Keep learning during COVID-19

The Queensland Government’s face-to-face leadership development offerings, delivered by the Public Service Commission (PSC), have been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 health pandemic and public health directions around social distancing. The PSC is working with service providers for the Executive Masters of Public Administration, People matters leadership programs and the Public Sector Management Program to move their delivery to online learning.

In the meantime, we encourage all Queensland public sector leaders to continue their leadership development during these unprecedented times and offer a range of resources that can help. Understanding your strengths as well as your development needs is an important starting point before engaging in any development. Two options for assessment are:

After you complete your assessment, set yourself a SMART development goal and write it down and track your progress, formally or informally.

These assessment tools and resources support your development as a leader, through the sector’s Leadership competencies for Queensland, which describes what highly effective, everyday leadership looks like in the sector. It also gives a common understanding of the foundations for success across all leadership roles into the future.

1. Lynda.com

To support your leadership development, the State Library of Queensland provides free access to 13,000+ free online courses through Lynda.com

Sign up to become a Lynda.com member.

Important note: once you are logged into Lynda.com you will need to:

  • click ‘See all’ in Popular Learning Paths
  • click ‘Filter paths’
  • Select ‘Business’ in the drop-down list
  • Search for suggested topics (see below).

2. Online courses and resources

Check out these online courses and resources available to you, which align to the dimensions of vision, results and accountability in the sector’s Leadership competencies for Queensland.

Vision – leading in context

Online courses through Lynda.com:

  • Become a leader
  • Digital transformation for leaders
  • Fostering collaboration
  • Fostering innovation
  • Managing change
  • Strategic thinking

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Results – leading others

Online courses through Lynda.com:

  • Become a business unit manager
  • Become a senior manager
  • Managing performance
  • Improve your organisational skills
  • Improve your problem-solving skills

Other online courses:

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Accountability – leading self

Online courses through Lynda.com:

  • Advance your skills as an individual contributor
  • Become a high performer
  • Become an inclusive leader
  • Become a successful remote worker
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging for leaders and managers
  • Improve your teamwork skills

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