The Future of Work: Preparing for Disruption
University of Pennsylvania
Researcher Management and Leadership Training
University of Colorado
Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills
University of Michigan
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Organizations management covers key steps in planning, and utilization of resources, including human resources, to achieve a common goal. It fosters all-round and consistent improvement of the organization, by virtue of management of its resources through use of necessary skills by managers and leaders.
Introduction to Marketing is course 1 of 6 in the Business Foundations Specialization program. It is offered by the marketing department of the University of Pennsylvania (ranked no 1 in the world) for approximately 10 hours in English, with subtitles available in English and simplified Chinese. The focus of this course is exploring the three important concepts when it comes to customer loyalty: branding which helps keep customers; customer centricity which focuses on customers and their needs; and go-to-market strategies which consider factors that influence customers, and thus use them effectively. Skills to be gained are in Positioning (Marketing); Marketing; Marketing Strategy; and Customer Satisfaction.
Organizational Analysis is a Business course offered by Stanford University. Taught in English for about 27 hours using online videos, readings and quizzes, this course dwells on the theories of organizational behaviour as they apply to change in organization. Organizations are complex, hence theories abound which are used in their analysis and management. The goals of this course are to explore real-world organizations, learning the multiple theories used in navigating these phenomena, as well as implementing them to bring change. Bringing both theory and practice to the fore, skills are gained in Management; Organizational Theory; Organizational Analysis; and Organizational Culture.
Managing Employee Performance is course 3 of 5 in the Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers Specialization program offered by the University of Minnesota. This course is taught in English for 11 hours spread over 4 weeks, with subtitles in English, Korean, Vietnamese and Arabic. Employing a good and qualified candidate is often a simple and straightforward task, however developing this employee to their highest potential is more technical. This course focuses on the skills and processes needed to see performance management through, including developing systems for it, implementing them using effective tools, and creating a positive culture. Skills will be gained in Performance Appraisal; Human Resources (HR); Performance Management; and Organizational Culture.
Planning, Auditing and Maintaining Enterprise Systems is course 4 of 4 in the Computer Security and Systems Management Specialization program offered by University of Colorado. Instructions are given in English approximately 12 hours spread over 5 weeks. To achieve quality system management, attention needs to be paid to careful planning, auditing and proactive maintenance. This course focuses on the requirements of good system management as a whole, including critical first steps and a project on organizational policies develooment to ensure adherence to the technical aspect.
International Leadership and Organizational Behavior is a Business course offered by the University Bocconi. This 6-week course is taught in English with subtitles in English and Arabic. Anyone with an interest in organizational behavior and decision-making and leadership skills will benefit from this course. The goal is to explore the theory and practice of international and intercultural leadership and organizational behavior stemming from a number of multidisciplinary approaches. Prior knowledge of organizational behavior is useful, but not required. Leadership acumen, Communication, Navigating culture, Motivation, Networking and Conflict are the topics explored to harness skills.
Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management is a Business course offered by the University of Virginia. Taught in English via online videos, readings and quizzes for 8 hours, this introductory course dwells on core ideas of planning and execution of projects. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. Participants will learn to initiate, define and organize projects; develop plans using different frameworks; assess, prioritize and manage risks; and carry out project execution using varying methods, so as to monitor progress. Skills will be gained in Risk Analysis; Project Planning; Planning; Management; and Project Management.
Preparing to Manage Human Resources is course 1 of 5 in the Human Resource Management: HR for People Managers Specialization program offered by the University of Minnesota. It is taught in English for 14 hours, with subtitles available in English, Korean, Vietnamese and Arabic. Employee management is a key part of resource management, and can be achieved by a number of approaches like employee-to-employee, job-to-job etc. This course allows you explore the existing approaches, while making room for you to develop your own approach using alternative strategies, legal context, and motivations which could be monetary or non-monetary. This course will give you a basis for the other ones available in this specialization program. Gain skills in Human Resources (HR); Resource Management; and HR Strategy.
Fundamentals of Management, with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women is a business course offered by Goldman Sachs to help entrepreneurs move their business to new heights. In just 4 hours, the course will be taught in English. The most critical resource for growth has always been employees, so this course will help you plan team development to achieve your desired vision for business, as well as grooming positive growth culture, starting with effective hiring, and practices of performance management. In preparation for this course, you can learn how to develop a vision statement, along with leadership style examination by taking one of the other 10,000 women courses, Fundamentals of Leadership. Gain skills in Communication; Leadership; Performance Management; and Business Culture Development.
