Take a look at what employees are saying about their experiences with LinkedIn Learning so far!

“I have really enjoyed using LinkedIn Learning.  There are so many valuable learning opportunities readily available and easy to follow. This is really a fantastic resource, to grow professionally, that I plan on taking full advantage of, and hope others do as well.” 

– Chip Young, Admissions 

“I am pleased that the college has provided LinkedIn Learning for our faculty and staff. LinkedIn Learning is an excellent tool for staff to stay engaged and to showcase completed courses on their LinkedIn profiles. It creates another opportunity for supervisors and employees to talk about professional development goals throughout the year.”

– Chelsea Meraz, Faculty Affairs & Development

“The LinkedIn Learning platform has been one of the more valuable tools offered to date. I’ve completed two courses within the first two weeks of access and plan to continue to commit to at least one hour per week moving forward. What a great opportunity for staff to learn about topics that interest them and continue to spur professional development!” 

– Chris Dieterich, Instructional Technology

“LinkedIn Learning has opened up a whole world of training. From tips on remote work to negotiation strategies, from desk yoga to excel training, I have learned from (and enjoyed!) my time in LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning is easy to navigate, full of fascinating courses which I can easily browse through and bookmark ones that apply to me. Thanks for providing this resource!”

– Caitlin Lythgoe, Center for Simulation and Innovation 

 

Learning and growth at work (and in life!) is a journey and life-long process.  The College of Medicine–Phoenix is committed to supporting our employees personal and professional development and is proud to announce we are offering LinkedIn Learning to our staff and faculty through Professional U!

Please note that this benefit is available to all 0.5FTE and higher benefits-eligible staff and faculty.  
 

The University of Arizona is committed to providing personal and professional development opportunities for our employees. Professional U is a program designed to enhance and expand training opportunities. Our goal is to provide University of Arizona staff and leaders with resources for professional development and personal growth. Participation in professional development promotes a culture of excellence. Our goal is to foster a community of connection and life-long learning here on campus. We achieve this goal when we see employees at all levels learning from and alongside one another.

We encourage University of Arizona employees on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus to participate in Professional U in the following ways:

Attend upcoming sessions

Visit the course calendar and attend an upcoming professional development session

Attend upcoming sessions

Share your knowledge

Many of our employees are content experts. We invite you to host a session and share your knowledge with our campus community!

Share your knowledge and consider presenting a course

Encourage participation

Employees will benefit from participating in professional development. Please encourage your staff members to attend or present a course.

Managers, encourage your employees to participate in Professional U

Professional U Programs

  • Managing the UA Way
    • Overview
      • This two-day program will provide useful management fundamentals, tailored to managing at the University of Arizona. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the following management topics through instruction, discussion, and group work:
        • Welcoming New Employees
        • Fostering a Positive Work Environment
        • Performance Management
        • Absence Management
        • Formal and Informal Complaints 
        • Discipline
        • Terminations
        • Workforce Planning
    • Who Should Attend
      • New supervisors who will be directly or indirectly supervising employees
      • Employees recently or soon-to-be promoted to a supervisory role
      • Supervisors or managers seeking a refresher course to elevate their existing skills and understanding of managing individuals and teams
    • Cost
      • There is no cost to attend this program
    • How to Register
      • This session is offered bi-annually.  Please check the course calendar for the next scheduled session. 

Professional U Leadership Series (PULSe) 

