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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
Difference and challenge in teams free course icon level 1: introductory icon

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 ...

Free course
2 hrs
Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role

Are you a carer? Or do you work with a carer, or know someone who one? This free course, Physical activity for health and wellbeing in the caring role, is designed to give an insight into the demands, both physically and mentally, of the caring role and look at how taking part in physical activity can offer benefits to the health and wellbeing ...

Free course
6 hrs
Three principles of a coaching approach free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Three principles of a coaching approach

This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an effective coach. Whether or not you recognise the use of a 'coaching approach' in your workplace, you will be able to use the learning in the course to enhance your day-to-day interactions in your workplace.

Free course
2 hrs
Understanding organisational value free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Understanding organisational value

All organisations must find new ways that benefit both their stakeholders and society. This means constantly improving their processes, goods and services. In the 21st century, new ideals of collaboration, inclusion, and equality are challenging more narrow market-based notions. This free course, Understanding organisational value, will explore ...

Free course
7 hrs
Leadership challenges in turbulent times free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Leadership challenges in turbulent times

Welcome to Leadership challenges in turbulent times, a free course offered by the Open University. We are excited to join you on your journey to explore leadership in the turbulent times that we live in.

Free course
6 hrs
Entrepreneurial impressions – reflection free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Entrepreneurial impressions – reflection

In this free course, Entrepreneurial impressions - reflection, you will be encouraged to unpack your own experiences of, and perceptions about, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship. You will also take a look at the relevant research evidence on entrepreneurial personality and on the role of informal ties with family and friends. There are still ...

Free course
7 hrs
Internships and other work experiences free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Internships and other work experiences

In this free course, Internships and other work experiences, you’ll begin by learning more about what an internship is and how it might differ from other forms of work experience. You’ll find out what you can gain personally and professionally, and consider the practicalities of obtaining work experience, from how to choose what’s right for you,...

Free course
24 hrs
Exploring evidence-based policing free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Money & Business

Exploring evidence-based policing

This course, Exploring evidence-based policing, examines the basic elements of evidence-based policing and gives insight into how more evidence-based approaches can inform better policing practice.

Free course
4 hrs
Working in groups and teams free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Money & Business

Working in groups and teams

This free course, Working in groups and teams, explores team working from start to finish. It looks at how successful teams are created, roles within a team, the life cycle of a team, how to manage conflict within teams and evaluating team performance.

Free course
8 hrs
Introduction to operations management free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Money & Business

Introduction to operations management

This free course, Introduction to operations management, will introduce you to the role of operations management in organisations, and gives you the opportunity to understand what an operations manager does. It looks at how the role might influence the short- and long-term success of the organisation. It is important to develop a clear ...

Free course
6 hrs
Developing career resilience free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Developing career resilience

Do you sometimes wish you were more resilient when faced with changes at work? Do you have career plans but feel unsure about progressing with them? If you do, then this free course, Developing career resilience, will help you to build your resilience and approach career-related change with greater confidence and motivation.

Free course
24 hrs