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.
In August we are hosting a focused skill of the month around Career Development.
What you can expect this month:
Want to learn more and follow along this month? Check out and follow the FY22 Skill of the Month Channel in GitLab Learn.
This month's Learn from Leadership looks a little different than previous months. August 2021 is our Career Development Skill of the Month, so each week we will be releasing videos from 2 team members at GitLab discussing Career Development. This week we are learning from Pattie Egan, Vice President, People Operations, Technology & Analytics, and Darren Murph, Head of Remote.
Pattie has been with GitLab since March 2021 (2021-03). Learn more about her career development in the video above. Check out the corresponding pathway in GitLab Learn to see the video and add questions for Pattie to her Async AMA Issue.
Darren has been with GitLab since July 2019 (2019-07) as our Head of Remote. Learn more about his career development in the video above. Check out the corresponding pathway in GitLab Learn to see the video and add questions for Darren to his Async AMA Issue.
Past Live Learning sessions can be found on our Learning & Development Page.
Throughout the month we will be covering a variety of different topics. A great place to get started is filling out your Individual Growth Plan and setting up an Epic to track career develpment as well as an Achievement Tracker.
Week 2 in August will be all about setting up your career development. Check out the videos below to learn more.
You can learn more in the Epics for Career Development handbook section.
You can learn more in the Individual Growth Plan handbook section.
You can learn more in the Achievement Tracker handbook section.
This month we are highlighting a project the Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DIB) Team is working on around how everything connects.
When it comes to learning, maybe you aren't sure where to start. Here are some great options:
We love that our team members have been contributing to GitLab Learn by making courses and putting together learning hubs. If you want to contribute as well, take our Learning Evangelist Pathway.
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