Ultimate Proposal Writing Online Bundle, 10 Certificate Courses

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The Most Comprehensive Writing Bundle - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Proposal Writing

  2. Business Writing

  3. Negotiation Skills

  4. Collaborative Business Writing

  5. Contract Management

  6. Business Acumen

  7. Assertiveness & Self-Confidence

  8. Goal Setting & Getting Things Done

  9.  Organizational Skills

  10. Critical Thinking

1. Proposal Writing: Learn how to Structure, Write and Finish a Proposal

A good proposal doesn’t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice.

This course will take you through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why you are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; to creating the final, professional product.

This course is targeted at individuals and groups who require an understanding of how to structure, write, and finish a proposal.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic requirements for developing a proposal.
  • Follow the approach provided to help develop focused, high-quality proposals.
  • Utilise the tips and techniques to determine an appropriate structure to use for your proposals in different situations.
  • Make good use of illustrations in your proposals.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve your proposals.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in your proposal writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing your proposal.

2. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

3. Negotiation Skills: Understand The Phases Of Negotiation

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time.

This course will give you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.

The Negotiation Skills course will give you a sense of understanding your opponent and have the confidence to not settle for less than what you feel is fair. You will learn that an atmosphere of respect is essential, as uneven negations could lead to problems in the future.

By the end of this Negotiation Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
  • Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts
  • Lay the groundwork for negotiation
  • Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
  • Understand basic bargaining techniques
  • Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
  • Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
  • Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
  • Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
  • Negotiate on behalf of someone else

4. Collaborative Business Writing: Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 

The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

By the end of this Collaborative Business Writing Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams

5. Contract Management: Learn to understand ethical contract management

It is easy to overlook the importance of contract management because it seems to be a boring, mundane topic.  Contracts, however,  are the basis of most business relationships. If contracts are managed well, business relationship will flourish. If they are  not, companies face financial loss, relationship harm, and damaged reputations.

With our “Contract Management” Course, you will discover the specifics of how contract management works and how to effectively source agents. 

By the end of this Contract Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify contract elements
  • Understand ethical contract management
  • Calculate value
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Create basic amendments

6. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

Improve your judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Increase your financial literacy and improve business sense. 

Business Acumen will give you an advantage everyone wishes they had. The Business Acumen Online Short Course will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

By the end of this Business Acumen Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practive management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

7. Assertiveness & Self-Confidence: How To Be A High Achiever and Succeed in Life!

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits in your professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give you an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence mean and how to develop those feelings in your day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your life and have a positive effect.

By the end of the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the 4 styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilise methodologies for understanding your worth - and the use of positive talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as "I-Messages"
  • Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus - building techniques
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations. 

8. Goal Setting & Getting Things Done: Become a Productivity Pro & Blaze Through Your To-Do Lists

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. We touch on goal characteristics, time management, and what to do when setbacks occur. This course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to complete more tasks, and get things done.

Our Goal Setting and Getting Things Done course will cover strategies to help you deal with distractions and overcome procrastination. These skills will translate into increased satisfaction in your professional and personal life. You will learn the Goal Setting characteristics of successful people and in turn will become happier and more productive.

By the end of this Goal Setting online short course, you will be able to:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Manage time effectively
  • Accomplish important tasks
  • Self-motivate
  • Create SMART goals

9. Organizational Skills: Achieve Your Goals By Being Organized and Productive

Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in many areas of life, including personal and business areas.

Organization skills can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect his or her memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of hard work and practice. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized with our Organizational Skills Online Short Course.

By the end of this Organizational Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

10. Critical Thinking: Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilise non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

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The Ultimate Proposal Writing 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Proposal Writing Online Course

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives

Section Two: The Request

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Three: The Proposal-writing Process

  • A Winning Proposal
  • The Proposal-writing Process

Section Four: The Requirement

  • What does the customer want?
  • What does your company want?
  • Initial data gathering

Section Five: Why Pick Us?

