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Skills4Jobs Top MOOCs to Develop your "Soft Skills"

Posted in 'Course Tracker' started by Carolyn, Jun 26, 2018.

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  1. Carolyn

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    What are Soft Skills?
    Soft skills are "people" skills which enable you to interact effectively with others. Such skills include leadership, communication, teamwork and time management.

    Why are Soft Skills Important?
    Even if you have all the right technical skills to land a job in your field, you will be limiting your chances of career success if you lack people skills. Also, soft skills are becoming increasingly vital to employers when choosing between candidates with similar experience and education.

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    Luckily, many such skills can be learned and there are a number of great MOOCs that will help you develop the traits employers find most valuable:

    Leadership
    Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization
    By the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera | 7 courses

    Leading People and Teams Specialization
    By the University of Michigan via Coursera | 5 courses

    Organizational Leadership Specialization
    By Northwestern University via Coursera | 6 courses

    Inspired Leadership Specialization
    By Case Western Reserve University via Coursera | 5 courses

    Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense Specialization
    By HEC Paris via Coursera | 4 courses

    Inclusive Leadership Professional Certificate Program
    By Catalyst via EdX | 3 courses

    Management and Leadership Program
    By The Open University via Futurelearn | 3 courses


    Communication
    Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
    By University of California, Irvine via Coursera | 4-8 hours

    Improving Communication Skills
    By University of Pennsylvania via Coursera | 8-12 hours

    Effective Communication: Writing, Design, and Presentation Specialization
    By the University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera | 4 courses

    Business English Communication Skills Specialization
    By the University of Washington via Coursera | 5 courses

    Improve Your English Communication Skills Specialization
    By The Georgia Institute of Technology via Coursera | 4 courses

    Effective Communication in the Globalised Workplace Specialization
    By The National University of Singapore via Coursera | 5 courses

    Business Communications
    By University of British Columbia via EdX | 6-7 weeks, 3-5 hours per week

    Evidence-Based Business Communication
    By Australian National University via EdX | 6 weeks, 8-10 hours per week

    Communication Skills for Bridging Divides
    By Catalyst via EdX | 1 hour

    Business Fundamentals: Effective Communication
    By the Open University via Futurelearn | 12 hours

    Intercultural Communication
    By Shanghai International Studies University via Futurelearn | 20 hours


    Collaboration
    High Performance Collaboration: Leadership, Teamwork, and Negotiation
    By Northwestern University via Coursera | 1 course

    Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups
    By University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera | 1 course

    Teamwork & Collaboration
    By Rochester Institute of Technology via EdX | 3 weeks, 6 to 8 hours per week

    Working in Teams: A Practical Guide
    By The University of Queensland via EdX | 4 weeks, 6-8 hours per week


    Time Management
    Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity
    By University of California, Irvine via Coursera | 4-8 hours
     
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