United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) Courses



Since its inception in 2002, the UN System Staff College has continuously adapted to respond to the learning, training and knowledge management needs of UN staff and relevant partners. Established as an inter-agency learning institution, we have become strategic partners to a wide planet-spanning network of stakeholders.

Each year we offer over 220 programmes to over 44,000 professionals. Either online, face-to-face, or a combination of both, our learning solutions deliver high-quality learning experiences that support professionals along their learning journeys. 

Depending on the programme you choose, you may be based at our campuses in Turin or Bonn. Both campuses contain easy blends of old and new. Both offer state-of-the-art teaching spaces located within buildings and surroundings of historic significance.

In addition, we offer an expansive array of self-directed digital offerings on Blue Line – an online learning hub for UN personnel – and on UNKampus.

Why Choose UNSSC?

The UNSSC is an open, dynamic and engaged community committed to innovative learning and training programmes focused on public policy.  We create high-quality learning experiences for professionals, positioning them to be outstanding leaders and effective problem solvers.

We offer learning initiatives to meet your learning needs

UNSSC offers you professional development that meets your needs. Through a combination of learning solutions, we help our clients both within the UN and beyond meet the demands of an ever-changing world. We take an individual approach to learning and development, fostering an environment that values different perspectives and challenges conventional thinking.

We offer customized learning solutions for your organization

UNSSC gives you the tools, knowledge and confidence you need to drive meaningful change. Our solution scoping and delivery methodology has been built over many years and is based on the success we have had with various partners. Work with us to discover the training solution that best fits your organization’s development goals.

What We Do

Today’s complex interdependent planet requires a skilled workforce that can leverage cutting-edge knowledge to make the world a better place. The United Nations System Staff College delivers a robust mix of high-quality knowledge management, training and continuous learning for the staff of the United Nations system and partners. 
We are the go-to learning institution for the many organizations and professionals working to deliver human rights, peace and security, and development. As a leading learning institution within the UN system, the Staff College has transformed thousands of careers through innovative, relevant, and pioneering learning strategies.

Courses Categories

  • Management 
  • Leadership
  • Sustainable Development and the SDGs 
  • Career Advancement
  • Sustaining Peace 
  • Change and Innovation 
  • Data and Evaluation 
  • Stakeholder engagement and partnerships 
  • Climate change 
  • Human rights and governance 
  • Operational excellence 
  • Youth, peace and security 
  • UN country programming 
  • Safety and security 
  • Women, peace and security


  • Blue Line 
  • Diversity, equity, & inclusion 
  • 2030 Agenda 
  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • Psychological safety 
  • Resilience
  • Self-awareness 
  • Inclusion and empowerment 
  • Partnerships 
  • Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Case studies 
  • Coaching 
  • Gender equality 
  • Human Rights 
  • Mental health 
  • Systems Thinking 
  • Agility 
  • Country support 
  • Work-life balance 
  • Analytical Approaches 
  • Decision-making 
  • Mindset 
  • Theory of change 
  • UN Reform 
  • Adaptive Leadership 
  • Enabling environments 
  • Influencing 
  • Innovation 
  • Leaving no one behind 
  • Youth 
  • Change agents 
  • Collaborative Leadership 
  • Collaborative Learning
  • UN country teams
  • Change management
  • Climate change 
  • Gender equality & women’s empowerment
  • Planning and organizing 
  • SDG integration 
  • Training of trainers 
  • UN system leadership framework 
  • Creativity and Innovation 
  • Fit for purpose 
  • Managing team conflict 
  • Political and Strategic acumen 
  • Project Management 
  • Agile leadership 
  • Cultural intelligence 
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Evaluation management 
  • New Way of Working 
  • Resident Coordinators 
  • Resident Coordinators Office
  • Strategic planning 
  • Team development
  • Verbal communication 
  • Women leadership 
  • 360-degree assessment
  • Administrative support 
  • Assessments 
  • Data and measurement 
  • Data visualization and storytelling 
  • Digital transformation
  • Emerging leaders 
  • Governance 
  • Human rights and governance 
  • Learning management 
  • Negotiations
  • Participatory virtual training 
  • Private sector engagement 
  • Transformative leadership 
  • UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 
  • Circular economy 
  • Diplomatic protocol 
  • Ethical Leadership 
  • Health 
  • Instructional design 
  • Integration 
  • Mid-level manager 
  • People management 
  • Policy coherence for sustainable development 
  • Results-based management 
  • Agile teams 
  • Climate transparency 
  • Cultural assessment 
  • Humanitarian coordination 
  • Knowledge management 
  • Performance management 
  • Supervisory
  • UN country programming 
  • Writing skills 


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  • French
  • Arabic 
  • Spanish 
  • Portuguese 

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