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Learning and Development offer a comprehensive range of training and development programmes and learning options. These include scheduled workshops as well the option of group or one-on-one sessions. If a particular workshop would be useful for your whole team, please contact us as most workshops can be delivered as tailored sessions.

Working remotely during the Alert Levels


Your learning during the Alert Levels

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.

My learning plan (Word)

Materials and resources

Online te reo and tikanga Māori learning opportunities (PDF)

To help focus your learning, watch these two short videos. They help you take a realistic look at your professional development and making the most of your learning:

You may have heard the phrase "progress, not perfection". This short video provides a guide on making progress and being productive, whilst refocusing your thoughts regarding perfection:

We have heard a lot about the importance of being kind over the last few weeks. This video shows how that simple act can actually improve your productivity:

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Online learning

LinkedIn Learning

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

Visit LinkedIn Learning

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 OU2020. Then sign up or log in to your account.
  • The email address for your account must end in
  • Available until the end of 2020.

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)

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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

Most of our courses allow online booking. These links can be found within the information for the specific workshop. Some of our programmes require a specific application form to be completed. This will be found on the course detail page.

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:


Below is a list of our planned workshops and the information for each Dunedin workshop can be found by clicking on the heading.

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Training programme 2020

Managing people



Individual courses

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

Personal skills

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

LinkedIn Learning collections

Additional online resources


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

Te Reo

Additional online resources

Mentoring programme

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

Staff policy and information seminars

Information sessions and training courses about policy and processes.

Customised courses

The Professional Development team can deliver our programmed sessions for your workplace. These can be taken from our list of programmed courses or we can, in consultation with you, design for specific needs.

We have assisted with Strategy or Team Building Days, problem solving workshops or one on one coaching for specific individual needs.

if you would like to talk to a member of the team about your needs, please contact:

The Professional Development team

Human Resources also run the following courses for teams:

  • Belbin Team Roles
  • Presentation Skills Coaching
  • Safety, Respect and Dignity at Work: dealing with bullying and personal harassment

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.