A set of free tools and open online courses on leadership and management topics designed by the UNSSC for the UN system.


As part of The Blue Line global learning hub, the Staff College offers free access to all UN staff to a set of selected online courses and management-related tools.


By providing this unique space for free and continuous learning in the area of leadership and management, the Staff College would like to strengthen the knowledge and skills of UN staff to continuously enhance the effectiveness of the UN system.

Course methodology

After registration, participants can start and complete modules and activities at their own pace.

UN staff can find online modules and courses covering a broad range of leadership and management-related topics relevant to the UN system and access a growing collection of management-related tools.

UN staff can explore courses and tools, share experience and tips on how to apply them for greatest impact, and download curated materials for personal use and reference.

Course contents

The following online courses are available for free to all UN Staff:

  1. SDG Primer
  2. Introduction to Innovation
  3. Business Operations Strategy 2.0
  4. United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF)
  5. Onboarding in Umoja
  6. Introduction to Ethical Leadership
  7. Overcoming Unconscious Bias
  8. Workplace Mental Health and Well-being: Lead and Learn
  9. UN Procurement Training Campus
  10. UNJSPF Learning Track
  11. UNV Primer
  12. Ethical Decision-Making
  13. UN Innovation Toolkit
  14. Innovation for Impact Learning Path

In addition, participants registering for free learning available through The Blue Line will get also free access to a set of selected tools on management topics.

Target audience

UN officials at all levels.

Cost of participation

Free for UN staff