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HR Professional 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.

Online learning – LinkedIn Learning

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

As a staff member, you now 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 will be able to access individual videos, complete courses, and curated collections.

  • Unlimited access. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics.
  • Personalised recommendations. Explore the most in-demand skills based on your experience.
  • Expert instructors. Learn from industry leaders, all in one place.
  • Convenient learning. Access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device.
  • Helpful resources. Reinforce new knowledge with quizzes and exercise files.

If you are not familiar with collections, they allow us all to group videos from multiple courses into a new unit that we can watch or share. For example, we might assemble six videos taken from four different courses in a collection titled Time management. When you access the collection, you can directly watch the six videos we added without watching the full courses.

We have created some collections, and put these under the relevant components of the training programme.

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, email

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 2019

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 and Treaty of Waitangi

Treaty of Waitangi and Māori culture workshops are held every year. For more information and to book, see the HEDC website.

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.
Please contact the Professional Development team at if you would like to talk to a member of the team about your needs.

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.


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