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Leadership Skills for Building a Global Community

Improve your interpersonal skills for more effective leadership that focuses on global sustainability.

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  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • 100% online

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Build your facilitation and negotiation skills

If we are going to create change on a large scale and build a global community, careful navigation of our global sphere will require competent exercise of systems thinking, negotiation, and facilitation.

On this five-week course from Ubiquity University, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of these soft skills as well as looking at leadership and setting long term goals.

Explore leadership styles and conflict resolution

You’ll start by focusing on the kinds of leadership styles required to handle hyper complexity. A close companion to this is understanding what drives us and what motivates us as individuals and groups.

On this course, you’ll also explore how to motivate yourself and others, how to use interpersonal skills, and some basic conflict resolution tactics.

Discover how sustainable communities are built with systems thinking

Sustainable communities are planned and built to address multiple human needs and to promote sustainable living. You’ll look at several communities designed for sustainability from the start and examine how building projects in your community could be possible.

While discussing the design of sustainable communities, you’ll learn the basics of systems thinking and assess how the individual parts of a system work within the context of a larger, interconnected system.

Set long term goals and plan strategies to achieve them

To finish your learning, you’ll assess your own personal situation and practice setting some long term goals in relation to the UN SDGs and the soft skills that you’ve gained throughout this course. You’ll then look at strategies to help you reach these goals while sustaining effort as you work towards them.

What topics will you cover?

  • Leadership styles
  • Sustainability and clean energy
  • Systems thinking
  • Negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Building global community
  • Goal setting and thinking towards your future

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Investigate different leadership styles and where they are most effective
  • Explore decent work and economic growth through a resource limited lens and discuss what that might mean for the future
  • Explore several communities that have been designed for sustainability from the outset, and consider how building projects such as this might be possible in your community
  • Assess the basics of systems thinking and how all systems are interconnected in a cohesive whole
  • Investigate issues around peace, social justice and strong institutions
  • Practice setting some long term goals and examine strategies to sustain effort

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone looking to improve their soft skills to help in career development. It will be especially useful if you’re interested in sustainability and how to use these soft skills to improve yourself and the planet.

Who developed the course?

Ubiquity University

At Ubiquity University we create the future. Providing one competency-based learning experience at a time. Develop with us the skills you need to succeed and create a positive impact in the world.

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  • Location

    Oakland, California USA

About this ExpertTrack

Understand the importance of soft skills and how to use them to align today’s global workplace with the UN SDGs.

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After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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