Training and Development for Teleworking

A wide variety of professional development and training opportunities are available to all of Team ND.  Before you begin your training and development journey, take some time to create a short-term professional development plan to target your energy on areas of development that will bring the greatest return to the work you do. Please coordinate your training and development activities with your supervisor. 

If you have any questions please contact

The New Workplace - Training Sessions Delivered On Demand

We have developed two webinars to help Team ND adjust to a culture of remote working. The following classes will be available on-demand through PeopleSoft.

Log into PeopleSoft and register by searching for part of the corresponding class title. For example: type in Tips, for the Tips and Tricks to Effectively Work from a Distance class.

Tips & Tricks to Effectively Work from a Distance (Class Code 30708)

Due to COVID-19 many state workers have been transitioned to teleworking at an accelerated pace. This live webinar will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to understand how to work most effectively in a remote environment.

Leading & Managing a Remote Team  (Class Code 30729)

This class was designed to assist managers in leading team members as they transition to working remotely. This class will offer tools and techniques on how to maintain a healthy, motivating, and productive team in a teleworking environment.

Leadership Everywhere - Virtual Sessions

All state team members are encouraged to invest in their ongoing learning and development through Leadership Everywhere, which is offered at no cost and through a variety of platforms. Below are upcoming virtual classes in May.  Please sign up using the class code listed below in PeopleSoft.

Did you know? Leadership Everywhere courses are available online, on-demand to be taken at your convenience through PeopleSoft.

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers- How to Manage Workload (Class Code 29940) 6/10/2020 10:00am-12:00pm

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Trust: The Foundation of Leadership  (Class Code 30620) 6/24/2020 9:00am-12:00pm

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Trust: The Foundation of Leadership  (Class Code 30621) 6/24/2020 1:30pm-4:30pm

Virtual Training Opportunities

Colors Personality Assessment (Class Code 31094) – 6/25/2020 from 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Sign-up via PeopleSoft by 6/17/2020 so materials can be mailed to you.

Colors is a personality typing system that enhances communication and the understanding of others. It is important to understand why we do the things we do and why others do what they do. NCTI’s Real Colors® Temperament Instrument is grounded in the theory of Carl Jung and validated in the research of Myers-Briggs and Keirsey-Bates. It combines experience and research into an exciting approach that is extremely accurate, understandable and easy to apply in everyday life. Real Colors quickly provides a common ground for communication. In a very short time, participants begin to understand their own personality styles. They then begin developing the skills of application that improve communication with others.

Free Classes Through BSC

Bismarck State College (BSC) is offering a series of free courses running through June 30th. Some classes of interest may include:

All free offerings from BSC can be found here.

Caffeinated Conversation

Let’s stay connected! Yes, we can work at a distance without feeling distant. Join Molly Herrington, Director of Leadership and Learning, on Teams Thursday morning at 9:30 AM for a caffeinated conversation.  This informal session is designed to support your growth mindset and create a space for intentional connection. Grab your coffee (or beverage of choice) and join the conversation!

Free Online Tools Available for All Staff

Universal Class – All North Dakota residents can have free access to this learning database – all you need is a state library card (get one online here). This platform offers over 500 courses on a wide variety of topics.|

North Dakota TRAIN – National learning network that is available to all state employees through the Department of Health. While many of the trainings are health focused, there are a wide variety that apply to leadership and learning in general.

Coursera – This platform collaborates with over 190 leading universities and companies to bring online learning to the public. Many of the courses on Coursera can be taking with no fee (a fee is required if you want a formal certificate or are working toward a degree).  This is a great resource to learn the latest skills. - TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Additionally, TED offers educational lessons, e-books, etc.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Virtual Leadership Summit – John Maxwell has made a four-part leadership series available.