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LinkedIn learning offers over 16,00 skills-development courses, and you can access them all for free as part of your Man Met studentship (usual cost £29.99/month!) And thanks to our exclusive partnership, you'll automatically earn Rise points for completing them. Here's how to get started:

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  4. Enter your username in the following format: MMUID@stu.mmu.ac.uk, eg. 12345678@stu.mmu.ac.uk
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Note: Rise points will be automatically awarded at 7am each morning, based courses that you have fully completed in the previous 24 hours

What are digital capabilities?

Digital capabilities are the skills needed to live, learn and work in a digital society.

Being ‘digitally capable’ isn’t the same for everyone and will vary according to your choice of subject and future career. The Digital Capabilities Framework can help you to understand what being ‘digitally capable’ means to you. It is made up of six elements:

Assess and Improve your Skills

The Discovery Tool allows you to complete a self-assessment of your digital capabilities by asking you questions about each of the areas. At the end of the self-assessment you will be given a personalised report explaining your areas of strength, possible opportunities for improvement and potential next steps.

Task 1: Take a digital capabilities self-assessment using the Discovery Tool.

This video will take you through how to use the Discovery Tool to take a self assessment of your digital skills and capabilities. It explains how to access the tool, how to log in, how to take a self-assessment, where you can find activities to help develop your skills and how you can track your progress over time.

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To login go to jisc.potential.ly

  • Start typing the name of your organisation in the search box
  • Click on the name of your organisation when it appears
  • Select Continue
  • Sign in with your Manchester Met credentials

The first time you open the Discovery Tool you will be prompted to enter the following information:

  • Course Level
  • Subject Area

Task 2: Develop your digital capabilities

Completing the self-assessment exercise should have helped you identify the areas where you might want to develop your digital capabilities. Choose an area from the list below to see a curated list of LinkedIn Learning courses. You can take the self-evaluation multiple times and the tool will overlay your results so you can see any improvements.

