LinkedIn Higher Learning

Linked-In learningLinkedIn Learning is an online video platform that provides access to thousands of courses and tutorials taught by experts and industry leaders. All full-time faculty and staff have full member access to use LinkedIn Learning to learn a new subject or brush up on an existing skill.

With LinkedIn Learning, you get:

  • Unlimited access. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, technology, software, and creative skills – from beginner to advanced. Software tutorials include products widely used at Lincoln University such as Microsoft Office and Adobe's suite of products.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place. Convenient learning. Complete courses at your own pace, from any desktop or mobile device. Your progress is saved so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Bite-size learning. All LinkedIn Learning courses are broken into short videos, so you can focus on a key topic of interest. Watching small snippets of longer courses helps you gain knowledge across numerous subjects. Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files, and coding practice windows.

Activation

Ready to start?  Current employees will receive a LinkedIn Learning welcome email. As part of the on-boarding process for new full-time faculty or staff members, Human Resources will initiate the LinkedIn Learning welcome email. Full-time faculty or staff members who did not receive the welcome email may request one by emailing support@lincoln.edu

The LinkedIn Learning initiative is a collaboration among the Office of Human Resources (HR), Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL), and the Office of Information Technology (IT).

This professional development initiative aligns with the University’s Strategic Plan:

  • Theme One: Build a Culture that Supports Student Success
    • Objective 3: Design and deliver or procure training and professional development programs that support employees in developing skills which reflect institutional values and behavior (e.g. customer service, communication and collaboration, team building)
  Training for Essential Skills

Verbal Communications

Communication Tips Weekly Refining your verbal communication
Learning to Be Assertive Communication is the key
Interpersonal Communication Assess your coworker's communication needs
Communication within Teams Speaking so you are understood
  Communication: Verbal, nonverbal, and written
  How to communicate across cultures
  Communicating with Confidence
  Communicating about Culturally Sensitive Issues
  Effective communication
  Effective communication in customer service

Non-Verbal Communications

Communication Tips Weekly Getting your body language to match your words
  Eye contact and body language
  Understanding the importance of body language
  Reading body language
  Six tips to better body language
  Watch your body language
  Adjusting your body language
  Strategic eye contact
  Interpreting non-verbal cues
  Managing facial expression

Listening Effectively 

Effective Listening Effective listening in action
  Implementing active listening skills
  Listening effectively
  Listen effectively
  Introducing effective listening behaviors
  Benefits of effective listening
  Active listening

Written Communication for Business

Business Writing Principles Understanding etiquette in some of the most common written business communications
Writing Email Writing the executive summary
Writing Customer Service Emails Understanding business writing
Business Writing Strategies Introducing the 10 Cs of business writing
Writing Formal Business Letters and Emails Writing a business plan
Writing a Business Report  
Writing a Business Case  
Writing a Marketing Plan  

Time Management

Time Management Tips Weekly Time management
Time Management: Working from Home Get your time management back on track
Time Management for Managers Time management for managers and leaders
Time Management Fundamentals Time management and planning
Efficient Time Management Organization and time management
5 Ways to Control Your Time Helping others improve their time management
Finding Your Time Management Style Time management for working in teams
Managing Your Time Foundations of effective time management
Improving Your Focus Adopting time-management tools
  The objective of time management
  How the course is structured to find your time management style
  What is a time management style?
  Find your time management style
  Helping others improve their time management

Accountability

Enhancing Your Productivity Accountability and transparency
Getting Things Done Accountability
Overcoming Procrastination Accountability
Achieving Your Goals Achieving accountability
Improving Your Judgment Establishing accountability
Building Accountability Into Your Culture Accepting accountability
Fred Kofman on Accountability Understanding accountability
Building Accountability Into Your Culture Fostering accountability
  Ensure invigorating accountability
  Managing accountability
  Reinforcing a culture of accountability
  Next steps: make accountability a way of life
  Embrace accountability
  Get help holding yourself accountable
  Balancing accountability and creativity
  Raise the stakes on accountability
  Creating a culture of accountability

Collaboration

Working Remotely Collaboration checklist
Managing Teams The fundamentals of collaboration
New Manager Foundations Practice emotional intelligence
Delegating Tasks to Your Team (2013) Using emotional intelligence to maximize success
Leading Productive Meetings Collaboration and self-organized teams
Building Your Technology Skills Collaboration and commitment
Leading with Emotional Intelligence Collaboration culture
Business Collaboration in the Modern Workplace Tips for increasing participation and collaboration
Collaborative Design: Managing a Team Collaboration in the modern workplace
  Collaboration that works
  Collaboration and team innovation
  Create collaboration opportunities
  Choosing a collaboration model
  Distributed team collaboration
  Keeping collaboration in its place

