Sonya Jacobs discusses professional development opportunities during COVID-19 on latest episode of The Wrap

May 1, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This week, Sonya Jacobs, U-M’s chief organizational learning officer and senior director of faculty and leadership development for the U-M Medical School, stopped by The Wrap to discuss professional development opportunities during COVID-19 and the lessons she’s learned about leading through a crisis.

At a time when the organization is looking at economic recovery options, the budget for professional development may not be as robust as it used to be. However, there are still plenty of ways faculty and staff can further their careers – and professional development remains a high priority.

Here are some free development opportunities that may help you and your colleagues during COVID-19:

  • The Office of Faculty Development offers a number of complimentary development resources that are available to all Michigan Medicine faculty and staff.
  • Start your Development Journey, which is a self-directed tool that allows individuals to take control of their own professional development.
    • After taking a self-assessment, you will discover learning opportunities and resources that will help you develop in areas that are important to your team. Watch this short video or register for a free webinar to learn more. There is also a Manager’s Companion Guide that helps managers and supervisors to support their team members through their Development Journey. If you are a manager and would like to learn more about how to support your team’s professional development, register for this free webinar
  • Linkedin Learning provides free, on-demand learning for employees. Register for this free webinar to learn more!

For even more on professional development during COVID-19, check out The Wrap via the YouTube link above or media player below. Please note, the media player is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer, so open in a new browser or find it on your personal device to take a listen!

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