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Intermediate Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours of study per week plus 6-8 hours of active project work...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

What is Skills Management?

The goal of the Module is to define individual skills management, examine its theoretical foundations, and clarify its crucial role for career success in a highly competitive job market. We derive some useful lessons from business strategy; in particular, we examine how business strategists measure and manage “competitive advantage”, so that you can use a similar approach for crafting effective personal strategies in the job market. Then, we discuss the desired outcomes of individual skills management training. For this purpose, we review the Individual Skills Management Framework. (At the end of the course, you’ll be able to check your progress against the Framework). ...
5 videos (Total 39 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Why Skills Management?7m
Previewing the Course Outcomes8m
Learning from Business Strategy7m
Skills Management Framework11m
4 readings
Companion website10m
Companion book10m
The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Individual Skills Management10m
Glossary of Terms10m
1 practice exercise
ISM KnowledgeBase Part 120m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

The Quantified Self

In this Module, we move to discussing practical approaches, models, and tools that you can use for measuring and managing your skills in a competitive job market environment. First, we discuss how to operationalize skills (in other words, how to make them measurable). Then, we examine how to cluster skills into job-specific skillsets and use performance management techniques to objectively evaluate the level of mastery. Finally, using a simulated competitive job selection process, we will show how to realistically estimate your total skillset score. In the Module, we also introduce “J.A.F.A.R., The Skills Manager Pro (TM)”, a free and intuitive individual skills management software developed for this course. In addition to organizing skill-building routines, "J.A.F.A.R." will help you achieve tangible outcomes that can be immediately useful for your next job application....
3 videos (Total 28 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
What Is Your T.S.S. (Total Skillset Score)?7m
Meet J.A.F.A.R., The Skills Manager Pro10m
1 reading
Notes, References, and Further Reading10m
1 practice exercise
ISM KnowledgeBase Part 234m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Skills Management in Action: Part One

Now, it is time to put individual skills management to work and explore how you can implement the methods and techniques introduced in the course in typical skill-building scenarios. In this and the following Modules, we examine two case studies dealing with three career enhancement scenarios, namely Job Excellence, Job Enhancement, and Job Diversification. We also demonstrate how to use "Jafar", the skills management application, for producing tangible outcomes for your ongoing professional development and your next job application. In Module 3, we begin by demonstrating how to identify, quantify, and objectively evaluate a job-specific skillset. Then, we will focus on generating a powerful and informative Selection Criteria Statement. We will also discuss how you can significantly improve your next job application by making it job-specific, evidence-based, data-driven, and externally-verified. ...
4 videos (Total 37 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Tangible Outcome: Skillset Summary Checklist9m
Scenario 2: Job Enhancement9m
Tangible Outcome: Selection Criteria Statement9m
1 reading
Notes, References, and Further Reading10m
1 practice exercise
ISM KnowledgeBase Part 320m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Skills Management in Action: Part Two

In Module 4, we examine another case study focusing on the Job Diversification scenario. According to the latest job market research, in the modern economy it is becoming an absolute necessity to have a second vocational area of expertise (www.burningglass.com). That’s why we will explore a case in which a career builder strives to extend his job search area by adding a new skill in a different occupational field. You will learn how to use skills management methods and techniques to guide you through the entry process by identifying the training needs and designing concrete targets for effective professional development....
2 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Tangible Outcome: How J.A.F.A.R. Can Make You S.M.A.R.T.E.R.11m
2 readings
Notes, References, and Further Reading10m
Using Radar (“Spider”) Graphs for Competency Analysis10m
1 practice exercise
ISM KnowledgeBase Part 422m

Instructors

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Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin

Professor
SUNY Empire State College
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Amy Giaculli

Assessment Specialist
SUNY Empire State College

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