Communication

Communication Tips Weekly Effective communication
Communicating with Confidence Managing internal communication
Communicating Across Cultures Speaking at special occasions
Writing Customer Service Emails Balancing quality and customer needs
Writing Email Practice listening
Writing in Plain English The fundamentals of communication
Effective Listening Listening
Interpersonal Communication Implementing active listening skills
Communication within Teams How to listen actively
Communicating with Empathy Speaking engagements
Communication Foundations Understanding etiquette in some of the most common written relationship-building communications
Communicating with Confidence Understanding etiquette in some of the most common written business communications
Communication Tips Weekly What are 21st century communication skills?
Organization Communication Improve your verbal presentation skills
Crisis Communication Refining your verbal communication
Communicating Across Cultures Communication skills for effective interviewing
Effective Listening Communicating effectively
Communicating with Diplomacy and Tact General communication skills
Communication Foundations (2013) Effective communication in customer service
Crisis Communication  
Communicating in Times of Change  
Business Writing Strategies  

Decision Making and Critical Thinking

Executive Decision Making Four simple rules for decision making
Decision-Making Strategies Improve your decision making
Making Decisions Decision-making
Critical Thinking Making business decisions
Using Questions to Foster Critical Thinking and Curiosity Explaining your decision-making style
  Decision-making
  Decision-making and analysis
  Making decisions
  Decision-making
  Making better decisions at work
  Embracing a rapid-decision-making process
  When to use team decision-making
  Rapid-decision-making challenges
  Making tough decisions
  Defining decision making
  Discernment and decision making in mentoring
  The importance of critical thinking
  Welcome to critical thinking
  Use the 5 whys of critical thinking
  Teach others how to think critically
  Next steps to thinking critically
  Use the 80/20 rule to think critically
  Teach students critical thinking skills
  Use new lenses to think critically

Networking

Building Your Professional Network Networking
Professional Networking Networking
Developing Resourcefulness How professional networking helps your business
Communicating with Confidence Professional networks made easy
Organizational Learning and Development Contact referrals and build your network
Networking for Sales Professionals Building your professional network
  Cultivate your professional network

Strategic Thinking

Sustainability Strategies Setting a vision
Global Strategy Grow: Create a vision
Developing a Competitive Strategy Optimization priorities
Strategies for External Recruiters Solution: Changing priorities
Critical Thinking Aligning professional goals with company objectives
Setting Team and Employee Goals Active alignment: Check your goal
Setting Your Financial Goals Set goals
Strategic Thinking Think strategically
  Make strategic thinking a habit
  Make time for strategic thinking
  Increasing strategic thinking
  Embrace the mindset of strategic thinking
  Strategic thinking is an ongoing process
  Strategic thinking with your team
  Make time to be strategic
  Create a plan and think long term
  Ideal teammates think strategically
  Training for Employability Skills

Teamwork

Teamwork Foundations Team decisions
Leading and Working in Teams Teamwork and collaboration
Communication within Teams Approach teamwork collaboratively
Being an Effective Team Member Discuss topics with team members in real-time with Campfire
Managing Teams Create teams and add members
Building Your Team Balancing your work with the team's work
Building High-Performance Teams How to work on a team
Working with Difficult People Working with other teams
  Engagement roles for team members
  Increasing teamwork between departments
  Promote multicultural teamwork

Problem Solving

Solving Business Problems Innovating and anticipating
Problem Solving Techniques Developing your creativity
Business Innovation Foundations Cultivate creative thinking and innovation
  On innovation as part of your business
  Identify the problem or opportunity
  Finding a problem to solve
  Learn how to solve problems
  Identifying problems rather than solutions
  Problem solving: Think systematically
  Learn how to solve problems
  Finding a problem to solve
  Stages of problem solving
  Creative basics: Problem solving, part one
  The Kepner-Tregoe process
  Highlighting your problem-solving skills
  Creative basics: Problem solving, part two
  Problem solving
  Solving the problem
  A framework for problem solving
  Solving unexpected problems
  Solving another problem
  Introducing the five-step problem-solving process

Self Management

Performance Review Foundations Performance management
Collaborative Design: Vision and Strategy Performance management
Strategic Planning Foundations Performance management
Building Self-Confidence Performance Management
  Creating a customer service vision
  Sharing a vision for success
  Build up your confidence
  Getting to know yourself
  Hone self-management skills
  Self-inventory for managers
  Building self-awareness as a manager
  Generating a vision and mission

