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Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC)


The Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC) is an online learning platform hosted by the State of Virginia. ODU has a domain on the COVLC that houses online training modules from various ODU departments.


COVLC Website




Access the COVLC

The COVLC requires a unique Login ID and Password.

Go to covlc.virginia.gov and login with your credentials. The COVLC Login ID and password are NOT related to your MIDAS ID. New employees are issued these credentials before their New Employee Orientation.

Don't know your login credentials?

If you have forgotten or need new credentials, please submit the "Request Credentials" form or email covlc@odu.edu and the ODU COVLC Administrators will send them to you. Do not request your password from the COVLC site -- it will not work.

Need help?

Please check frequently asked questions, and email covlc@odu.edu with any technical difficulties or unanswered questions. The ODU COVLC Administrators are: Marilyn Baylon and Debbie Couch.




ODU HR COURSES

 Asynchronous |  Online |  No Registration Required

 FIND A COURSE

Log into the COVLC, then type "Develop Your Dominion" into the Search Bar to view this course series. You can also search by individual course name.


Develop Your Dominion Courses

Professional development courses custom-created by the ODU HR Training & Development Team.

ADMINISTRATIVE AND OFFICE PROFESSIONALS 101

Administrative professionals are a key part of most office environments. They work quietly in the background, ensuring that the business runs smoothly and efficiently. This online course will help you:

  • Describe the skills and roles of an Administrative and Office Professional
  • Explain ways to use resources efficiently, manage time wisely, communicate effectively and collaborate with others skillfully
  • Identify some resources to help advance through their career as an administrative and office professional

CREATE AND DELIVER EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK

This online course will provide some foundational frameworks for providing the most effective feedback whether it is positive or negative and best practices that help both manager and employee identify the gap between expectations and output.

ExCITE HOW TO MANAGE AND INSPIRE REMOTE EMPLOYEES

Remote work offers benefits for both you and your employees, but it can present a few challenges. This course will provide current best practices and tips to help you manage and inspire your remote employee and to achieve high performance.

RESILIENT AND READY: HANDLE CHANGE LIKE A CHAMP

This online course will help you:

  • Define the qualities of a resilient person
  • Identify the different types of resilience
  • Practice resilience strategies during times of change
  • Explore reflection strategies you can use during change to build resilience

SERVING CULTURALLY DIVERSE CUSTOMERS

The current business environment is global. Not only are organizations more diverse, but many are also becoming multinational. These changing demographics are transforming the way organizations do customer service. This online course will help you:

  • Adopt tools and techniques that deliver positive customer experiences and overcome that customer language barrier
  • Demonstrate a positive, confident, and professional approach with customers of any language

SET YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS

This online course will help you:

  • Name the first step for goal setting
  • Recognize the characteristics of SMART goals
  • Identify actions that could inhibit you from staying on track with your professional goal

STAND OUT: BOOST YOUR PROFESSIONAL BRAND

This online course will help you:

  • Define professional branding
  • Describe a framework for developing your professional brand
  • Identify some tips on incorporating brand building into your daily schedule

TEAM LEADERSHIP: HIGH PERFORMANCE FROM FORMING TO PERFORMING

As a leader in today's world, it is imperative that a leader can inspire productivity and motivate employees to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Leading a high performing team is about creating an environment that encourages individual team members to speak up, collaborate, experiment, and reflect. A great team leader knows how to generate group cohesiveness, mutual respect, and support. A great team leader can also recognize that different stages of team development require different styles of leadership.

This online course will help you:

  • Define a high performing team
  • Identify the four stages of team development
  • Apply best leadership practices at each stage of team development to to sustain synergy and high performance.

New Employee Trainings


Trainings for new ODU Employees

NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION

The New Employee Orientation (NEO) is the first step in the process of onboarding new employees to the University. This self-paced online orientation module can be accessed via the Commonwealth of Virginia Learning Center (COVLC). NEO includes a hearty welcome to ODU and provides employees with pertinent information regarding the University culture, State and University policies/procedures, as well as an overview of the available benefits options.

