Training and development resources for employees during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the university is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff.

As many employees find themselves currently working from home, the Marquette community must be creative, flexible and empathetic to each other’s concerns during this difficult time.

Employees are encouraged to make sure they’re taking care of themselves, managing stress, and focusing on their personal and professional development. Below are various resources available to employees.

Remote work technology
Information on how to use Microsoft Outlook, Office 365 Teams and Skype for Business is available on the “Know Your Tools” section of the COVID-19 website.

Marquette resources (requires VPN)

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office Accessibility
  • PDF Accessibility
  • SANS Cybersecurity Awareness (uses Marquette login)
  • SharePoint

Professional skills
The following are free online resources that offer a variety of educational, professional, technical and personal well-being courses.

  • Coursera: Search for free courses
  • EdX: Search for free courses —mostly professional focused training courses
  • Harvard Online Learning
  • KhanAcademy: Courses on primary and secondary school topics (homeschooling resource)
  • LinkedIn Learning: Currently offers a free video series on remote working best practices
  • MindTools: Management and leadership skills (contact Wendy Butler, director of organizational development, if you require access to certain content)
  • MIT OpenCourseWare: Mostly STEM-focused topics
  • Udemy: Search for free courses and technology guides
  • Wikihow: Guides to technology tools, various subjects and applications

Health and wellness

  • Employee Assistance Program: A benefit provided to Marquette employees, their spouses and dependent children. EAP assists with work-life services, short-term counseling, referrals and resource identification, and more. It is 100% confidential.
  • Teledoc: Talk to a doctor, therapist or medical expert by phone or video
  • Employee Wellness – Coping with the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Virgin Pulse programs: articles, resources and tools to help with health and wellness while practicing social distancing, such as:
    • Coaching
    • Journeys (self-guided courses to help you build healthy habits)
    • Nutrition guide
    • Sleep guide
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Mindfulness
    • Yoga
  • Weekly workouts from Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences and planning director for the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center (AHPRC)
  • Raynor Memorial Library

Spiritual guidance

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