LEAD Professional Learning

Leadership Education And Development

Employee Learning

We believe leadership is not a position or title, leadership is action and example.

Take the LEAD in your career with Leadership Education And Development (LEAD) professional learning, presented by Learning & Organizational Development (L&OD) in University Human Resources.

LEAD equips today’s leaders with the tools and skills for tomorrow’s challenges. Engage with diverse methods of self-directed learning including online courses, group discussions, monthly challenges and more.

Beginning Aug. 1, 2024, L&OD will transition back to charging for most — but not all — LEAD courses. L&OD began waiving most course fees in 2020 in support of the NC State community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection of fees for LEAD courses allows L&OD to cover the cost of course materials and develop new and exciting learning opportunities for you. We’ll keep you informed about this change as more information becomes available.

Thank you for understanding why we must institute this change and for your continued involvement and support. If you have any questions please contact learnwithlod@ncsu.edu.

LEAD Courses & eLearning

LEAD Course Listing

A full listing of LEAD courses can be found on the LEAD Course List page sorted into main focus areas of the LEAD program and include REPORTER registration links. LEAD courses are available to all NC State employees.

For more information about specific LEAD Certificate Program course requirements, refer to the LEAD Certificate Program section below.

LEAD Course List

eLearning Courses – LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers countless online learning resources to help employees pursue their career goals. LEAD will help guide NC State Employees to get the most out of the powerful LinkedIn Learning tools at their disposal, and help participants navigate to courses that align with LEAD and the LEAD Certificate programs.

Learn With LinkedIn

Each month L&OD will suggest a list of engaging courses for you to consider taking. Click on the graphic below to see this months courses.

For information about LinkedIn Learning registration using an NC State Employee account, refer to the following NC State University Library resource: How do I access LinkedIn Learning as an NC State Community Member?

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LEAD Certificate Programs

LEAD Certificates are self-directed learning experiences offered to all NC State Employees who lead at all levels. The requirements of each LEAD Certificate include combinations of LEAD Learning Events, eLearning courses, instructor-led LEAD webinars and more.

Select one of the available LEAD Certificates below to learn more about specific completion requirements:

LEAD Learning Events

LEAD Learning Events are opportunities to learn, refresh or share skills to help you grow your career. Participate in discussions about common workplace issues, explore ideas and professional best practices, and brainstorm new solutions in an open, informal learning environment.


 Engage Your Team with Ice Breakers: Fun & Organic Excercises


Administrative Assistants: 6 Tips to Think About


How to Shine When You’re Put on the Spot 


Generosity at Work


Be a Better Human: Invest in Your Relationships

LEAD Learning Events are open to all NC State Employees and typically last one hour.