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Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Tamil, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Turkish, English

Skills you will gain

goal settingHappinessPersonality DevelopmentPersonal Development

Learner Career Outcomes

56%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: Tamil, Arabic, Portuguese (Brazilian), Turkish, English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: Launching Your Personal Search for Success

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
How to Use This Course1m
Why This Course Will be Useful1m
Why I Am Teaching This Course2m
Three Truths About Success5m
The Six Lives Exercise2m
The Six Lives Exercise Analysis22m
The Two Sides of Success4m
The Role of Culture and Family in Setting Your Success Values3m
My Story8m
Where We Are and Where We Are Going2m
3 readings
Profiles for Six Lives Exercise10m
Evaluate Your Rankings10m
PDFs of Module 1 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Six Lives Exercise30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: How to Think About Success on Your Own Terms

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
A Fable5m
Where Are Your Diamonds?18m
Habits of Successful People5m
Why Are Your Success Values So Easy to Forget?26m
Where We Are2m
1 reading
PDF's of Module 2 Slides10m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Week 3: Diving Deeper: What Research Tells Us About Achievement and Happiness

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
The Traps: If You Base Your Success on Achievements4m
Four Reasons to Worry About Achievement Based Success25m
Does Success Equal Happiness?27m
3 readings
SAME Personality Assessment Trait Reading10m
SAME Profiler Feedback and Summary of Results10m
PDF's of Module 3 Slides10m
1 practice exercise
SAME Personality Assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Week 4: Putting it Together: Charting Your Path to the Future

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Analyzing the Matrix11m
Assess Your Current Motivation21m
Meaningful Work16m
Wise Angel9m
Conclusion12m
2 readings
PDF's of Module 4 Slides10m
Survey for those who have finished the Specialization10m

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About the Achieving Personal and Professional Success Specialization

Based on four of the most popular courses taught at the Wharton School, Achieving Personal and Professional Success is designed to introduce the tools and techniques for defining and achieving success at home and at work. You'll learn how to find your passion and core values, how to apply these values to your own life, how to work well with others, how to communicate effectively, how to set goals, how to use influence to achieve these goals, and even how to say you are sorry. Through exercises, self-diagnostic surveys, quizzes, and many case studies, you'll discover how to define not only what you want, but also the best way to get it. While many business courses cover topics related to successful organizational practices, these courses provide key insights into successful personal practices, whether you are in the office or in your home. We all bring ourselves to work every day, and these courses will help you be your best self wherever you are....
Achieving Personal and Professional Success

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