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Personal Growth

Compiled by: Alex Smiley

“I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and to achieve worthy rewards.” 
Jim Rohn

Library Resources

At the Library

Books on "Conduct of Life"

Books on "Happiness"

Books on "Self-help"


Learning Express Library - Online practice, tests, skills-building for math, reading, and writing, computer skills tutorials, and career development tools.

Web Sites

100+ Self-Education Resources for Lifelong Learners - MOOCs (massive open online courses), lectures, streaming documentaries, digital skills training, digital skills portfolio, open educational resources, DIY education communities, etc.

Central Oregon Community College’s Continuing Education - Provides skill-specific programs and services through the District. Choose from a wide range of personal enrichment courses, professional development, youth programs, and small business development.

Excel Easy - offers a tutorial on how to use Excel. Want to learn much more about Excel? You can find related examples and features (300 Examples) on the right side of each chapter. 

Free Management Library -  practical resources for personal, professional, business, and organizational development.  Evaluation tools are available to identify areas you need to work on.

Goodwill Community Foundation - Tutorials on a variety of subjects: technology, reading, math, Microsoft Office, Facebook, typing, work and career, and everyday life.

How to Create a Personal Growth and Professional Development Plan - from Southern New Hampshire University, (2020, March 4) Retrieved January 27, 2021.

Inside Personal Growth podcast - provides listeners with interviews featuring leading authors in the field of personal development. Their mission is to tune listeners into an audio experience that will entertain and educate, to help improve every facet of their lives. 

Khan Academy - Learn about a wide variety of topics: math, science, economics, art and humanities, computing, test prep, and partner content from several museums including the Exploratorium and the Museum of Modern Art.

Open Culture - Includes videos, audiobooks, online courses, MOOCs (massive open online courses), movies, language lessons, eBooks, free textbooks, art and images, music, great recordings, and writing tips.

Open University - Open University is a British Charity dedicated to teaching a wide variety of subjects for free. Learn about any of these subjects: Health, Sports & Psychology; Education; History & The Arts; Money & Management; Science, Math & Technology; People, and Politics & Law.

Pick the Brain - Self Improvement - a website dedicated to self-improvement with a focus on personal productivity, motivation, and self-education.

TED - Ideas Worth Spreading - TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. They believe in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and the world. 

Last Updated: October 2021

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