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17 skill-based courses

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About Developing Your Culture

In the learning path, you will learn the skills to consider how and when you can positively impact your work culture.

Creating Civility in the Workplace Skills

Everyone's Responsibility

Everyone's Responsibility

Everyone's Responsibility

Everyone's Responsibility

12m 14s

Being civil to one another seems simple enough. We can all show common courtesy, right? Believe it or not, lack of civility in workplaces is on the rise. This can impact employee engagement, productivity, creativity, and collaboration. What's considered "uncivil" may not be what you think. This course takes a look at several little things many people are guilty of doing that they may not even realize are harmful or hurtful. We'll discuss why we justify those actions, why we often fixate on each other's differences, and some common missteps that many companies are taking.

Cross-Cultural Considerations Skills

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence

7m 5s

Working effectively with different cultures or people of different cultures requires a certain level of cultural intelligence. If you're not familiar with this term, that's okay. That's what this course is all about. We'll discuss what it takes to adapt to different cultures in order to live and work comfortably and successfully.

The Concept of Time

The Concept of Time

The Concept of Time

The Concept of Time

8m 1s

Americans observe time differently than those living and working in Spain, India, Japan, and beyond. If we wish to work happily and productively with our international counterparts, then we need to understand how they view the concept of time. It varies vastly depending on who you're working with and where they're coming from. In this course, we'll discuss how various cultures view time, and we'll go over the difference between sequential and synchronic time. We'll also detail some best practices for conducting business while respecting these cultural differences.

What's Your Culture?

What's Your Culture?

What's Your Culture?

What's Your Culture?

7m 22s

To better understand the culture of others, you need to identify your own culture and determine how it influences your views, values, and priorities. In this course, we'll take you through a series of questions to get you thinking about your culture. We'll discuss who you spend your time with, what your basic day looks like, the groups you belong to, and more.

Workplace Basics

Workplace Basics

Workplace Basics

Workplace Basics

6m 18s

Working together to build a safe and productive environment, where people of all backgrounds and cultures can thrive, is part of having a successful organization. It might be that you are part of the cultural majority and that you have new cultures coming into your workplace that you have never met or worked with before, or it might be that you are partnering with an organization in another country or even another part of your own country. Interacting with different cultures is inevitable in the modern workforce. And, frankly, including different cultures means being forced to view things from different perspectives, which means building a stronger organization as a whole. The goal of this program is to help you engage with people of any culture respectfully and successfully.

What is Culture?

What is Culture?

What is Culture?

What is Culture?

5m 29s

You hear the word "culture" a lot; in the news, in conversation, in referring to travel, and in the workplace. But what is "culture" and what does it have to do with you in the workplace? Well, there's "workplace culture," which is the dynamics and values system that determines your workplace priorities or behaviors, and then there's "culture" in the broader sense. That's what we'll be focusing on in this program.

Fun at Work Skills

01: The Importance of Humor

01: The Importance of Humor

01: The Importance of Humor

01: The Importance of Humor

7m 38s

Fun often gets a bad rap in the workplace. People associate fun with play. If we're playing, we're not working. Therefore, if we're having fun, we're not being as productive as we should be. Guess what? That's not always true! There are actually several benefits to having fun at work. In this program, we'll talk about those advantages, along with the benefits of laughter in the workplace and the value of having a good sense of humor.

02: What's Funny?

02: What's Funny?

02: What's Funny?

02: What's Funny?

8m 2s

Being funny at work is tricky. When it's funny, it's FUNNY! When it's supposed to be funny and it's not, it can get really awkward. Professional comedians will tell you that you need to know your audience; you need to read the room, and timing is everything. We can't all have the same sense of humor. So how do we know what's funny? That's what we'll define in this program.

03: What's NOT Funny?

03: What's NOT Funny?

03: What's NOT Funny?

03: What's NOT Funny?

7m 11s

There are certain topics that you should avoid when using humor in the workplace. What is funny to one person may be offensive to someone else. This program will cover some types of funny that you'll want to steer clear of, including some things you've maybe never considered to be inappropriate. We'll also discuss the problems associated with using too much humor, office pranks, bullying, and more.

