Welcome to the first GitLab Learning & Development (L&D) newsletter! The purpose of the L&D newsletter is to enable a culture of curiosity and continuous learning that prioritizes learning with a growth mindset for team members. The quarterly newsletter will raise awareness of what learning initiatives took place in the past quarter, insight into what's coming next, learning tips, and encourage participation. We will also feature leadership and learner profiles that highlight what our community has done to learn new skills. Consider this a forum to hear from others across GitLab on what learning has done for them.
For more information on the structure and process for the L&D newsletter, see this handbook page.
This quarter we are learning from Sid Sijbrandij, CEO.
Is there a leader at GitLab that you want to learn more about? To nominate someone for our Learn from Leadership section in our next newsletter, use this nomination form.
Do you know a team member that places an emphasis on learning? To nominate someone for our Learner Spotlight for our next newsletter, use this nomination form.
The L&D Team has three team members that focus on enabling a culture of learning by making it a priority for team member growth and development.
We would like to introduce you to our L&D Team!
If you would like to learn more about L&D at GitLab, visit our handbook page.
Each quarter we will feature a different team and what they do here at GitLab.
Our L&D team will have a variety of learning initiatives throughout the quarter to help reinforce our culture of learning.
Live Learning Sessions
Live learning sessions are one of the ways we provide learning opportunities to team members. GitLab team members can sign up here for any of our Q4 live learning sessions. If we add more courses throughout the quarter, they will be added there as well.
Challenges can cover a range of topics and they are intended to introduce, reinforce, and build new skills and habits through behavior change. In Q4, L&D is launching a one-week challenge that all team members can attend and a comprehensive manager challenge focused on people leaders.
Monthly Continuous Learning Call
Every month, the L&D team hosts a Monthly Continuous Learning Call. During these calls, we highlight all of the initatives taking place within the learning space at GitLab. Our upcoming calls for Q4 are outlined below:
Note: More learning activities may be added throughout the quarter. To stay up to date, please join our #learninganddevelopment Slack Channel.
More ways you can continue to learn throughout the quarter:
We want to remind you to take time out to learn! Focus Fridays are a great time to focus on learning. Consider blocking off a few hours each week to learn new skills for your role at GitLab
Are you having a hard time finding or making time for learning? The Potentiality article outlines seven ways to make time for learning.
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