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Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1.  Critical Thinking

  2. Creative Problem Solving

  3. Social Intelligence

  4. Developing Creativity

  5. Stress Management

1. Critical Thinking : Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilise non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

2. Creative Problem Solving: Solve Problems Quickly and Easily

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small.

This course will give you an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that you can use every day.

By the end of this Creative Problem Solving Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Use idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and re-refine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality
  • Follow up with solution implementation to celebrate successes and identify improvements

3. Social Intelligence: Increase Your Influence During Social Situations

Social Intelligence is about understanding your environment and having a positive influence. You will become more confident in social situations by learning how to express and interpret social cues. You will create positive connections and increase your influence during social situations.

Increasing Social Intelligence will provide benefits throughout professional and personal life. It is a fantastic tool for coaching and development as people will learn “people skills”. Improving social skills through active listening, understanding body language, and being more empathic will give you the advantage in interactions. Social interactions are a two way street, know the rules of the road!

By the end of this Social Intelligence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Be aware of our own behaviors
  • Learn to be empathetic with others
  • Know tools for active listening 
  • Effectively communicate interpersonally
  • Recognise various social cues
  • Determine appropriate coversation topics
  • Know various forms of body language

4. Developing Creativity: Inspire Your Creativity To Achieve Goals

Children have an innate creative ability when they are born, but for some reason adults can lose it along the way. You will move out of the mundane, be more curious, engage, and explore new ideas. Recognize creativity and be ready when it happens.

With our Developing Creativity course, you will learn how to remove barriers that block or limit your creativity. You will improve your imagination, divergent thinking, and mental flexibility. You will learn mind mapping, individual brainstorming, and when to recognize and look for what inspires you to be more creative. 

Creativity and innovation will improve your chances of success in business and in life. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to inspire you and develop your creative mindset. By changing the way that you think and overcoming your fear of risk, you will improve your creativity and change your life. Implementing the guidelines in this module is the first step to forever changing your creative process.

By the end of this Developing Creativity Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Get Yourself Organised
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritise your time and get things done
  • Complete Special Tasks
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Improve your Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Empower Yourself
  • Deal with your managers more effectively
  • Take Care of Yourself

5. Stress Management: How To Address and Overcome Stressfull Situations

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. You will be shown how stress can be positive and negative, and we will look at the Triple A approach that will form the basis of this course.

The Stress Management course will give you a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. You will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid or Accept)
  • Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques
  • Better cope with major events
  • Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Critical Thinking  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Critical Thinking

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Creative Problem Solving

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives
  • Action Plans

Section Two: The Problem Solving Method

  • What is a Problem
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps for Creative Solving?

Section Three: Gathering Information

  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods for Information Gathering

Section Four: Problem Definition

  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining Present State and Desired States
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement

Section Five: Getting Prepared to Brainstorming

  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity

Section Six: Generating Solutions, Part One

  • Brainstorming Rules (Key to Success)
  • Basic Brainstorming
  • Brainwriting and Mind Mapping
  • Brainwriting
  • Mind Mapping

Section Seven: Generating Solutions, Part Two

  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats

Section Eight: Analyzing Solutions

  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis

Section Nine: Selecting a Solution

  • Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
  • Analyzing Potential Problems

Section Ten: Planning Your Next Steps

  • Lesson One: Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting

Section Eleven: Lessons Learned

  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

Course 3 - Social Intelligence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Increase your Self Awareness

  • Remove or limit self-deception
  • Ask for feedback
  • Be open to change
  • Reflect on your actions

Module Three - The Keys to Empathy

  • Listening and paying attention
  • Don't judge
  • Shift your view
  • Don't show fake emotion

Module Four - Active Listening

  • Attunement
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Shift your focus
  • Don't discount feelings

Module Five - Insight on Behavior

  • Perception
  • Facts vs. emotions
  • Online communication
  • Listen and watch more

Module Six - Communication

  • Give respect and trust
  • Be consistent
  • Always keep your cool
  • Observing body language

Module Seven - Social Cues (Part 1)

  • Recognizing social situations
  • The eyes have it
  • Non-verbal cues
  • Verbal cues

Module Eight - Social Cues (Part 2)

  • Spectrum og cues
  • Review and reflect
  • Being adaptable and flexible
  • Personal space

Module Nine - Conversation Skills

  • Current events
  • Conversation topics
  • Cues to watch for
  • Give people your attention

Module Ten - Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • It's not what you say, It's how you say it
  • Open vs. closed body language
  • Communicate with power

Module Eleven - Building Rapport

  • Take the high road
  • Forget about yourself
  • Remembering people
  • Ask good questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Developing Creativity

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is creativity?

