Below are several organizations that provide resources and learning opportunities we believe may be relevant to World Vision staff. If you know of other sources that may be helpful to your WVUS colleagues, please Contact Us and let us know.

Professional Development and Leadership

Coursera has partnered with top universities and organizations to provide access to some of the best education in online learning. These non-credit courses are available at a fraction of the classroom rate and include topics such as Business, Personal Development, Language  and more. Classes have designated start dates and generally run 4-8 weeks. Learn more at Coursera: Online Courses app available for iOS and Android.

EdX offers access to free online courses from top universities and specialty organizations. Subjects include Business & Management, Communication, Design, Language and many more. Deepen your understanding or enhance professional competency through their certificate programs, or accelerate your Master’s degree with credit-eligible courses within their MicroMasters program. Learn more at  EdX Online Courses app available for iOS and Android.

CEB is a best practice insight and technology company dedicated to helping leaders and businesses drive corporate performance. WV staff have free access to the Manager & Employee Development Toolbox and the Corporate Leadership Council, where you’ll find tools and resources, proven practices and innovative solutions based on decades of analysis. Create your free account at CEB On The Go app available for iOS and Android.

 Staff Care:  Traveling to Difficult Places is a free online training resource designed to help prepare aid workers and volunteers for the demands they face in the field.  Gain instant access to a robust library of free e-learning courses, or utilize their social collaboration site to connect with colleagues and mentors around the world.  Register online at DisasterReady.orgPLEASE NOTE: This site is intended for general preparedness only and is not a substitute for WVUS security training. 

The Headington Institute partners with humanitarian and emergency response organizations by promoting staff well-being and providing aid workers with the skills needed to maintain their well-being and thrive in their work. A leader in their field, Headington specializes in areas such as Stress & Burnout, Trauma, Resilience and Women & Gender. Access their free online training center and other helpful resources at

WVCentral is the repository for WV Partnership resources designed for all World Vision staff. If your job requires international travel, please visit the Travel Resources page for help with planning and logistics, and the Security Training page for requirements and mandatory training. Resources to support the transition of returning from difficult assignments may also be found on the Travel Portal and Travel Safety pages on The VINE.

Relief & Development / Humanitarian Sector

As a member of InsideNGO, WV staff are eligible to receive discounts on hundreds of classes and workshops. Topics include functional areas of Finance, Grants & Contracts (USAID), Human Resources, Operations, Project Management and Business Development. Explore a variety of learning options, news, blogs and learning events. Create your free account at InsideNGO app available for iOS and Android.

+Acumen provides global leaders with the skills and moral imagination needed to be more effective at changing the way they tackle poverty. Resources include a range of online courses on a variety of topics, both scheduled and on-demand, available at little to no cost. Scheduled courses have designated start dates and run anywhere from six hours to two months. Browse their library of free and low-cost courses, or visit to learn more.

ALNAP is a system-wide network dedicated to improving humanitarian performance through increased learning and accountability. As a member organization, WV staff have access to a wide variety of resources, articles and publications, as well as conferences, training and presentations. You’ll find resources on a variety of topics, all designed to support the development of the humanitarian sector. Visit to learn more.