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The Digital Garage

Own time during 2016

Self pacing

The Digital Garage is your one-stop shop for mastering digital marketing. If you have what it takes to complete each of the 23 topics and unlock every badge, you can earn the esteemed Digital Garage Certificate of Online Proficiency.

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Networking Leadership 101: Building Your Core Professional Network

2016 - date TBC

4 hours (one week only)

When you think of networking, do you envision awkward mingling at cocktail parties and self-promotional pitches? This doesn’t have to be the case. At Acumen, we believe leaders should have the audacity to imagine the world as it could be AND the humility to recognize that they cannot change the world alone. To tackle the […]

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Leaders of Learning

May 2016

2-4

All of us carry explicit or implicit theories of learning. They manifest themselves in the ways we learn, the ways we teach, and the ways we think about leadership and learning. In Leaders of Learning, you will identify and develop your personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of […]

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The Science of Happiness

Available now - 8 weeks

Self pacing

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in. “The Science of Happiness” is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores […]

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eHealth – Opportunities and Challenges

Available now - 6 weeks to complete

5-6

KIeHealthX will introduce students to the field of eHealth and its opportunities and challenges. During the course you will get to know the different concepts that are used in the field and learn how it developed historically. This basic knowledge will help you to understand the opportunities and challenges of the field. You will meet […]

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SOCIAL LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM IDEALIST.ORG AND DOSOMETHING.ORG

Available now

One hour (total course length)

Creating social change is tough work. What does it take to be an effective leader and to sustain yourself over the long-term? Together with the American Express Leadership Academy, we designed this +Acumen short course around a one hour webinar featuring a conversation between Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org, and Ami Dar, Founder of Idealist.org, […]

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DESIGN KIT: THE COURSE FOR HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN

26/04/2016 - 28/06/2016

4/5 hours per module

The Course for Human-Centered Design is a seven-week curriculum that will introduce you to the concepts of human-centered design and how this approach can be used to create innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions for social change. This course has been created to reach those who are brand new to human-centered design, so no prior experience […]

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The Science of Everyday Thinking

Available now (19 April)

self-paced

About this course We will explore the psychology of our everyday thinking: why people believe weird things, how we form and change our opinions, why our expectations skew our judgments, and how we can make better decisions. We’ll discuss and debate topics such as placebos, the paranormal, medicine, miracles, and more. You will use the […]

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Design Kit: Prototyping

24 May 2016

4

Human-centered design is a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor-made to suit their needs. Prototyping is a crucial part of this process. Building prototypes gives you a chance to get your ideas out of your head and into the hands of the people you’re […]

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Reputation Management in a Digital World

30 May 2016 - 6 weeks

3-4

About this course In this course, you’ll take on the role of a communications manager for a fictional organisation, making key decisions that will affect its online reputation. You will experience: how to build a robust and sustainable online reputation the positives of building a strong participatory culture how to manage social media issues based […]

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Reinvent Yourself: Unleash Your Creativity

8 June 2016

self paced

Leading companies look for innovative thinking in new hires and for career advancement. Yet only 1 in 4 of us feels truly creative. Time to reinvent yourself and unleash the creativity lying dormant in all of us. Dr. Roberta Ness, featured TED speaker, author, and one of America’s leading creative thinking innovators, will guide you […]

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How To Create An Outstanding MOOC

Self pacing

In this course from HT2 we’d like to offer you not only the opportunity to discuss MOOC design in the fantastic social setting that is Curatr, but you’ll also have the chance (and support) to build your very own MOOC – in Curatr! In the earlier levels we’ll look at some of the principles of […]

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NHS Hack Day London 2016

London

14.05.2016

NHS Hack Days are weekend events that bring together healthcare and technology professionals and other “geeks who love the NHS” to help improve NHS IT. What makes NHS Hack Days different is that we are committed to welcoming people who don’t necessarily have computer skills to our events. We want everyone with any interest whatsoever […]

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Hammersmith and Fulham Healthy and Fit Hackathon