New employees will receive by email; their login id, temporary password, and the step-by-step instructions on how to access the NEO.

New Employee Welcome

BENEFITS FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES

This online module provides information about the list of benefits available to all new full-time employees, and is also available anytime for current full-time employees to review their benefits.

Learn more about Benefits

STATE MANDATORY TRAINING

All new state employees are required to complete the state mandatory training in the COVLC 60 days after receiving their login id and password.

AP FACULTY and CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

  • DCJS - Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
  • COV - Working Together for Virginia
  • MVP - Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Employees
  • MVP HR Policy and Law - Civility in the Workplace
  • VDEM - Terrorism and Security Awareness Orientation
  • Virginia State Employee Safety and Disaster Awareness Training

HOURLY EMPLOYEES

  • DCJS - Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
  • COV - Working Together for Virginia
  • MVP - Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Employees
  • MVP HR Policy and Law - Civility in the Workplace
  • VDEM - Terrorism and Security Awareness Orientation
  • Virginia State Employee Safety and Disaster Awareness Training



VIRGINIA DHRM COURSES

 Asynchronous |  Online |  No Registration Required

 FIND A COURSE

Log into the COVLC, then type "MVP" into the Search Bar to view the Managing Virginia Program series. You can also search by individual course name.


Managing Virginia Program (MVP) Courses

Professional development courses offered by the Virginia Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM).

MVP COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • MVP Communication Skills
    • Frankly Speaking
    • The Art of Listening

MVP CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS

MVP Customer Service Skills

  • Basic Skills
  • Managing Customer Service

MVP ENHANCING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE

  • MVP Enhancing Employee Performance
    • Introduction to Supervision
    • Managing the Work Process
    • Delegating
    • Coaching
    • Motivating for Improved Performance
    • Employee Engagement

MVP ETHICAL DECISION MAKING


MVP Ethical Decision Making

MVP EMPLOYEE SELECTION PROCEDURES

  • MVP Employee Selection Procedures
    • Before the Interview
    • During the Interview
    • After the Interview

MVP PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

  • MVP Performance Management
    • Module 1 Overview
    • Module 2 - Develop EWP
    • Module 3 - Documentation and Feedback Forms
    • Module 4 -Evaluation Performance
    • Module 5 - Probationary Period

MVP LEADERSHIP STYLES & ESSENTIALS

  • MVP Leadership Styles and Essentials
    • Leadership Styles
    • Leadership Competencies & Essentials
    • Leadership Influencing Others & Building Trust

MVP SELF-MANAGEMENT

  • MVP Self-Management
    • Stress Management
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Time Management




FAQ's


What is the COVLC?

An online learning management system that is hosted by the State of Virginia.

There are several types of online courses housed in the COVLC, such as:

  • New Employee Orientation
  • Benefits for Full-Time Employees
  • Mandatory State of Virginia Trainings
  • Virginia Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM) Courses
  • Develop Your Dominion courses (online, asynchronous)
  • Other ODU Departments courses (Ex: Travel Card training, etc.)

How do I find courses on the COVLC?

You must use the Search Bar to find courses on the COVLC. Once logged into COVLC, locate the search bar near the top.

If you are searching for Develop Your Dominion courses, type "Develop Your Dominion" and all related courses will appear. If you are searching for Managing Virginia Program courses, type "MVP" and all related courses will appear. You may also search by individual course name.

Do I have to register for COVLC courses?

No. You do not have to register for any courses hosted on the COVLC. These are asynchronous, self-directed courses you can complete online at your own pace.

Can I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes, once you have successfully completed your online course, click on the View Certificate button to download or print.

Who do I contact if I need help?

Send an email to COVLC@odu.edu or contact the COVLC Administrators individually:


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