  • Lesson One: Divergent Thinking
  • Lesson Two: Problem Solving
  • Lesson Three: Imagination and Inspiration
  • Lesson Four: Something Out of Nothing
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Three: Getting Inspired

  • Lesson One: Introspection
  • Lesson Two: Read More
  • Lesson Three: Removing the Mental Block
  • Lesson Four: Art Inspires Art
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Four: Beating Procrastication

  • Lesson One: Get Rid of Clutter
  • Lesson Two: Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Lesson Three:Build on Small Successes
  • Lesson Four: Don't Start at the Beginning
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Five: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Open Mind
  • Lesson Two: Do Not Judge
  • Lesson Three: Positive Mindset
  • Lesson Four: Ask Why?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Six: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Make Associations
  • Lesson Two: Keep a Journal
  • Lesson Three: Question Assumptions
  • Lesson Four: Creative Confidence
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Seven: Curiosity

  • Lesson One: Spark Your Curiosity
  • Lesson Two: Curiosity is the Engine of Creativity
  • Lesson Three: Engage
  • Lesson Four: Ask Open-Ended Questions
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eight: Take Risks

  • Lesson One: Be Confident
  • Lesson Two: Scared to Fall?
  • Lesson Three: Fake It Till You Make It
  • Lesson Four: Afraid to Be Judged
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Nine: Think Like a Child

  • Lesson One: Daydream
  • Lesson Two: Be Curious
  • Lesson Three: Play Games
  • Lesson Four: Experiment
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Ten: Environmental Factors

  • Lesson One: Work Area
  • Lesson Two: Additional Environments
  • Lesson Three: Get Enough Sleep
  • Lesson Four: Variables
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eleven: Individual Brainstorming

  • Lesson One: Generate A Lot of Ideas
  • Lesson Two: Mind Mapping
  • Lesson Three: Visualization
  • Lesson Four: Organize and Bring Ideas Together
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Stress Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Stress

  • What is stress?
  • What is eustress?
  • Understanding the triple A approach

Module Three - Creating a Stress-Reducing Lifestyle

  • Eating properly
  • Exercising regularly
  • Sleeping well

Module Four - Altering the Situation

  • The first A
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions

Module Five - Avoiding the Situation

  • The second A
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions

Module Six - Accepting the Situation

  • The third A
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions

Module Seven - Using Routines to Reduce Stress

  • Planning meals
  • Organising chores
  • Using a to-do list

Module Eight  - Environmental Relaxation Techniques

  • Finding a Sanctuary
  • Using music
  • Seeing the humor

Module Nine - Physical Relaxation Techniques

  • Soothing stretches
  • Deep breathing
  • Tensing and relaxing
  • Meditation

Module Ten - Coping with Major Events

  • Establishing a support system
  • Creating a plan
  • Knowing when to seek help

Module Eleven - Our Challenge to You

  • Creating a stress log
  • Week One: Recording events
  • Week Two: Identifying stressors and creating a plan
  • Week Three: Creating new habits

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance - 5 Courses in this Bundle

  1.  Critical Thinking

  2. Creative Problem Solving

  3. Social Intelligence

  4. Developing Creativity

  5. Stress Management

1. Critical Thinking : Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilise non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

2. Creative Problem Solving: Solve Problems Quickly and Easily

In the past few decades, psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same type of process to identify and implement the solutions to their problems. This process works for any kind of problem, large or small.

This course will give you an overview of the entire creative problem solving process, as well as key problem solving tools that you can use every day.

By the end of this Creative Problem Solving Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand problems and the creative problem solving process
  • Identify types of information to gather and key questions to ask in problem solving
  • Identify the importance of defining a problem correctly
  • Identify and use four different problem definition tools
  • Write concrete problem statements
  • Use basic brainstorming tools to generate ideas for solutions
  • Use idea generating tools, such as affinity diagrams, word chaining, the box method, the six thinking hats, and the blink method
  • Evaluate potential solutions against criteria, including cost/benefit analysis and group voting
  • Perform a final analysis to select a solution
  • Understand the roles that fact and intuition play in selecting a solution
  • Understand the need to refine the shortlist and re-refine it
  • Understand how to identify the tasks and resources necessary to implement solutions
  • Evaluate and adapt solutions to reality
  • Follow up with solution implementation to celebrate successes and identify improvements

3. Social Intelligence: Increase Your Influence During Social Situations

Social Intelligence is about understanding your environment and having a positive influence. You will become more confident in social situations by learning how to express and interpret social cues. You will create positive connections and increase your influence during social situations.

Increasing Social Intelligence will provide benefits throughout professional and personal life. It is a fantastic tool for coaching and development as people will learn “people skills”. Improving social skills through active listening, understanding body language, and being more empathic will give you the advantage in interactions. Social interactions are a two way street, know the rules of the road!