Building Your Leadership Skills is course 1 of 4 in the Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense Specialization program offered by the HEC Paris. This beginner course has its instructions given in English for 15 hours, with subtitles available in Arabic, French, Greek, Vietnamese, English, and Persian. This course offers a new leadership approach based on trust and sense, the Savoir-Relier methodology. For this course, the first two steps of this method are looked into, Introspection and Conversation. This involves increasing your self awareness, while building more confidence in your self via a number of activities, all which will help you be a better leader while building team spirit. Skills will be gained in Confidence; Communication; Leadership; and Human Resources (HR).
International Organizations Management is an introductory course offered by the International Organizations MBA (IO-MBA) of the University of Geneva. The 6-week course is taught in English for 17 hours using online videos, readings and quizzes. Introduction to International Organizations and United Nations is a key part of the course, along with result achievement by learning application of tools and principles in this regard. Focus will be on cross-sector partnerships in continually shifting contexts, highlighting the way these organizations work and issues they face. Other things looked into are Market & Fundraising, as well as Leadership in the UN system.
Leadership and Management for PM Practitioners in IT is a Business & Management course offered by the University of Washington. This introductory course is taught in English for 6 weeks with 2 – 5 hours weekly effort. There are no prerequisites for this course which teaches leadership effective project management skills, needed to guide teams. It also looks into influence of diverse organizational cultures and dynamics on project management. Participants will learn how to identify both personal and performance competencies, and build plans to cater for them. Strategies used in management, and connection between change management in the organization and customer service, will be assessed.
People Management is a Business & Management course offered by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Instructions will be given in English, with available subtitles in English and Hindi for 6 weeks with 2 – 4 hours weekly effort. An important aspect of the transition from first time manager to great leader is the development of leadership and communication skills. This course will focus on people management and its role in organizations. Participants will learn how to manage self and others in a bid to understand effective people management, explore the different aspects of people management, as well as the issues often faced by a first time manager.
Organizational Culture and Change in Healthcare is a Business & Management course which forms part of the Healthcare Administration MicroMasters program offered by Doane University. English is the language of instruction in this course which lasts 3 weeks, with 5 – 10 hours weekly effort. Prerequisites for this course are basic understanding of medical terminology, and a bachelor’s degree or minimum 5 years work experience in a healthcare related field. The healthcare industry is a vast one, which requires only adequately equipped leaders to drive the much-needed change. This course will teach concepts, theories and practices via social, behavioral and organizational science in the change management process.
Organizational Design: Creating Competitive Advantage is a Business & Management course offered by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. The intermediate level course is taught in English for 7 weeks with 4 – 5 hours weekly effort. The prerequisite for this course is a basic knowledge of business. Also, experience in running or being part of an organization is ideal. Due to scarce resources, organizations must evolve in such a way that they can compete else they’d be unable to sustain themselves. This course will focus on how knowledge of design control systems, decision-making processes, structural alternatives and trade-offs, and a value-creation culture can be utilized in achieving competitive advantage.
Risk Management for Projects is a Business & Management Courses offered by the University of Adelaide. This 5-week course taught in English requires a weekly effort of 2 – 3 hours. Risk management is a useful process for the identification, assessment and analysis of risks in a business context, by employing different frameworks so as to develop and apply the most appropriate responses. This course teaches the fundamentals of risk management; strategies for reporting and communicating risks; processes applied to maximize opportunities while minimizing risks; and also offers practical activities which allow you apply knowledge gained.
Intercultural Communication at Work – Land the job and do it well is a Communication course offered by the National University of Singapore. This 6-week intermediate course taught in English requires 2 – 3 hours weekly effort. This serves as a guide for job applicants on resume writing, interview and professional communication skills for presentation, conflict management, teamwork and negotiation, via an understanding of emotional, adversity, intelligence and cultural quotients. With a changing world, employers seek more in employees, and this course helps the participants learn the language and skills needed to not just get the job, but excel at a professional level.
Managing Human Resources in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry is a Business & Management course offered by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This is an 8-week course taught in English with participants putting in 6-8 hours weekly. Subtitles are in English and Chinese. Prerequisite for this intermediate-level course is experience in hospitality and tourism. Attention will be paid to concepts, theories, as well as contemporary issues in human capital management. participants will.also learn diverse cultural approaches to human resource management, impact of organizational culture on human capital, leadership skills, as well as how to staff team and manage motivation for employees.
