Capability Framework

Your body language may shape who you are (Video)

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy argues that "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident -- can boost feelings of confidence, and might have an impact on our chances for success.*

What does my headscarf mean to you? (Video)

What do you think when you look at this speaker? Well, think again. (And then again.) In this funny, honest, empathetic talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied challenges us to look beyond our initial perceptions, and to open doors to new ways of supporting others.


* NOTE: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility. For more details click here.


Leadership and Management

What really motivates us (video)

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. 

The Speed of Trust presented @ LEAD (video series)

 Covey shows you how to inspire immediate trust in everyone you encounter - colleagues, constituents, the marketplace - allowing you to forego the time-killing and energy-draining check and balance bureaucracies that are so often relied upon in lieu of actual trust.


Digital Literacy

Digital Productivity (webpage)

Welcome to the IT Digital Training homepage. Use the site to find out more about the digital productivity tools that are now available to you as a Coventry University employee. Further videos and training guides are continually being added to this website.

Learning online (short course)

Increasingly information is provided in a digital format and learning in this way can be a real transition. This course aims to develop the skills needed to learn and communicate effectively online.


Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online skills development service. It hosts a library of video courses in a range of subject areas. You can use Lynda.com to learn digital, technology, creative and business skills. Coventry University offers this software free of charge to all staff and students.

Lynda.com can complement your role and support your own personal development. You can use it to increase your knowledge base or widen your skillset in other areas. 

You can access Lynda.com by visiting: www.lynda.com

  1. Click on sign in
  2. Click the sign in through your Organization tab
  3. Enter your organization’s URL exactly as it's displayed in here in bold (coventry.ac.uk) and click Log In.
  4. Enter the credentials you use to sign in with your organization.

To learn more about logging in through your organization, please review the article found here.

If you would like to learn more about the use of lynda.com please contact: dmll@coventry.ac.uk


FutureLearn 

As well as hosting Coventry University Online degree programmes, the FutureLearn platform also offers access to hundreds of on-line courses, many of which are free of charge. To explore further click here.