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Communication, management and your own context free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Languages

Communication, management and your own context

In management the ability to communicate clearly and confidently is of key importance. This free course, Communication, management and your own context, looks at the role of language in management communication, and helps you identify areas of English language you may need to develop for work or when studying for a management qualification such ...

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8 hrs
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Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!

This free course, Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your own work what we might call self-management. In order to do this, we will examine some of the key processes of management decision making, such as allocating time, staff, physical and financial ...

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5 hrs
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Social marketing free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Social marketing

Never before have social issues been more at the centre of public and private debate. From concerns about sustainability and the future of the planet to the introduction of smoking bans, there is a growing recognition that social marketing has a role to play in achieving a wide range of social goals. This free course, Social marketing, examines ...

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8 hrs
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Making decisions free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Making decisions

Do you hate making decisions? Does the ability of others to make snap decisions really frustrate you? This free course will help you understand some of the processes involved in decision making. Attention to the psychology of decision making and the social context in which decisions are made can improve your understanding of others and yourself.

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4 hrs
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Conversations and interviews free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Conversations and interviews

This free course, Conversations and interviews, explores how to ask and answer questions in interviews and conversations.

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5 hrs
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Stakeholders in marketing and finance free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Stakeholders in marketing and finance

This free course, Stakeholders in marketing and finance, comprises two sections introducing the idea of customers and stakeholders for financial information. It also contains two activities in which learners are asked to relate the ideas discussed to their own work practice.

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2 hrs
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Developing high trust work relationships free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Developing high trust work relationships

Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high trust work relationships, introduces the concept of trust, what it means to you and how it may affect your organisation.

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2 hrs
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Technology, innovation and management free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Technology, innovation and management

Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide you with an overview and introduction to a range of related concepts, ideas and debates. It adopts a broad definition of innovation and subscribes to the view that a fundamental feature of any ...

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10 hrs
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Supply chain sustainability free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Supply chain sustainability

To survive in today’s competitive environment, organisations need not only have an efficient and effective supply chain for the context in which they operate, they also have to consider issues of sustainability in their supply chain strategies. These issues are a consideration beyond those of environmental sustainability and also encompass ...

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8 hrs
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Facilitating group discussions free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Facilitating group discussions

Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course, Facilitating group discussions, you will look at some of the behaviours effective facilitators exhibit. Informative and engaging videos will introduce you to examples of facilitation in practice.

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2 hrs
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Speeches and speech-making free course icon level 1: introductory icon

History & The Arts

Speeches and speech-making

This free course, Speeches and speech-making, explores an aspect of language use where 'voices' and 'texts' converge: the art of speech-making.

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1 hr
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First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship

This free course provides you with a short introduction to innovation and entrepreneurship, clarifying some key themes and terminology and helping you to examine your own views about these important subjects.

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8 hrs