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Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program

369 STUDENTS ENROLLED

    Introduction

    Professional development is the development of skills and expansion of knowledge to improve on your current skills and work practice to secure a better career and a better future. In the world of constant competition and evolution, you must develop yourself constantly to stand out and announce your existence.

    Description

    Don’t worry. You’re already ahead of most of your peers because you have taken the first and come to the right place. This professional development program will guide you to acquire the skills that will be the biggest assets in your career and personal life.

    Course design

    The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

    You are taught through a combination of

    • Video lessons
    • Online study materials
    • Mock exams
    • Multiple-choice assessment

    How is the course assessed?

    To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

    While I receive a certificate of completion?

    Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

    Why study this course

    Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

    The Professional Development Program is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

    Course Curriculum

    Professional Development
    Why Do You Need Professional Development 00:25:00
    Development of Business Management & Leadership Skills
    About the Learning Organization 00:15:00
    Achieving Personal Mastery 00:15:00
    Analyzing Our Mental Models 00:30:00
    Achieving a Shared Vision 00:15:00
    Team Learning 00:15:00
    Systems Thinking 00:15:00
    Understanding Leadership 00:30:00
    Five Practices 00:15:00
    Building Trust 00:15:00
    Managing Change 00:30:00
    The Four Room Apartment 00:15:00
    Time Management Tips and Tricks 00:30:00
    Managers vs. Leaders 00:15:00
    Types of Thinking 00:15:00
    Influence Strategies 00:15:00
    Managing Relationships 01:00:00
    Strategic Planning 00:00:00
    Doing Delegation Right 00:15:00
    Criteria for Useful Feedback 00:15:00
    Feedback Techniques 00:15:00
    Mastering Your Body Language 00:15:00
    Meeting Management 00:30:00
    Pumping up a Presentation 00:15:00
    Development of Communication Skills
    Identifying Basic Communication Techniques 00:09:00
    Formal and Informal Communication 00:02:00
    Describing Verbal and Non-verbal Communication 00:04:00
    Understanding Body Language 00:05:00
    Making Effective Presentations 00:10:00
    Fundamentals of Productive Meetings 00:08:00
    Written Communication 00:13:00
    Electronic Communication 00:19:00
    Creating Graphics for Business Communication 00:04:00
    Communicating Static Information 00:03:00
    Communicating Dynamic Information 00:03:00
    Representing Your Boss 00:06:00
    Communicating Your Boss’s Decisions 00:03:00
    Supporting Your Boss and Colleagues 00:04:00
    Building a Partnership with Your Boss 00:13:00
    Development of Personal Branding
    Meet your guide Russell Amerasekera FREE 00:01:00
    What you will learn on the course 00:01:00
    How to get the most from this course 00:01:00
    Introduction to personal branding and why it’s so important 00:01:00
    What are you famous for? 00:04:00
    Summary 00:01:00
    Activity: find your one word 00:01:00
    Introduction – build your personal brand 00:01:00
    Explore the dimensions of your life 00:05:00
    Creating your brand story 00:05:00
    Activity – your happiness curve 00:02:00
    Activity – your own personal brand story 00:01:00
    Introduction – how to be the best version of yourself 00:02:00
    A typical day at the office 00:07:00
    The 4 phases of you 00:03:00
    Summary 00:03:00
    Activity – optimise your day to optimise your life 00:01:00
    Introduction – the confidence to be your authentic self 00:01:00
    Russell’s own story 00:05:00
    Personal brand mantras 00:02:00
    Summary 00:01:00
    Activity – discover your brand mantras 00:01:00
    Empathy and why it’s critical to your personal brand 00:04:00