  • Key Differentiators
  • Key Messages

Section Six: Illustrations

  • Illustrations
  • Sample Illustrations

Section Seven: Proposal Structure

  • The Basic Outline
  • Creating and Sequencing your Table of Contents

Section Eight: Details and Research

  • The Reader
  • Organizing your information
  • Identifying Resources

Section Nine: Writing Skills Revision – Part One

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language

Section Ten: – Writing Skill Revision, Part Two

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Paragraphs

Section Eleven: Writing the text of the Proposal

  • Choosing a Format
  • Templates
  • Proposal Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Twelve: Proofreading, Editing, and Finishing

  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance – Printing and Publishing

Section Thirteen:

  • Wrapping Up

 

Course 2 - Certificate In Business Writing Online Course

 

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Certificate In Negotiation Skills Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Negotiation

  • Types of negotiations
  • The three phases
  • Skills for successful negotiation

Module Three - Getting Prepared

  • Establishing your WATNA and BATNA
  • Identifying your WAP
  • Identifying your ZOPA
  • Personal preparation

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Setting the time and place
  • Establishing common ground
  • Creating a negotiation framework
  • The negotiation process

Module Five - Phase One - Exchanging Information

  • Getting off on the right foot
  • What to share
  • What to keep to yourself

Module Six - Phase Two - Bargaining

  • What to expect
  • Techniques to try
  • How to break an impasse

Module Seven - About Mutual Gain

  • Three ways to see your options
  • About mutual gain
  • Creating a mutual gain solution
  • What do I want?
  • What do they want?
  • What do we want?

Module Eight - Phase Three - Closing

  • Reaching consensus
  • Building an agreement
  • Setting the terms of the agreement

Module Nine - Dealing with Difficult Issues

  • Being prepared for environmental tactics
  • Dealing with personal attacks
  • Controlling your emotions
  • Deciding when it's time to walk away

Module Ten - Negotiating Outside the Boardroom

  • Adapting the process for smaller negotiations
  • Negotiating via telephone
  • Negotiating via email

Module Eleven - Negotiating on Behalf of Someone Else

  • Choosing the negotiating team
  • Covering all the bases
  • Dealing with tough questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Certificate In Collaborative Business Writing Online Course

 

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Certificate In Contract Management Online Course

 

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course Objectives

Module Two: Defining Contract Management 

  • What is Contract Management? 
  • Contract Types 
  • Contract Elements 
  • Risks of Poor Contract Management

Module Three: Legal and Ethical Contract Management

  • Contract Law I 
  • Contract Law II 
  • Defining Ethical Contract Management 
  • Ethical Breaches

Module Four: Contract Management Requests

  • Choosing Potential Bidders 
  • RFPs and Technology 
  • Calculating Value 
  • Making a Choice

Module Five: How to Create a Contract

  • Templates and Software 
  • Compliance 
  • Wording 
  • Risks of Noncompliance 

Module Six: Contract Negotiations

  • Be Prepared 
  • Prioritize Terms 
  • Remain Professional 
  • Execute the Contract 

Module Seven: Assess Performance

  • What Performance Can Be Assessed 
  • Creating Metrics 
  • Measuring Performance 
  • Improving Performance

Module Eight: Relationships

  • Qualities of Effective Relationships 
  • Relationship Pitfalls 
  • Building Trust 
  • Maintaining Relationships 

Module Nine: Amending Contracts

  • Redlines and Strikeouts 
  • Replacing Clauses 
  • Describing Amendments 
  • Amendment Status 

Module Ten: Conducting Audits

  • Why Audit? 
  • Plan 
  • Establishing Procedures 
  • Investigate and Report 

Module Eleven: Renewing Contracts

  • Involve Stakeholders 
  • Review 
  • Check for Accuracy and Changes 
  • Update or Cancel 

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up 

  • Words from the Wise

Course 6 - Certificate In Business Acumen Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Certificate In Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What does Self-Confidence mean to you?

  • What is Assertiveness?
  • What is Self-Confidence?
  • The Four styles

Module Three - Obstacle to our Goals

  • Types of negative thinking
  • Personal Application

Module Four - Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing; they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Body language

Module Five - The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Why goal setting is important
  • Setting SMART goals

Module Six - Feeling the Part

  • Identifying your worth
  • Creating positive self-talk
  • Identifying and addressing strengths and weaknesses

Module Seven - Looking the Part

  • The importance of appearance
  • The role of body language
  • First impressions count

Module Eight - Sounding the Part

  • It's how you say it
  • Sounding confident
  • Using "I" messages

Module Nine - Powerful Presentations

  • What to do when you're on the spot
  • Using STAR to make your case

Module Ten - Coping Techniques

  • Building rapport
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Coming to consensus

Module Eleven - Dealing with Difficult Behavior

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Key tactics

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 8 - Certificate In Goal Setting & Getting Things Done Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 1)

  • Eat that frog
  • Just do it
  • The 15 minute rule
  • Chop it up

Module Three - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 2)

  • Remove distractions
  • Start small and build
  • Reward yourself
  • Set realistic deadlines

