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Difference and challenge in teams free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Difference and challenge in teams

This free course looks at how teams ‘travel’ together on a journey of development. Those journeys are hardly ever smooth. The course encourages you to recognise difference and challenge amongst individuals in the team who are pulling in different directions. It will help you identify where such challenges can be embraced for the benefit of your team and your organisation.

Free course
2 hrs
Discovering development management free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Discovering development management

Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of development – any development. It rests on the assumption that management is a political and ethical process, a matter of the use of power to bring about desired goals in contexts characterised by conflicts of interests, values and agendas. It is of relevance to managers in every sector, nationally and internationally.

Free course
3 hrs
Lead and manage change in health and social care free course icon Level

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Lead and manage change in health and social care

Change is everywhere in health and social care work and can evoke a variety of emotions, from excitement and eager anticipation, to fear and outright hostility. In this free course, How to manage change in health and social care, you will explore the role of managers in the change process and the skills required for managing and leading change in health and social care work.

Free course
7 hrs
Working with dilemmas free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Working with dilemmas

Dilemmas are part of the fabric of organisational and individual life; these are often presented as the choice between two (or more) equally compelling propositions. In this free course, Working with dilemmas, you will focus on how to address dilemmas effectively. In particular, you will explore the extent to which dilemmas are or should be treated as choices between two extremes, and how the response to and resolution of dilemmas can move beyond binary choices to the reconciliation of opposites.

Free course
4 hrs
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Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context free course icon Level

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Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context

This free course, Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context, relates software to the organisation that it supports, drawing on basic ideas from organisational theory and management. We see how organisational practices become embodied in IT systems, practices that had previously been part of peoples tacit expertise become externalised and codified in procedures and software. The software and its relationship to the organisation are constantly changing as part of a process of organisational learning.

Free course
5 hrs
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Knowledge technologies in context free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Knowledge technologies in context

This free course, Knowledge technologies in context, explores knowledge technologies; that is, software systems that can represent, interpret, formalise or interrogate phenomena and create models of how the world works. It demonstrates how a well-designed system can have positive effects on the work 'ecosystem', potentially allowing more time for people to concentrate on their strengths. Emphasising core concepts of representation, interpretation and situated use in context, this course will help masters students and those involved in specifying and designing software for business understand how such systems can help manage knowledge as well as providing a framework for evaluating claims made by technology vendors and researchers.

Free course
22 hrs
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Project management: the start of the project journey free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Project management: the start of the project journey

This free course, Project management: The start of the project journey, introduces projects, what they are, how they come about, responses to problems and planning. It explores the role of key players including the project manager, feasibility studies, decision making and project life cycles.

Free course
35 hrs
Rural entrepreneurship in Wales free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Rural entrepreneurship in Wales

What are the important issues to consider when starting up or running a small business in a rural environment? This free course, Rural entrepreneurship in Wales, will introduce you to some concepts and models that will help you work out what you want to do with your business idea and to consider the impact of living in a rural location.  

Free course
30 hrs
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Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro free course icon Level

Society, Politics & Law 

Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro

The Euro was first adopted as a currency in 1999, but what impact has it had on the European economy? This free course, Managing the European economy after the introduction of the Euro, looks at the key developments in the economy since that date and examines the challenges of economic policy formation and governance of the EU's expanding economy.

Free course
8 hrs
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Managing local practices in global contexts free course icon Level

Money & Business 

Managing local practices in global contexts

It is hard to think of a part of the world that has not been touched by globalisation. From 'Big Macs' in Moscow to Blockbuster video in Beijing, the world seems less distant, and 24-hour-a-day news makes foreign places more familiar. This free course, Managing local practices in global contexts, examines the dimensions of globalisation and the processes that connect people together.

Free course
20 hrs
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Working life and learning free course icon Level

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Working life and learning

What is your experience of work and what have you learned from this experience? This free course, Working life and learning, will enable you to reflect upon what you have learned from work and will support you in improving how you learn at work. It will encourage you to think critically about work-based learning and review your own professional knowledge and skills.

Free course
25 hrs
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The public policy – action relationship free course icon Level

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The public policy – action relationship

Much literature on the public policy process focuses narrowly on the policy-making part. This free course, The public policyaction relationship, widens the focus to examine the implementation phase, and how change happens as a result of new policies: that is, policyaction relationship. It does this by looking at four different models of how this relationship can work, through examples from varying fields. The course will be of interest to public sector managers, their staff and the general reader.

Free course
7 hrs
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