Welcome to the Learning & Development (L&D) page at GitLab! L&D is an essential part of any organization's growth, success and overall business strategy. We want to support the development of our GitLabbers' competencies, skills and knowledge by providing them with the tools they need and also the opportunities to progress their own personal and professional development.
Career development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
##Career Development Roles and Responsibilities
70-20-10 Rule for Development
70% of your development should come from on-the-job and action learning. This can include development experiences like managing a project, serving on a cross-funcational team, taking on a new task, job shadowingg, job rotation, etc.
20% of your development should come from interactions with others. This includes having a mentor, being a mentor, coaching, participating in communities of practice, serving as a leader in your organization, etc.
10% of your development should come from training, including classes, seminars, webinars, podcasts, reading, conferences, etc.
Additional Questions to Think About
External Resources some with no cost
Stanford's Centre for Professional Development - (http://scpd.stanford.edu/home) Yale Open Courseware - (https://oyc.yale.edu/) MIT Open Courseware - (https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm) Notre Dame Open Courseware - (https://www.edx.org/school/notredamex)
iTunes Career Podcasts - An example of a leadership podcast
Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson - Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development (https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/dose-of-leadership-podcast)
We have started this process at GitLab by defining Junior, Senior and Staff advancement levels. Career Mapping helps GitLabbers to understand and develop the skills they need to achieve their goals, giving them clear criteria.
Mapping helps managers and leaders internally develop the skills and knowledge they need to achieve future business goals. The key to this is to identify the key skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to master each level. Another essential tool is a career development plan, here are some examples:
Managers should discuss career development at least once a month at the 1:1 and then support their team members with creating a plan to help them achieve their career goals. If you would to know more about this please checkout the career mapping course video
If you have any language courses you would like to recommend or links to websites please add them to this section.
There is also a way to practice foreign languages and ask for advice in several Slack channels, each dedicated to a specific language. You can find all these channels by searching for channels starting with #lang. If you're missing a channel for your target language, feel free to create one and mention it in #general so that fellow gitlabbers can join too!
If you have any questions or need further help please ping people ops in the
#peopleops channels in slack.