Module Four - Four P's of Goal Setting

  • They need to be positive
  • They need to be personal
  • They need to be possible
  • They need to be prioritised

Module Five - Improving Motivation

  • Remember peak moments
  • Write down your goals
  • Use gamification
  • Track your progress

Module Six - Wise Time Management

  • Urgent/important matrix
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Utilise a calendar
  • Create a ritual

Module Seven - Tips for Completing Tasks

  • One minute rule
  • Five minute rule
  • Break up large tasks
  • Utilise technology

Module Eight - Increase your Productivity

  • Repeat what works
  • Get faster
  • Remove "should" from your dictionary
  • Build on your successes

Module Nine - "To Do"List Characteristics

  • Focus on the important
  • Chunk, Block, Tackle
  • Make it a habit
  • Plan ahead

Module Ten - Smart Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Module Eleven - Mistakes will Happen

  • Accept it
  • Bouncing back
  • Adapt and learn from them
  • If needed, ask for help

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

  • GEORGE S. PATTON - You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
  • LES BROWN - If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
  • DOROTHY HEIGHT - Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
  • THOMAS MANN - People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.

Course 9 - Certificate In Organizational Skills Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Remove the Clutter

  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place

Module Three - Prioritize

  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule

Module Four - Scheduling Your Time

  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control

Module Five - To Do Lists

  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately

Module Six - Paper and Paperless Storage

  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives

Module Seven - Organization in Your Work Area

  • Keeping items within arm's reach
  • Only have current projects on your desk
  • Arranging your drawers
  • Organize to match your workflow

Module Eight - Tools to Fight Procrastination

  • Eat that Frog!
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks

Module Nine - Organizing Your Inbox

  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important items

Module Ten - Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation

  • Keeping everything
  • Not being consistent
  • Not following a schedule
  • Bad habits

Module Eleven - Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised

  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Certificate In Critical Thinking Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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About this Course

The Most Comprehensive Writing Bundle - 10 Courses in this Bundle

  1. Proposal Writing

  2. Business Writing

  3. Negotiation Skills

  4. Collaborative Business Writing

  5. Contract Management

  6. Business Acumen

  7. Assertiveness & Self-Confidence

  8. Goal Setting & Getting Things Done

  9.  Organizational Skills

  10. Critical Thinking

1. Proposal Writing: Learn how to Structure, Write and Finish a Proposal

A good proposal doesn’t just outline what product or service you would like to create or deliver. It does so in such a way that the reader feels it is the only logical choice.

This course will take you through each step of the proposal writing process, from understanding why you are writing a proposal; to gathering information; to writing and proofreading; to creating the final, professional product.

This course is targeted at individuals and groups who require an understanding of how to structure, write, and finish a proposal.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic requirements for developing a proposal.
  • Follow the approach provided to help develop focused, high-quality proposals.
  • Utilise the tips and techniques to determine an appropriate structure to use for your proposals in different situations.
  • Make good use of illustrations in your proposals.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve your proposals.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in your proposal writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing your proposal.

2. Business Writing: Become an Expert at Writing Effective Emails, Letters, Reports and More

We all know that writing is one of the most important methods of business communication for most people, whether its e-mails, memos, proposals, or major reports. Lots of people struggle with the composition of these. Sometimes it's because they don't have to do it very often so, therefore, it doesn't flow as easily as they would like, sometimes because they are new to a role, or just because it's not their favorite thing.

This Business Writing Online Short Course will provide:

  • A quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • An overview of some the typical business documents, letters, reports, proposals that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc.

Course Topics:

  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Writing the Letter
  • Proposals Key Info

By the end of the Business Writing Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the function/purpose of all of the above.
  • Utilize the tips and techniques provided here to determine an appropriate structure to use for your business artifacts in different situations.
  • Define proofreading and understand the techniques in improving proofreading skills.
  • Define peer review and list ways peer review can help improve business writing skills.
  • Notice (and correct) common spelling and grammar issues in business writing.
  • List guidelines in printing and publishing business writing

3. Negotiation Skills: Understand The Phases Of Negotiation

Although people often think of boardrooms, suits, and million dollar deals when they hear the word negotiation, the truth is that we negotiate all the time.

This course will give you an understanding of the phases of negotiation, tools to use during a negotiation, and ways to build win-win solutions for all those involved.

The Negotiation Skills course will give you a sense of understanding your opponent and have the confidence to not settle for less than what you feel is fair. You will learn that an atmosphere of respect is essential, as uneven negations could lead to problems in the future.

