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Approx. 16 hours to complete

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Learners taking this Course are
  • Therapists
  • HR Specialists
  • Founders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Product Managers

What you will learn

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    Evaluate approaches to influencing and creating meaning at work

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    Evaluate and apply approaches to meaning making that play a role in aligning employee buy-in of organisational narratives

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    Evaluate, create and apply strategies to leverage meaning making through branding

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    Situate discussions of meaning making within broader social contexts and concerns.

Skills you will gain

MotivationCommunicationLeadershipBrand Management
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Therapists
  • HR Specialists
  • Founders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Product Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
6 hours to complete

Meaning and making meaning

7 videos (Total 33 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Week 1 outline1m
1.1 Meaningful work7m
1.2 Work design and meaning6m
1.3 Meaninglessness5m
1.4 Meaning through fit6m
Habit corner 11m
9 readings
Course overview5m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Which continent do you hail from?1m
Preconceptions: What work means to you...5m
Work design and meaning15m
Meaninglessness1h
Meaning through fit30m
About the habit corner1m
Habit Corner- Sample10m
2 practice exercises
Recall - Week 130m
Week 1 Quiz1h
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Brain, body and storytelling in meaning making

5 videos (Total 41 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
2.1 The neuroscience of meaning making9m
2.2 Creating meaning through voice and breath12m
2.3 Creating meaning through body language & posture8m
2.4 Creating meaning through stories10m
4 readings
Exploring the role of neuroscience of meaning making15m
How to project meaning through voice and breath40m
How to use body language to create meaning20m
Stories as facilitator of meaning making in organisations30m
1 practice exercise
Recall - Week 230m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Branding as meaning making

4 videos (Total 24 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
3.1 Don’t be liked, be loved!8m
3.2 Be visionary6m
3.3 Be meaningful: Craft brand personality6m
3 readings
Meaning making through purposeful branding30m
Brand vision30m
Brand personalities30m
2 practice exercises
Recall - week 330m
Week 3 quiz1h
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Meaning in social context

4 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
6.1 Alienation and work in capitalist society7m
6.2 A religious 'spirit of capitalism'7m
6.3 A 'new spirit of capitalism'5m
4 readings
Alienation10m
The religious spirit of capitalism20m
Corporate social responsibility20m
Become a Global MBA learner10m
1 practice exercise
Recall - Week 630m

Instructors

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Professor Rebecca Mitchell

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Arabella MacPherson

Director, Resonate Communications
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Associate Professor Edward Wray-Bliss

Department of Management
Macquarie University
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Dr Abas Mirzaei

Lecturer, Department of Marketing
Macquarie University

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About the Leading: Human Resource Management and Leadership Specialization

Become an adaptable leader, ready to face the challenges of the disrupted workplace. This specialization will equip you with the skills to lead and navigate the ever-changing global environment we now work in. Through four themed courses you will: learn how to motivate staff with meaningful work (Become a Meaning Maker); better enable your organisation to deliver on its strategic objectives (Know Your Organisation); harness your team’s diversity and use teamwork to innovate and increase your organisation’s output (Know Your People); and strengthen your personal leadership skills (Adapt Your Leadership Style)....
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