Learning

Solving Business Problems Build relationships with your peers
Decision-Making Strategies Neuroscience of learning
Embracing Change Identify enduring learning
Building Resilience Adult learning theory
Having Difficult Conversations Five connections for learning
Critical Thinking Understanding the four stages of learning
Learning Speed Reading Aligning training with learning styles
Organizational Learning and Development Skills for learning
Learning to Be Assertive  
Problem Solving Techniques  

Initiative and Enterprise

Innovative Customer Service Techniques Initiative
  Adapting to a changing environment
  Creative thinking
  Identifying a good opportunity
  Identify the problem or opportunity
  Identifying high-potential opportunities
  Transitioning from idea to going concern
  Innovating outside of your firm
  Take ownership of problems
  Taking initiative
  Enterprise agile
  Enterprise agile frameworks
  Funding a social enterprise
  Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  FAQs about Linkedin Learning

What is LinkedIn Learning?

LinkedIn Learning is an online video platform that provides access to thousands of courses and tutorials taught by experts and industry leaders. Full-time faculty and staff may use LinkedIn Learning to learn a new subject or brush up on an existing skill.

With LinkedIn Learning, you get:

  • Unlimited access. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, technology, software, and creative skills – from beginner to advanced. Software tutorials include products widely used at Lincoln University such as Microsoft Office and Adobe's suite of products.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place. Convenient learning. Complete courses at your own pace, from any desktop or mobile device. Your progress is saved so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Bite-size learning. All LinkedIn Learning courses are broken into short videos, so you can focus on a key topic of interest. Watching small snippets of longer courses helps you gain knowledge across numerous subjects. Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes, exercise files, and coding practice windows.

Is there a fee for employees to access LinkedIn Learning?

No. Lincoln University has partnered with LinkedIn Learning through a contractual agreement and this valuable on-demand learning opportunity is at no cost to you!

Who is eligible to access the LinkedIn Learning training?

Currently, only full-time faculty and staff members employed by Lincoln University are eligible. Students, adjuncts, and those who work for contracted companies are not eligible. A second rollout phase is planned to allow students access to LinkedIn Learning.

When will active Lincoln University students gain access to LinkedIn Learning’s resources?

The University is piloting LinkedIn Learning to full-time faculty and staff in the spring and summer of 2020 and will offer it to students in fall 2020.

Will I receive college credit?

No, these courses are for professional development and not credit-bearing.

Will Lincoln University have access to view my LinkedIn activity on my personal account?

Lincoln University’s HR and IT staff will have access to your learning activity. Lincoln University will not have access to any of your personal information on your LinkedIn account.

LinkedIn will not give your employer access to private activity from your personal LinkedIn account, such as:

  • Your connections
  • Your private messages
  • Any job search activity, such as job posts you've viewed
  • Any learning courses you've viewed in your personal account

How do I start?

As part of the on-boarding process as a new full-time faculty or staff member, Human Resources will initiate the LinkedIn Learning welcome email. For current employees, Human Resources has submitted a complete list of full-time faculty and staff to LinkedIn Learning.

I’ve started a course, but it’s not a good fit for what I needed. Can I stop taking it mid-course?

Yes.

Am I required to do any training? Will not doing training affect my annual review?

Whether training through LinkedIn Learning is required is a decision that is determined by your supervisor. You can be expected to complete training or learning courses if you and your supervisor have identified related performance management objectives as part of your annual performance review.

Will my supervisor know if I complete LinkedIn Learning training or learning courses?

No, only Human Resources and Information Technology have access to view all courses viewed or completed. You will be able to view and share your transcript when you log in.

Can I complete this training during my regular workday?

While meeting the operational needs of departments, supervisors and department chairs are encouraged to discuss with their direct reports job related on-demand learning modules that may be accessed during the workday.

Most employees really do want to learn and grow at work. Employees who feel appreciated and challenged through training opportunities may feel more satisfaction toward their jobs.

Can I use a mobile device to access LinkedIn Learning?

Check LinkedIn Learning's Systems Requirements to ensure LinkedIn Learning will be able to run on your device, then visit LinkedIn Learning's app site to download the app for your device.

To login via your mobile device: Open the app, tap Login, and then select the Organization tab. On the Organization tab, under the Web Portal section, type lincoln.edu in the field, and then tap the Log in button. Then enter your username and password to access LinkedIn Learning.

What if I’m a new Lincoln full-time faculty or staff member, but already have a personal LinkedIn Learning account?

You may continue to use your personal LinkedIn Learning account separately from your Lincoln University account. When you activate your Lincoln University account, you will have the opportunity to transfer course history to your Lincoln account, but it is not recommended. This action cannot be reversed – you cannot transfer course history from your Lincoln account back into your personal account.

What happens to my LinkedIn Learning account if I leave Lincoln University?

Your Lincoln account will become inactive. We recommend you download or print any notes or certificates you want to keep before departing.