By the end of this Negotiation Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic types of negotiations, the phases of negotiations, and the skills needed for successful negotiating
  • Understand and apply basic negotiating concepts
  • Lay the groundwork for negotiation
  • Identify what information to share and what to keep to yourself
  • Understand basic bargaining techniques
  • Apply strategies for identifying mutual gain
  • Understand how to reach consensus and set the terms of agreement
  • Deal with personal attacks and other difficult issues
  • Use the negotiating process to solve everyday problems
  • Negotiate on behalf of someone else

4. Collaborative Business Writing: Develop your Writing Skills to Have an Extra Edge in the Workplace

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace. 

The Collaborative Business Writing course will give you the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. You will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide you with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

By the end of this Collaborative Business Writing Online Short Course, you should be able to:

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams

5. Contract Management: Learn to understand ethical contract management

It is easy to overlook the importance of contract management because it seems to be a boring, mundane topic.  Contracts, however,  are the basis of most business relationships. If contracts are managed well, business relationship will flourish. If they are  not, companies face financial loss, relationship harm, and damaged reputations.

With our “Contract Management” Course, you will discover the specifics of how contract management works and how to effectively source agents. 

By the end of this Contract Management Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Identify contract elements
  • Understand ethical contract management
  • Calculate value
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Create basic amendments

6. Business Acumen: Increase your Financial Literacy & Improve Business Sense

Improve your judgment and decisiveness skills. Business Acumen is all about seeing the big picture and recognizing that all decisions no matter how small can have an effect on the bottom line. Increase your financial literacy and improve business sense. 

Business Acumen will give you an advantage everyone wishes they had. The Business Acumen Online Short Course will help you recognize learning events, manage risk better, and increase your critical thinking. Business Acumen has the ability to influence your whole organization, and provide that additional edge that will lead to success.

By the end of this Business Acumen Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Know how to see the big picture
  • Develop a risk management strategy
  • Know how to practice financial literacy
  • Develop critical thinking
  • Practive management acumen
  • Find key financial levers

7. Assertiveness & Self-Confidence: How To Be A High Achiever and Succeed in Life!

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits in your professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give you an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence mean and how to develop those feelings in your day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of your life and have a positive effect.

By the end of the Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the 4 styles of communication
  • Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts
  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing, and understand the importance of body language and questioning skills in communication
  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior
  • Utilise methodologies for understanding your worth - and the use of positive talk
  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression
  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as "I-Messages"
  • Use the STAR model to make your case during a presentation challenge
  • Display rapport-building skills through assertive methods of expressing disagreement and consensus - building techniques
  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations. 

8. Goal Setting & Getting Things Done: Become a Productivity Pro & Blaze Through Your To-Do Lists

Goal Setting is one of the most basic and essential skills someone can develop. We touch on goal characteristics, time management, and what to do when setbacks occur. This course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to complete more tasks, and get things done.

Our Goal Setting and Getting Things Done course will cover strategies to help you deal with distractions and overcome procrastination. These skills will translate into increased satisfaction in your professional and personal life. You will learn the Goal Setting characteristics of successful people and in turn will become happier and more productive.

By the end of this Goal Setting online short course, you will be able to:

  • Overcome procrastination
  • Manage time effectively
  • Accomplish important tasks
  • Self-motivate
  • Create SMART goals

9. Organizational Skills: Achieve Your Goals By Being Organized and Productive

Good organizational skills can prove beneficial in many areas of life, including personal and business areas.

Organization skills can increase a person’s general productivity, project management, and can even affect his or her memory and retention skills. These skills are not acquired overnight – it will take a lot of hard work and practice. But with a little guidance and the right tools, anyone can learn how to stop hunting for missing things and become better organized with our Organizational Skills Online Short Course.

By the end of this Organizational Skills Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Examine current habits and routines that are not organized
  • Learn to prioritize your time schedule and daily tasks
  • Determine ways of storing information and supplies
  • Learn to organize personal and work space
  • Learn to resist procrastination
  • Make plans to stay organized in the future

10. Critical Thinking: Analyze and Evaluate Information to Boost Your Performance

Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information. With these skills you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from a piece of data. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.

Our Critical Thinking course will lead you to be a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce bias which will provide a greater understanding of the environment. This course will provide you with the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information which will provide an incredible boost in performance.

