"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death."

- Albert Einstein

In addition to workshops and seminars, online learning management systems like Skillsoft and Lynda.com can help you develop personally and professionally. Jumpstart your self-guided learning experience with setting a goal and learning how to learn. 

Just Starting? Set a Goal.


Getting Started

The best place to start with self-guided learning is with goal setting. This will help you to set a plan for moving forward in your personal and professional development. 

Develop Your Own Learning Plan: 

  • Think about what you want to achieve. Write this out so it is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and has a Timetable. 
  • Develop a plan for action. Break your goal down into steps of how you will get there. 
  • Increase your chances of achieving goals. Write out your goal, put it somewhere you'll always see it, and/or tell someone about it. 

Learn more. 

Learning How to Learn

Start Learning

Now that you have a goal, it's time to start learning. What is learning? How do we get the most out of a learning experience? Get the most out of your time investment by first learning how to learn. 


  • Learning requires aspiration, curiosity, vulnerability, and self-awareness 
  • The first step is setting a learning objective (goal), the second is gathering resources (see our catalog below for a place to start)
  • Focus your learning time and avoid distractions 

Learn more. 


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Now jump into a topic of your choice with a learning guide. The guides are organized into three categories. Explore each category by clicking on the title and then click on a guide to open it in a new page.   

Creativity and Communication Skills

Leadership and Management Skills

Technical Skills

These microlearnings are designed to improve specific skills. Each module includes documents that you can print and reference as needed: a self-assessment, a learning guide, and a plan for application. You will complete these documents as you work through the microlearning.