London

14.05.2016

What is a hackathon? It’s a fun and creative ideas marathon. People from all sorts of backgrounds will work together, designing innovative solutions to tricky challenges. Young people (aged 19 and under) and family members will receive a £20 One4all gift card for participating (valid for Amazon, Topshop/Topman, H&M, Empire Cinema and many other retailers), […]

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The HealthWatch Debate 2016 : Sugar and tax

London

23.05.2016

‘This house believes sugar is harmful, so ALL sugary foods should be taxed, not just soft drinks.’ HealthWatch Debate – Monday 23 May 2016. HealthWatch is a charity that has been promoting science and integrity in medicine and healthcare since 1991. Its annual debate takes place on Monday 23 May at King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo […]

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EDGE TALK: Exploring online health communities, with Paul Hodgkin and Ben Metz

WebEx (online)

03.06.2016

Friday 3 June, 09.30 – 11.00 (GMT). Exploring online health communities, with Paul Hodgkin and Ben Metz We are witnessing the emergence of a new phenomenon in healthcare: self-organising, online communities of patients, carers, clinicians, researchers, academics and industry, all focused on a particular disease area. Currently these exist as disparate and loosely bound communities, […]

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Health Insights Regional one day events – Manchester

Manchester

08.06.2016

Health Insights are regional one day events held in association with NHS England to explore and provide updates on the transformation of health and social care practices through the adoption of innovative technologies. Health Insights conferences are CPD accredited and FREE TO ATTEND for healthcare professionals The Health Insights series will focus on: Demystifying the […]

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Shine: How to empower yourself and others and shine in life.

London

10.06.2016

You are only you once so what do you want to do with it? Too often we go through life and feel like we arent doing what we want, feel lost or unfulfilled. The shine seminar looks at all the head trash we re-enforce that keeps us doing the same things again and again and […]

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Health Insights Regional one day events – Birmingham

Birmingham

15.06.2016

Health Insights are regional one day events held in association with NHS England to explore and provide updates on the transformation of health and social care practices through the adoption of innovative technologies. Health Insights conferences are CPD accredited and FREE TO ATTEND for healthcare professionals The Health Insights series will focus on: Demystifying the […]

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Health Insights Regional one day events – Leeds

Leeds

29.06.2016

Health Insights are regional one day events held in association with NHS England to explore and provide updates on the transformation of health and social care practices through the adoption of innovative technologies. Health Insights conferences are CPD accredited and FREE TO ATTEND for healthcare professionals The Health Insights series will focus on: Demystifying the […]

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Care Roadshow Birmingham

Birmingham

05.07.2016

Care Roadshow Birmingham provides the perfect opportunity to source the latest innovations in the care industry, hear sector updates and enjoy valuable networking opportunities. The event hosts a wide variety of care suppliers showcasing a range of products and services to help support and develop your care business. Alongside the exhibition, seminars offering the latest […]

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LONDON iQI Sprint By: Quality Improvement Programme, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

London

14.07.2016

Are you interested in improving patient care in the NHS? Imperial College Healthcare Trust have launched a new series of iQI Sprints to tackle problems that staff are facing in their daily working lives. An iQI Sprint is an intense day of team work where healthcare staff, patients, artists, engineers and designers work together to come […]

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Human Factors Workshop

West Sussex

19.07.2016

The human factors workshop provides an opportunity for health care staff to gain an introduction to human factors. Throughout the day Dr Galloway (Emergency Medicine Consultant) will share from his own experiences, of how an awareness and understanding of human factors contributes to creating and maintaining a safer environment for patients and staff. The workshop covers: […]

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Care Roadshow London

Surrey

15.11.2016

Care Roadshow London provides the perfect opportunity to source the latest innovations in the care industry, hear sector updates and enjoy valuable networking opportunities. The event hosts a wide variety of care suppliers showcasing a range of products and services to help support and develop your care business. Alongside the exhibition, seminars offering the latest […]

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