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Soft Skills for Navigating Global Challenges

Build soft skills in embodiment, meditation, and mindfulness, and learn how they can support sustainable development.

  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
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  • Included in an ExpertTrack

    Course 1 of 4
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Develop soft skills for the modern workplace

Soft skills such as embodiment, meditation, and mindfulness grow increasingly useful as more and more employers are recognising the benefits of these practices in the workplace.

On this three-week course from Ubiquity University, you’ll focus on developing these skills in the context of technology and navigating global challenges.

Evaluate your strengths to advance your career

This course will start by taking you through some of your individual qualities such as strengths and what you like to do. Once you’ve identified your strengths, you can evaluate them in relation to your career and assess how you can take advantage of your particular strengths and use them to advance in your career.

Discover the ‘head, heart, and hands’ model

Also known as the 3C-model of motivation, the head, heart, and hands framework is a technique to assess your motivations and skills to pinpoint any areas to seek support and improve.

On this course, you’ll explore the concept of this framework, what each section assesses, and how to apply the model in a practical situation.

Explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The course will also introduce you to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the concepts around sustainable development.

You’ll look at global challenges, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, and how soft skills play a role in them. With technology being at the forefront of global change, you’ll examine large technology trends facing the world right now and how it plays into the UN SDGs.


  • Week 1

    Introduction to Soft Skills

    • Welcome to the Course

      Welcome to the first course in the ExpertTrack. This activity will introduce you to the course, provide you with an assessment overview, and prepare you for all that is to come.

    • The Changing Business World

      In this activity, you will consider how the changing business world dictates a greater need for soft skills and you will complete your first reflection task.

    • Acting with Authenticity

      In this activity you will be introduced to the concept of authenticity.

    • Multipotentialites

      In this activity will be introduced you to multipotentialities. You will also complete a reflection task.

    • Find Your Strengths

      In this activity, you will learn about different strengths and be encouraged to find your own strengths.

    • Sustainable Development and the SDGs

      In this activity you will be introduced to sustainable development and the SDGs, a vital aspect to this overall Expert Track.

    • Conclusion

      This activity gives you an opportunity to discuss your thoughts on this week's content.

  • Week 2

    Meeting Global Challenges Part 1

    • Welcome to Week 2

      In this activity, you will be introduced to the concept of embodiment. You will reflect on the importance of physical and mental health, especially in the business world.

    • Global Trends

      In this activity, you will be introduced to various global trends.

    • Mindfulness

      In this activity, you will learn how to be more mindful in everyday life. You will also be introduced to different mindfulness strategies.

    • Technology Trends

      In this activity, you will begin to examine large technology trends facing the world in the current climate.

    • Weekly Conclusion

      This activity gives you an opportunity to discuss your thoughts on this week's content. There is also a graded assessment to complete.

  • Week 3

    Meeting Global Challenges Part 2

    • Welcome to Week 3

      In this activity you will be introduced to the week and center yourself with a mindfulness exercise.

    • SDG 13: Climate Action

      In this activity, you will be introduced to SDG 13, Climate Action.

    • SDG 14: Life Below Water

      In this activity, you will be introduced to SDG 14, Life Below Water.

    • SDG 15: Life on Land

      In this activity, you will be introduced to SDG 15, Life On Land.

    • Conclusion

      This activity gives you an opportunity to discuss your thoughts on this week's content.

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...

  • Evaluate your strengths and how they can be used to advance your interests as you move into your careers
  • Explore concepts around sustainable development and the UN SDGs
  • Explore the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Youth Wellbeing Index
  • Investigate large technology trends facing the world in this current moment
  • Engage with the topic of climate change and examine your personal perspectives on it
  • Apply the “head, heart and hands” framework

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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    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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  • 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
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  • 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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