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Career Skills

This wide-ranging category comprises skills that help people perform their roles effectively. It includes skills everyone in the organization should have, like time management or working well with customers and co-workers; skills most of us need to develop to some degree or other, like leadership; and some skills that are specific to particular job titles like project manager. Even topics that do not fall under your existing job title may be useful to you and your manager as you focus on career development.

Programs in this category:

Your reputation often precedes you in any work environment. It can define your creditability, impact your career opportunities, and shape your relationships with your colleagues. This course introduces you to the basics of how to act professionally and practice proper business etiquette. It also explains how to present yourself in the work environment, including looking the part of a professional and ensuring your workspace reflects positively on you. This course introduces the importance of personal accountability and outlines strategies for developing a personal accountability framework.

Estimated Course Hours: 4.5

Target Audience: Anyone who wants to develop a better understanding of proper business etiquette and how to act in a professional manner.

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Many of us serve on teams at work or must ensure that a group completes a task or project. Although we’re not leaders or managers, we’re still expected to get results. The people whose help we need the most may have no desire to help, or if they do, they may lack the time. In either case, winning allies, partnering successfully, and creating change require unique strategies when you are not the one who is in control. Influencing and persuading others requires careful planning. This program demonstrates how you can do this. It’s all about influence, building relationships, and credibility. The program explores how to assertive communication, utilizing leadership behaviors, recruiting allies, and pushing for change. In this course, students will also learn how to get results from your boss in a number of situations despite your lack of authority.

Estimated Course Hours: 4.0

Target Audience: Anyone who wants to develop or refine their skills for getting results when they don t have direct authority over the people responsible for doing the work

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Most of us are too busy to think about how we manage our time.  But doing so could help us use it more effectively – get more done with less stress. Before you can decide how to manage your time better, you need to recognize how you manage your time now. Once you have taken better control of the way in which you manage time, you need to find ways of maintaining this control. An effective use of time also involves managing your environment, managing your use of technology, and managing the time-wasting activities of people around you.Busy people do what is required, and rarely have the opportunity to stop and consider whether they are making the best use of their time. UT Austin’s online Effective Time Management program shows you a variety of methods and tools to develop better time management habits. This online course is designed for anyone in business who would like to have more time to do things that they really need or want to do.

Estimated Course Hours: 3.0

Target Audience: Individuals who want to develop or refresh their time management skills

Continuing Education : 3.0
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Today’s problems cannot be solved with yesterday’s solutions. Budget and personnel constraints make it necessary to solve issues with creativity and innovation. If hearing the words “be creative” makes you freeze and causes any ideas you had to immediately leave your head, this program can help get you on track to discovering your creative side. You will explore the attributes of a creative person, discover ways to overcome the barriers to creativity, and learn how to maximize team creativity. Once your creative ideas are flowing, you need to assess the ideas based on organizational needs, strategies, and resources. A variety of techniques used to verify and building on creative ideas are covered in the program.

Estimated Course Hours : 3

Target Audience :   Any individual who wants to be more creative and innovative at work


Continuing Education : 0.3

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