Successful collaboration requires effective communication. As more teams and organizations shift to remote environments, many have been forced to adapt their practices to bolster collaboration. Through the courses in this bundle, learners will identify key components of communication and examine remote collaboration from multiple perspectives, including as team members, individual contributors, and leaders and managers. Learners will gain new strategies and skills for fostering collaboration with others, regardless of distance or physical location. The individual courses include:
- Communicating with Flair
There’s a reason that workplace communication skills are so highly sought after by employers. Strong communicators can save their organizations time and money. For example, workers who can write emails that are reader-focused, clear, and concise can prevent the reader from having to send follow up questions, or worse, drawing the wrong conclusions about what the writer meant. Employees who can deliver engaging presentations can generate positive attention to the organization’s mission. And workers who are strong collaborators can run efficient meetings, both live and virtual.
At the same time, workplace communication skills are integral to an employee’s personal journey. Knowing how to craft attention-grabbing cover letters and resumes and ace a job interview are essential skills to master en route to finding professional fulfillment. The ability to manage speaking anxiety and deliver memorable presentations can set an employee apart from his or her peers. And understanding body language cues can help a worker build and sustain positive relationships with team members.
Ultimately, the ability to communicate with confidence and flair can keep a company focused on its organizational goals and help workers future-proof their careers.
- Working Remotely
Working from home allows for greater flexibility but requires a thoughtful approach to time management. Scheduling tasks in an efficient way and ensuring a clear boundary between work life and home life are key components of balancing the demands of remote work. This course provides an overview of the skills and strategies needed to achieve a fulfilling, productive remote work routine and healthy work-life balance. Additionally, the course covers interview preparation for remote positions, as well as video conferencing, instant messaging, and email best practices.
- Leading from a Distance
This course explores the dynamics of leadership and how they are impacted when leaders are in a remote environment. Learners aspiring to leadership positions and those already well established in such roles will find value in the range of content and insight provided by this course. Course topics include effective communication, time management and productivity, and strategies for running productive virtual meetings.
- Virtual Teamwork
Remote work settings create new opportunities and unique challenges for team members. While virtual environments allow for greater flexibility, team-oriented activities can get lost. The collaboration, creativity, and teamwork that seems to flow naturally in an in-person setting can often feel stilted in a virtual environment. This course examines the pros and cons of remote teamwork and provides strategies for overcoming challenges and promoting team success. Other topics include communication best practices, handling conflict, and goal setting.
Upon successful completion of all courses in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.
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