Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has become a public health emergency of international concern. The learning and development community certainly isn’t immune. With leaders announcing the shutdown of workplaces and office spaces, learning leaders are faced with a major challenge: How do we sustain learning and development efforts in the face of remote work, immediate business pressures and more?

The answer lies in having a flexible plan for learning, employee engagement and development, as well as resilient leadership. Here’s your source of insights and information from the L&D community.

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  • Brain-based leadership in a time of heightened uncertainty - Heightened uncertainty can have a devastating impact on the performance and mental health of employees, triggering a threat response in the brain that interferes with rational thinking, collaborating and solving problems. By understanding the core psychological needs of employees, leaders can focus their efforts on the strategies that will have the greatest impact on engagement and performance.
  • Cloudy with a chance of budget approval - Here are 10 straightforward steps to complete an ROI forecast to build a better business case for an unanticipated learning program.
  • Turning crisis into opportunity: Get perspective and lead together - When business conditions change suddenly and drastically and the future appears uncertain, getting your bearings and choosing a clear, deliberate path forward is a daunting task. Here are five key steps that you and your team can take to clearly frame the challenges you face and lead together.
  • Communication in the time of COVID: tips for effectively engaging with employees - Whether teams are on the front lines or sitting at a laptop in a makeshift home office, everyone is vital to making it through this challenging time. Now is the time for leaders to beef up their communications skills and look to colleagues to share what they need.
  • 5 things you should be doing for your virtual internship program - Internship programs are essential to business owners and students alike, and it’s important to have a clear transition for interns to work virtually in 2021.
  • What it takes to become a collaborative leader - The collaborative leadership journey is not for the faint of heart, but the realities of the 21st century digital age require this new type of leadership.
  • Why businesses need an internal career marketplace for skills, ASAP - Think of it as the ultimate database to discover not only who in your organization has what skills, but also who is developing what skills — and how far along they’ve come in their development.
  • Leading in the throes of pandemic - As organizational leaders, you have the ability to turn crisis into shared purpose that will strengthen your organization and community for the long-term. Here are 3 critical areas of focus.
  • When the leader can’t return to the office - As offices begin to re-open, some leaders may be unable to return in person due to child care dilemmas, personal health issues or caring for an immunocompromised family member. How can leaders ensure that their absence doesn’t lead to resentment, distrust or a lack of engagement among their teams?
  • Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world - To overcome the challenges right in front of us, organizations need more effective leaders — more than ever before. Here are five principles to develop today’s leaders.
  • Free Services - A curated list of resources created and hosted by members of the learning and development community in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Blogs, Data and Informative Pages - A collection of blogs, vlogs and helpful tip pages created by members of the learning and development community in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
  • Webinars and Virtual Classes - A compilation of free online classes and modules created and hosted by members of the learning and development community in response to the coronavirus outbreak.