Complimentary Development Resources

Professional and Career Development is an important part of our daily lives at Michigan Medicine. With everyone being so busy, we want to make sure our faculty and staff have access to complimentary development opportunities online.

Faculty Development Workshops

All of our hourly and single-day workshops are offered completely free of charge! During this time, many of our offerings have shifted to meet the needs of our faculty and staff and will be held online. 

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U-M Online Education Providers

The University of Michigan has contracted with both LinkedIn Learning and Coursera (Michigan Online) to provide free career and professional development to all Faculty, Staff, and Learners.

LinkedIn Learning

Michigan Online

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Organizational Learning

  • Online professional development offerings can be found here (choose the E-Learning format).

Business & Finance

Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting (LinkedIn Learning Online Course)

Business Foundations (LinkedIn Learning Online Course)

Financial Analysis: Making Business Projections (LinkedIn Learning Online Course) 

Foundational Finance for Strategic Decision Making Specialization (Michigan Online Course)

How to make wiser business decisions (LinkedIn Learning Online Course)

Humility in management and the levels of leadership (LinkedIn Learning Online Course)

Time Value of Money (Michigan Online Course)

Change & Transition Management

Are You Leading Through the Crisis... or Managing the Response? (American Association of Physician Leadership Article)

Embracing Change (LinkedIn Learning Course)

Leading Through Change and Crisis (U-M Organizational Learning Webinar Video Playlist)

Navigating Change (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection) 

Communication Skills

Communicating during Times of Change (LinkedIn Learning Learning Path)

Communicating in Times of Change (LinkedIn Learning Course)

Develop Your Communication Skills and Interpersonal Influence (LinkedIn Learning Learning Path)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

9 (Free!) Online Classes for Managers Who Care About Diversity and Inclusion (Collection of Resources)

Anti-Racism Primer: What Can I Do? (U-M Guide)

Cultural Intelligence (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection) 

DEI LinkedIn Learning Collection (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection)

DEI: The Basics (U-M Organizational Learning Online Course) 

Inclusion Insights video series (U-M Organizational Learning series)

Inclusive Teaching in Virtual Learning Environments (U-M Resource Guide)

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (Website)

Resources for Women During COVID-19 ( Resource Guides)

Leadership Development 

Creating a servant leader culture (LinkedIn Learning Online course)

Humility in management and the levels of leadership (LinkedIn Learning Online Course)

Inclusive Leadership (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection)

Inclusive Leadership (U-M Organizational Learning Webinar)

Leading and prioritizing wellness during a crisis (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection)

Leading Through Change and Crisis (U-M Organizational Learning Webinar Video Playlist)

Leading Virtual Teams (American Association of Physician Leadership Podcast)

New Leaders (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection) 

Mentoring & Coaching

Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators (National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Webinar)

Find-a-Mentor (Faculty Development Mentoring Matching System)

Micro-Mentoring (Michigan Medicine Mentoring Program)

Personal Development

Foundational Skills for Communicating About Health (Michigan Online Course)

How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities (Webinar)

List of Free Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic (

Motivators Assessment (Free personal assessment) 

SMART Goals (U-M LinkedIn Learning Collection)

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills (Michigan Online Course)

U-M Development Journey (Personal Development Tool)

U-M Development models (Webpage) 

Project Management 

Cert Prep: Project Management Professional (PMP)® (LinkedIn Learning Course)

Leading Projects (LinkedIn Learning Course)

LinkedIn Learning Project Management Learning Paths  (LinkedIn Learning Online Course)

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Research & Scholarship

Everything You Need To Know About Grant Writing (Online Course)

How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice (National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity Webinar)

Moving from Resistance to Writing (Webinar - required free faculty account)

Potential Activities for Research Staff during the Assignment to Remote Work (UMMS Office of Research website)

Preparing Scientific Papers for Publication (Webinar)

R Programming Course (Johns Hopkins Online Course)

Research Faculty Development Wizard (Office of Faculty Development)

Team Science Toolkit (Collection of Resources)

Writing in the Sciences (Stanford Online Course) 

Write-on-Site Zoom Sessions (Michigan Medicine Faculty-led writing sessions)

Resilience & Mindfulness

Burnout and Resilience (Faculty Development LinkedIn Learning Collection)

Community Conversations and Community Check-ins (Office of Health, Equity & Inclusion virtual gatherings)

Doing What Matters in Times of Stress (World Health Organization Illustrated Stress Management Guide)

Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life: Living for What Matters Most (Michigan Online Course)

Ross School of Business Online Seminar Series: Organizational and Leadership Resilience in Challenging Times (Webinar Series)

Sheltering in Love Series (U-M Organizational Learning Webinar)

  • Previous Sheltering in Love webinar recording can be found here.

Supporting Your Well-Being during Times of Change and Uncertainty (LinkedIn Learning Path)

Thrive in Trying Times Teach-Out (Michigan Online Course)

Wellness Office COVID-19 Help Center (Michigan Medicine Resource Website)


AAMC Building Better Curriculum Webinars (Webinar Series)

Covid-19 Rx: Treatment Simulations for students and faculty (The New England Journal of Medicine)

CRLT Designing and Teaching Online Resources (Webinars) 

  • Topics include:
    • Building your Learning Community: Creating & Facilitating Collaborative Online Experiences
    • Curating & Creating Compelling Online Content
    • Getting Started/Moving Toward Designing Your Online Class
    • Inclusive Teaching in Remote Contexts

Cultivating Inclusive Classrooms (U-M LSA Online Course)

Develop new online education: (CM)eLearning Toolkit (Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning Collection of Resources) 

Inclusive Teaching in Virtual Learning Environments (U-M Resource Guide)

Instructional Methods in Health Professions Education (Michigan Online Course)

Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills (Michigan Online Course)

UPCEA Regional Conferences (University Professional & Continuing Education Association - free to U-M faculty and staff)