Have you recently felt limited in your career or like you are not fully reaching your potential? A new free online course from Concordia University may be able to help you achieve more of your goals. We, at Market Mommy, are a strong advocate of continuing education and were very interested when this course was introduced to us.
It is entitled “Functioning Above Entry Level” and it’s perfect for the career-savvy individual who wants to build and expand on their leadership skills. It is conveniently delivered right to your inbox. The course aims to instill confidence and help you understand your own personal strengths. I was lucky enough to be given access to the course so I could share some of its benefits with you.
Ask yourself these questions. Are you functioning at your highest capacity? Do you have a strategic vision for yourself? As we advance, or maybe travel through, our career, we sometimes get in a rut. If you are interested in bettering yourself and leading others, this might be a great chance to pull yourself out of that rut.
The course is completely free, so there is no financial commitment; it’s a risk-free opportunity! The course consists of three lessons, each of which takes about an hour to complete. The time commitment is minimal, but the benefit could be tremendous. There really is no reason not to give it a try. It is specifically designed for busy professionals who want great, easy to digest material, presented in a manageable time frame.
Each lesson is comprised of short essays, videos, worksheets and interactive polls. The course is comprehensive and varied to give you the best experience. The instructor, Dr. Kenneth Harris, is a nationally recognized expert in personal leadership. The course content is actually taken from one of Concordia University’s Master’s program in Organizational Leadership and Administration.
Lesson one focuses on emotional and social intelligence. The premise is that having control over your emotions will equal having control over your life. The section focuses on getting to know yourself and the traits that you possess that can launch you to success. The social intelligence component goes into details about your own self-awareness, social beliefs and attitudes. According to the course both of these qualities are necessary to function above entry level. “Social interaction enhances intellect; intellect enhances emotion; emotion enhances social interaction, and so on.”
Do you feel motivated? Do you have initiative? Lesson two focuses on internal forces. This portion of the course explores the effects of internal forces on several areas. The types of things that affect your personality are how you reward yourself, how you think and how you regulate your emotions. It also looks at the importance of conscientiousness. How you manage all of these things will determine how and when you will excel at your position.
Training, leadership, culture are all external forces that can affect your success. The course encourages you to take advantage of training and leadership opportunities. Training especially can result in personal growth. As a conclusion, the lesson highlights the need to have your life at equilibrium. Balance is essential for success.
Does this material intrigue you? Are you invested in yourself and self-improvement? Take advantage of this free course and take some time to learn more about yourself and your potential. You may find that it expands your opportunities in ways you didn’t expect.
To sign up, simply follow this link. You can also learn more by visiting Concordia University, on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube. If you sign up, I’d love to hear more about your experience and how the course helped you specifically! #cuwselflead