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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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The Science of Happiness

06 September 2016

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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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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ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP: MOBILIZING FOR CHANGE

Available now (9 June onwards)

5

Adaptive Leadership is a practical leadership framework developed by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The Adaptive Leadership course is designed to help individuals and organizations through consequential change in times of uncertainty when there are no clear answers. It teaches leaders to identify and tackle systemic change through […]

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Achieving Personal Success

Available now - 23/06/16

2 hours for full course

COURSE DESCRIPTION Tom Kelley is the highly respected general manager of IDEO, a firm that helps its clients create innovative products, services and environments. He is also the author of best-selling books on creativity. In ALISON’s free online course about achieving personal success, Kelley starts by explaining how achieving personal success depends on implementing good, healthy mental […]

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Introduction to Time Management

Available now

1-2 for full course

Introduction to Time Management is a free online course that will guide you on how to effectively and efficiently manage your time. Many people feel overwhelmed by the all the demands, distractions and interruptions of the working day, so time management is a very important skill to have in the modern workplace. This free online course will offer some suggestions […]

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Diploma in Business Management & Entrepreneurship

Available now

15-20

ALISON’s free Diploma in Business Management and Entrepreneurship online business course gives you the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices behind key business management subjects. Subjects include corporate management, operations management, accounting, human resources, financial accounting, and project management, as well as providing insight on key entrepreneurial skills from […]

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Diploma in Business Process Management

Available now

15-20

COURSE DESCRIPTION Major advances in technology have resulted in the widespread implementation of information systems into businesses and organizations. The management of processes and data are critical to the overall success of a business. ALISON’s free online diploma course introduces you to business processes and their management. The course will explain business intelligence and knowledge […]

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Leadership Skills in Business

Available now

2-3

COURSE DESCRIPTION Successful entrepreneurs need more than business ideas, they need to be good leaders. This free online course from ALISON reviews the essential leadership skills an entrepreneur or business person needs. These skills include the knowledge and understanding of how to organise your company, how to select your business team, how to manage your […]

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How To Validate An Idea

Available now

Five mins a day for ten weeks

Have you ever had a good idea but weren’t sure what to do next? Do you file for a business license? Build a website? Quit your job? This course demystifies the idea validation process without fancy jargon like “lean startup” or expensive software. Learn from a three-time founder how to think deeply about the problem […]

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Being And Staying Productive

Available now

Five minutes a day for ten weeks

Productivity is completing the actions that move you closer to accomplishing your goals in a manner that brings balance and ease into your life. We all need a productivity boost now and then — sometimes throughout the day. We each want to be and stay productive for very personal reasons — to accomplish more, to […]

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Fab Change Day Activists School (Exeter)

Exeter

Want to make a positive change in your unit, department or team , but not sure where to start? This year, NHS Change Day is joining forces with The Academy of Fabulous Stuff to create Fabulous Change Day on Wednesday 19 October 2016. We hope that you will be able to take action on this […]

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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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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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