Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (Coursera)

Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects (Coursera)

This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information. We’ll also cover illusions of learning, memory techniques, dealing with procrastination, and best practices shown by research to be most effective in helping you master tough subjects.

Introduction to Graphic Illustration (Kadenze)

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In today’s diverse consumer market, illustration exists through many forms of expression breaking with traditional roles of the illustrator. Through a series of projects, students will explore the translation, production and distribution of their visual ideas.

Gamification (Coursera)

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Gamification is the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game problems, such as business and social impact challenges. This course will teach you the mechanisms of gamification, why it has such tremendous potential, and how to use it effectively.

Business Analytics for Strategic Decisions (Emeritus)

In order to build and implement effective business strategies, you must first identify the analytics-related barriers in your organisation and industry. For organisational goals to be met, analytical maturity must be improved through the continual assessment of data.

Human Capital Strategy (Independent)

Human Capital Strategy (Independent)

Developing strategies to attract, retain, and develop employees can give an organization a significant competitive advantage. This course will lead you through the basics of developing a human capital strategy.

You will learn how to intentionally design your organization’s values and culture, recruit and hire the right people, adapt your organizational structure as you scale, and build effective teams. You will also learn how to structure compensation, manage employee performance, and offer relevant professional development. This course is ideal for leaders thinking about how to build and grow their teams.

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity (FutureLearn)

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity (FutureLearn)

A successful business starts with a clear vision and a thorough understanding of the opportunities available to turn that vision into a reality. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will help you consider your vision and explore the opportunities available. It will give you the time to plan and help you to start documenting your thoughts in a structured business plan while allowing you to share your ideas with others.

This course is the first in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

England in the Time of King Richard III (FutureLearn)

England in the Time of King Richard III (FutureLearn)

Travel back to the 15th century and explore life during the time of Richard III

The discovery of the skeleton of Richard III in a Leicester car park – and the recent revelations of an infidelity within his family’s bloodline – have made headline news around the world.

WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film (FutureLearn)

WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film (FutureLearn)

The centenary of the First World War is a time for reflection and exploration. In this short course you will discover just some of the ways that heroism is portrayed through art and film.

You will explore recruitment posters and the messages they portrayed for both those going to war and those staying at home, as well as researching WW1 art and reflecting upon a painting you have chosen. You will then move on to explore contemporary German film, consolidating your learning by reviewing a recent book, film, or TV programme about the First World War.

Visionary leadership, identity & motivation: Become a meaning maker (Coursera)

Visionary leadership, identity & motivation: Become a meaning maker (Coursera)

When faced with a complex and ambiguous work environment, how do you, as a potential leader, envision the future? How can you deliver on your vision in a way that conveys meaning and drives positive change within your organisation? In this course you will explore how leaders can create a compelling vision and communicate it, and how they create meaning and make work more meaningful.

You will look at the role the brain and the body play in processing meaning, and how this can inspire your employees to follow you and your vision. This course will also teach you how to develop meaningful brand identity and the role it can play in clarifying and reinforcing your leadership vision within your organisation, for your partners and for your customers. You will discover that meaning crosses into almost every aspect of management. Finally, you will better understand how social and cultural factors can influence what you can achieve and your limitations when seeking to create meaning.

Agile Leadership Principles and Practices (edX)

Agile Leadership Principles and Practices (edX)

Version 2 of this course series delivers beyond the original agile certification. It includes updated content, better audit and verified learner experiences, and bonus videos on key topics.

The follow-on to this course series on “Advanced Scrum” is expected by the end of Summer 2020.

Agile can often challenge project managers in the realm of leadership. Old styles of command-control are now a thing of the past, except for the most conservative organizations. While good leaders employ a variety of leadership skills and leadership styles to motivate team members, even this is not enough. Simply setting a common goal and maintaining positive attitudes while raising your emotional intelligence will make you a better leader; but will it truly unlock your team’s potential? ****

Instead of leadership traits, Agile leadership emphasizes facilitation and communication skills. This is teachable and much more powerful. This unique and effective leadership style challenges traditional beliefs in what leadership means.