Management Communication is a Communications course offered by the Peking University. There are no prerequisites for this 8-week course taught in Chinese with subtitles available in English and Chinese. Anyone with aspirations to work/study, currently starting a career, or already a work professional in China, will most benefit from this course as it teaches the methods of effective communication, as well as management behaviour. The course is divided into three parts utilizing both modern ideology and Chinese traditional cultural context: scientific recognition of management communication, personal communication skills and organizational communication skills. Generally, exploration in this course focuses on thinking and behavioural models.
Effective Fundraising and Leadership in Arts and Culture is Business & Management course offered by the University of Leeds. It is taught in English for 2 weeks, with about 4 hours weekly. The course would be of interest to chief execs or leaders involved in fundraising, postgraduate students of visual arts, as well as anyone working in the arts and cultural sector. Development of leadership and entrepreneurial skills prove useful in improving chances of fund raising. Investigate key ideas and challenges of fundraising for arts, and learn actions which would develop an enterprising organization, by exploring leadership styles, change management and entrepreneurship.
Innovation Management: Winning in the Age of Disruption is a Business & Management course offered by the University of Leeds. Instructions are given in English for 2 weeks with 4 hours weekly effort. Any professional with an interest in innovation has a lot to benefit from this course. Learn skills to generate and implement innovative ideas as a tool to disrupt businesses and achieve business advantage. Participants will learn to develop approaches, and key capabilities useful in organization and support of innovation. Using case-studies, innovation dynamics and responses in businesses and operations, will be explored and reflected upon.
HR Fundamentals is a Business & Management course offered by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, CIPD. The course is taught in English for 5 weeks with 3 hours weekly effort. This course is designed for new and aspiring HR professionals, and might be beneficial to those in charge of people operations. It offers an overview of the Human Resources practice, and helps participants develop needed skills to become a HR professional. Participants will also learn the roles of HR in achieving organization goals and strategic objectives; explore principles of employee recruitment, retention, and workforce planning; and receive an introduction to performance management, while learning strategies needed to interact and work with other people on the team.
Organisational Behaviour in Construction: An Introduction is a Business course offered by the Coventry University for 2 weeks, with 3 hours weekly effort. It forms part of the program Organisational Theory and Behavior. Instructions are passed in English. The focus is learning and understanding organizational behaviour in the construction industry. This course is specially designed for three purposes: to develop an understanding, and carry out an evaluation on the importance of behavioural management; achieve organisational efficiency by examining the behaviour model; and to explore organisational behavioural roles within the industry.
An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour: How to Understand Your People is a Business course offered by Coventry University for 2 weeks, with 4 hours weekly effort. It forms part of the program Organisational Theory and Behavior. Instructions are passed in English. This course would be beneficial to professionals at all levels in any organisation, especially those in managerial roles. Organisational behavior is a discipline that lets us in on how businesses behave, and how that can be explored to make them better. Participants will learn why people act the way they do; how managers can mitigate misbehaviour at the workplace; core concepts, issues and approaches in organisational behaviour; and the key roles and skills of managers in the 21st century.
Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business is a Business & Management course offered by the University of Southampton, in association with International Association of Contract & Commercial Management, IACCM. Taught in English for 3 weeks with 3 hours weekly, it is aimed at people who are interested in commercial business relationships, and the process of managing contractual agreements, regardless of sector. Relationships are key to forming contracts, which in turn are key to business activities. Importance of managing both effectively can therefore not be overstated. This course would help you learn and understand contract management processes, including development of new ones, and implementation. Key themes are relationship fundamentals, relationship complexities, and finally, a scenario to move from theory to practice.
Sustainable Development in Humanitarian Action is a Business & Management course offered by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and Homuork. The course lasts for 4 weeks, with only about 2 hours weekly. Instructions are given in English, and the goal is to learn how to make humanitarian action more sustainable. Participants will learn how to make humanitarian organisations more effective and accountable by design and implementation of sustainability strategies in the supply chain, and in field operations. Also, the set-up of a sustainability program covering the three parts -economic efficiency, social equity and environmental preservation- will be taught.
All the courses described above are free to audit, however a small fee would be required to purchase a certificate of completion. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.