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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: About eight hours of video lecture, readings, learning activities...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English
100% online

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: About eight hours of video lecture, readings, learning activities...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Design Your Work

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Reading
5 videos (Total 23 min), 13 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Welcome to the Course and Introduction to Module 14m
Interaction Styles4m
SWOT3m
Importance of “Soft Skills” and Looking at Grid and Managing Weaknesses8m
Reading13 readings
Understanding Your Strengths35m
Exercise: Social Style Self-Assessment Self Reflection10m
Interaction Styles Framework3m
Exercise: Journey Line10m
Exercise: Character Strengths Self Reflection10m
Exercise: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Self Reflection10m
Exercise: Heroes Reflection10m
Using “Whole Brain” Thinking25m
Exercise: Grid Assessment15m
Pushing Yourself to Think and Act Differently15m
Exercise: Stress Signals5m
Pushing Yourself to Think and Act Differently18m
Unlocking Your Professional Potential
Quiz2 practice exercises
Understanding and Amplifying Strengths Quiz10m
Amplifying Your Strengths And Getting Out Of Your Own Way Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

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Reading
1 video (Total 6 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Reading5 readings
Exercise: Identify two problems5m
Problem Solving Using Scientific and Other Research Methods9m
Other Problem Solving Methods22m
Avoiding Fatal Flaws and Setting Priorities20m
Overview of Research Methodologies5m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Creative Thinking

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Reading
2 videos (Total 10 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video2 videos
Innovative Mindsets6m
Reading4 readings
Approaches to problem solving25m
Innovative Thinking32m
Overcoming Assumptions and Barriers19m
Using Prototyping for Innovation10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Approaches to Problem Solving Quiz5m
Innovative Thinking and Overcoming Assumptions Quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Putting Ideas Into Action

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Reading
1 video (Total 9 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Reading3 readings
Translating Your Idea into Practical Application15m
The Art of Good Storytelling37m
Unlocking Your Professional Potential

Instructors

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Josh Shapiro, PhD

Director of Research
UC San Diego Extension

About University of California San Diego

UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom—life is their laboratory....

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