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Gain New Skills With LinkedIn Learning and CSU Learn

Sacramento State has teamed up with LinkedIn Learning and CSU Learn to offer employees 24/7 access to high quality online trainings. Courses are taught by industry experts and new content is updated daily.

LinkedIn Learning Access and Features

LinkedIn Learning offers unlimited access to thousands of business, leadership, technical, and creative courses, with new content added weekly. Content is bite-sized and can be played any where at any time on employee desktop, mobile, and tablet devices. Their convenient mobile app also makes it easy to download videos for offline viewing. LinkedIn Learning features career growth and development, professional certificate programs, and learning pathways for skills development.

All active employees (staff, faculty, administrators) and many auxiliary employees have access to this powerful learning platform.

To access LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning Access through My Sac State

  • First-time users: the first time an employee accesses LinkedIn Learning, they will be asked to answer a short series of questions about career goals and their training and upskilling interests. This is an important part of the process and will enable the employee to receive personalized training recommendations from the platform. Employees do not need to create or link their existing LinkedIn social media account to their university-provided LinkedIn Learning license.
  • Need help accessing or using LinkedIn Learning? Open a service ticket for support.

Employee Competency Collections in LinkedIn Learning

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has outlined a road map of career skill sets that are valuable for employees in institutions of higher education. These skills are grouped together as eight core competencies at three levels.

Learning & Development has partnered with LinkedIn Learning to curate online training collections designed to lead employees through each competency level.

Competency Definition

Proactively develop oneself and one’s career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one’s strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one’s organization.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Show an awareness of own strengths and areas for development.
  • Identify areas for continual growth while pursuing and applying feedback.
  • Develop plans and goals for one’s future career.
  • Professionally advocate for oneself and others.
  • Display curiosity; seek out opportunities to learn.
  • Assume duties or positions that will help one progress professionally.
  • Establish, maintain, and/or leverage relationships with people who can help one professionally.
  • Seek and embrace development opportunities.
  • Voluntarily participate in further education, training, or other events to support one’s career.

LinkedIn Learning Collections

Career Management - Level One

Career Management - Level Two

Career Management - Level Three

Competency Definition

Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Understand the importance of and demonstrate verbal, written, and non-verbal/body language, abilities.
  • Employ active listening, persuasion, and influencing skills.
  • Communicate in a clear and organized manner so that others can effectively understand.
  • Frame communication with respect to diversity of learning styles, varied individual communication abilities, and cultural differences.
  • Ask appropriate questions for specific information from supervisors, specialists, and others.
  • Promptly inform relevant others when needing guidance with assigned tasks.

LinkedIn Learning Collections

Communication - Writing Skills - Level One

Communication - Writing Skills - Level Two

Communication - Writing Skills - Level Three

Competency Definition

Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Make decisions and solve problems using sound, inclusive reasoning and judgment.
  • Gather and analyze information from a diverse set of sources and individuals to fully understand a problem.
  • Proactively anticipate needs and prioritize action steps.
  • Accurately summarize and interpret data with an awareness of personal biases that may impact outcomes.
  • Effectively communicate actions and rationale, recognizing the diverse perspectives and lived experiences of stakeholders.
  • Multi-task well in a fast-paced environment.

LinkedIn Learning Collections

Critical Thinking - Level One

Critical Thinking - Level Two

Competency Definition

Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. Engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Solicit and use feedback from multiple cultural perspectives to make inclusive and equity-minded decisions.
  • Actively contribute to inclusive and equitable practices that influence individual and systemic change.
  • Advocate for inclusion, equitable practices, justice, and empowerment for historically marginalized communities.
  • Seek global cross-cultural interactions and experiences that enhance one’s understanding of people from different demographic groups and that leads to personal growth.
  • Keep an open mind to diverse ideas and new ways of thinking.
  • Identify resources and eliminate barriers resulting from individual and systemic racism, inequities, and biases.
  • Demonstrate flexibility by adapting to diverse environments.
  • Address systems of privilege that limit opportunities for members of historically marginalized communities.