By the end of this Social Intelligence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Be aware of our own behaviors
  • Learn to be empathetic with others
  • Know tools for active listening 
  • Effectively communicate interpersonally
  • Recognise various social cues
  • Determine appropriate coversation topics
  • Know various forms of body language

4. Developing Creativity: Inspire Your Creativity To Achieve Goals

Children have an innate creative ability when they are born, but for some reason adults can lose it along the way. You will move out of the mundane, be more curious, engage, and explore new ideas. Recognize creativity and be ready when it happens.

With our Developing Creativity course, you will learn how to remove barriers that block or limit your creativity. You will improve your imagination, divergent thinking, and mental flexibility. You will learn mind mapping, individual brainstorming, and when to recognize and look for what inspires you to be more creative. 

Creativity and innovation will improve your chances of success in business and in life. Fortunately, there are steps that can be taken to inspire you and develop your creative mindset. By changing the way that you think and overcoming your fear of risk, you will improve your creativity and change your life. Implementing the guidelines in this module is the first step to forever changing your creative process.

By the end of this Developing Creativity Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Get Yourself Organised
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Prioritise your time and get things done
  • Complete Special Tasks
  • Improve your Communication Skills
  • Improve your Non-Verbal Communication Skills
  • Empower Yourself
  • Deal with your managers more effectively
  • Take Care of Yourself

5. Stress Management: How To Address and Overcome Stressfull Situations

Positive and negative stress is a constant influence on all of our lives. The trick is to maximize the positive stress and to minimize the negative stress. You will be shown how stress can be positive and negative, and we will look at the Triple A approach that will form the basis of this course.

The Stress Management course will give you a three-option method for addressing any stressful situation, as well as a toolbox of personal skills, including using routines, relaxation techniques, and a stress log system. You will also understand what lifestyle elements they can change to reduce stress.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the best approach to a stressful situation (Alter, Avoid or Accept)
  • Understand what lifestyle elements you can change to reduce stress
  • Use routines to reduce stress
  • Use environmental and physical relaxation techniques
  • Better cope with major events
  • Use a stress log to identify stressors and create a plan to reduce or eliminate them

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Only 6 to 8 hours of study is required per course
  3. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  4. Study as many courses as you want
  5. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  6. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  7. Certificates 

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Critical Thinking  5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Critical Thinking

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 2 - Creative Problem Solving

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives
  • Action Plans

Section Two: The Problem Solving Method

  • What is a Problem
  • What is Creative Problem Solving?
  • What are the Steps for Creative Solving?

Section Three: Gathering Information

  • Understanding Types of Information
  • Identifying Key Questions
  • Methods for Information Gathering

Section Four: Problem Definition

  • Defining the Problem
  • Determining Where the Problem Originated
  • Defining Present State and Desired States
  • Stating and Restating the Problem
  • Analyzing the Problem
  • Writing the Problem Statement

Section Five: Getting Prepared to Brainstorming

  • Identifying Mental Blocks
  • Removing Mental Blocks
  • Stimulating Creativity

Section Six: Generating Solutions, Part One

  • Brainstorming Rules (Key to Success)
  • Basic Brainstorming
  • Brainwriting and Mind Mapping
  • Brainwriting
  • Mind Mapping

Section Seven: Generating Solutions, Part Two

  • The Morphological Matrix
  • The Six Thinking Hats

Section Eight: Analyzing Solutions

  • Developing Criteria
  • Analyzing Wants and Needs
  • Using Cost/Benefit Analysis

Section Nine: Selecting a Solution

  • Final Analysis
  • Paired Comparison Analysis
  • Analyzing Potential Problems
  • Analyzing Potential Problems

Section Ten: Planning Your Next Steps

  • Lesson One: Identifying Tasks
  • Identifying Resources
  • Implementing, Evaluating, and Adapting

Section Eleven: Lessons Learned

  • Planning the Follow-Up Meeting
  • Celebrating Successes
  • Identifying Improvements

Section Twelve: Wrapping Up

  • Words from the Wise

Course 3 - Social Intelligence

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Increase your Self Awareness

  • Remove or limit self-deception
  • Ask for feedback
  • Be open to change
  • Reflect on your actions

Module Three - The Keys to Empathy

  • Listening and paying attention
  • Don't judge
  • Shift your view
  • Don't show fake emotion

Module Four - Active Listening

  • Attunement
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Shift your focus
  • Don't discount feelings

Module Five - Insight on Behavior

  • Perception
  • Facts vs. emotions
  • Online communication
  • Listen and watch more

Module Six - Communication

  • Give respect and trust
  • Be consistent
  • Always keep your cool
  • Observing body language

Module Seven - Social Cues (Part 1)

  • Recognizing social situations
  • The eyes have it
  • Non-verbal cues
  • Verbal cues

Module Eight - Social Cues (Part 2)

  • Spectrum og cues
  • Review and reflect
  • Being adaptable and flexible
  • Personal space

Module Nine - Conversation Skills

  • Current events
  • Conversation topics
  • Cues to watch for
  • Give people your attention

Module Ten - Body Language

  • Be aware of your movements
  • It's not what you say, It's how you say it
  • Open vs. closed body language
  • Communicate with power

Module Eleven - Building Rapport

  • Take the high road
  • Forget about yourself
  • Remembering people
  • Ask good questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Developing Creativity

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is creativity?

