Best Professional Development Courses

Whether you're starting out in your career or looking to get a promotion, these courses will help boost your skill set. They teach essential skills needed in your professional life and build upon those you already have.

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Leading Virtual Teams

Dale Carnegie

In today’s digital world, home-working and teleworking have become much more common for many businesses. But how do you build a cooperative and productive team if you can’t meet face-to-face? This two-part online course will teach you the communication skills to create and motivate a successful virtual team.

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Vendor: Dale Carnegie
Author: Multiple


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Business Strategy and Decision Making Skills

FutureLearn - Coventry University

This course offers you the opportunity to widen your perspective of business strategy and discover how to use some powerful strategic models. You’ll have a chance to explore the nature and complexity of the business environment and analyse internal resources and strategic capability. You’ll then address the key theoretical aspects of strategy and apply them to practical activities.

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Vendor: FutureLearn
Author: Multiple


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Essential Public Speaking (with Online Practice)

VirtualSpeech

The easiest way to become a great public speaker. Learn with online classes, practice in realistic simulations. This course gives you the tools and techniques to successfully deliver a presentation, pitch or speech whenever you want. You can then practice your public speaking in realistic simulations.

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Vendor: VirtualSpeech
Author: Dom Barnard


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Business Etiquette 101: Social Skills for Success

Udemy

Imagine walking into a networking event knowing exactly what to do and who to talk with. Imagine knowing how to really connect with somebody in a natural, authentic way. Imagine being able to lead a conversation and have that person walk away liking and trusting you.

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Vendor: Udemy
Author: Phuong Nguyen


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Project Management: Managing Front-End Planning

FutureLearn - Queensland University of Technology

On this course, you'll learn how to plan and manage large-scale projects and start your journey as a professional project manager. With the support of industry professionals, you’ll learn how to use, select and apply project planning tools and techniques to resolve common project issues and support project delivery.

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Vendor: FutureLearn
Author: Multiple


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Leading the Organization

EdX

The course authors will teach you the critical concepts to help you better understand, operate, and thrive in leadership roles in your organization. They will challenge you to apply your learning in a realistic simulation based on real world leadership experiences.

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Vendor: The University of Queensland
Author: Richard O'Quinn


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Personal Impact

RADA Business

Personal Impact is programme that will give you a deeper understanding of clear and effective communication, whether you’re explaining an idea to a colleague, socialising at a networking event, or running a team briefing.

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Vendor: RADA
Author: Charlie Walker-Wise


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Salary Negotiation Techniques

Harvard Business School

Taught by Mike Wheeler of Negotiation Mastery, this short course by Harvard Business School (HBS) will explore negotiation techniques through the story of Derek Sanderson and how he became the highest-paid professional athlete in the world in 1972.

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Vendor: HBS
Author: Mike Wheeler


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How to Present over Video (Simulation Practice)

VirtualSpeech

As the world has adapted to remote working, the way we deliver presentations has changed too. On this course, learn how to deliver successful video-based presentations on Zoom, Webex and more. Practice in online simulations.

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Vendor: VirtualSpeech
Author: Julian Mayhew


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English for Career Development

Coursera - University of Pennsylvania

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in advancing their careers in the global marketplace. In this course, you will learn about the job search, application, and interview process in the United States, while comparing and contrasting the same process in your home country.

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Vendor: Coursera
Author: Brian McManus


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The Six Morning Habits of High Performers

LinkedIn Learning

Learn the six habits of the most successful people in history. Hal Elrod describes how they changed his life - and how they can change yours, too - in this course adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job.

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Vendor: LinkedIn Learning
Author: Pete Mockaitis


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Playing Politics: The Psychology of the Human Workplace

Skillshare

What if you could use office politics for good? This class will teach you the psychology behind the interpersonal aspects of the human workplace and teach you to harness the power of relationships and influence to get more done, be more innovative, and rally your team to do amazing work.

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Vendor: Skillshare
Author: Karlyn Borysenko


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Get Beyond Work-Life Balance

EdX

Through research and real-world examples from a variety of situations, you will learn strategies for managing workplace flexibility, and you will learn how you have the power as an individual, a team member, or a leader to make positive change.

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Vendor: Catalyst
Author: Multiple


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Negotiation Skills

LinkedIn Learning

In this course, master negotiator Chris Croft walks through all the phases of a negotiation, from deciding to negotiate to closing. Chris discusses how to plan your negotiation and calculate your opening offer. Plus, he takes you through a series of specific negotiation tactics, demonstrates how to come to a win-win situation through the use of trading, and goes into how to close the deal.

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Vendor: LinkedIn Learning
Author: Chris Croft


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Customer Service: Soft Skills Fundamentals

Udemy

Starting a new career in customer service can be intimidating. How will you deal with all those people? New employee training can teach you how to turn on the lights and work the computers, but you need to know more about the non-tangibles, the soft skills of getting along.

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Vendor: Udemy
Author: Samara Wenten


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The Arts and Science of Relationships

Coursera - University of Toronto

This course provides an introduction to concepts of The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development System (SSLD), their relevance for every day relationships and provide advanced concepts for participants who work in fields of social work and health care.

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Vendor: Coursera
Author: A. Ka Tat Tsang