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Learning and Development offer a comprehensive range of training and development programmes and learning options. If a particular workshop would be useful for your whole team, please contact us as most workshops can be delivered as tailored sessions.

Resources when working remotely

What’s new in Learning and Development?

Rainbow Tick training

This self-paced, online module developed by Rainbow Tick provides an introduction to the importance of LGBTTQIA+ inclusion in the workplace and how you can contribute.

Module 1 – Foundations of LGBTTQIA+ inclusion

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Your learning

Creating a learning plan

We have put together a brief guide to help you get started on creating and prioritising your learning plan in the coming weeks.

Materials and resources

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Online learning

Zoom workshops

A number of our workshops are available via Zoom.

LinkedIn Learning

Along with our scheduled workshops, you can also access LinkedIn Learning for online training options.

As a staff member, you have free access to LinkedIn Learning. This is a site dedicated to online learning across many topics including technical skills, interpersonal skills, self-management and leading others. You can access individual videos, complete courses, and curated collections.


GoSkills is free for all University of Otago staff and students, and covers a wide range of professional skills and computer applications.

  • Access from any computer, tablet or mobile device with an Internet connection.
  • Go to and enter code OU2021. Then sign up or log in to your account.
  • The email address for your account must end in
  • Available until the end of 2021.

Read more about GoSkills

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Begin eLearning

This eLearning is only accessible on a University of Otago campus.

Workbook to accompany eLearning (PDF)

Te reo and tikanga Māori

Online te reo and tikanga Māori learning opportunities (PDF)

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Workshop programme

We run a programme of interactive workshops and information sessions. To keep up to date with our courses, you can subscribe to receive an updated calendar of events each month.
Subscribe to the calendar

Click a title to access further information and enrol.

As some of our courses are extremely popular we recommend that you enrol early.

If a course is full or there is no date, what are my options?

Contact us and have a chat.

If a course is full, a link will appear, which allows you to add your name to a waitlist. If enough people are on a waitlist, we will consider running another session.

For more information:


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Training programme 2021

Managing people



Individual courses

Key University Policies, Guidelines and Processes

eLearning Modules

LinkedIn Learning collections

Additional online resources

Professional skills

This suite of workshops is designed to build technical skills and knowledge that can be applied within the workplace.

LinkedIn Learning collections

Additional online resources

Personal skills

This group of workshops concentrates on building individual skills to enhance your knowledge and capability.

LinkedIn Learning collections

Additional online resources

Diversity and cultural competence

These workshops concentrate on areas of diversity and are designed to enhance understanding.

Mentoring programme

More information and extra resources including a career planning workbook can be found on our mentoring programme page.

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Staff policy and information seminars

Information sessions and training courses about policy and processes.

Women's professional development programme

At Otago there is a range of activities that cater for the needs of women (both academic and professional). The programme is run jointly between Human Resources (main contact is and HEDC.

Contact us

If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, or have any other professional development ideas, we would be happy to hear your suggestions.