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Digital Proficiency and Productivity
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Computers, at their most basic level, store information in bits—a series of on and off states represented by ones and zeroes. Using this binary language, the information in images, audio, video, text, and other files can be saved and shared. This principle is the basis of all computing, including programming. Here Doug Winnie explains the basics of binary: how digital information is represented, encoded, stored, and communicated between computers. This course is the first in our Computer Science Principles series, designed around the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum. It is a great foundation for anyone, at any age, to prepare for careers in technology and computer science. Lessons in this segment cover the building blocks of computing: binary logic, number systems, text and image encoding, compression, and simple communication protocols. Understanding these basics will help you understand the interplay between hardware, software, data, networks, and the people that use them.
Join author and business coach Dave Crenshaw as he shows you the key to enhancing your productivity—focusing on your most valuable activities and minimizing the distractions that waste your time. This course shows you how to determine where you make the most valuable contributions to your company while minimizing and offloading distractions. Create a plan to mind your time and effort and help coworkers and employees discover their most valuable activities, which can result in an office-wide productivity boost. This course is one of a series of five Dave Crenshaw courses based on his Invaluable teaching methodology for professional development.
Time management tools and programs can only go so far. If you want to boost your productivity in a lasting way, you need to change the way you look at your time and your tasks. In this installment of the Productivity Tips series, productive leadership author and speaker Dave Crenshaw explains how to boost your productivity by shifting your perspective. Dave shares bite-sized, actionable tips for finding room in your schedule to improve your productivity, developing flexibility, and avoiding lower-value activities. Plus, get strategies for shaking off negative experiences, adding meaning to your workday, and more. Note: This course was featured in Market Watch, Inc., Fortune, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.
Getting Things Done (4 Rise Points)
Join world-renowned productivity and time management expert David Allen as he walks you through his five-step process for Getting Things Done®. He shows you how to stay on top of your work and avoid feeling buried by it, while carving out space in your life to do more meaningful things. Learn how to capture, clarify, organize, reflect, and engage with tasks that are demanding your attention, and come away with a clear head and a clear focus. Getting Things Done® is a registered trademark of the David Allen Company.
Get more done, reduce stress, and find more time for what really matters, with organization expert Suzanna Kaye's top ten favorite apps for improved productivity. See how to get voicemails transcribed, manage multiple calendars, track expenses, sign PDFs electronically, and more. The course shows the apps in action, provides tips for leveraging their best features, offers cool alternative uses, and mentions other related apps.
Make email more of a help than a hindrance. In this installment of the Productivity Tips series, productive leadership author and speaker Dave Crenshaw shares actionable, bite-sized tips for wrangling your inbox, crafting effective responses and replies, and creating clear expectations with email communication. Dave explains how to best deal with email overload, reduce distracting spam emails, and make use of your email archive. He also discusses how to write more impactful emails, craft concise responses that get the job done, and deal with situations when the person you contacted doesn't respond to your email.
Make time for what’s important by streamlining what’s not. Learn how to design your day and be more productive, in this course adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job. Host Pete Mockaitis interviews designer and author Jake Knapp. Jake spent 10 years designing products at Google. He knows what it’s like to work in a fast-paced environment. But, he says, to get things done, you need to concentrate on what’s meaningful to you. Jake explains how to redefine how successful your day was in terms of whether you did the one thing you really wanted to do. He also reveals two things that keep you feeling busy and distracted, and the energy hacks and productivity tools you can use to laser your focus and maximize the energy you have to be creative and get your best work accomplished. 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.
Technology can be both a boon to productivity and a major time sink. In this installment of the Productivity Tips series, productive leadership author and speaker Dave Crenshaw helps you get comfortable with technology and explains how to leverage particular tools and features to make the most of your workday. Discover how to use social media more sensibly, clear your mind by incorporating note-taking apps into your workflow, and reduce digital interruptions. Dave also shares tips for avoiding multitasking while on the road, remaining engaged during video meetings, and determining when to invest in updated tech.
You can manage your time more effectively by learning how to leverage the features of your calendar. In this course, best-selling author and time management expert Dave Crenshaw walks you through how to make your calendar work for you. Using both Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar as examples, Dave covers universal and essential calendar optimization skills that work for any calendaring tool.He demonstrates how to use quick task features to serve as your actionable to-do list. He shows how to schedule extended projects to ensure nothing else gets in the way of the work getting done. He shares best practices for booking appointments and blocking out downtime. Dave also provides tips for creating strong time management patterns you can follow to coordinate multiple schedules and keep your days running smoothly.
The pace of life is constantly increasing, yet rather than improving our productivity, this increased speed often creates stress and causes us to make mistakes. Author Dave Crenshaw explores a handful of tactics designed to help you regain control of the pace of your work and life, allowing you to slow down and get more done. Dave offers the idea that operating at a more reasonable rate can make us more productive, relaxed, and creative.
Boosting your productivity doesn't need to mean squeezing more hours into your work week. In fact, true productivity usually happens when you learn how to expend minimal energy for maximum results. In this audiobook summary, get bite-sized tips that can help you prioritize tasks, fight procrastination, keep your perfectionism at bay, and generally approach your tasks with greater efficiency. Each lesson is drawn from Extreme Productivity, Robert C. Pozen's 2012 book on how to get better results in less time. Note: This audiobook summary was produced by Blinkist. We are pleased to host this content in our library.
Improve your well-being by discovering how to manage your time and energy. Learn how to become your most productive self. Thought leader Sherry Turkle shares how to set boundaries with your devices and technology, to live a life with less stress, more empathy, and better health.
Cutting-edge technology has brought shrinking deadlines and heightened expectations of what can be done in any given amount of time. To meet these demands, editors must learn how to work smarter, not harder. This course is designed to help beginner to intermediate editors introduce productivity best practices into their editing workflow. Hollywood video editor Zack Arnold discusses techniques and tools for organizing and prioritizing files, projects, emails, and more. Zack also shares his approach to focusing on critical tasks and not wasting time on unimportant tasks or busy work.
A chaotic, busy office can dramatically hinder your ability to focus on the tasks in front of you. In this installment of the Productivity Tips series, productive leadership author and speaker Dave Crenshaw explains how to boost your productivity by cultivating a personal workspace that makes it easier to stay motivated and on task. Dave explains how to minimize constant interruptions by implementing a closed-door, open-calendar policy. He shares tips for establishing a system to keep track of requests and tasks. Plus, he discusses how to ensure that you read materials in a timely manner, make your open workspace productive, and remain organized at home as well as at the office.
Becoming Indistractable (4 Rise Points)