  • Lesson One: Divergent Thinking
  • Lesson Two: Problem Solving
  • Lesson Three: Imagination and Inspiration
  • Lesson Four: Something Out of Nothing
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Three: Getting Inspired

  • Lesson One: Introspection
  • Lesson Two: Read More
  • Lesson Three: Removing the Mental Block
  • Lesson Four: Art Inspires Art
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Four: Beating Procrastication

  • Lesson One: Get Rid of Clutter
  • Lesson Two: Self-Imposed Limitations
  • Lesson Three:Build on Small Successes
  • Lesson Four: Don't Start at the Beginning
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Five: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Open Mind
  • Lesson Two: Do Not Judge
  • Lesson Three: Positive Mindset
  • Lesson Four: Ask Why?
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Six: Improving Your Creative Mindset

  • Lesson One: Make Associations
  • Lesson Two: Keep a Journal
  • Lesson Three: Question Assumptions
  • Lesson Four: Creative Confidence
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Seven: Curiosity

  • Lesson One: Spark Your Curiosity
  • Lesson Two: Curiosity is the Engine of Creativity
  • Lesson Three: Engage
  • Lesson Four: Ask Open-Ended Questions
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eight: Take Risks

  • Lesson One: Be Confident
  • Lesson Two: Scared to Fall?
  • Lesson Three: Fake It Till You Make It
  • Lesson Four: Afraid to Be Judged
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Nine: Think Like a Child

  • Lesson One: Daydream
  • Lesson Two: Be Curious
  • Lesson Three: Play Games
  • Lesson Four: Experiment
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Ten: Environmental Factors

  • Lesson One: Work Area
  • Lesson Two: Additional Environments
  • Lesson Three: Get Enough Sleep
  • Lesson Four: Variables
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Eleven: Individual Brainstorming

  • Lesson One: Generate A Lot of Ideas
  • Lesson Two: Mind Mapping
  • Lesson Three: Visualization
  • Lesson Four: Organize and Bring Ideas Together
  • Lesson Five: Case Study

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Stress Management

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Stress

  • What is stress?
  • What is eustress?
  • Understanding the triple A approach

Module Three - Creating a Stress-Reducing Lifestyle

  • Eating properly
  • Exercising regularly
  • Sleeping well

Module Four - Altering the Situation

  • The first A
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions

Module Five - Avoiding the Situation

  • The second A
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions

Module Six - Accepting the Situation

  • The third A
  • Identifying appropriate situations
  • Creating effective actions

Module Seven - Using Routines to Reduce Stress

  • Planning meals
  • Organising chores
  • Using a to-do list

Module Eight  - Environmental Relaxation Techniques

  • Finding a Sanctuary
  • Using music
  • Seeing the humor

Module Nine - Physical Relaxation Techniques

  • Soothing stretches
  • Deep breathing
  • Tensing and relaxing
  • Meditation

Module Ten - Coping with Major Events

  • Establishing a support system
  • Creating a plan
  • Knowing when to seek help

Module Eleven - Our Challenge to You

  • Creating a stress log
  • Week One: Recording events
  • Week Two: Identifying stressors and creating a plan
  • Week Three: Creating new habits

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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6.     What if English is not my first language?

This course is provided in English, however, due to the digital nature of our training, you can take your time studying the material and make use of tools such as google translate and Grammarly.

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All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

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Providing you have internet access you can start this course whenever you like, just go to the login page and insert your username and password and you can access the online material.

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Online learning is easy, if not easier than a traditional academic situation. By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace. Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

11.     What computer skills do I need for my course?

You don't need to be a computer expert to succeed with our online training, but you should be comfortable typing, using the internet and be capable of using common software (such as Microsoft word).

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There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. Once you have purchased this course you will have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

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14.     What is included with the course?

The onetime fee includes all training materials, including online content, diagrams, videos if included, interactive instructions and quizzes, plus you will receive a certificate upon completion.

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All the required material for your course is included in the online system, you do not need to buy anything else.

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You will receive a Certificate of Completion that is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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This course will give you the skills you need to help you obtain employment, but it’s up to you if you get the job or not.

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