Development Resources

The Office of Human Resources collaborates with faculty and staff to further the Ohio State learning culture through growth and development opportunities.

The GatewaytoLearning.osu.edu website is currently being transitioned to the HR website. Professional development information is below. If you have questions, contact GatewaytoLearning@osu.edu.

LinkedIn Learning

All Ohio State faculty, staff and students have free access to LinkedIn Learning, an industry leader in online training. With a digital library of more than 18,000 courses covering a wide range of topics, this is an opportunity for you to grow your career skills and explore other personal interests. You get 24/7 unlimited access from any device to learn at your own pace. With sponsorship provided by the Office of Human Resources, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center and the University Staff Advisory Committee, set up your free account today to access courses that are relevant to your current role or many other passions.

Leadership Effectiveness

Whether you’re new to leading people or have years of experience, you have access to resources that help you to continuously grow as a leader – so that you can create a positive experience for team members, while helping them grow, as well. Focusing on three key leadership areas can help you enhance your team’s experience, create a more effective organization and help team members understand how their work contributes to the bigger picture. Explore resources to support you in leading people, leading culture and leading change.

Leader and Manager Coaching

A professional coach can help you become more self-aware, work through problems that may be holding you back, and expand your leadership capacity for larger roles. Ohio State, through the Human Resources Coaching Services Program, offers several options for external coaching. Your role, needs, and funding determine which type of engagement is right for you.

Manager Foundations: Getting Started with Technology

Whether you’re new to leading people or have years of experience, you have access to resources to continuously grow and expand your skills. A training on Ohio State’s technology platforms, tools and resources is available to help people leaders use administrative technology. This eLearning covers the tools needed to perform your work and manage employees. Managers, manager liaisons and administrative professionals can participate in the on-demand BuckeyeLearn training to review topics such as HR Connection requests, Workday basics, Microsoft 365, BuckeyeLearn and more.

Staff Professional Development Funds

Staff Professional Development Funds (previously the Staff and Manager Career Development Grants) provide a way to identify development opportunities, request funding and expand your skills. In partnership with the University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC), Human Resources offers the funds to staff who are interested in pursuing professional development over the next year. Applications are accepted annually.