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Hybrid working: planning for the future free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: planning for the future

In 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic organisations had to plan and adapt within a week to move almost their entire workforce to remote working, and those who had to remain in ‘onsite’ environments had to quickly implement safety measures. This was an unprecedented global response that many organisations would not have foreseen and had to adjust ...

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12 hrs
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Gweithio hybrid: dechrau yn y gweithle free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Gweithio hybrid: dechrau yn y gweithle

Gall dechrau mewn gweithle newydd – p'un ai dyna eich swydd gyntaf 'go iawn' ar ôl gorffen eich addysg, neu'r cam nesaf yn natblygiad eich gyrfa – fod yn gyffrous ac yn frawychus. Os mai sefydliad hybrid ydyw, a bod eich diwrnod cyntaf mewn lleoliad anghysbell yn hytrach na gweithle ffisegol, gall hynny fod hyd yn oed yn fwy dryslyd. Nod y cwrs...

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7 hrs
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Introduction to business agility free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Introduction to business agility

This short course is designed for anyone leading change in their organisation at any level. It provides an introduction to core principles of business agility, with practical exercises, and is a base that can be built on with reference to the associated textbook and global public community of practice.

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2 hrs
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Hybrid working: starting in the workplace free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: starting in the workplace

Starting in a new workplace – whether it’s your first 'proper' job after finishing your education, or the next step in developing your career – can be exciting and scary. If it’s a hybrid organisation, and your first day is in a remote location rather than a physical workplace, that can be even more disorientating. This course aims to help you ...

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7 hrs
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Hybrid working: digital communication and collaboration free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Digital & Computing

Hybrid working: digital communication and collaboration

Communication and digital collaboration skills are now essential for new ways of working and thriving in a digital world. As more organisations move to permanent hybrid working, being able to connect with others, manage your digital persona and use the digital tools and understand expectations is becoming more important.

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12 hrs
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Hybrid working: change management free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: change management

Change is one of the constants in life, especially for organisations who need to adapt and evolve to ensure they meet the needs of their end users, stakeholders and staff to ensure they thrive and succeed. The COVID-19 pandemic forced accelerated change throughout the world, which could not be planned for, and rapid change programmes where ...

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6 hrs
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Midlife MOT: wealth, work and wellbeing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Midlife MOT: wealth, work and wellbeing

Introducing your Midlife MOT. Your midlife years – that is, when you’re between about 40 and 60 – will probably be a very hectic time indeed. You might have ended up in a challenging job, or you might be working hard to get one. You could be looking after the kids, your parents or maybe both. Maybe you’re putting time and energy into a whole new...

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4 hrs
Marketing communications in the digital age free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Marketing communications in the digital age

The influence and impact of marketing can be seen all around. For instance, you may find marketing communications being used to promote various brands, increase charitable donations, persuade toddlers to eat their vegetables, or encourage teenagers to behave responsibly around alcohol. In this digital era, if you use social media to portray a ...

Free course
12 hrs
Introducing technology and innovation management free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Science, Maths & Technology

Introducing technology and innovation management

This free course will introduce you to technology and innovation management and is relevant to managers and students of technological innovation. You will learn about innovation types and processes, how innovation can add or create value, and about the management activities that underpin the innovation and value creation process. You do not ...

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15 hrs
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Gweithio hybrid: llesiant a chynhwysiant free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Gweithio hybrid: llesiant a chynhwysiant

Gan ystyried bod ansawdd profiad eich myfyrwyr prifysgol yn dechrau gydag ansawdd y gwasanaeth a ddarperir gan staff y brifysgol, ydy'r gweithle yn eich SAU yn llwyddo? Pa effaith gafodd y 'newid i weithio ar-lein', a'r ymarfer a phrosesau sydd wedi dilyn, ar lesiant staff? Bydd y cwrs hwn yn archwilio'r hyn a olygir gan lesiant yn y gweithle ...

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12 hrs
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Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Hybrid working: wellbeing and inclusion

If the quality of the university student experience starts with the quality of services provided by university staff, how are the workforce at your HEI doing? What impact did the ‘pivot to online’ and the processes and practices that have followed have on staff wellbeing? This course will explore what workplace wellbeing means in a hybrid ...

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12 hrs
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Do you feel concerned about a lack of diversity in your workplace? Is this something you want to address? Perhaps you’d like to feel more informed on a personal level before taking it further organisationally? This free course introduces you to the benefits and complexities of developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. It ...

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24 hrs