Growth & Development

LinkedIn Learning at Iowa State University

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related and creative skills through expert-led course videos. Employees have two options to access LinkedIn Learning courses. LinkedIn Learning courses can be accessed as part of Workday Learning or using the LinkedIn Learning tile on your Okta dashboard. All LinkedIn Learning courses accessed through Workday Learning will become part of your Workday Learning transcript. If you access courses using the LinkedIn Learning tile on the Okta dashboard, those courses will not be part of your learning transcript in Workday Learning. This resource is available to all ISU employees with a Net-ID and password.

Click to access Learning Paths designed specifically for ISU employees.

Workday Learning

Workday Learning is your one-stop site for gaining valuable life skills. The courses you'll find here will help you develop your professional skills and advance your adventure at Iowa State University. You can find them here whether you are looking for safety training or professional development courses. Laboratory safety, conflict resolution, professional development, and more. Training is easy with Workday Learning. 

For job aids, quick reference guides, and how-to videos for employees and managers, please visit the Human Resources section of the ISU Service Portal.

Professional & Personal Development Workshops

Our WorkLife team facilitates a variety of workshops throughout each year. Some workshops are provided by our EAP, Employee & Family Resources, while others are developed by members of the WorkLife team and tailored to meet the needs of our ISU community. Usually scheduled once per month, these workshops cover a wide range of topics in areas of both professional and personal development. The list below contains some of the more popular workshops; if you're interested in a particular topic not on this list or would like to request something for your specific department, email the WorkLife team. Register for workhops on Workday Learning.

Executive Coaching

Departments may choose to work with one of the contracted executive coaching suppliers by contacting a supplier to develop a scope of services. The selected supplier will provide individual executive coaching for ISU senior leaders and managers to improve leadership skills and teamwork, develop situational leadership skills, and self-awareness and identifying and targeting areas for development for the leader on an as-requested basis. The expected outcome of each engagement should allow the leader to strategize and to establish and achieve clear goals that will result in improved business effectiveness for both the leader and the organization.

Executive Coaching Consultant FirmWebsite LinkEstimated Hourly Pricing
Academic Search, Inc.Link$300
AKA StrategyLink$400-$450
ithrive31 LLCLink$500
MDA Leadership Consulting Inc.Link$550
Stevens Strategy LLCLink$250-$315

The final decision to engage a particular consultant for a specific coaching assignment will follow a phone interview with the ISU administrator who will receive the coaching. This interview is intended to ensure a complementary working relationship with the consultant.

Additional information is on the Procurement Services website as well as instructions on how to proceed with officially contracting the consultant firm for executive coaching:

Executive Coaching

Lecture Program

A collaborative effort between the Student Government and the Office of the Provost to bring to campus a broad spectrum of lectures, political debates, academic forums, cultural events and entertainment.

Lecture Program Website

Professional &Scientific Council Seminar Series

The Professional and Scientific (P&S) Council hosts presentations, seminars and workshops on topics of relevance to P&S employees. Announcements regarding topic, time and location are made via email. All P&S employees and guests are welcome to attend. Please join us and bring questions for the speaker!

P&S Council Website

Environmental Health & Safety

The mission of EH&S is to prevent illness and injury, protect the environment, and connect the university to the message of safety and preparedness.

EH&S Website