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Leadership and Collaboration Library

Develop your leadership skills, subscribe today to access over 4,050+ digital assets

Library Overview

The Open Colleges Leadership and Collaboration Learning Library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to develop and improve your leadership skills and collaboration techniques. Leadership is about so much more than simply leading and managing others. It’s about setting examples, leading from the front and creating a fantastic culture, whether you’re a manager or not. Channel examples include managing yourself and others, managing risk, communication essentials and more. Become a continuous learner and an inspiring leader by subscribing to the Leadership and Collaboration Learning Library. 

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Leadership and Collaboration library of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks, Audiobooks) which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Gain confidence in your leadership with management and self-development skills that includes Decision Making, Developing as a Leader, Managing & Developing People, Managing a Crisis and more.  
  • Build efficiency and trust in the workplace. From Communication Essentials to Written Communication and Motivating People, you’ll learn to use communication to improve your leadership style.  
  • Master digital collaboration tools that can improve your team and help you manage. From Google’s suite of online tools to collaborative platforms such as Slack and Dropbox, learn how to implement new solutions in your workplace.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 445+ Video Courses
  • 3,200+ eBooks
  • 650+ Audiobooks
  • 360+ Audio Summaries
4,050+ Leadership Collaboration Learning Assets*

The Open Colleges Leadership and Collaboration Learning Libraries is the ideal collection for people who want to build confidence and authority in a career setting. Whether you’re a manager who wants to learn to lead more effectively or you’d just like to learn how to become more authoritative and collaborative at work, this library could help lead to a new job or promotion.

Ultimately, however, leadership skills can benefit anyone. Whatever stage or position you’re at in life, the core concepts of better leadership and collaboration will help you build trust, gain confidence and win over others.

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

This leadership library helps anyone who is training to reach management level, but is also ideal for new managers looking to improve their skills and solidify their confidence in the workplace. If you’re already studying a management course, our library will provide the perfect companion studies.

If you enjoy this library and feel you’d like to progress into a more senior position where you can practice your leadership skills, you could enrol into several Open Colleges qualifications including:

Pay a one-time fee to access a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges Leadership and Collaboration Learning Library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to develop and improve your leadership skills and collaboration techniques. Leadership is about so much more than simply leading and managing others. It’s about setting examples, leading from the front and creating a fantastic culture, whether you’re a manager or not. Channel examples include managing yourself and others, managing risk, communication essentials and more. Become a continuous learner and an inspiring leader by subscribing to the Leadership and Collaboration Learning Library. 

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Leadership and Collaboration library of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks, Audiobooks) which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Gain confidence in your leadership with management and self-development skills that includes Decision Making, Developing as a Leader, Managing & Developing People, Managing a Crisis and more.  
  • Build efficiency and trust in the workplace. From Communication Essentials to Written Communication and Motivating People, you’ll learn to use communication to improve your leadership style.  
  • Master digital collaboration tools that can improve your team and help you manage. From Google’s suite of online tools to collaborative platforms such as Slack and Dropbox, learn how to implement new solutions in your workplace.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee to access a single library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

The Open Colleges Leadership and Collaboration Learning Libraries is the ideal collection for people who want to build confidence and authority in a career setting. Whether you’re a manager who wants to learn to lead more effectively or you’d just like to learn how to become more authoritative and collaborative at work, this library could help lead to a new job or promotion.

Ultimately, however, leadership skills can benefit anyone. Whatever stage or position you’re at in life, the core concepts of better leadership and collaboration will help you build trust, gain confidence and win over others.

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

This leadership library helps anyone who is training to reach management level, but is also ideal for new managers looking to improve their skills and solidify their confidence in the workplace. If you’re already studying a management course, our library will provide the perfect companion studies.

If you enjoy this library and feel you’d like to progress into a more senior position where you can practice your leadership skills, you could enrol into several Open Colleges qualifications including:

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $29.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $359.88
  • 6 months $39.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $239.94

Included in this Library

  • 445+ Video Courses
  • 3,200+ eBooks
  • 650+ Audiobooks
  • 360+ Audio Summaries
4,050+ Leadership Collaboration Learning Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 4,050+ Leadership Collaboration Learning Assets included in this library.*

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The First-Time Manager's Guide to Team Building

The First-Time Manager?s Guide to Team Building is the roadmap for creating a powerful, results-driven team, while outlining the n... Read more

  • LISTEN Book Summary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Gary S. Topchik

A Bias For Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time

A Bias for Action explains how harnessing willpower through a key combination of energy and focus can move leaders towards concret... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 11 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Heike Bruch,Sumantra Ghoshal

The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work

This book shows managers how to beat inherent pressures that erode initiative, dull creativity, and dissuade healthy risk taking.... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 4 hours 02 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Peter Block

The New Boss: How to Survive the First 100 Days

Offering tried and tested models and self-assessment techniques, this handy guide provides you with the structure and guidance you... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 07 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Peter Fischer

The New Manager's Tool Kit: 21 Things You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running

The New Manager?s Toolkit is packed with unconventional advice for current and aspiring managers. In this Summary, we discuss the ... Read more

  • LISTEN Book Summary
  • Duration: 09 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Don Grimme,Sheryl Grimme

The Toyota Way: Fourteen Management Principles From the World's Greatest Manufacturer

The Toyota Way provides an exciting blueprint for any organization to achieve the highest levels of quality, based on the manageme... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 17 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Jeffrey K. Liker

Markets for Managers: A Managerial Economics Primer

Taking a global perspective while covering the full range of micro- and macroeconomic principles that managers around the world ne... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 7 hours 23 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Anthony J. Evans

Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader

This audio edition explains how to manage yourself, a network, and a team to help you ultimately master the most daunting challeng... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 8 hours 18 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Kent Lineback,Linda A. Hill

How to be a Motivational Manager: An Essential Guide For Leaders and Managers Who Need to Get Fast Results With Minimum Stress

Discussing the real challenges that managers and team leaders face every day with their people, this down-to-earth guide reveals h... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 3 hours 42 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Alan Fairweather

Managing

Managing makes a compelling case that true management skills cannot be taught in a classroom, and can only be learned through expe... Read more

  • LISTEN Book Summary
  • Duration: 09 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Henry Mintzberg

Expert Insights on Being a First-time Manager

Congratulations! You?re a new manager. Now what do you do? A successful transition starts with recognizing you cannot?and should n... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 34 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best...And Learn from the Worst

Good Boss, Bad Boss takes an insightful look at managers and leaders and offers them practical advice on how to assess and improve... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 08 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Robert Sutton

Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others

Offering practical advice straight from others who have walked in your shoes, this book includes dozens of tools to ensure your su... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 4 hours 01 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Richard S. Wellins,Tacy M. Byham

Handbook of Management Techniques, Revised Third Edition

Boasting over 100 systematic and analytical methods used by managers to assist in decision-making, this accessible, easy-to-read b... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 7 hours 27 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Michael Armstrong

You Can't Fire Everyone: And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager

This audio edition offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 5 hours 27 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Hank Gilman

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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