LinkedIn Learning Collections

Equity and Inclusion - Level One

Equity and Inclusion - Level Two

Equity and Inclusion - Level Three

Competency Definition

Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Inspire, persuade, and motivate self and others under a shared vision.
  • Seek out and leverage diverse resources and feedback from others to inform direction.
  • Use innovative thinking to go beyond traditional methods.
  • Serve as a role model to others by approaching tasks with confidence and a positive attitude.
  • Motivate and inspire others by encouraging them and by building mutual trust.
  • Plan, initiate, manage, complete and evaluate projects.

Competency Definition

Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Act equitably with integrity and accountability to self, others, and the organization.
  • Maintain a positive personal brand in alignment with organization and personal career values.
  • Be present and prepared.
  • Demonstrate dependability (e.g., report consistently for work or meetings).
  • Prioritize and complete tasks to accomplish organizational goals.
  • Consistently meet or exceed goals and expectations.
  • Have an attention to detail, resulting in few if any errors in their work.
  • Show a high level of dedication toward doing a good job.

LinkedIn Learning Collections

Professionalism - Level One

Professionalism - Level Two

Professionalism - Level Three

Competency Definition

Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Listen carefully to others, taking time to understand and ask appropriate questions without interrupting.
  • Effectively manage conflict, interact with and respect diverse personalities, and meet ambiguity with resilience.
  • Be accountable for individual and team responsibilities and deliverables.
  • Employ personal strengths, knowledge, and talents to complement those of others.
  • Exercise the ability to compromise and be agile.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve common goals.
  • Build strong, positive working relationships with supervisor and team members/coworkers.

LinkedIn Learning Collections

Teamwork - Level One

Teamwork - Level Two

Competency Definition

Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.

Behaviors Associated with Competency

  • Navigate change and be open to learning new technologies.
  • Use technology to improve efficiency and productivity of their work.
  • Identify appropriate technology for completing specific tasks.
  • Manage technology to integrate information to support relevant, effective, and timely decision-making.
  • Quickly adapt to new or unfamiliar technologies.
  • Manipulate information, construct ideas, and use technology to achieve strategic goals.

CSU Learn Access and Features

Employees are familiar with CSU Learn as the online learning management system provided by SumTotal/Skillsoft for all mandatory compliance training. But did you know that CSU Learn also offers more than 11,000 professional development courses, 22,000 books, and 65,000 videos on leadership development, business skills, technology and developer tools, and career journeys?

CSU Learn Access through My Sac State

Tips on accessing CSU Learn trainings

  1. Use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox internet browsers only.
  2. Use the Library menu item to access professional development trainings and resources.
  3. Click on Filters and click on Activity Type for a list of offerings.
  4. Click on the title of the training or resource that interests you, then click Start to begin the activity.

Need help accessing or using CSU Learn? Open a service ticket for support.

Skills Bundles and Career Journeys in CSU Learn

CSU Learn Bundles

CSU Systemwide Learning and Development has curated a variety of learning bundles on various topics such as building relationships, teams and hybrid teams, communication, problem solving, decision making, and others.

To access learning bundles

  1. Once logged into CSU Learn, click on Library.
  2. Under Topics, click on CSU's Professional Development.
  3. Click on the name of the learning bundle that interests you to view courses related to that topic.

CSU Learn Career Development Journeys

Employees wishing to develop skills used in a particular career are welcome to participate in an online Career Development Journey. There are over 40 career-specific journeys available for employees to discover. Each journey is a series of fun, interactive courses focused on skills development for a particular career path.

To access career journeys

  1. Once logged into CSU Learn, click on Library.
  2. Under Topics, select Skillsoft Percepio Content.
  3. Select Filters, then click on Journey.
  4. Scroll through the Journeys to identify the relevant career.
  5. Click on the three dots to the left of the Journey title and choose Start.