As announced on November 18th, UW-Green Bay is excited to be partnering with Microsoft and LinkedIn Learning. Among other benefits, this collaboration will allow us to provide free and timely professional development opportunities for our faculty and staff. Chancellor Alexander and the Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity are delighted to announce two initiatives which will develop shared campus-wide experiences in learning and professional development:
1. In an effort to strategically enhance shared learning across the University community, each semester leadership will select 1-2 learning modules to align with the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the University. The entire faculty and staff population is asked to participate in these learning modules and topics may guide campus conversation during each particular semester.
For the 2021 spring semester, the topics of service mindset and sustainability were chosen, and the following modules created:
- Developing a service mindset in a community-centric open access University: This module consists of two courses with a total time commitment of about 2 hours.
- Choose one (or both) of the following:
- Faculty/Staff Orientation to Sustainability: This module consists of three courses which provide a background on sustainability. The full module will constitute a total time commitment of about 1 hour.
- Supervisor/Leadership Sustainability: This module consists of four courses and is designed for supervisors and leaders to help incorporate sustainability into their departments and business units. The full module will constitute a total time commitment of about 3 hours.
All employees are invited to participate in these two learning modules by June 1, 2021. In order to participate, you may either select the links above, or log in to your homepage at LinkedIn Learning. After you arrive at your homepage, select “From your org” and the modules will show up in a list for you.
These learning opportunities may be completed on work time and supervisors should encourage employees to participate. At the end of the semester, the HR Office will be providing metrics on completion of these courses to Dean/Division Leaders so that participation can be celebrated in evaluations and other departmental recognition efforts. If you don’t complete a module, it will not be held against you in any way. The intent is work on the honor system to improve together as a campus community.
2. Watch for LinkedIn Learning challenges communicated to the entire faculty/staff community through the HR Connect weekly newsletter and blog. Each month, we will publish a calendar of short videos around a specific topic, and ask participating employees to submit a short email at the end of the month identifying their biggest takeaway from the challenge content. The February topic was Black History Month. More information about the February challenge can be found here. Employees who submit their response will receive a shout-out on the HR Office’s social media accounts as well as an email of recognition to their supervisor. The March Challenge will be focused on International Women’s Day, and will be announced in the HR Connect newsletter and blog on Thursday, March 4th.
We are excited about the opportunities that this collaboration with LinkedIn Learning provides for our campus. Please watch for further information in common institutional communication channels (i.e. HR Connect, LOG, etc.). For questions about accessing LinkedIn Learning or the two initiatives outlined within this email, please don’t hesitate to contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 465-2390.