Transforming Ourselves Through Learn[in]

January 24, 2013

Editor’s Note: Once a month, we set aside a Friday for employees to focus on investing in themselves and their community. This month, our inDay theme was "Learn[In]" so we asked our Global Leader of Learning & Development Kelly Palmer to talk about new learning initiatives her team just launched for LinkedIn employees.

At LinkedIn, talent is our #1 priority and we're focused on helping our employees transform the trajectory of their careers. The Global Learning and Development team was thrilled to launch two new learning initiatives this past inDay – our global learning platform Learn[In] and our management development program Manage[In].

Here's a video we shared with the company recently in which our colleagues talk about what learning means to them:

Learn[In] is packed with a huge variety of resources that will help our employees learn, develop, and grow. These include videos, tutorials, instructor-led trainings, online books, and more. The features and offerings will continue to evolve and expand as we keep the site updated with learning resources requested by our employees.

One of the ways we’ll achieve that continual evolution is through a unique peer-to-peer learning program that allows us all to become teachers. The Learn[In] “Creation Stations” enable our employees to create useful tutorials and videos to share expertise that will benefit peers and others across the company. This functionality will help us take internal knowledge sharing and collaboration to a whole new level. One of our engineers has already added a tutorial for new engineers on how to set up their development environment so they can get up and coding quickly.

We also launched Manage[In], an experiential learning program that will help all LinkedIn managers become more successful on the job. Our goal is to create the best managers on the planet, and Manage[In] includes not only interactive sessions and on-the-job reinforcements, but also personalized coaching sessions and 360 feedback. What makes this program uniquely LinkedIn is that our culture and values are woven into the program as managers are learning foundational management skills.

I've never been at a company where the leaders are so passionate and supportive about learning and talent development. This truly makes LinkedIn a unique place to transform yourself through learning.

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