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Knowledge is power! Here are five resources to help you stay on top of changes in the business world.


In recent months, there’s been a rise in the number of resources shared online to help people working from home and those experiencing time away from work. These resources range from developing professional skills and learning more about the industry they work in, to changing roles or career paths, and hearing from others in similar situations.

Continuing education has become an expectation in most career paths, so to help, we’ve curated a list of free resources. There’s something for everyone, and some specific content unique to the unfamiliar world we’re now living in.

Agile Alliance

Lean Coffee™ is a structured but agenda-less meeting hosted by Agile Alliance communities around the world. Participants come together to create their own agenda based on questions and desired discussion points on the chosen topic. These meetings rely on nothing more than people showing up wanting to learn, create and discuss Lean techniques. Organized by SaskTel employee Khurshid Akbar, meetings are currently hosted online and anyone is welcome to join Saskatchewan’s Agile Alliance sponsored community groups Agile Regina Meetup and Saskatoon Agile Meetup.

On July 28, Wayne Heatherington will host Starting and Stopping Your Mind, a meeting based around what goes on in our minds when needing to turn them on and off for specific tasks and meetings throughout the work day. You can listen to past event recordings here and don’t forget to check out the Agile Regina Meetup and Saskatoon Agile Meetup pages to see what events are being added in the future.

How Will The Way We Manage Our Sales Teams Change for The Better After COVID-19 - Sales Readiness Group Panel Discussion

Not only have the ways we interact with businesses changed, but so have the ways we interact with members of our workforce. Through a live panel discussion webinar recorded in April, the Sales Readiness Group spoke to the impact that Covid-19 has had on their sales teams and managers, as well as the creative strategies they’ve used to adapt to the challenges that came with it—some of which you may have implemented yourself. Touching on topics such as the future of sales and sales management in a post-Covid-19 world and strategies that will outlive the pandemic, this webinar will give you a chance to listen to other business owners and experts about the ways in which this pandemic may change our sales teams for the better.

Daily Podcasts Designed To Help You Create a New Source Of Income Without Quitting Your Day Job - Side Hustle School

Social media has been a showcase for hobbies and talents as people have made use of the additional time they’ve had. Some are for fun, but did you know you could make money at it too? Whether you’re in love with your day job and looking for something extra, or you’re looking to try something new, the podcast Side Hustle Schools is full of over 400 episodes of the stories of individuals who took the leap to turn a hobby or talent into their successful side hustle. In these episodes, they share how they took that first step, talk about the hurdles they had to overcome, and address some of the many questions you may have running through your head. You’re going to want to grab your phone, a pair of headphones, connect to one of SaskTel’s selectWI-FI locations, and work your way through these inspiring episodes.

Free Online Courses From The World’s Leading Experts - Alison.com

If you find yourself with a few extra hours, Alison.com is a great place to find free online courses. They offer courses in a range of fields: technology, business, marketing, humanities, and more! Different types of courses and learning paths will help you hone your skills or learn new ones in email marketing, IT, online sales, and countless others. Most businesses have had to change their operations, and with a bit of practice and dedicated learning time, you’ll be armed with some of the most relevant skills in the business world.

Whether you have two hours or ten, there’s a course, a webinar, or a podcast for everyone! If nothing on this list piques your interest, take a read through another list of resources we’ve created that includes courses from companies such as Lynda.com, that allows you to access courses for free with the use of your Saskatchewan Public Library card! SaskTel is here to support your professional development by connecting you at home, at work, or on the go through your cellular data.

Looking for more industry news and learning opportunities? Take a look at our monthly tech roundup for more resources.

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