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LinkedIn Learning offers a personalized learning experience designed to help you achieve your goals through online learning on demand. 

What is Linkedin Learning? 

LinkedIn Learning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills on the job, when you need itThrough a subscription with the Office of Human Resources, UN Secretariat staff members have access to the LinkedIn Learning video library of engaging, top-quality tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Whether it's through full courses or bite-sized videos, you'll be able to learn something new, strengthen your skills, solve a problem - and apply it to your job.


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Curated by the Office of Human Resources, these learning resources support UN staff in enhancing their skills, knowledge and competencies so they are better equipped to deliver on the Organization’s mandates. 


Digital Transformation   Innovation

These resources highlight key ways to collaborate and communicate in the modern workplace. You will understand digital transformation, discover the capabilities of software productivity suites (whether that's Office or Google Suite), and explore a variety of video conferencing platforms.



In this learning collection, you will explore the basic tenets of design thinking and learn how to benefit from an organizational culture that supports innovation. The collection combines resources from LinkedIn learning and external providers such as EdX.  


Project Management   Data Analytics

Deliver projects with the highest level of performance and quality as an agile project manager. These learning resources will help you build a solid foundation in leading and motivating agile project teams, from developing user stories and agile charts to driving productive meetings.



This learning collection contains resources that introduce big data concepts, tools, and techniques including gathering and sorting data, working with databases, understanding structured and unstructured data types, and applying statistical analysis.


Working Remotely  


Technology has enabled many former office workers to work from home or anywhere remotely. As the overall job landscape shifts, the number of remote workers will likely continue to increase. These collections offer a selection of learning resources to unlock the power of working remotely.




We are in the driver’s seat of our careers at the United Nations. It is our responsibility to create career plans – and dream big if we want to! We also need to identify what satisfies or fulfills us in the world of work. Check out these programmes about career planning, improving communications skills and tips about how mentoring and coaching programmes can help in self-development.




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Frequently Asked Questions



Access LinkedIn Learning in 4 simple steps (for first-time users): 

  1. Go to the LinkedIn Learning activation portal. 
  2. Create a free account with your UN email address.
    Once LinkedIn Learning verifies your email domain, you will receive an email from the system prompting you to create a profile. 
  3. Create your profile. 
  4. Start learning! 


You will receive an email notifying you of the upgrade from to LinkedIn Learning.  

You can choose to:  

  • activate your LinkedIn Learning account linking it with your personal LinkedIn account (more details)

  • create a separate LinkedIn Learning account

During the activation process, you will have the option to connect a LinkedIn account to your LinkedIn Learning account. Connecting your LinkedIn account is recommended but not mandatory. Learners who choose to opt-out of connecting their LinkedIn account will create a separate LinkedIn Learning account that is not connected to 

If you do not have a LinkedIn account, you will be able to create one. The benefits of connecting a LinkedIn account include: 

  • A more personalized learning experience that includes special course recommendations for you based on job title, skills, and industry. 

  • Discoverable and relevant learning content within the experience (e.g., in the feed) to keep learning top of mind and easy to access. 

When you connect your LinkedIn account, you can rest assured that only your learning data will be shared with the UN. No other data from your LinkedIn account will be accessible or shared. See the details of the Privacy Information for LinkedIn Learning Learners

Yes, your LinkedIn Learning activity will not show on your LinkedIn profile unless you choose to add a completed course.

Yes, when the upgrade is complete, all your history, in progress and bookmarks will be in your new LinkedIn Learning account.

Access to LinkedIn Learning is available to all Secretariat personnel in all duty stations. This includes regular, temporary, national, consultants, individual contractors, UNVs, military observers and police advisers.

You can find all sorts of material, courses and videos on business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. View the full Linkedin Learning library, and recommended courses below. 

You do need a reasonably fast internet connection to access the site and the courses and videos in it. However, you can download them onto your computer, tablet or smartphone for offline use by using the LinkedIn Learning app (iOS appAndroid app).    

Yes. A transcript of each video is available below the video box on the "Transcript" tab. In recognition of visually impaired staff members, LinkedIn Learning provides resources for accessibility to facilitate access to their content.   

When you create your account, you are asked to select a language. This will be the language of the video library that you are able to access. This means that if you have selected a language other than English, the English library will not be accessible to you.