The world is filled with distractions. When our devices buzz and notifications start rolling in, it is harder to focus on what's really important. And yet staying focused is exactly what it takes to get things done and get ahead. In this course, Arianna Huffington and Nir Eyal, the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, explains how to become indistractable—one of the most important skills of the 21st century. Nir explains why technology isn't the only habit you may need to tame and how workplace culture, social norms, and individual behaviors affect attention span. Learn why understanding your triggers can help you react better, and get practical tips for handling common distractions, such as email, and reducing unnecessary interruptions.
Learn how to apply the principles covered in Dave Crenshaw's popular Time Management Fundamentals course with the Microsoft Office tools you're already using. In this course, time management expert Dave Crenshaw shows how to manage your time and boost productivity with Microsoft Office. He begins by showing how to prep your Office tools for maximum productivity, stepping through how to adjust user settings in Outlook, OneNote, and OneDrive. Next, he walks through the app-specific steps for implementing his popular approach to time management: processing email more efficiently in Outlook; leveraging the capabilities of OneNote to boost personal productivity; and creating a time budget in the Outlook calendar that's suited to your personal work style and goals.
For many modern professionals, remaining electronically connected at nearly all times is the norm. And dealing with these constant distractions—from email, social media, apps, and so on—can wreak havoc on our ability to focus. In Cal Newport's 2016 book, Deep Work, he shares strategies for regaining your ability to focus on a task without distraction. This audiobook summary distills some of the most poignant lessons from Deep Work into quick, easily digestible tips. Tune in to learn how to enhance your productivity—and get more out of your spare time—though focused, deep work. Note: This audiobook summary was produced by Blinkist. We are pleased to host this content in our library.
View Bonnie's LinkedIn Newsletter Microsoft Project has an almost overwhelming number of features. How do you understand everything it can do? This tips-based course shows you how to get the most out of Microsoft Project, sharing time-saving tricks, powerful shortcuts, and reviews of cool hidden features. Bonnie Biafore shares techniques to increase your expertise, boost your productivity, and coax Project to do exactly what you want. Learn to create hammock tasks, prevent duplicate resources, create new views, summarize resource utilization, and more. Check back every Tuesday for a new tip. To suggest a tip for Bonnie to cover in the future, submit course feedback. Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.
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Information and Data Literacy
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Information Literacy (8 Rise Points)
Information literacy is the ability to discover and use various types of information. It's an essential skill for navigating the information age. Watch this course to learn about strategies for finding information—from a library, archive, database, or the Internet—and the ethics of using it. Librarian Elsa Loftis discusses different types of resources and explains how to evaluate their usefulness and trustworthiness. She also shows how to avoid plagiarism and copyright infringement, and accurately cite sources. Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
It’s one thing to work with data. It’s another to provide quality data sets and accurate visualizations for decisions to be made. If you are considering a course emphasis or a career in data analytics, this course can help you get off to a good start. Robin Hunt, CEO and co-founder of ThinkData Solutions, shares practical skills to help you get the most from your data and jumpstart your career in data. Robin discusses business rules, filtering out the noise in the data we all deal with, and how to deliver what decision-makers want. She covers how to create data sets with queries, joins, and appends, then goes into building aggregate data with total queries. Robin goes over pivots, how to use pivots to build basic dashboards and visualizations, and how to use Power Query for data transformations. She concludes with best practices for meetings and taking your work to the next level for your organization.
View Bill's LinkedIn Newsletter When selecting charts to showcase data, many people simply pick from the few choices available in Excel or other such software. This can be highly limiting, and can result in the selection of charts that fail to effectively convey whatever you're trying to communicate. This course can help you think more strategically about your data, and provide you with the tools you need to pick the best visual display for the type of data you're working with—and your ultimate communication goals. Main topics include getting to the key idea you're trying to communicate; finding the right standard chart for your data type; and brainstorming and experimenting to come up with alternatives to the standards.
The career opportunities in data science, big data, and data analytics are growing dramatically. If you're interested in changing career paths, determining the right course of study, or deciding if certification is worth your time, this course is for you. Jungwoo Ryoo is a professor of information science and technology at Penn State. Here he reviews the history of data science and its subfields, explores the marketplaces for these fields, and reveals the five main skills areas: data mining, machine learning, natural language processing (NLP), statistics, and visualization. This leads to a discussion of the five biggest career opportunities, the six leading industry-recognized certifications available, and the most exciting emerging technologies. Along the way, Jungwoo discusses the importance of ethics and professional development, and provides pointers to online resources for learning more.
What can data analytics do for your business? Take a lesson from companies like Xerox and UPS, with qualitative and quantitative examples along the way. Data analytics can help cut costs, speed up delivery, generate forecasts, and improve outcomes for your business over time. In this introductory course, economist and author John Johnson shows you how to use analytics to make data-driven decisions and gain competitive advantage. Explore examples of real-life analytics in action, distinguishing between predictive and prescriptive approaches, and learning how to formulate and pose your own questions. Find out how to collect, clean, and aggregate data from different sources across your organization, and identify when data is flawed. John gives you pointers on planning and deploying an analytics strategy that fits the specific needs of your business, covering a variety of simple techniques: averages, sampling, cherry picking, forecasting, correlation, causality, and more.
Yesterday big data was all the rage; today we have intelligent machines and processes to leverage that data wisely. Learn how modern data intelligence helps designers provide a more personal and human design experience. Randall Elliott, associate director of design technology at frog, shows how to use data in creative problem-solving: to generate ideas, create better designs, and connect with users in meaningful ways. He tackles data generated by computers as well as that gathered through interviews and other hands-on means. He shows how to collect, analyze, and visualize the information to help solve your customer's challenges, leveraging intelligent tools and agile processes such as rapid prototyping.
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Media Literacy
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Digital Media Foundations (12 Rise Points)
This course is for anybody curious about the mechanics behind the media seen on devices. If you're a self-trained designer, photographer, CG artist, audio mixer, video editor, or motion graphics artist, you have a good grounding in the tools you use, and you know the results you want, but you might not know how the technology you're using really works. It's a transformational moment when you gain a deeper understanding of the way digital images, graphics, video, and audio work. Every day you're adjusting pixels and sound waves that have been captured, created, or rendered digitally. Grasping what is really happening when you work with digital media allows you to improve your skills faster, communicate effectively, and collaborate more easily. Get ready to remove the mystery behind terms you've encountered. If you work in a creative profession, this can enhance your command of the tools you use. Learn what a pixel really is, what color channels are, and what audio frequency is. Discover how color channels, bit depth, and video frame rates work. Find out the difference between codecs and file formats, and how compression is involved. By the end of this course, you'll know how to answer common client questions—like, whether a logo should be supplied in vector or bitmap form, and more. Note: Motion graphics in this course were provided by Chelsea Parrish: chelseaparrish.com.
