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Subtitles: English

What you will learn

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    L​earners will master techniques to collect data that can be used to inform your work and stakeholder interaction.

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    L​earners will know how to develop a practical, place-based strategy for stakeholder engagement.

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    L​earners will apply systems thinking for project management.

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    L​earners will be able to explain how to build rapport and trust with stakeholders and how to work as a consultant in a team environment.

Skills you will gain

Outreach & EngagementSurvey DesignSystems ThinkingClient interactionProject Management

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

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When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 3 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Developing a Systems Mindset

Course2

Strategies for Effective Engagement

Course3

Transforming Communities

Instructor

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Joel Hartter

Associate Professor and Faculty Director MENV
Masters of the Environment

About University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • 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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