Welcome to the 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.
This quarter we are learning from Christie Lenneville.
Check out Christie's favorite learning resource from the past year - Executive Leadership LinkedIn Learning Course.
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.
This quarter's team spotlight is on the Team Member Relations Team.
What is the goal of the Team Member Relations team?
Can you run through the team & what different functions do?
When should/do Team Members reach out to Team Member Relations?
When should/do people leaders reach out to Team Member Relations?
People Leaders may reach out to Team Member Relations to receive coaching and guidance regarding a performance, conduct, or interpersonal concern. Team Member Relations will discuss the situation and recommend solutions and next steps.
When in doubt, reach out. Before the concern escalates, talk it through with your Team Member Relations Specialist.
Important handbook pages relating to Team Member Relations
Why is it important to reach out to Team Member Relations?
Is there a team at GitLab you want to learn more about? Each quarter we will feature a different team and what they do here at GitLab. Leave a comment on the dicussion issue if there is a team you would like to see featured or if you would like your team to be featured!
Our L&D team will have a variety of learning initiatives throughout the quarter to help reinforce our culture of learning.
Note: More learning activities may be added throughout the quarter. To stay up to date, please join our #learninganddevelopment Slack Channel and follow the GitLab Learning & Development channel in GitLab Learn.
FY22-Q1 was full of Learning Initiatives by the Learning & Development Team. If you missed them or want to go back and review anything, here is an outline of what took place:
The following videos are examples of the CEO Handbook Learning Sessions the L&D Team is doing to uplevel the Leadership handbook pages.
If you want to learn more on this topic, see the High Output Management handbook page.
If you want to learn more on this topic, see the Managing Underperformance handbook page.
Skill of the Month launched in April and will continue thorughout FY22. April's skill of the month was Managing Stress, you can still find the courses and resources recommended for this topic in the Skill of the Month (FY22) Channel on GitLab Learn. The May skill of the month is Effective Communication.
You can do two things at once by taking a course from the Skill of the Month recomendation and participate in the Walk and Learn initiative. If you aren't intersted in any of the courses for skill of the month. Join the #walk-and-learn Slack channel to see what other things your peers are learning about.
We want to remind you to take time out to learn! Focus Fridays have been extended indefinitely and are a great time to focus on learning. Consider blocking off a few hours each week on Fridays to learn new skills for your role at GitLab.
There are plenty of courses on GitLab Learn as well as LinkedIn Learning that you can access. Check out our recommended LinkedIn Learning courses! If you find a course that you think should be on the recommendation list, make an MR to the list and ask a L&D Team member in the
#learninganddevelopment Slack Channel to merge.
DIB - Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Quarterly Newsletter.
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