UMUC LEAD (Learning, Education, Advancement, Development) Technical Training Opportunities

UMUC is dedicated to supporting professional development for all global faculty. Faculty Development is pleased to offer the opportunity for UMUC faculty to expand and learn new technical skills on their own, at their own pace, and online. SkillSoft, an e-Learning company with clients worldwide, will partner with us to provide such training. UMUC LEAD offers 2,180 technical and business skills topics with simulations, references, live mentors, and other resources. Their Web site can be found at www.skillsoft.com.

Many faculty may already be familiar with the UMUC LEAD courses aimed at improving technical skills such as those on Microsoft Office or other software programs. But faculty may not be aware that the UMUC LEAD Business Skills curriculum features instruction in a number of "soft skill" topics (e.g., communication skills, time management) that also have relevance for issues that faculty confront in their online and f2f classes.

Once you have registered and accessed the UMUC UMUC LEAD Website, you can search for specific "soft skills" courses under their "Search-and-Learn" feature. Topics to use for finding courses of interest are: time management, presentation skills and interpersonal communication skills.

To help faculty navigate through the many UMUC LEAD courses available in the Business and Technical Skills curriculum, Faculty Development asked Ms. La Tonya Dyer to review and annotate a selection of courses available through UMUC LEAD. Reviews are located below:

UMUC LEAD Business Skills Curriculum Review (105KB pdf)
by La Tonya Dyer

UMUC LEAD Technical Skills Curriculum Review (155KB pdf)
by La Tonya Dyer

If you are interested in taking advantage of this free training, please complete the form below. If you have any questions, please call Faculty Development staff at 240-684-2770 or send an e-mail message to ctla@polaris.umuc.edu.

Note: After the complete the registration form below, you will receive a confirmation notice from Faculty Development.

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