podcasts focussing on the challenges of working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Power of Virtual Teams
Harvard Business Review identifies important tips to successfully lead a remote team.
Best practice for managing virtual teams and meetings.
Identifies some simple strategies managers can implement to lead their team through difficult times.
Practical team building activities to implement with your virtual team.
Virtual ice breakers for virtual teams.
Courses / Videos
Optimise working remotely, whether you’re new to remote work or not. Discover how to be productive and stay connected when working from home or other remote environments.
Learn how to present the best you on video conference calls; from posture and body language to how you contribute to the call and the technical aspects of visuals and surroundings.
Learn how to build trust, set reasonable boundaries as a long-distance leader, coach, give feedback and manage interpersonal dynamics.
Inspirational speaker Simon Sinek leads his team with a weekly huddle, as presented in this short video.
Explore tactics to make virtual meetings productive and efficient that includes pre-meeting preparation, setting expectations for conduct, defining the agenda and roles and post meeting action plans.
Leading through Change and Uncertainty
Associate Professor Terry Bowles describes how we can adapt our thinking and decision making in a crisis and in so doing, enable continued wellbeing productivity.
This article guides the reader through 5 leadership practices which can help leaders respond effectively to the coronavirus crisis pandemic.
Three senior leaders from global companies describe their previous experiences of leading through a time of significant disruption.
Trust is such an important part of being an effective leader, and in times of crisis it plays an even more significant role. In this article, Davia Temin, a crisis management consultant considers how leaders can establish trust when our world has changed so dramatically.
This article considers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society's tolerance, and encourages increased empathy and cooperation, starting with self-compassion.
Courses / Videos
As a summary of how people tend to approach change, this article provides accessible introductory information for those leading or working with a team.
Harvard Medical School Psychologist Inna Khazan presents 5 easy steps individuals can take to help deal with the uncertainty currently being experienced across the world.
Ten practical ways to reduce worry and anxiety at a time when many of us are feeling the stress of navigating a global pandemic.
Mindfulness is a strategy many people use to calm their thoughts and focus on the present. This article considers how, in the current crisis, it's important to pause and be proactive about looking after ourselves.
Lifeline provides important information about looking after your own mental wellbeing and that of others during the COVID-19 crisis. The Toolkit offers up-to-date information and contacts for those seeking support.
Our children are exposed to so much information, in so many different ways. This tip sheet provides useful ways to talk to children about COVID-19 with clarity and calm.
A collection of resources that emphasise the importance of Emotional Intelligence to support mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 crisis.
Courses / Videos
This 35 minute learning module offers insight into the What, Why and How of becoming more resilient. Find out where you are on the resilience scale, identify where you want to be and learn strategies to close the gap.
Stress shouldn’t be categorised as good or bad, it's about the impact. This short learning module introduces the concept of using stress to ensure positive impact for individuals and teams.
2022 webinars coming soon.