View Martin's LinkedIn Newsletter Social media can provide your company with a wealth of information about what your customers—and competitors—really think about your organization. In this course, learn how to incorporate social media monitoring into your organization's marketing strategy. Join digital and social media strategist Martin Waxman as he compares key social listening and monitoring apps and describes what each can do for your business, as well as how to make platforms like Hootsuite your social listening command center. He demonstrates how to use social media monitoring for customer service, to find influencers, and to discover insights that could lead to new products and opportunities. And he shows you how to identify issues and crisis situations where your company's reputation may be at stake.
Online communities are the quickest way to find new customers and reach like-minded people. With platforms such as WordPress, Facebook, or Twitter, it's easier than ever to create an online community of your own. But it's important to know how to engage visitors in the right way. Your online audience can be your best advocates—and help you attract more fans and followers. In this course, Megan Adams explores how to turn an online audience into a true community. She walks you through strategies for the most popular social media tools, like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, as well as how to identify and work with influencers to gain followers and grow your community. Plus, get tips on creating and sharing content that keeps your audience engaged.
Dig into the roots of animation in this course for animators, motion graphics artists, and visual effects designers of all levels. Author George Maestri reviews the basic concepts of animation and what makes things move—and the features you'll find in almost every animation package, including X, Y, and Z planes, keyframes, animation paths, hierarchies, pivots, and rotation. Plus, learn time-tested techniques that bring your animations to life, such as easing, squash and stretch, exaggeration, staging, and the importance of timing.
As your digital photo collection grows, it becomes more important to organize and back up your work. Add in a long-term archiving strategy and you can ensure your photos will be accessible to future generations. In this course, photographer Derrick Story teaches the concepts and techniques behind efficient photo management and archival. First he compares photo storage philosophies and techniques. He then shows how to create an ultralight backup system for travel, using memory cards, mobile devices, and cloud-based services like Dropbox and iCloud. Next, learn how to organize and back up photos stored on a laptop or desktop using popular apps such as Adobe Lightroom and Photos for macOS. Finally, review archiving strategies for storing photos for decades and tips for preserving printed snapshots.
While it isn't essential for most business professionals to master the art of photography, having a basic understanding of digital imaging concepts can help professionals use Microsoft Office tools and other business software more effectively. In this course, review essential photographic concepts, and discover how to make image adjustments using Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. Instructor Rich Harrington covers basic concepts—including resolution and color space—goes over essential file types, and shows how to use Adobe tools to convert different graphics so that they are more useful in Microsoft Office tools. He also demonstrates how to adjust the exposure, color, and size of an image, and discusses intellectual property rights that you should know about if you use digital images for business-related work.
View Martin's LinkedIn Newsletter Social media can provide your company with a wealth of information about what your customers—and competitors—really think about your organization. In this course, learn how to incorporate social media monitoring into your organization's marketing strategy. Join digital and social media strategist Martin Waxman as he compares key social listening and monitoring apps and describes what each can do for your business, as well as how to make platforms like Hootsuite your social listening command center. He demonstrates how to use social media monitoring for customer service, to find influencers, and to discover insights that could lead to new products and opportunities. And he shows you how to identify issues and crisis situations where your company's reputation may be at stake.
Why restrict yourself to inline images and static text, especially in our multidevice, multiplatform era? Responsive media allows you to share more content with more people. Learn what you need to know to build image- and typography-rich pages (with HTML5 video!) that display correctly on a wide variety of devices. Christopher Schmitt will also show you how to convert fixed-width layouts into fluid grid layouts that adapt to different screen sizes, use media queries to deliver custom design experiences, and prepare and retrieve PNG, JPEG, and SVG images so that they look their best.
Entrepreneur and social media expert Guy Kawasaki—who has 1.4 million Twitter followers and more than a quarter million likes on Facebook—shares his experience and knowledge about how to be successful on social media for personal and professional branding. He offers profile optimization tips, discusses great techniques for crafting and distributing shareable content, explores how to best engage with fans and followers, provides tips specific to each major social media platform, and explains how to best integrate social media with a blog.
Phone, email, or text? Learn what communication method to use when. Suzanna Kaye starts with email, explaining everything from setting up signatures to striking the right tone. She also explains how to best use autoresponders, acknowledge receipt of an email, and follow up on unanswered email. The lessons help viewers evaluate their own email communications, ensuring that the recipients won't misinterpret them in any way. Next up is text etiquette, including what and what not to say in a text message. Suzanna then looks at common business communications like letters, requests for payment, and thank-yous, and how to make action items communicate the right level of urgency. Finally, the course covers phone etiquette, including proper greetings, voicemails, out-of-office messages, and essential phone behavior.
Learning Motion Graphics (4 Rise Points)
Learn what it takes to start telling stories and communicating with motion graphics. Rob Garrott, a content manager at Linkedin Learning, helps new mograph artists understand the workflows they'll need to get started. He explores the software, tools, and techniques you'll need to start designing in 2D and 3D, which will help you understand how the pros create the effects in your favorite movies, TV shows, and commercials.
Sometimes you need to experiment to grow as an artist. What better place to try out new design ideas than the Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory? Every Wednesday, Von Glitschka introduces a new method, tool, or resource to stretch your creative muscle and explore a new artistic style. Each lesson pulls back the curtain on Von's design process—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to give beginners the self-confidence they need to start drawing and provide experts an inside look at a fellow professional's workflow. Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.
This episode of After Effects Guru combines the powers of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator to help you make polished logo animations for your clients. Learn how to use the Keyframe Assistant to build animations with multiple repeating elements, and animate with color, starting with grayscale values you'll use to generate different hues. Ian Robinson also provides some project-saving advice for what happens when you don't have access to the full-res version of a logo. Last, you'll learn about the best formats for outputting animated logo bugs and animations that contain transparency. This course was created and produced by RHED Pixel. We're honored to host this content in our library.
Designing Websites for Performance explores quick patterns, tips, and tricks for working web designers. In this installment, Brian Wood shows you how to optimize and minimize the size of your web graphics for a smooth, seamless browsing experience. Learn how fonts affect page performance, how to use vector artwork for scalability and smaller file sizes, and the best file formats and compression methods for web graphics.
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Digital Creation
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Want to develop character concepts for the film and game industries? In this course, concept artist Rayce Bird shows how to bring creatures from the depths of your imagination to life with ZBrush and Photoshop. He'll cover sketching out ideas in Photoshop, generating the basic form with Dynamesh, and adding details to the sculpture with the rest of the tools in Zbrush. Then, once the creature is painted, textured, and lit, Rayce will show how to render it out and composite it into a scene that reveals more of the story behind the character.
Starting from design sketches, this course covers the 3D sculpting and modeling of a product concept in ZBrush. Discover techniques and workflows that can help you design efficiently. Then, find out how to take 3D models from ZBrush to KeyShot, where photorealistic renderings can be made for presentation purposes. Learn the steps and processes for setting up materials, using shaders and lights, and configuring helpful render settings.
Whether you’re an experienced creative professional or just looking to make the most out of your new camera, learning how to use Photoshop 2022 efficiently and effectively is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your pixels. Photoshop is a deep, complex, and at times, intimidating product. In this course, instructor Julieanne Kost filters out the noise and complexity to help you quickly achieve the results you want. Julieanne walks through the fundamentals of digital imaging—from working with multiple images to customizing the Photoshop interface. She explains how to choose the right tools to crop, tone, and retouch photos, while always maintaining the highest-quality output. She also demonstrates the most efficient ways to perform common tasks, including working with layers, selections, and masking. Along the way, learn the secrets of nondestructive editing using Smart Objects, how to create animated GIFs, and much more.
Kotlin is now officially supported by Google as an Android development language. This announcement has been widely applauded by developers, many of whom were already using Kotlin. Learn how to build a simple application with Kotlin and make it your language of choice. This course is designed for new Android developers who want to start with Kotlin. Instructor Chiu-Ki Chan spends time explaining the benefits of Kotlin, which is more concise and safe than Java, and explains the basic components of an app built with this programming language.
With Adobe Creative Cloud, you can access the entire collection of Adobe software, including powerhouse design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects. The subscription model provides new purchase options as well as instant access to software updates. In this introductory course, explore all the suite has to offer. Instructor Chad Chelius explains how to sign up for Creative Cloud and install programs and updates. He shows how to upload, download, and manage files in the cloud, and reviews the sharing and collaboration workflow. Then he demonstrates how to store and share reusable assets in CC Libraries. Finally, he shows how to use the Creative Cloud and other Adobe mobile apps to take your work anywhere your creativity leads.
Completely new to coding? This engaging course can help you pick up the popular JavaScript programming language, as well as a programming library called p5.js. As instructor Engin Arslan steps through the basics of JavaScript—discussing everything from operators to arrays—he focuses primarily on programming using JavaScript and p5.js and secondarily on creating visuals. And in contrast to many traditional coding courses, all of the content covered here is presented in a fun, compelling manner that helps visual learners grasp the material. To wrap up the course, Engin shows how to use your new coding skills to build an interactive game that can be deployed online.
Renowned artist Bert Monroy is known for his hyperrealistic style of extremely large format Photoshop illustrations. As an early adopter of digital imaging tools, he has been working with Photoshop since before it was released as a product by Adobe. He is the author of several books that showcase his illustrations and digital paintings, co-authored the very first book about Photoshop, and has authored numerous courses on photorealism for lynda.com. He is the former host of the long-running podcast Pixel Perfect with Bert Monroy, and an inductee of the Photoshop Hall of Fame. This installment of Creative Inspirations takes viewers inside the home studio and the personal world of this modern-day master. Watch as Bert adds the finishing touches to his largest digital image yet, a 25-foot wide digital illustration of New York's Times Square. In Bonus Features, Bert talks about the differences between digital and traditional art and how he chooses reference material for his paintings.
While it isn't essential for most business professionals to master the art of photography, having a basic understanding of digital imaging concepts can help professionals use Microsoft Office tools and other business software more effectively. In this course, review essential photographic concepts, and discover how to make image adjustments using Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint. Instructor Rich Harrington covers basic concepts—including resolution and color space—goes over essential file types, and shows how to use Adobe tools to convert different graphics so that they are more useful in Microsoft Office tools. He also demonstrates how to adjust the exposure, color, and size of an image, and discusses intellectual property rights that you should know about if you use digital images for business-related work.
Are you interested in learning more about a career in web design and development? Getting on the internet is one thing, but it’s a little harder to think about how the internet is designed, let alone how you can get involved with designing it. In this course, instructor Jen Kramer gives you an introduction to the core structures, vocabulary, and practices that you need to get started creating on the web. Learn about the fundamentals of clients, servers, and browsers, building your skill set for website planning and prototyping, and developing your understanding of user experience and user interface. Get an overview of the three main front-end technologies of websites: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—followed by a brief introduction to writing code to find out what it’s really like. Not interested in code? No problem. Jen walks you through the available tools and resources that require no coding knowledge at all.
A great artist makes the most of their toolset, whether the tools are physical or digital. This course is tailored specifically to artists who want to transition their analog skills to a digital canvas. Comic book illustrator and video game artist Daniel Lieske shares tips and techniques to help you simplify your workflow, organize your illustrations, and start creating art. Daniel shows how to use digital brushes, selections, masks, color pickers, texture tools, and additional Photoshop features. After demonstrating how to use Photoshop, he takes you through the creation and completion of three full illustration projects.
In Artist at Work, accomplished illustrator Von Glitschka takes members through the development of different types of illustrations—working from reference materials all the way to finished vector graphics. Join Von in this installment, as he looks at sample images of a Native American headdress, makes sketches, scans the final drawing into Adobe Illustrator, creates a vector work, and finishes the piece with color and shading.
Never painted digitally before? You don't need a lot of special equipment to get started, just some creative ideas, a computer, and the right software. John Derry will help you learn the rest: mixing paint, working with layers and brushes, using color creatively, and sketching. He also covers uniquely digital techniques, such as dipping a paintbrush into a photograph or painting with cloning. Even if you've never picked up a conventional paintbrush, the techniques in this course will help you start creating your own unique works of art.
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Digital Research and Problem Solving
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View Chris's LinkedIn Newsletter You can't solve a problem unless you can get to the cause—and sometimes there's more than one. In this course, learn techniques for identifying the root cause of a problem, generating options, and selecting the best solution. Chris Croft takes you through several methods for identifying what's actually causing a problem, including looking at the whole system when a problem is actually a symptom of a larger issue. He also explains how to generate potential solutions using mind maps and decision trees, how to boost your creativity to help you come up with more insightful options, and how to use both logic and your intuition to select the right solution to your problem.
The project isn't over when the design is complete. The website also has to reach its users, which means tackling the inevitable issues that crop up on the way to a beautiful, working site. Make yourself invaluable by solving the problems no one else can, with this toolkit of solution-oriented techniques. Learn to turn your web browser into a code inspector, cope with browser incompatibilities, perform cross-platform testing, and more. Justin Putney gives you the skills you need to address the unique problems in each new project—and ensure the quality of your design and your code.
Quantitative research is a crucial part of academic study and a fundamental scholarly research methodology. In this course, educator Rolin Moe explores the foundations of this methodology to help you confidently tackle your own quantitative research study. Rolin covers the characteristics of quantitative research, and explains how to approach different parts of the research process, such as creating a solid research question and developing a literature review. He goes over the elements of a study, explains how to collect and analyze data, and shows how to present your data in written and numeric form. Once you wrap up this course, you'll be familiar with the framework of a quantitative research study and prepared to start drafting your own.
Writing Articles (4 Rise Points)
Articles are an effective tool for communicating complex ideas and stories in a friendly, credible, and easy-to-follow way. In this course, you can learn how to write and publish an article of your own. Journalist and communications consultant Starshine Roshell explains how to determine your writing approach, pitch your story to a publication, research your subject matter, and write and polish your article. She also discusses how to submit a thorough package to editors—complete with headlines and photos—and promote your article online. By the end, you should have the skills you need to write a well-crafted article that really connects with readers.
Quantitative research is a crucial part of academic study and a fundamental scholarly research methodology. In this course, educator Rolin Moe explores the foundations of this methodology to help you confidently tackle your own quantitative research study. Rolin covers the characteristics of quantitative research, and explains how to approach different parts of the research process, such as creating a solid research question and developing a literature review. He goes over the elements of a study, explains how to collect and analyze data, and shows how to present your data in written and numeric form. Once you wrap up this course, you'll be familiar with the framework of a quantitative research study and prepared to start drafting your own.
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Digital Innovation
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Digital Transformation (8 Rise Points)
It seems as though everywhere you turn, digital transformation is happening. But what is digital, exactly, and what does it encompass? In this course, instructor Peter High helps business leaders better understand the definition of the term; the implications for people, processes, and technology; the risks of ignoring the digital transformation trend; and the rewards one can garner from riding this wave. Learn about the different stages of digital maturity, and the best ways to draw inspiration and insights from digital native companies like Google, Amazon, and Netflix, as well as from digital immigrant companies like FedEx and Domino's Pizza. He also covers the ideal backgrounds of digital leaders. Peter wraps up the course by explaining how to create a strategic digital transformation plan for your organization.
View Jonathan's LinkedIn Newsletter The world is being transformed by a fourth industrial revolution. Sometimes referred to as Industry 4.0 or I4.0, the fourth industrial revolution takes the digital revolution a step further. The technology at its center—large-scale, low-cost automation and machine intelligence—has the potential to affect how we learn, work, move, communicate, and interact. This lecture-based series reviews the disruptive changes underway in science and culture and their impact on the future. Learn about the main technologies that are emerging, including artificial intelligence and blockchain, and their effect on cities, industries, and people. Dr. Jonathan Reichental also explains how people can take action to ensure Industry 4.0 doesn't leave anybody behind.
According to Harvard Business Review, organizations with a mix of high- and low-risk innovation activity significantly outperform the competition.* Author and CEO Lisa Bodell guides you through the importance of smart risk-taking in innovation. From evaluating ideas and managing your pipeline to setting metrics that connect to your innovation goals, you’ll find practical strategies for risk-taking in your own business. [*Source: https://hbr.org/2012/05/managing-your-innovation-portfolio]
Psychological safety is a key factor in healthy teams. A leader’s job—whether at the top of an organization or somewhere in the middle—is to create a safe space for people to speak up, make mistakes, and bring their full selves to work. This course can help you recognize and promote psychological safety—clearing the big blocks to innovation, connection, and collaboration in your organization. Amy Edmondson, professor of leadership and management at Harvard Business School, introduces nine actionable tips, including encouraging open dialogue, reinforcing the purpose and meaning of your organization, leading with openness, modeling curiosity, soliciting feedback, and celebrating risk. Plus, learn easy ways to incorporate psychological safety into your daily practice.
Jeff Dyer on Innovation (8 Rise Points)
Innovators are often creative people. But to take a clever idea and actually make it a marketable product requires a bit more than mere invention. In this course, join thought leader and innovation expert Jeff Dyer as he shares his insights on developing the key skills that lead to innovative capabilities, and explains how to apply those skills to accomplish repeated innovation. Jeff discusses behaviors and techniques that can help you generate creative ideas, as well as a method for bringing your ideas to the marketplace.
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Digital Communication, Collaboration and Participation
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Digital Body Language (4 Rise Points)
View Erica's LinkedIn Newsletter People rely on body language and tone to grasp the real meaning of messages. Without these cues, we misunderstand each other more quickly, argue more, and walk away faster from relationships. In the virtual world—where most business is conducted—it’s even harder to communicate. If you want to build closer relationships with colleagues and clients, digital body language is your solution. Join collaboration expert Erica Dhawan as she explains how to use digital body language to close the empathy gap between you and your team. Learn why it’s important to always assume the best intent in others, and find out how to carefully craft your responses, communicate your feelings, and negotiate delicate power dynamics. With these tips, you can take charge of your communications online and off.
Do you want to play your part in keeping your company and its assets secure, but you’re not sure if you fully comprehend the security team’s terminology? Understanding the foundations of cybersecurity can help you create a truly secure environment both at work and in your personal life. In this course, instructor Lauren Zink takes you on a crash course for building your awareness of cybersecurity vocabulary, so you can be better equipped to secure your network, whether you’re at home, on the go, or on the job. Discover core concepts in the cybersecurity field by exploring the relationship between people, processes, and technology, noting the variety of terminology in the constantly shifting security landscape, and building your skills along the way. Find out more about common threats and risks and what they mean to you, as Lauren breaks down the meaning of some of the most frequently used terms and demonstrates how they can be applied to create a more secure environment.
Online communities are the quickest way to find new customers and reach like-minded people. With platforms such as WordPress, Facebook, or Twitter, it's easier than ever to create an online community of your own. But it's important to know how to engage visitors in the right way. Your online audience can be your best advocates—and help you attract more fans and followers. In this course, Megan Adams explores how to turn an online audience into a true community. She walks you through strategies for the most popular social media tools, like Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn, as well as how to identify and work with influencers to gain followers and grow your community. Plus, get tips on creating and sharing content that keeps your audience engaged.
It's important to make a good impression in just the first few minutes you spend with potential mentors, clients, or even friends. In this short course, author and business coach Dr. Todd Dewett explains how to tell others what you do and make a memorable impression in a short period of time with a personal "elevator pitch." Maximize your connection in a minimal amount of time, and start making valuable additions to your network from the get-go.
View Martin's LinkedIn Newsletter Social media can provide your company with a wealth of information about what your customers—and competitors—really think about your organization. In this course, learn how to incorporate social media monitoring into your organization's marketing strategy. Join digital and social media strategist Martin Waxman as he compares key social listening and monitoring apps and describes what each can do for your business, as well as how to make platforms like Hootsuite your social listening command center. He demonstrates how to use social media monitoring for customer service, to find influencers, and to discover insights that could lead to new products and opportunities. And he shows you how to identify issues and crisis situations where your company's reputation may be at stake.
Creative Collaboration (8 Rise Points)
Despite the prevalent myth of the lone creative genius, many of the most innovative contributions spring from the creative chemistry of a group and the blending of everyone’s ideas and concepts. How can you best leverage your team’s collective wisdom? Join international speaker and trainer Denise Jacobs for a fresh approach to creative collaboration that makes the process productive and fun. Learn how to recognize and remove personal creative blocks, connect and communicate with others, combine ideas using play, and construct a collaborative environment to tap into a group’s creative brilliance. With these techniques and exercises, you’ll be able to embrace and leverage a diverse range of ideas and create better together.
Collaboration can be difficult. As a word alone, collaboration seems abstract, conjuring up images of people always being together. On top of this, collaboration involves the complexities of human beings. Encouraging people to work together towards a shared mission may not be successful if you don't convey or provide an incentive. In this course, Prakash Raman dismisses the premise that collaboration is fixed, explaining that there is a wide spectrum of what teamwork and partnerships can look like, so you can begin to learn and experience the benefits of collaboration. First, he describes how to overcome common challenges. Next, he outlines ten principles, providing a checklist that helps you to diagnose why your team may not be collaborating. Then, he reveals how you can systematically address the gap. Lastly, he shares how to operationalize collaboration through more effective meetings that are aimed at achieving the mission of your project or organization.
Microsoft Teams for Education is a powerful platform that allows you to communicate, collaborate, and more with students and staff. Instructor Oliver Schinkten demonstrates how to get started and customize your account settings, then teaches you how to create a class. Oliver shows you how to choose from several different types of teams and customize class settings. Learn how to add students, teachers, channels, and tabs to a class. Discover how to integrate hundreds of educational apps. Explore ways to use Teams to improve communication. Oliver explains how to use the conversations feature and the chat feature. Next, observe ways to manage student communication. Video meetings are essential tools, and Oliver walks you through how to join, start, schedule, and record a meeting in Teams. Learn tips for sharing files and resources with your class, then see how to create and share assignments and quizzes.
Do you want to play your part in keeping your company and its assets secure, but you’re not sure if you fully comprehend the security team’s terminology? Understanding the foundations of cybersecurity can help you create a truly secure environment both at work and in your personal life. In this course, instructor Lauren Zink takes you on a crash course for building your awareness of cybersecurity vocabulary, so you can be better equipped to secure your network, whether you’re at home, on the go, or on the job. Discover core concepts in the cybersecurity field by exploring the relationship between people, processes, and technology, noting the variety of terminology in the constantly shifting security landscape, and building your skills along the way. Find out more about common threats and risks and what they mean to you, as Lauren breaks down the meaning of some of the most frequently used terms and demonstrates how they can be applied to create a more secure environment.
Backgrounder: Netiquette (4 Rise Points)
Netiquette, or good digital citizenship, is becoming more and more important in our careers and personal lives. Many of the same rules you would apply to be courteous in person also apply online, but there are some important differences. This course walks you through what you need to know to practice good netiquette. Learn why it’s important to keep professional emails even toned in wording and punctuation, then focus on how you can respect the email recipient’s time, while still making sure your email gets read. When dealing with social media, practice asking yourself if it’s something you would say out loud. Remember the human being behind the brand account, and be mindful of your digital footprint. For general netiquette, learn how to determine whether or not to engage and how to spot potential security hazards.
Issues surrounding diversity have troubled the technology industry for years. While tech giants have the ability to architect often thrillingly imaginative solutions, the data—or lack of data—on diversity reveals that these companies are less than innovative when it comes to creating a workforce where everyone has an equal shot at success. This documentary-style course explores this issue, showcasing efforts made at a variety of levels to address the issue of inclusion in tech. Learn about four individuals—including Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and Black Girls Code founder Kimberly Bryant—who are leading diversity and inclusion efforts at a variety of levels: developing formalized processes within an organization, serving as a diversity advocate and activist, becoming a vocal ally, and forming an organization to help inspire young girls to pursue a career in tech. Each of these professionals go beyond merely calling attention to the issue of diversity in the tech industry; they share actionable takeaways, and empower viewers to understand that every member of the tech industry—whether they're an employee, manager, leader, or philanthropist—has the ability to affect change.
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Digital Learning, Identity and Management
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There are more opportunities to learn than ever before. The same mobile device you use for communication, business, and entertainment can also be used for education—anytime, anywhere you go. Discover how to personalize your learning, collaborate with others, and be more intentional as a learner, in this course with mobile learning expert Kevin Kelly. Kevin shows how to leverage mobile devices for creating and consuming learning, and building the skills you need for life and work. He explains how to personalize learning, conduct self-assessments to audit what your progress, and use social learning, media, and gamification to keep you motivated and engaged. The techniques apply equally well to corporate and academic environments, and are suitable for all types of learners.
Learning Study Skills (8 Rise Points)
Whether you want to ace your next test or simply retain information better (at work or at home), good study habits are essential. Paul Nowak offers tips for improving your reading speed and comprehension, creating detailed notes, committing the learning to memory, and even taking tests. The information in this course is appropriate for all levels of learners, from grade school and grad students to full-time members of the workforce. Start watching now—you'll never approach studying the same way again.
Successful creative professionals know that great gigs start with a great portfolio. An online portfolio site can market your services to clients around the world. It helps explain your vision and your process, and showcase examples of your best work. In this course, SCAD professor Jason Fox shows how to build an expertly curated portfolio that reveals who you are as a designer and the value you can offer clients. He explains how to set your mission, establish your narrative, and tell your story. A strong emphasis is placed on selecting a diverse range of work. Jason also shows how to demonstrate your collaborative skills. By the end of the course, you will understand how to build out a portfolio that best represents your artistic brand.
Improve your well-being by discovering how to manage your time and energy. Learn how to become your most productive self. Thought leader Sherry Turkle shares how to set boundaries with your devices and technology, to live a life with less stress, more empathy, and better health.
Backgrounder: Netiquette (4 Rise Points)
Netiquette, or good digital citizenship, is becoming more and more important in our careers and personal lives. Many of the same rules you would apply to be courteous in person also apply online, but there are some important differences. This course walks you through what you need to know to practice good netiquette. Learn why it’s important to keep professional emails even toned in wording and punctuation, then focus on how you can respect the email recipient’s time, while still making sure your email gets read. When dealing with social media, practice asking yourself if it’s something you would say out loud. Remember the human being behind the brand account, and be mindful of your digital footprint. For general netiquette, learn how to determine whether or not to engage and how to spot potential security hazards.
Turn your knowledge and experiences into opportunity by writing on LinkedIn. With more than 450 million professionals worldwide, capturing the attention of even a fraction of this network can lead to internships, jobs, and valuable connections. Learn how to leverage LinkedIn's world-class publishing platform to showcase your ideas and skills and gain the attention of peers, recruiters, and future employers. Maya Pope-Chappell, news editor at LinkedIn, shows newly graduated college students and first-time jobseekers—anyone who is just beginning to build a professional presence and personal brand—how to succeed on LinkedIn. She explains why, what, and how to write. She helps you figure out what topics get the most traction and shares the best practices for building an audience and establishing your brand.
Professional Networking (4 Rise Points)
View Dorie's LinkedIn Newsletter You don't have to be an extrovert to be good at networking, and you don't have to be fake. In this course, former presidential campaign spokeswoman and self-professed introvert Dorie Clark shows you networking strategies that you can personalize to play to your strengths and connect with people you actually like. She helps you identify the most important people in your network and prioritize who is most critical to your success. She also helps you choose which networking events are a valuable use of your time, and shows how you can host one yourself. Then, you'll learn how to start conversations that build real connections, and use social media to network authentically. Last, she helps put all the elements together into a plan you can use to become a better networker.
Advertising on Facebook (8 Rise Points)
Amplify your reach by advertising on Facebook, a Meta platform. Learn how to create and manage Facebook ad campaigns that grow your business and boost your brand. This course helps you get started in Facebook advertising—while avoiding some of the platform’s main pitfalls. Megan Adams is a Facebook advertising expert who will help you craft campaigns that make sense, starting with a strategy that clearly aligns with your business goals. Megan shows the nuts and bolts of facebook advertising—including how to write your ads, plan your budget, and boost your posts. She also shares tips for leveraging the most powerful Facebook tools, like Ads Manager. By the end, you’ll be ready to use Facebook Ads to its greatest potential, creating and launching campaigns to the right audiences that ultimately drive business back to your brand.
Entrepreneur and social media expert Guy Kawasaki—who has 1.4 million Twitter followers and more than a quarter million likes on Facebook—shares his experience and knowledge about how to be successful on social media for personal and professional branding. He offers profile optimization tips, discusses great techniques for crafting and distributing shareable content, explores how to best engage with fans and followers, provides tips specific to each major social media platform, and explains how to best integrate social media with a blog.
Professional Networking (4 Rise Points)
View Dorie's LinkedIn Newsletter You don't have to be an extrovert to be good at networking, and you don't have to be fake. In this course, former presidential campaign spokeswoman and self-professed introvert Dorie Clark shows you networking strategies that you can personalize to play to your strengths and connect with people you actually like. She helps you identify the most important people in your network and prioritize who is most critical to your success. She also helps you choose which networking events are a valuable use of your time, and shows how you can host one yourself. Then, you'll learn how to start conversations that build real connections, and use social media to network authentically. Last, she helps put all the elements together into a plan you can use to become a better networker.
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Digital Wellbeing
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Do you want to play your part in keeping your company and its assets secure, but you’re not sure if you fully comprehend the security team’s terminology? Understanding the foundations of cybersecurity can help you create a truly secure environment both at work and in your personal life. In this course, instructor Lauren Zink takes you on a crash course for building your awareness of cybersecurity vocabulary, so you can be better equipped to secure your network, whether you’re at home, on the go, or on the job. Discover core concepts in the cybersecurity field by exploring the relationship between people, processes, and technology, noting the variety of terminology in the constantly shifting security landscape, and building your skills along the way. Find out more about common threats and risks and what they mean to you, as Lauren breaks down the meaning of some of the most frequently used terms and demonstrates how they can be applied to create a more secure environment.
Learn how to safeguard your computer, keep your digital data secure, and protect your privacy online. This beginner's guide to cybersecurity, concentrating on Windows, will help you prevent malware, viruses, and security breaches on your computer and your network. First, instructor Jess Stratton guides you through securing your computer or laptop—using built-in tools such as Windows Defender, firewalls, and encryption—and protecting your wireless network. Then, see how to adjust privacy and security settings in your web browser, avoid phishing scams, use public Wi-Fi safely, and enable two-step verification for more secure logins. Finally, learn how to bolster your online privacy and protect friends and family by obscuring sensitive information in photos and emails. By the end of this course, you'll know how to secure your computer and keep your information safe online.
Managing Stress (4 Rise Points)
A little stress can be motivational; a lot of stress can damage your health and your relationships. The good news is that with the right management techniques, you can reduce the amount of stress in your life. In this short course, Dr. Todd Dewett shares his tips for managing stress. Learn how to identify and assess your stress triggers, manage your responses more effectively, and make positive personal choices.
In the workplace, stress is often viewed in purely negative terms—it's seen as a response that should simply be minimized or pushed aside. However, it's possible to use stress to fuel positive change. In this course, join instructor Heidi Hanna, PhD, as she discusses what exactly stress is, how you can train yourself to use stress in more effective ways, and what managers can do to reduce employee stress when an organization experiences difficult times. She covers how individuals can use stress for good by assessing and adjusting it, as well as what you, as a manager, can do to create an environment and communication style that helps connect employees to the bigger picture. Note: This course was featured in Market Watch, Inc., Fortune, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.
Balancing Work and Life (4 Rise Points)
Learn how to have it all and enjoy all you have by balancing your life and work. In this course, author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw explores smart strategies to improve focus at work and give yourself time to enjoy your time at home. To help you clear roadblocks to a more balanced life, he also answers tough questions like: What are the warning signs that my life is out of balance? How do I keep balance when I travel so frequently? What if my career demands that I'm always available?
Balancing Work and Life (4 Rise Points)
Learn how to have it all and enjoy all you have by balancing your life and work. In this course, author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw explores smart strategies to improve focus at work and give yourself time to enjoy your time at home. To help you clear roadblocks to a more balanced life, he also answers tough questions like: What are the warning signs that my life is out of balance? How do I keep balance when I travel so frequently? What if my career demands that I'm always available?
Creating an Amazing Life (4 Rise Points)
Stuck in the day-to-day? It doesn't take a life-altering event to start leading an amazing life. Content marketing expert and storyteller C.C. Chapman shares his advice on living life to the fullest. You'll learn how to define your path and create your own personal advisory board, while dealing with naysayers and negativity. You'll also learn the importance of connecting and celebrating wins and how to shift and maintain your work/life balance. C.C. also shares some of his best tips to a full life: becoming a lifelong learner and giving back. If you'd like to learn more, check out C.C.'s book, Amazing Things Will Happen, a guide to living a happy and fulfilling life through hard work and acts of kindness.
In the workplace, stress is often viewed in purely negative terms—it's seen as a response that should simply be minimized or pushed aside. However, it's possible to use stress to fuel positive change. In this course, join instructor Heidi Hanna, PhD, as she discusses what exactly stress is, how you can train yourself to use stress in more effective ways, and what managers can do to reduce employee stress when an organization experiences difficult times. She covers how individuals can use stress for good by assessing and adjusting it, as well as what you, as a manager, can do to create an environment and communication style that helps connect employees to the bigger picture. Note: This course was featured in Market Watch, Inc., Fortune, Forbes, and Entrepreneur.