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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Understand the Power of Professional Communities

3 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 46 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
The Changing Workforce22s
Some Takeaways from your reading and additional suggested readings56s
Personal Connections: Their Critical Role in Your Career Success2m
Introduction of Strong vs. Weak Ties24s
Strong vs. Weak Ties: Reflections by Mary Walshok5m
Additional Learning: Dr. Walshok's Career Path Story14m
Strong vs. Weak Ties1m
Collefriends? Friendilleagues?1m
Voices from the Field4m
Additional Learning: Tim's Career Path Story10m
Module 1 Recap1m
4 readings
Read Workplace Articles and download Mind Map for note taking20m
Successful Networking: The Ultimate Guide by Christopher Barret22m
Research Strong vs. Weak Ties30m
Unlocking your Professional Potential
1 practice exercise
Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Exploring Your Existing Personal and Professional Communities

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Gathering Information on your Professional Community2m
Creating a List of Career Contacts from your Personal and Professional Community Information3m
Identify sub groups within your personal and professional communities30s
Analyzing the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Professional Community21s
Networking for Career Success Introduction11s
Networking for Career Success8m
Introduction to Reflective Essay34s
Module 2 Recap27s
2 readings
Rubric for Analyzing Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Professional Community30m
Reflective Essay20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Building Your Professional Community through Service

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 17 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Building Your Professional Community Through Service53s
The Service Learning Model2m
Finding Good Work Through Service to Others16s
Finding Career Success through Service8m
Reflective Essay and Discussion Board Post30s
Module 3 Recap40s
1 reading
Building Your Professional Community Through Service Resources30m
1 practice exercise
Builiding Your Professional Community Through Service Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Best Practices for Connecting and Reconnecting Work and Community

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
How to Find Your Next Steps3m
Some Do's and Don'ts4m
Advice From Some Experts38s
Do's and Don'ts Montage28m
Reflection23s
Drafting Outreach Materials1m
Reflection on your Next Steps1m
Module 4 Recap32s
4 readings
Drafting Outreach Materials - Social Media20m
Drafting Outreach Materials – Elevator Speech30m
Drafting Outreach Materials – Emails20m
Reflection on your Next Steps20m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz: Best Practices30m

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