#LearnActImpact with courses in social justice, climate change, and more

By Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Each of us has the ability to create positive change in the world. Even seemingly small gestures can make a big difference. Nevertheless, as new challenges continue to emerge across the globe, we can sometimes feel helpless—unsure of how to make an impact, fix a problem, or […]

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8 Coping Mechanisms to Deal With Exam Stress

Picture this. Exam schedules are out. You click on that dreaded button and… BAM!!! 5 exams in 4 days! Your heart starts beating fast. You’re feeling nauseous. You panic. The exam anxiety starts pouring in and you start to wonder how to deal with the stress. That exam stress happens to all of us. According to […]

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Achieving More through Smart Energy Management

A common trait among top performers in any field is that they do well because they proactively plan out how to spend their energy. They know their goals and what they need to do to achieve them. In this audio-only course adapted from the How to Be Awesome at Your Job podcast, Pete Mockaitis talks to Molly Fletcher—a CEO, entrepreneur, and one of the first female sports agents—about how to masterfully manage your energy to accomplish your best work. Molly explains techniques for managing your energy with clarity and intention in order to perform at the highest level. She covers topics like the key to better energy management, smart ways to beat burnout, and why self-care shouldn’t make you feel guilty. By managing your energy better, you’ll be able to perform better, solve problems better, and serve your customers better.

This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.

(Author: Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job)

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Career Strategies for Women Re-Entering the Workforce after 2020

2020 sidelined many professional women: those who have put their careers on pause to care for family as well as those laid off by struggling businesses. As the economy recovers and reliable school and childcare becomes more available, many women are looking to re-enter the workforce. Proceeding with a clear strategy will help you re-start your career the right way—without compromising on compensation, opportunity, or flexibility. In this short course, Emilie Aries explains how to relaunch your career after a disruption. Discover ways to clarify what you want and need out of this new chapter in your career, identify the skills you may need to strengthen and showcase, and craft the story that best positions you to pick up where you left off—or beyond. Then explore different types of work to determine which is the best fit: from remote and gig work to job sharing. Finally, get tips on growing and leveraging your network, optimizing your resume, and creating a job search plan that works for you.

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Connecting Engagement and Inclusion to a Culture of Performance

In this audio-only course, host Zach Nunn discusses engagement and inclusion with Pamela Fuller of Franklin Covey. Pamela states that the best way to promote inclusivity is to reframe diversity around performance, not moral obligation. She and Zack explore ways that corporations can make sure all groups of people are welcomed and represented. Pamela describes the best ways to cultivate a corporate culture of retention and make employees feel valued, welcomed, and supported. Pamela concludes by describing the critical role that having honest conversations about bias plays in bringing unconscious bias to the surface, where it can be addressed.

Zach Nunn is part of Living Corporate, a multimedia diversity, equity, and inclusion platform that centers and amplifies black and brown professionals in the workplace.

Note: This course was created by Living Corporate. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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Project Management Foundations: Quality

While quality may be a subjective measure when it comes to products like cars, clothes, or food, you can still loosely think of quality as a measure of expectations versus reality. When it comes to the realm of project management, defining quality is a little more cut and dry: To what degree did the project meet its requirements? In this course, Daniel Stanton provides project managers with an introduction to key quality management concepts. As Daniel points out, quality could be the main factor in making a sale and earning repeat business, and understanding the basics of quality management can help you deliver better results. He covers topics like metrics, Six Sigma techniques, quality function deployment, and Pareto analysis, and explains the difference between qualitative and quantitative quality metrics. After this course, you’ll have a better idea of the role quality management plays within project management.

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Enhance Productivity in a Hybrid Work Environment

Moving your workday from an office building to the quietest corner of your own home was likely jarring at first—but now, you’ve found your groove. Maybe you’ve even grown to like remote work. But with many organizations prepping for a hybrid work environment in which employees split their time between remote and in-person working, you’ll likely need to adjust your mindset yet again. In this course, productivity author and Emmy-winning producer Paula Rizzo shows you how. Learn how to revamp your productivity style to help you stay on task when switching between locations. Discover how to rethink your physical spaces so that they are mirrored at home and at work, as well as how to prepare both your regular and home office for productivity whenever you’re working there. Plus, learn how to stay one step ahead of productivity challenges, including how to deal with new disruptions at home and in the office.

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Creating a Great Place to Work for All

In this audio-only course, host Zach Nunn speaks with Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, about how he transformed the company into a Fortune 100 best place to work. Michael shares what he believes executives should consider when it comes to building better trust within organizations. He recounts his first one hundred days as CEO and how he used analytics to help make the workplace more inclusive. Michael talks about becoming a CEO as a black man and where he sees Great Place to Work expanding to capture more marginalized voices and experiences.

Zach Nunn is part of Living Corporate, a multimedia diversity, equity, and inclusion platform that centers and amplifies black and brown professionals in the workplace through narrative storytelling.

Note: This course was created by Living Corporate. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

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The Unbounded University: Education at All Ages

The World Economic Forum predicts that 42% of the core skills within existing jobs on average are expected to change by 2022. Lifelong learning and continuous retraining, delivered through online learning, can help meet these evolving skill demands. Online platforms can be a powerful tool for universities to engage with learners–from alumni and faculty to […]

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