Online Professional Development

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The University of Miami offers online professional development resources that allow you the opportunity to access online courses, certification, ebooks, videos, and live webcasts on your schedule, from any internet-accessible device. eLearning at the U includes access to the latest developmental subjects, self-paced and on-demand with access to industry experts on a variety of topics. 

Skillsoft eLearning

What is Skillsoft eLearning?

Skillsoft is an innovative leader in eLearning and professional development resources. The Skillsoft library includes thousands of online courses, certifications, ebooks, videos and access to live events. These learning resources are available to our faculty, staff, and student employees on demand through the University of Miami’s Learning Management System (LMS), ULearn.

What are the benefits?

  • Available self-paced, on-demand, anytime you need it or want to expand your knowledge
  • No travel required; available through any internet-accessible device
  • In-depth courses when you have more time or need more details, or access the bite-sized 5-8 minute learning when pressed for time
  • Simulations and case studies to help you apply new concepts
  • Pre-tests allow you to opt out of sections or entire courses

How do I access Skillsoft?

  1. Login to ULearn

  2. Click "Browse for Training"

  3. Click Skillsoft Library

What will I find?

  • Books & Videos Access content from leading industry publishers about leadership and other valuable professional development topics.
  • Business Impact Explore both the rare and routine challenges you will encounter in your role with short videos that summarize the skills you can use to overcome them.
  • Challenges Test your readiness to assess and respond to workplace situations with practical simulations. Feedback and insight is provided based on the solutions you provide.
  • Courses Expand your professional competencies with interactive learning. Each 20-60 minute course includes multiple modules and a comprehensive knowledge test.
  • Job Aids Reference these convenient guides that outline the skills and behaviors that will help you overcome both common and challenging workplace situations.
  • Skillbriefs Focus on the skills that are critical to your role with these detailed supplemental learning aids.
  • Live events Provide learners with cutting-edge thinking in business and leadership through live and interactive presentations featuring the most recognized and sought-after thought leaders including Amy Cuddy, David Marquet, Daniel Pink, Liz Wiseman, and more. Multiple live events are produced annually.

What will I learn?

  • Business Writing and Email
  • Coaching and Feedback
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Service
  • Decision Making
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Development
  • Listening Skills
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Motivating Others
  • Problem Solving
  • Professional Behavior
  • Setting Goals and Planning
  • Supervising Others
  • Team Building
  • Time Management
  • Workplace Communication
The overviews below provide brief descriptions of each of our classes within the category title listed, allowing you to understand their value to your work and career:


Skillsoft's professional certifications catalog provides content for your training certification program needs.

Click for a catalog of certifications.

Accreditation Programs

Skillsoft eLearning can help you earn academic credit toward undergraduate degrees, professional certification programs or continuing education units (CEU) that recognize time and effort spent in sharpening professional skills.

Click for a list of organizations.

Books & Videos


Live Events eLearning

Expand your professional and personal skills with University of Miami’s free training opportunities at is a user-friendly online platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With, you can learn new skills online, on your time. There are over 5,700 courses in business, technology, web, photography, and creative skills taught by industry experts.

In addition to individual courses, you can also engage in a Learning Path, which is a more in-depth opportunity to learn a new skill. Learning Paths are structured to give you step-by-step instructions on how to become a photographer, web developer, accountant, project manager, and much more.

Other eLearning Resources


Coursera provides free access to online courses focusing on academic topics. Health Policy and the Affordable Care Act (University of Pennsylvania); Learn to Program: Crafting Quality Code (University of Toronto); and Organizational Analysis (Stanford University) are examples of the courses offered. Some courses also offer certificates in specific areas of study.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers short videos (approximately eight minutes) on academic and general topics. Content that relates to current events, college, and high school courses are available.


If you have any questions on your professional development, please contact Marielena Virgona at (305)243-3090 or

For technical questions, please contact (305) 284-6565 or click.