Training and Education Resources

Alison.com

ALISON is a free, online platform for individual learners to learn skills at a certified, standards based level. They offer over 300 courses to choose from, ranging from IT to Business Management to English Language Skills to Personal Development courses. The courses they offer are free to all individual learners.

https://alison.com/


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers wide range of free online classes, led by expert instructors. Library card holders are entitled to take six courses per calendar year. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Sign-up for your free Gale Courses account.
https://www.gale.com/c/gale-courses


Goodwill Community Foundation LearnFree

GCFLearnFree aims to provide adult learners with opportunities to strengthen career and life skills that can help them succeed in the 21st century. The content spans reading, math, technology, workplace skills and more.

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/


Jobscan

Jobscan was born as a result of a job seeker’s frustration. When James Hu found himself on the job hunt in 2013, he discovered that the powerful portals companies were using for hiring were simply parsing, ranking, and filtering resumes with an algorithm based on keywords. Knowing that he’d have to carefully tailor his resume for each application in order to be noticed, he built Jobscan from scratch to automate the process.

https://www.jobscan.co/


Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides a vast library of streaming online instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, Lynda.com is a high-quality resource for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management.

You can take an unlimited number of courses with 24/7 access on your computer or smartphone.

Is free with a Los Angels county Library card and pin #. Create an account with your library card number & PIN and learn at your own pace.

https://www.lynda.com/portal/sip?org=lacountylibrary.org


Udemy

The world’s largest selection of courses, choose from over 100,000 online video courses with new additions published every month.

https://www.udemy.com/


Universal Class

Universal Class has nearly 500 online classes taught by real instructors. A diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health, technology and many more.

https://www.universalclass.com/


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This page updated 2019 March 11.

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Cultivating Culture and the Millennial Mindset

2019 January 17

A couple of years ago, I helped do research for a “millennial mindset” presentation for Phil Cordell, Global Head of New Brand Development at Hilton. At the time, he was head of Hilton Focused Service Brands (Hampton, Hilton Garden Inn, and Tru).

Below is a video of one of his presentations using the slide deck that resulted from the research we did. He talks about how each individual is also a personal brand, what culture is, and how to cultivate authentic culture in an organization, and drive engagement. I’m not sure he ever mentions millennial mindset by name, but the principles are embedded in his discussion. Unfortunately, the hand-held video doesn’t show you the slides Phil is using, and I don’t have a copy of the deck to share. At least Phil discusses many of them in his talk.

It is important to understand that you don’t have to be a millennial to adopt a millennial mindset. What is that? Millennials were born after 1980 and are the first generation to come of age in the new millennium. As a result they are technology savvy, hyper-connected, and embrace change.

In your career today, you will be working with — and possibly for — millennials. Adopting the millennial mindset is going to be crucial for you to succeed in the workplace today. In 2019, millennials are expected to become a larger group than Baby Boomers and their influence is changing corporate culture everywhere. If you end up managing them, you’re going to have to understand what motivates them.

Pew Research has a ton of info on the topic:
http://www.pewresearch.org/topics/millennials/

This site also has a handful of articles about managing millennials:
https://millennialmindset.co.uk/blog/

So read up and take a hard look at yourself. You may need to adjust your attitude or become familiar with new online tools. Failing to do so will hamper both your professional development and career.

Wayne Hastings
Marketing and Social Media Committee
South Bay Professional Association