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Recommended Professional Development Activities While Working from Home

The following is a list of recommended options to engage in distance-based professional development.

We would love to hear your recommendations, too! Please contact us at if you have suggestions to add to this list.

Explore all the great learning opportunities, including: 

online learning: Linkedin learning

Use LinkedIn Learning to learn something new or develop an existing skill. Online courses range from 5 minutes to several hours and cover a variety of topics of technical and workplace skills. Visit LinkedIn Learning and login through DU Single Sign-On to access thousands of online courses.

Need a tutorial on how to use LinkedIn Learning? After logging in, check out How to Use LinkedIn Learning.

Find the topics you want using search tools, explore learning paths, play and pause training videos, use transcripts and exercise files, and customize your online learning experience.

Instructions on how to login on a mobile device:

First, download the LinkedIn Learning app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. When you open the app:

  1. Choose "Sign in With Your Organization Portal"
  2. Type in "" as our organization's domain
  3. Press "Sign in with your organization portal"
  4. Provide your "" username and your PioneerWeb password.
  • You're in!
Can Students Access LinkedIn Learning?

The University's license to LinkedIn Learning does not include students. Check with the local public library to see if a subscription is included with your library card.

LinkedIn Learning Playlists

The People Development Team has curated playlists of recommended courses by topic and role for individuals, supervisors, and leaders to further develop their individual competencies.We also recommend the following courses by topic area, by searching for the title of the courses.

Playlists by Role:

Playlists by Topics:

Microsoft Office Skills

Working and Managing in A Remote Environment

Time Management:


Meeting and Facilitation:

Strategic Thinking:



Professional Development


Diversity & Inclusion

Organizational Development

Service Excellence

TED Talks & YouTube

We've selected a series of professional and personal development videos from YouTube to enhance your growth here at DU. 

Motivation and Motivating Employees


Conflict Resolution


Feedback: Giving and Receiving

Emotional Intelligence

Inclusive Excellence

Public Speaking

Groups and Teams

Personal Growth

Change Management 

Customer Service


  • Future of Work - A weekly show where Jacob has in-depth discussions with senior executives and business leaders around the world on the future of work.
  • Higher ed (NPR) - In their lively and entertaining weekly discussion of issues related to higher education, KUT's Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore the topics of higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain.
  • Interruptions - Welcome to a new take on workplace learning and professional development. In this opinion-based podcast, we routinely grapple with the big questions that we all think about but too often hesitate to ask.
  • Lead to Win - Weekly leadership lessons for lasting success.
  • Re:Learning - The Chronicle of Higher Education's Re:Learning podcast, you'll meet the renegade teachers, ed-tech entrepreneurs, longtime educators, and others shaping the future of college.
  • Safe for Work (Wondery) - Life at work can be funny, challenging, ridiculous, and — yes, even satisfying. Here at Safe For Work, we're all about helping you find balance and happiness in your career.
  • School of Greatness - School of Greatness podcast has grown rapidly to be one of the top-ranked Business and Self-Development podcasts in iTunes. 
  • Student Affairs Spectacular  -  the weekly podcast giving you a front row seat to the greatest student affairs show on earth! On the show, hosts Tom Krieglstein & Dustin Ramsdell interview noteworthy individuals to talk about top issues in student affairs and higher education. So sit back, relax, & enjoy the fun!
  • Women at Work (Harvard Business Review) - Conversations about the workplace, and women's place in it.
  • Code Switch (NPR) - What's CODE SWITCH? It's the fearless conversations about race that you've been waiting for!

Distance-based Team Learning with Zoom

Host distance-based meetings with your team to focus on learning and professional development. Discuss online courses, books, articles, documentaries, TED talks, podcasts, or topics that your team can learn about together. Taking time to learn together builds trust, creativity, cohesion, and can be done from anywhere. Consider choosing or assigning one of these resources and writing a summary or discussing the book via Zoom.

For more information about Zoom, please visit our IT's Zoom Information page

Independent Learning Projects

Learn on your own with a variety of independent learning projects.

Gain technical skills

Create a self-directed learning plan

Develop a project, plan, or learning objective that would be valuable to your work. Use these steps as a guide to take action and start learning!


LinkedIn Learning offers online courses that can help you prepare for various professional certifications. Check out some of these playlists to learn about, prepare for, or earn continuing education credits for these popular certifications:

Additional information for certifications: