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Future-Proofing Your Career

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Today's job market is more competitive than ever, and workers must think about how to land jobs as well as how to keep their jobs and continue progressing in their careers. All professionals, whether entering a field or holding leadership roles, can benefit from skill development and reinforcement.

This bundle, based on Fast Company's award-winning journalistic content, will help professionals across all industries future-proof their careers by focusing on key skills in the areas of communication, creativity and innovation, design thinking, networking, and personal branding. Courses in this bundle offer real-world examples, how-to lists and advice, industry spotlights, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

Courses include:

  • Communicating With Flair
  • Creativity & Innovation Toolkit
  • Design Thinking
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Growth

Note: Courses in this bundle can be taken individually but to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must finish all included courses.

PDUs: 3 hours total
CEUs: 1.8 (contact hours - 18)
Price:
$399 (USD)*

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*MindEdge prices their courses in US Dollars (USD). The actual CAD price at purchase may differ slightly. All courses on the MindEdge registration website are priced in USD.

Course descriptions

Communicating With Flair

There's a reason that workplace communication skills are so highly sought after by employers. Strong communicators can save their organizations time and money. In this course, learn how to craft attention-grabbing cover letters and resumes and ace job interviews. Discover how to manage speaking anxiety and deliver memorable presentations and set yourself apart from your peers, and gain an understanding of body language to build and sustain positive relationships with team members.

Creativity & Innovation Toolkit

Creativity and innovation are not one and the same. Creativity is the generation of new ideas by individuals and teams. Innovation is the process of converting those ideas into new products, business practices, and strategies that create value. In this course, learn how to define personal creativity and design strategies for boosting creativity. You will also explore brainstorming as a creativity tool, mind mapping to develop ideas, and discuss idea incubators.

Design Thinking

In today's competitive marketplace, companies must come up with innovative solutions to everyday challenges. The design thinking approach can be an effective tool for organizations looking for practical and creative ways to solve problems. This course will examine the benefits of design thinking and present strategies for generating innovative products and ideas that can set an organization apart from its competitors. It highlights real-world examples of design thinking applications across several different industries. It considers accessible design and looks at methods for testing ideas.

Networking

Networking is an important skill at all stages of your career, whether you're searching for a job or looking to take the next steps in your industry. This course provides an overview of how to make effective professional connections and cultivate relationships that can help you over the course of your career. It explores networking challenges based on gender and personality type and provides practical tips for overcoming networking anxiety. It also helps identify potential resources that can be used to expand your professional network.

Personal Branding

Having a strong personal brand helps you stand out in a crowd. It can help you gain new and better clients, so you do better in your current job. And it gets you noticed when you're looking for a promotion or a new job. In this course, explore how to build and improve your personal brand and learn about authenticity in the workplace. This course also covers building a good reputation, creating an influential presence, and developing self-confidence.

Personal Growth

Today's professionals are under an increasing amount of pressure to be able to "do it all," which can lead to unhealthy amounts of stress and a decrease in motivation and self-confidence. This course aims to help learners combat those struggles by focusing on the skills that can help them grow in both their professional and personal lives. It looks at the importance of soft skills—such as time management, organization, and communication—in the modern workplace and provides practical tips for creative problem solving, goal setting, stress management, time management, and clear communication.