Human Resources has partnered with LinkedIn Learning and SOU's Outreach & Engagement for a professional development framework that meets the desire for flexibility and accessibility to both on-line and in-person training.  

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning platform that will enable the achievement of professional goals and aspirations through on-line courses and videos.  SOU employees may now access a LinkedIn Learning account within  Once in, employees can customize their learning experience, as well as access a learning path that has been developed based on their job description.  Below are a few highlights of what LinkedIn Learning offers:

  • Unlimited access to more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics
  • Personalized recommendations that allow for the exploration of the most in-demand skills
  • Expert instructors representing relevant industry topics, all in one place
  • Convenient learning with the flexibility to access courses on your schedule, from any desktop or mobile device
  • Helpful resources that reinforce new knowledge with quizzes and exercises

SOU Outreach and Engagement

In collaboration with SOU's Outreach and Engagement, in-person training will be sponsored by Human Resources each Winter, Spring and Fall locally on the SOU Ashland Campus.  Details of the next session is listed below:

TITLE: Managing the Work-Life Equation
DATE: March 5, 2020 (Thursday)
TIME: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm; light refreshments will be served
LOCATION: Stevenson Union – Room 323
INSTRUCTOR: Chris Harding
COURSE OBJECTIVE:  Time seems to be a constant that plays against the ever-changing demands of our day-to-day life.  In this course, you’ll learn how to take charge of your life and your schedule, while gaining essential clarity about how to improve the quality of your own work-life equation. Learning concepts include:
  • Learn tools and techniques for creating clear priorities amidst heavy demands
  • Discover and practice an essential mental skill used by athletes and martial artists for managing rapidly changing situations
  • Learn how Quantum Responsibility can create a significant change in your ability to manage time more effectively
  • Explore how to identify the genuine personal values that enrich your life and distinguish them from borrowed values that bring you little satisfaction
  • Discover a process for infusing your personal values into everything you do and how this process can dramatically improve the quality of your life
  • Learn a method of quickly prioritizing your day right while it's in motion
  • Understand how to leverage the genius of inclusion to increase your ability to handle increasing time pressures.

  • Fall Term 2019: Emotional Intelligence & Effective Communication
  • Spring Term 2019: Teamwork and High Performance
  • Winter Term 2019: Conflict Resolution

For questions regarding LinkedIn Learning access, tools and recommend learning paths, please contact Human Resource Services at 541-552-8119 or email  For a full listing of workshops independently offered by SOU's Outreach and Engagement, please visit