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. 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.

October 2020

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Leading Through Change (Class Code 31585) 10/14/2020 1:00pm-2:30pm

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers- How Delegation Develops Your Team (Class Code 31655) 10/14/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Time Management (Class Code 31569) 10/21/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Learning from a Distance (Class Code 31587) 10/28/2020 1:00pm-2:30pm

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Working at a Distance (Class Code 31631) 10/28/2020 9:00am-10:30am

November 2020

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Candid Conversations (Class Code 31579) 11/4/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Teamwork  (Class Code 31563) 11/4/2020 1:00pm-2:30pm

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Listening To Increase Influence (Class Code 31559) 11/10/2020 1:00pm-2:30pm

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Navigating Change (Class Code 31573) 11/10/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Servant Leadership: Service and Support of Others (Class Code 31561) 11/18/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - The Art of Connecting (Class Code 31565) 11/18/2020 1:30pm-3:00pm

December 2020

Leadership Everywhere for Everyone - Trust: The Foundation of Leadership (Class Code 31571) 12/2/2020  1:00pm-4:00pm

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Team Development (Class Code 31761) 12/2/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Bringing Out Your Team's Best (Class Code 31577) 12/9/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Active Listening (Class Code 31575) 12/16/2020 1:00pm-2:30pm

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - Effective Leaders Build Trust (Class Code 31581) 12/16/2020 9:00am-10:30am

Leadership Everywhere for People Managers - How Delegation Develops Your Team (Class Code 31657) 12/21/2020 1:00pm-2:30pm

Change Management

The Prosci ADKAR® Model is one of the most widely requested and sought-after models for change management. Backed by 20 years of Prosci research, the model is based on the common—yet often overlooked—reality that organizational change only happens when individuals change.

The ADKAR Model drives powerful results by supporting individual changes to achieve organizational success. The model offers a structured approach to ensure that each individual experiencing change moves through the five phases necessary to make overall change successful.

ADKAR stands for Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability and Reinforcement.


Looking to expand your change management knowledge and to start putting the principles into action? Here are several resources available through PeopleSoft:

  • Introduction to Change Management (course code 110PROSCI1003) –In this module, you will explore how to manage the people side of change and the impact it can have for project and initiatives.
  • Introduction to ADKAR (course code 110PROSCI1000) – ADKAR (awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement). This course teaches learners how to use ADKAR to reduce their own anxiety and to help others through change.
  • Thriving Through Change (course code 110PROSCI1002) – In this module, you’ll learn how to thrive during change and identify specific actions you can take to be more successful in a changing environment.
  • Introduction to Leading Change (course code 110PROSCI1001) – In this module, you will learn how to successfully lead yourself and your employees through change, and gain confidence your role during change.

Business Process Improvement Training

The Leadership Everywhere Business Process Improvement course is now available online, on-demand in PeopleSoft (class code 31883). Please note, this class satisfies the requirement for both the Leadership Everywhere for Everyone and the Leadership Everywhere for Managers requirements.

Book Discussion Groups – Additional Opportunities Added!

In partnership with the State Library, we are launching a series of book discussions that will take place on a monthly basis. Participants will be sent a book from the State Library and will have several weeks to read the book. At the end of the month, book discussions will take place over Teams and will be led by a State Library team member. There are a limited number of seats per book group, so sign up today in PeopleSoft to reserve your spot (waitlist will be rolled into next available session).

  • Book Group 1: The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias by Dolly Chugh
    • Sign up using class code: 31970
  • Book Group 2: Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace by John C. Maxwell
    • Sign up using class code: 31972
  • Book Group 3: 13 Days in Ferguson by Captain Ronald Johnson
    • Sign up using class code: 31924
  • Book Group 4: Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
    • Sign up using class code: 31925

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

Prioritize Your Mental Health with Free LinkedIn Learning Courses available at no cost through October 18. Explore the free Mental Health Awareness learning path (6 courses) 

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.