About this Specialization

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The ability to engage stakeholders is an increasingly important competency that requires tact, strategy, collaboration, and high quality communication skills. Solving complex problems effectively, appropriately, and in a timely manner requires a major shift in mindset, moving away from siloed, discipline-specific methods.The three courses in this specialization are designed to provide a foundation for approaching complex problems, engaging with stakeholders, and providing tools to collect and analyze data to solve community transformation challenges holistically.

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English

Subtitles: English

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 3 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Developing a Systems Mindset

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Course2

Course 2

Strategies for Effective Engagement

Course3

Course 3

Transforming Communities

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  • The Specialization takes approximately 9 to 12 weeks to complete.

  • N​o specific background knowledge or expertise is necessary beyond an interest in stakeholder engagement.

  • While the courses are set up to be stand alone, it is advised to take the classes in the following order:

    1. Developing a Systems Mindset
    2. Strategies for Effective Engagement
    3. Transforming Communities
  • U​niversity credit is not currently offered for this Specialization.

    • More effectively activate relationships with stakeholders, work more collaboratively in groups, consider and value multiple perspectives, and develop rapport and buy in
    • Employ a systems mindset to project management
    • Apply techniques to understand local needs, identify and leverage assets, and collect data that can be used to develop community transformation strategies

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