Employee Training & Development

Free Resources

* Source sites may require you create a free account.

Empower Women


The UN Women and Canada committed to jointly develop an online platform on women’s economic empowerment. This sight includes over 2,600 learning and research materials. Materials focus on Gender Equality and how individuals and businesses can employ a Gender Lens in daily operations.

The Small Business Administration


The Small Business Administration (SBA) Learning Center Provides several e-learning courses, and webinars to enhance administrative knowledge in essential business matters. Course topics available through the SBA include Business Planning, Launching a Business, Managing your Business, and Growing your Business.

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime


The Global Initiative was founded in 2013 in Geneva, with a network of over 500 independent global and regional experts working on human rights, democracy, governance, and development issues where organized crime has become increasingly pertinent. The Initiative commissions and shares research globally; curates a vast resource library of 2,000 reports and tools, including publications, press releases, podcasts, and webinars, specific to organized crime.

Arctic IT


Arctic IT is an experienced Enterprise IT solutions company that specializes in managed services, application services, and tribal enterprise services. Arctic IT hosts Webinar Series specifically on the various facets of Information Technology.



Established in 2002, the Grants.Gov Program was established as a part of the President’s Management Agenda and is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the President’s Management Agenda, the program was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. The Grants.Gov Learning Center provides webinars, trainings, and resources hosted by federal grant-making agencies and other associations or organizations to improve grants knowledge and stay up to date on the latest developments in the grants community.

Class Central


Class Central aggregates courses from many providers to generate a vast listing of online courses. Courses found on Class Central will be free (or free to audit) courses from universities, offered through a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Class Central allows you to search new courses; review courses you’ve taken; follow universities, subjects and courses to receive personalized updates; facilitating the users ability to plan and track their own learning.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)


Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is the online institute designed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Within this site, you will find opportunity to acquire the skills to ensure your organization’s compliance with the obligations and requirements included in federal contracts and subcontracts.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)


The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) educates and trains Veteran-owned and other small businesses on various topics specific to doing business within the federal and commercial marketplaces. The Strategic Outreach and Communications (SOC) – Education and Training (E&T) promotes Small Business awareness of opportunities, access to procurement decision makers, understanding of VA small business programs and procurement readiness of small business through communications in support of OSDBU analysis. E&T has developed a training plan that identifies gaps in understanding of OSDBU programs as well as procurement readiness of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Business  (VOSB) and the training necessary to close those gaps.



Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers anyone, anywhere, access to online courses and degrees from leading universities and companies. Almost all classes are free to audit, however, for a degree or to receive feedback on your assignments, there is a nominal charge. Some of the universities providing free instruction include: Stanford, Yale, Princeton, University of Amsterdam, University of California, Emory University, The University of Tokyo, The University of Edinburgh, Wesleyan University, University of Michigan, and many, many more.

Official Registration Required Resource Sources

* To access these resources please contact the Human Resource Department for Specific Registration Requirements or Company Held Access Codes

Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(j) Training


The SBA 7(j) training, provided to eligible firms and their employees, includes very specialized training in the areas of federal contracting. A total of 142 online workshops will be conducted during the fiscal year. Courses will provide participants training on how to make “real world” business decisions that facilitate their firm’s success. For Information on how to register and access courses please contact Human Resources.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance and help people progress beyond assistance. Webinars and other qualifying forms of training and professional development are offered through invitation only, to find out more about specific training opportunities available please contact Human Resources.

Partnership for Transparency’s Anti-Corruption Forum


The Anti-Corruption Forum Seeks to enhance public awareness of the challenges of corruption by convening events with expert speakers and panelists, and with audiences drawn from civil society, government, business, and academia. The Forum’s focus is on strengthening awareness and understanding of today’s most pressing U.S. and international corruption issues. Webinars and other qualifying forms of training and professional development are offered through invitation only, to find out more about specific training opportunities available please contact Human Resources.

Additional Information

Employees engaging in training and development opportunities are encouraged to contact their Human Resource Representative to discuss specific procedures and requirements for accrediting said training to their personnel files. Note that some of the resources listed above may offer training, which does not apply to UNISHKA; these courses remain available for employees but will not earn professional development credit. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resource Department.

To credit employees with Professional Development and Training, the Human Resource Department must receive:

  • Registration for the Webinar or Course. If no official registration is provided, please provide the Course Information, including Source, Course Title, description, and runtime; as well as the style (i.e. Webinar, Online Course, or Training Module)
  • All course materials provided to you during the webinar (i.e. PowerPoint slides, Webinar Notes, Video Files, etc.)
  • Any Confirmation of attendance or course completion