Online Learning Resources
Developing the Guiding Principles
Now that many of us are working from home this may be an ideal opportunity to undertake some home learning.
How about focusing on the Guiding Principles and work on any gaps identified in your recent CR&D?
What are the Guiding Principles?
They are five broad statements, created by us – the people of Aberdeen City Council – and for us, to guide the way we work, the way we behave with one another and make sure we all have the same understanding of how we want to be treated at work.
- They are universal and can be applied in any context. If you think about other organisations out there who are doing well, or even those you’d like to work for, chances are they’re about the same thing – it’s common sense really – but clearly something that folk think is missing in their current work context.
- None of the Guiding Principles exist in isolation. They balance off each other. Sometimes you turn the dial up on one and turn it down in others. They work in unison because every situation is unique.
- Caring about our purpose is central. Ultimately we’re here to serve the city, and we need to exist to do that. We need a balanced budget to exist. So within the confines that we have, the aim of these Guiding Principles is to give each other the best chance of being ok. This is about setting the conditions for you to flourish.
Guiding Principles – What do they mean to you?
If you’ve identified any gaps in your knowledge and skills after completing your CR&D or just want to find out more or develop a specific area then please click on the icons below. These icons will link you to the Learning Academy where you can find out more about each area of the Guiding Principles and specific development linked to that area.
ACC Learn – Aberdeen City Council’s New Interactive Learning Platfrom (Replaces OIL)
Or maybe you could use this time to complete some mandatory courses or other areas of development?
Mandatory courses for staff include:
Introduction to the Bribery Act
Adult Support and Protection
Protecting Children (GIRFEC)
Equality and Diversity
Freedom of Information Scotland Act 2002
Introduction to Health and Safety
Our online portal is designed to give you the flexibility to access on-going development wherever you are and at your own pace.
ACC Learn can be accessed here
If you are having problems getting into ACC Learn or a course isn’t working, get in touch with by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Staff Resources
The Learning Academy is available to support you to continuously develop yourself at work. What you’ll find on the Learning Academy
- A range of learning resources to support the skills and knowledge we all need
- Profession-specific training
- Links to free online learning
- Learning shared by colleagues
ACC online courses where staff have the opportunity to complete essential mandatory courses as well as other areas of development
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