In addition to the courses available on the LinkedIn Learning platform, other external resources are available to further develop your skills. Below, you will find some examples of organizations and universities offering online courses, some of which are free of charge:


External training and learning providers

Harvard Business Review - Free access to all HBR resources for leading and working through #coronavirus

HBR Facebook - Harvard Business Review's Facebook page

Harvard University On-line Learning Catalog

Ivy League courses - 8 Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania

Open University - The world’s leading distance-learning provider

Coursera - Build skills with courses, certificates, and degrees online from world-class universities and companies

Harvard University - Online courses from Harvard University

Emeritus - Distance Learning solutions delivered in collaboration with over 12 leading universities including MIT, Columbia, INSEAD, Cambridge, and Berkeley. To find out more, find attached a list of courses (including courses in Chinese and Spanish), as well as a registration form.

EDX - Access 2500+ Online Courses from 140 Institutions such as MIT, Columbia, INSEAD, Harvard, Cambridge, Berkeley and many others.

UNSSC – The United Nations Staff System College in Turin, Italy is the primary provider of interagency training and learning for staff of the United Nations system. UNSSC learning and training activities focus on the areas of Leadership and Management, Peace and Security, Sustainable Development and Change and Innovation.

UNITAR - The United Nations Institute for Training and Research provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.


Resources for managers

A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers - Best recommendations for supporting continued learning and the emotional well-being of your employees

Managing people remotely (Webinar on 1 April 2019) - Webinar on 1 April 2019

Having Difficult Conversations: A Guide for Managers - Leadership skills and mindsets for difficult conversations


Resources On Teleworking

Tips on teleworking from FranklinCovey - Resources that can help navigate through unpredictable times including new white papers, case studies and client videos

Insights from some FranklinCovey colleagues on work from home strategies (1/2)

Insights from some FranklinCovey colleagues on work from home strategies (2/2)

Remote Work Survival Kit - The Remote Work Survival Kit is a crowdsourced document, created in response to the COVID19 Coronavirus, to help those who are trying to: (1) Implement remote working in their organisation. (2) Set themselves up to work from home. (3) Protect their business, their staff and teams from effects of this and future pandemics.


Resources on how to manage your quarantined life

Morning Brew's Guide to Living Your Best Quarantined Life - Tips on how to stay productive while working and things to do when not working

The Science of Well-Being - In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.


Resources for kids

Stories.audible.com - For as long as schools are closed, Audible.com is open. Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.

My Kid’s School is Closed, So Now What? - Supporting your Children’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Courses by the United Nations Staff System College

Executive Coaching Packages for Alumni - For UNSSC Alumni: Seize the opportunity to bring the knowledge you gained from UNSSC programmes to the next level. Through our coaching packages, learn how to shape your vision and reach your goals with the help of highly experienced coaches. Embark on your coaching journey with UNSSC.

UNSSC Coffee Hour: a Free Webinar Series - The College has launched a new webinar series, UNSSC’s “Coffee Hours,” to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners to discuss critical issues of concern for UN staff and partners. This exciting series is delivered ONLINE, directly to you, and is FREE of charge. Stay ahead of the curve, and engage with thought leaders and other UN colleagues on timely topics of the day. Get your cup of coffee ready and sign up.

Helping Teams Navigate Uncertainty - s the world transitions to a new reality with the continued global spread of the COVID-19, the role of managers is similarly fluid. Now more than ever, managers are expected to help their teams navigate uncertainty and change. Discover how the new UNSSC’s online learning experience ‘Helping Teams Navigate Uncertainty’ will equip you with practical tools to inspire, lead and manage your team through this challenging situation.

UN Leadership in Times of Uncertainty - UNSSC has created a free online learning path to support all UN staff and teams facing the complex leadership and management challenges derived from the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will be equipped with essential tools and knowledge to manage their emotions, build personal and organizational resilience, and strengthen their communication skills. Apply by: 31 May 2020

The Blue Line - Free Open Courses and Tools for UN staff - Join ‘The Blue Line’, the new UNSSC online learning hub open to all UN staff for personalized and self-directed learning on management, leadership and innovation. You will have access to free tools and open online courses as well as a personal learning path tailored to your needs, interests and ambitions, while engaging with a community of fellow learners to nurture organizational collective intelligence.

Sustainable development learning in times of disruption - At UNSSC, we are committed to developing leaders who can drive initiatives to make a sustainable future a reality. We are here to help you and your organization reach your learning goals and continue working on achieving the 2030 Agenda in this highly challenging situation. Register for our free online courses on topics such as circular economy, policy coherence for sustainable development, unleashing the private sector for the 2030 Agenda, anti-corruption, and climate action.

Executive Leadership in Times of Crisis - We are proud to launch a new learning offering aimed at helping UN Directors face the challenges presented by the outbreak of COVID-19. Starting from 27 April, we will host two series of webinars and guided peer discussions on different aspects of "Executive Leadership in Times of Crisis". Through the webinars, directors will explore issues, such as: communicating in times of difficulty, managing stress and wellbeing of staff, decision making in crisis situations, and business continuity.