General Skills

People First

People First

People First

People First

6m 34s

Attitudes and behaviors toward people can be shaped by language, and the wrong language can lead to prejudice and discrimination. This is why it's critical for everyone to learn and use People First language. It's a way of speaking that, rightly, puts the person first, rather than a disability or condition they might have. Here, we walk you through why it matters, and how to put it into practice, pronto!

Developing a Learning Culture

Developing a Learning Culture

Developing a Learning Culture

Developing a Learning Culture

8m 43s

Learning often takes a back seat to other business functions, when it really should be in the driver's seat. Without a culture of learning, how does your company improve and expand? How do you beat the competition? It won't and you won't, not to your full potential, anyway. With this course, we can help you change that. We give you the keys to formalizing your training and creating structure to it, so you can steer your way to Successville!

Liven Up Your Culture

Liven Up Your Culture

Liven Up Your Culture

Liven Up Your Culture

6m 43s

You know the business benefits to being fun and funny at work shouldn't be ignored. A fun workplace promotes teamwork, it sparks creativity, it reduces stress and conflict, and it increases productivity. There are companies out there that have mastered the fun culture. So how can you have fun or be funny at work?

LGBTQ in the Workplace Skills

Coming Out at Work

Coming Out at Work

Coming Out at Work

Coming Out at Work

4m 20s

Coming out is the process of exploring your own sexual orientation and/or gender identity and sharing that identity with others. Everyone's coming out story is different and unique and that's because the process is affected by environmental cues, circumstance, upbringing, timing, and every other factor that could come into play. Coming out at work can be daunting to some and a relief to others. If you're thinking about coming out at work, this program takes you through ways to make it easier and more comfortable. We'll also discuss things to consider in order to protect yourself. And lastly, we'll go over ways to support colleagues who've come out.

Gender Identity vs. Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity vs. Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity vs. Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity vs. Sexual Orientation

4m 21s

Gender identity and sexual orientation are two totally different things, contrary to what many believe. For example, if someone is transgender, many people automatically think that they must be gay. This simply isn't the case. In this course, we'll define and discuss the differences of these often-misconstrued concepts. We'll provide an in-depth explanation of the various types of gender identities and how those are often expressed. We'll also talk about how people identify their sexual orientation, and the terms associated with that.

Understanding Pronouns

Understanding Pronouns

Understanding Pronouns

Understanding Pronouns

6m 25s

Whether or not you understand the true definition of a pronoun, you use them all the time. These are the words that signify the identity of the person or people talking, or the person or people being talked about; e.g. I, you, she, he, it, them, etc. When we're talking about gender identity, these pronouns can be difficult to navigate. We all want to be respectful of one another. So in this course, we'll do a brief grammar lesson on using pronouns. We'll also discuss some gender-neutral pronouns and how to politely and respectfully determine someone's preferred pronoun.

Supporting a Transitioning Employee for Managers

Supporting a Transitioning Employee for Managers

Supporting a Transitioning Employee for Managers

Supporting a Transitioning Employee for Managers

6m 8s

People who transition go through many changes mentally, emotionally, and physically. It takes a long time and there are many risks associated with transitioning. They are making a huge step to becoming the person they want to be, and we as good humans and managers, need to support their transition. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it's a business decision. Ensuring they are supported during this time will help them retain their skills, experience, and knowledge. In this program, we'll discuss how to support a transitioning employee.

Supporting a Transitioning Coworker

Supporting a Transitioning Coworker

Supporting a Transitioning Coworker

Supporting a Transitioning Coworker

4m 12s

People who choose to transition go through many changes mentally, emotionally, and physically. It's a long and difficult process. Your work may be affected directly if they are taking a leave, or you may find that changes are made to your office policies to accommodate their transition. In this course, we'll talk through some of the changes that may occur, we'll discuss information and questions that are considered private or inappropriate, and we'll go over things you can do to be supportive of your colleague.

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