Empowered learning in the field


NEW: Video-based online learning (desktop/mobile) now available through Lynda.com for all Secretariat Staff. See details here.


one Keep your development plan and the development plan of staff members in view. Often the best way to progress in skills and capacities is through assigning challenging assignments that allow staff to stretch beyond their regular duties.
two Take advantage of activities arranged by the UN country team of agencies, funds or programmes also operating in the area for work on joint strategic priorities and for networking.
three Go on iSeek every day or at least weekly and keep up with Organizational news and changes at the HQ level. The same for your departmental or office intranet. Continue to check the HR Portal for additions to UN e-learning.
three Explore language learning opportunities within you reach to maintain or improve your level of foreign languages or even to start learning one of the six UN official languages. Take advantage of the growing number of web-based courses offered from UNHQ and consult your learning focal point to access other language learning opportunities.
four If an integrated mission training centre is within the area, contact the training officer about options for participating in the workshops.
six Make sure you and your staff members complete any mandatory learning not yet done—most of these are e-learning programmes.
seven If you will be travelling to headquarters or another established office, check in advance about learning programmes, seminars, or other events you might be able to join while there.

Stay in contact with the learning focal point for your Department/Office to make him/her aware of the learning needs for staff in your location. Sometimes arrangements can be made for videoconferences or webinars.



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