    Activity – group perception 00:02:00
    Introduction – how to tell your life story 00:01:00
    3 part narratives 00:01:00
    Engaging the emotions 00:01:00
    Using power words 00:01:00
    Summary 00:01:00
    Activity – create your 3 minute life story 00:01:00
    Introduction – the connection between your brand and what you wear 00:04:00
    Develop your own style 00:04:00
    Activity – your 3 style words 00:01:00
    Summary 00:01:00
    Development of Creativity and Innovation
    Course Overview 00:15:00
    What Is Creativity and Innovation? 00:15:00
    Individual Creativity 00:30:00
    Developing the Right Environment for Creativity 00:15:00
    Creativity and Innovation in Business 00:15:00
    Where Does Creativity Fit Into the Problem-Solving Process? 00:30:00
    Defining the Problem 00:30:00
    Creative Techniques 00:45:00
    Encouraging Creativity In A Team 00:30:00
    Putting It All Together 00:15:00
    Development of Negotiation Skills
    Welcome and Course Overview FREE 00:06:00
    Why Good Negotiation Practice Leads to Better Relationships 00:03:00
    Shameless Book Plug 00:01:00
    Millie’s Cookie Story 00:07:00
    Exercise 1: Intentions / Objectives for This Programme 00:01:00
    Negotiation is not 00:02:00
    Distinguishing Negotiation from -Haggling 00:07:00
    The 7 Steps to Negotiation Success 00:06:00
    Exercise 2: Giving Structure to your Negotiations 00:01:00
    Preparing Yourself and Your WIN Outcomes 00:06:00
    Exercise 3: Securing Commitment to Negotiate 00:01:00
    The 4 P’s 00:01:00
    The Importance of Personality 00:02:00
    We, Then Me 00:02:00
    Exercise 4: The 4 P’s 00:01:00
    Introduction to Variables 00:04:00
    Video Examples of Excellent Creativity in Variables 00:03:00
    Exercise 5: Understanding the Power of Variables 00:01:00
    Using the WIN Matrix 00:03:00
    Exercise 6: Write Your Win Matrix 00:02:00
    Introduction 00:01:00
    Example Story- Maps of the World – Dyl’s Den 00:03:00
    Exercise 7: Stepping Into Your Partner’s Shoes 00:01:00
    Introduction- Stating Intentions 00:04:00
    Co-Active Listening- Are You Really Listening 00:02:00
    The Power of Pause 00:01:00
    Exercise 8: Using Open Questions 00:01:00
    Exercise 9: Going Above and Beyond Their Wildest Dreams 00:01:00
    Exercise 10: Socratic Questioning 00:04:00
    Exercise 11: Creating a Discussion Agreement Statement 00:01:00
    Introduction to the Propose Stage 00:05:00
    Exercise 12: Putting Your Proposal into Writing 00:01:00
    Introduction 00:02:00
    Exercise 13: Creating a Bargaining Agreement Statement 00:02:00
    The Power of Silence 00:04:00
    Exercise 14: Developing Your Time-Out Strategy 00:01:00
    Introduction to Bargaining 00:04:00
    The Written Columbo 00:02:00
    Exercise 15: Drafting an “Agreement In Principle” 00:01:00
    Introduction – The Missing Link 00:04:00
    Exercise 16: Noticing Your Thinking 00:02:00
    What Does this Mean in Your Negotiations? 00:03:00
    Why Personality? 00:05:00
    Introducing the 4 Colours 00:04:00
    Introducing the 8 Aspects 00:04:00
    Inspiration v Discipline Driven 00:04:00
    Exercise 17: Teddy Bear 00:01:00
    Big Picture vs Down to Earth 00:03:00
    Exercise 18: Football Club Trip 00:01:00
    People Focused vs Outcome Focused 00:02:00
    Splash App 00:02:00
    Exercise 19: Completing Your Own Assessment 00:01:00
    Negotiation with Different ‘Personality Types’ 00:04:00
    Introduction 00:04:00
    Nibbling – The Columbo 00:02:00
    The Flinch 00:02:00
    The Red Herring 00:01:00
    Higher Authority 00:01:00
    The Reluctant Buyer – Seller 00:01:00
    The Best of a Bad Choice 00:01:00
    Conclusion & Thank You 00:02:00
    Bonus Lecture 00:01:00
    Understanding the Employment Laws of the UK
    Immigration Requirements 01:00:00
    Contractual Terms 01:00:00
    Rights During Employment 02:00:00
    Termination of Employment 02:00:00
    Discrimination Law and Equality Act 2010 00:45:00
    Business Transfers 01:00:00
    Collective Rights 01:00:00
    Useful Websites 00:30:00

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