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.

Select an icon below to learn more about the many opportunities that LEAD has to offer.


LEAD Courses & eLearning

LEAD Course List

A full listing of LEAD courses can be found on the LEAD Course List page sorted into various 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.

Get started by exploring some of the LEAD featured courses below:

For more 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?


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 that help you grow as a professional. Participate in discussions about common workplace issues, explore ideas and professional best practices, and brainstorm new solutions in an open, informal learning environment.

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

The following events are available for registration:

How to Avoid Zoom Fatigue

Zoom Fatigue is a real thing. It may be impacting you and your teammates here at NC State University. In recent months, researchers have made two important discoveries:

  • Remote collaboration is more mentally taxing than in-person collaboration.
  • Video meetings are more stressful and tiring than non-meeting work (such as writing emails).
Join us for a discussion on Zoom (meeting) fatigue. We will review best practices in how the experts suggest you overcome Zoom fatigue and then break into small groups to share ideas on how you have personally coped with the endless virtual meetings.