Advanced Coursework: Soft Skills Certificate powered by edX –Online Program

Offered by: Rochester Institute of Technology

College credits: N/A

Course length: 3 weeks per course

NEXT COURSE STARTS ON Jul 3, 2018

Overview

Education level: Master's degree preferred

Soft skills are today's power skills. They are a blend of interpersonal, communication and social intelligence skills that are in high demand across all industries and jobs.

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the essential soft skills employers value most, from communication fundamentals and teamwork to advancing critical thinking.

A strong foundation of communication skills, planning, leadership, teamwork, attention to detail, and critical thinking are critical to success in the workplace. Together, these skills will help you build relationships and improve productivity with internal and external clients.

In this this program, you will focus on:

  • Active listening, written and verbal communication in the workplace
  • Leading, and working well with team members and peers
  • Best practices for performing a strategic analysis of a problem in the workplace
  • Crafting a message tailored to a particular audience
  • Practical guidelines for speaking in front of groups successfully
  • How to use visual elements to elevate your presentations
By earning the Soft Skills Professional Certificate, you will be able to showcase skills that are a game-changer for career growth.

The courses in this program may be audited for free. This program also allows learners the opportunity to earn a verified Soft Skills Professional Certificate upon successful completion of all the courses. Exclusive learning opportunities such as live events hosted by subject matter experts will be available for verified learners who wish to pursue this Professional Certificate.

What You'll Learn:
  • Enhance and tailor written, verbal and non-verbal communication to various workplace audiences, including managers, teammates and clients.
  • Improve critical thinking and listening skills to respond to the needs of various constituents in workplace settings.
  • Tools and strategies for engaging in successful business interactions.
  • How to incorporate best practices for presentations, including how to use visuals to enhance your storytelling.

Curriculum

Courses require individual enrollments. Courses for this program include:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Pricing on the application will reflect only the price of the first course.
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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.

Cost

With tuition assistance, Guild students may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education.


  • Tuition assistance benefits from your employer 
  • Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.

Schedule

edX courses are 100% online and asynchronous, which means you can log in when it's convenient for you - from almost any place in the world with an internet connection. You'll be able to move through the courses at your own pace. Stay a little longer where you need or want more time, and speed through the materials that you master quickly.  
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Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me more about Guild Education.
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Guild Education partners with employers to offer a variety of online classes, programs, and degrees from top-ranked universities that you can complete while working.

You will get support from a Guild advisor, who will help you find the right program, navigate the financial aid process, and provide you with personal college and career advising to help you navigate the college process from day one to graduation.

To give employees a variety of options, Guild partners with a consortium of universities and learning providers, including Brandman University, Western Governors University, Bellevue University, and StraighterLine, in addition to offering custom content. 

Benefits of partnering with Guild include:
  • A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
  • A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

What are Guild's guiding principles?
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  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.