  • Overview
    • The Professional U Leadership Series (PULSe) is a professional development program designed for managers and emerging leaders on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.  This program brings formalized leadership development to our campus, providing leaders with support, tools and techniques to help increase their effectiveness as a leader. 
    • The program consists of quarterly leadership development workshops.  During these workshops, participants work in peer learning groups to increase self-awareness, identify strengths and opportunities and apply new leadership techniques. 
  • Who Should Attend
    • Anyone who supervises employees on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus
    • Emerging leaders looking to develop their leadership skills 
  • Cost
    • There is no cost to attend this program
  • How to Register
    • These sessions are offered quarterly.  Please check the course calendar for the next scheduled session. 
  • Professional U Workshops
    • Overview
      • The Professional U program partners with subject matter experts from across campus to deliver training to employees.  These workshops vary from Basic Excel Training and Project Management, to Time Management and Working in Harmony with your Brain.  Many of our employees are content experts and we rely on them to share this knowledge with the campus community!  If you are an expert in a particular subject, consider sharing this with the campus in a Professional U Workshop!    Share your knowledge and consider presenting a course
    • Who Should Attend
      • Employees at all levels are welcome to attend Professional U Workshops  
    • Cost
      • There is no cost to attend
    • How to Register
      • Please check the course calendar for Professional U workshops. 
  • Crucial Conversations
    • Overview
      • Crucial Conversations is a two-day course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization.  By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), you’ll surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions, and then act on your decisions with unity and commitment.
      • The Professional U program has teamed up with VitalSmarts to offer this important course to College of Medicine - Phoenix employees. Based on the national best-selling book Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High, the Crucial Conversations course teaches participants to speak persuasively, not abrasively; foster teamwork and better decision making; build acceptance rather than resistance; and resolve individual and group disagreements. 
    • Who Should Attend
      • Crucial Conversations training is appropriate for employees at all levels of the organization.  Supervisors, managers, and executive leaders will find this course to be particularly relevant to their work. 
    • Cost
      • This course is offered to College of Medicine-Phoenix employees on a first come first served basis. 
    • How to Register
      • Registration information will be sent vis email. 
  • LinkedIn Learning 
    • Overview
      • LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 15,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics.  LinkedIn Learning allows us to provide high-quality and personalized online learning to support our employees with their development!  With a wide range of courses taught by industry experts, LinkedIn Learning helps us to meet the diverse development needs of our staff and faculty.
      • Who Can Participate
        • LinkedIn Learning is available online and on-demand to .5FTE benefits-eligible employees at the College of Medicine–Phoenix. 
      • Cost
        • There is no cost to attend
      • How to Register
  • FourSight 
    • Overview
      • FourSight is designed to help team members engage in the problem-solving process more creatively and communicate more effectively with one another.  FourSight is composed of a brief online assessment, followed by an interactive debriefing session.  It focuses on four steps essential to the problem solving or creative process: ideation, clarification, development and implementation.  The FourSight framework was developed by FourSight LLC, which creates research-based creativity and innovation tools to help individuals, teams, and organizations solve complex problems more effectively.
      • The FourSight assessment and interactive debriefing session is intended for teams.
    • Who Should Attend
      • The interactive debriefing session is intended for teams and can be facilitated for groups ranging in size from 6 – 30 people. 
    • Cost
      • $23 per person, the session includes the assessment, a Foursight toolkit, individual and team results.  There is no additional charge for the debriefing session.   
    • How to Register
      • These sessions are offered on demand.  Please contact Catherine Riley at catherineriley@email.arizona.edu for more information or to request a FourSight session. 
  • New Employee Orientation
    • Overview
      • New Employee Orientation is a day long program designed for new University of Arizona employees on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and the surrounding Phoenix area.  The orientation will introduce new employees to the University’s organizational structure and governance, operations, learning mission, values, employee benefits, policies, and campus initiatives.  The program is offered to new, permanent employees. 
    • Who Should Attend
      • New employees on their first day of employment at the University of Arizona.   
    • How to Register
      • New Employee Orientation is currently scheduled for the following dates.  Please email Angelica Medina at angelicapope@email.arizona.edu to register or for more information. 
  • Overview
    • All new employees are required to complete the following training below during their first week of employment. Please view the document below for instructions on how to access and complete these trainings. 
      • Arizona Public Service Orientation
      • Harassment Prevention Training 
      • FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
      • UA HIPAA Essentials Training 
      • All-Employee Security Awareness 
      • UA COVID-19 Return to Work Safety Training

        Required Training Instructions .pdf

        Required Training Instructions .pdf

        This document provides instructions for where to locate and how to complete required training for new employees. 

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