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Durham University

Organisation Development

eLearning Resources for Managers and Leaders

In-house eLearning

HR-OD have developed an eLearning course which is mandatory for all managers who will be charing recruitment panels, click below for further details

Skill Boosters online courses

HR-OD are partnering with Skill Boosters, a provider of high quality video-based online training courses featuring leading experts. Online courses relevant for Leaders and Managers can be accessed from the 'Job Families Core Skills, Core Skill: Leadership and Management' section under 'My Organisations & Online Training' in DUO.

The following courses are available:

  • Managing remote workers: course (duration 30 minutes)

  • Motivating people: micro-course (duration 15 minutes)

  • Performance Appraisals: micro-course (duration 15 minutes)

  • Mental health - Managing Stress: micro-course (duration 15 minutes)

  • Dealing with sensitive issues in the workplace: course (duration 30 minutes)

  • Tackling Problem Behaviour: micro-course (duration 15 minutes)

  • Introduction to Coaching: micro-course (duration 20 minutes)

  • Inclusive Leadership: course (duration 60 minutes)

  • Maximising potential through developing strengths: micro-course (duration 15 minutes).


A range of eBooks are availabe from Durham University eLibrary (Bookboon) click here for access to a variety of titles including Leading by Example, Leading VIrtual Teams and Managing through Change.


Leading teams through uncertain times with David Algeo and Craig Smith

This webinar covers the following:

  • The importance of creating psychological safety during these challenging times
  • How to navigate continuum of being "Robust" and "Supportive" with team members
  • The four elements of successfully managing and supporting teams working differently:
    • Building trust when working at a distance (setting boundaries, empowering individuals)
    • Being an effective coach and facilitator
    • Supporting the wellbeing of your team members and yourself
    • Identifying and helping team members who are struggling or experiencing difficulties

Duration of webinar: approx. 55 minutes.

To access please click here.

A transcript of the webinar is availabe here.