Development Resources

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Purdue employees are encouraged to access our Job Family Development Resources via the SuccessFactors Learning Management System. Job Family Development Resources will help employees build skills directly related to the university-wide competencies including organizational impact, problem solving/complexity, communication/influence, leadership/talent management, and specialized knowledge/experiences. The table below outlines potential development paths. Review the table to understand the unique benefits of each path and click the SuccessFactors LMS link to get started.

Development Paths

Development Path Descriptions

On the Job Experiences

Learning occurs by participating on a project team or completing new job tasks in the workplace. This is one of the best ways for a person to learn new skills and gain valuable experiences. Work experience is an important part of becoming ‘workplace-ready’, building useful skills that cannot be taught in the classroom, and building organizational agility.

Online Resources

Learning happens anytime and anywhere. This type of training is also known as computer based training, distance learning, or e-learning. It involves a variety of multimedia elements, including graphics, audio, video, and web links, accessed through the internet.

Internal & External Networking 

Learning occurs as relationships are formed inside or outside the immediate work environment. Networking is the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional and social contacts.

Conferences and Classroom Workshops

Learning occurs as a presenter or facilitator engages participants in discussion and presents avenues for growing knowledge of diverse subjects that follow a central theme. It typically involves a deeper level of participation and understanding than experienced using online learning.

Professional Licenses and Certifications

Learning is facilitated by earning a professional license or certification. The licensure/certification process demands an extra measure of competence and dedication. Not all careers and/or positions require formal licensure or certification. However, professional designations are sometime preferred and are the mark of achievement within a chosen profession.

Learning Communities

Learning communities provide a space and structure for employees within a specific job family or profession to align around shared goals. Effective communities are both aspirational and practical. We connect people within specific job families to achieve learning objectives and share best practices within a given profession.

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