Learn for you
Learn for You
£220 every year to spend on the learning of your choice
The LSE is passionate about learning and would like to contribute to a culture where employees feel their development is supported and encouraged.
Learn for You is a personal and career development scheme through which certain categories of staff are entitled to a learning allowance of up to a maximum of £220 every academic year to spend on the learning of your choice.
To qualify, you need to be in salary bands 1-5. Applications from both part time and full time members of staff are welcomed, and we are particularly keen to encourage applications from individuals who may not have had regular access to learning opportunities and would like to re-engage in their personal or career development.Please note that payment is only made by BACS transfer, and it is paid directly to the learning provider itself, and not to the applicant.
For a more detailed summary of how the scheme works and whether you qualify to apply, please read our terms and conditions document .
The type of activities the scheme support are:Personal Development
This can be any non-work related, structured course or programme. There is no requirement for it be linked in any way to your current role at LSE.Career Development
This can be any non-work related structured course or programme, but with a clearer aim in helping you achieve your career goals.
This isn't about supporting your current role, more a step in the direction of your longer term career plans. For example, learning associated with a career-change you envisage in the future.
If you feel that you have development needs which are essential to your current job role, please apply for funding via the External Funding budget.Wellbeing
This can be any structured programme or activity that positively impacts your quality of life and sense of personal achievement.
This could include membership of the LSESU gym or driving lessons. Anything that provides you with a clear structured learning outcome.
On completion of your learning activity, you will be asked to complete a Learn for You Progress Report to get your views on how the funding has helped you achieve your learning goals.
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Please read our guide to writing good learning outcomes and our terms and conditions before applying.
To apply, please complete and return a Learn for You application form to HR (LRB 5th Floor) or send a scanned copy to [email protected]
All applications will be considered by the HR Organisational Learning team and the result of your application will be emailed to you shortly after the committee meeting.
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Learn From Where You Are: Human Resources
Learn From Where You Are is here to provide you access to various forms of learning: on-demand, live-virtual, and hybrid learning. In our efforts to come together as a community in this new environment (in-office, hybrid, remote work) it’s important that we continue to engage with each other and promote our well-being.
The Talent Development and Well-being team offers many ways for you to grow professionally, build your skills, and stay engaged and connected. Explore our calendar of upcoming workshops and events below.
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Plan Your Learning
All staff members and managers are encouraged to create a learning plan either for yourself and/or your team. To make this easy, remote learning options are presented below, and include virtual training, select on-demand learning, as well as vetted external and internal videos, documents, websites. And to make more learning accessible to all, courses that previously required fees will be offered to the community at no cost.
In addition, you can browse the full LinkedIn Learning catalog for even more on-demand learning, all available at no cost to Northwestern students, faculty, and staff. You and your teams may also identify learning interests specific to your functional area, which could take the form of books, articles, videos, and other materials. Here are resources to help you plan, conduct, and reflect on your and your team’s professional development.
- Team Learning Planner (PDF file will open in a new window)
- Individual Learning Planner (Microsoft Word file will download)
- Learning Check-in (PDF file will open in a new window)
Managers, please note that training approvals for team members will not be required for virtual learning. You can use the Team Learning Planner and the Learning Dashboard in myHR Learn to manage and monitor team learning.
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Expand the categories below to explore the offerings available. Follow the links within each category to myHR Learn and to other learning providers, including Northwestern MOOCs.
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- Time Management: Putting First Things First (April 29th Webinar)
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