By the end of this Critical Thinking Online Short Course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the components of critical thinking
  • Utilise non-linear thinking
  • Use logical thinking
  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker
  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills
  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking
  • Revise perspective, when necessary
  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

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The Ultimate Proposal Writing 10 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate In Proposal Writing Online Course

Section One: Getting Started

  • Objectives

Section Two: The Request

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Three: The Proposal-writing Process

  • A Winning Proposal
  • The Proposal-writing Process

Section Four: The Requirement

  • What does the customer want?
  • What does your company want?
  • Initial data gathering

Section Five: Why Pick Us?

  • Key Differentiators
  • Key Messages

Section Six: Illustrations

  • Illustrations
  • Sample Illustrations

Section Seven: Proposal Structure

  • The Basic Outline
  • Creating and Sequencing your Table of Contents

Section Eight: Details and Research

  • The Reader
  • Organizing your information
  • Identifying Resources

Section Nine: Writing Skills Revision – Part One

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Language

Section Ten: – Writing Skill Revision, Part Two

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Paragraphs

Section Eleven: Writing the text of the Proposal

  • Choosing a Format
  • Templates
  • Proposal Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Twelve: Proofreading, Editing, and Finishing

  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance – Printing and Publishing

Section Thirteen:

  • Wrapping Up

 

Course 2 - Certificate In Business Writing Online Course

 

PART ONE – THE BUILDING BLOCKS

Section One: Getting Started

  • a quick refresher on basic writing concepts (such as spelling, grammar, and punctuation) – the things that we often miss especially when completing work under pressure; and
  • an overview of some the typical business documents – letters, reports, proposals – that you may have to deal with, with tips on structure, style etc. 

Section Two: Spelling and Grammar

  • Spelling
  • Grammar

Section Three: Language and tone

  • Clarity
  • Conciseness
  • Formality
  • Focus
  • Tone

Section Four: Sentences and Paragraphs

  • Parts of a Sentence
  • Sentence Length
  • Punctuation
  • Paragraphs

Section Five: Organization and Structure

  • Organisation Approach

Section Six: Tools and Techniques

  • The Reader
  • The Requirement
  • Write faster – effective writing
  • Templates
  • Proofreading
  • Review/Peer Review
  • The Appearance - Printing and Publishing

PART TWO – THE DOCUMENTS

Section Seven: Meeting Agendas

  • The Basic Structure

Section Eight: E-mails

  • Addressing your mails
  • Brevity
  • Formality
  • Attachments
  • Forwarding/replying

Section Nine: Business Letters

  • The Basic Structure
  • Writing the Letter

Section Ten: Proposals

  • The Basic Outline
  • Key information
  • Sequence
  • Choosing a Format
  • Proposal Structure and Content
  • Executive Summaries

Section Eleven: Reports

  • Report Structure and format

Section Twelve: Requests for Proposal

  • Requests for Proposals

Section Thirteen: Business Cases

  • Business Cases

Section Fourteen: General Documentation

  • General Documentation

Section Fifteen: Wrapping Up

Course 3 - Certificate In Negotiation Skills Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Understanding Negotiation

  • Types of negotiations
  • The three phases
  • Skills for successful negotiation

Module Three - Getting Prepared

  • Establishing your WATNA and BATNA
  • Identifying your WAP
  • Identifying your ZOPA
  • Personal preparation

Module Four - Laying the Groundwork

  • Setting the time and place
  • Establishing common ground
  • Creating a negotiation framework
  • The negotiation process

Module Five - Phase One - Exchanging Information

  • Getting off on the right foot
  • What to share
  • What to keep to yourself

Module Six - Phase Two - Bargaining

  • What to expect
  • Techniques to try
  • How to break an impasse

Module Seven - About Mutual Gain

  • Three ways to see your options
  • About mutual gain
  • Creating a mutual gain solution
  • What do I want?
  • What do they want?
  • What do we want?

Module Eight - Phase Three - Closing

  • Reaching consensus
  • Building an agreement
  • Setting the terms of the agreement

Module Nine - Dealing with Difficult Issues

  • Being prepared for environmental tactics
  • Dealing with personal attacks
  • Controlling your emotions
  • Deciding when it's time to walk away

Module Ten - Negotiating Outside the Boardroom

  • Adapting the process for smaller negotiations
  • Negotiating via telephone
  • Negotiating via email

Module Eleven - Negotiating on Behalf of Someone Else

  • Choosing the negotiating team
  • Covering all the bases
  • Dealing with tough questions

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 4 - Certificate In Collaborative Business Writing Online Course

 

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns

Module Three:Types of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Construction – “Cut and Paste”
  • Parallel Construction – “Puzzle”
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction

Module Four: Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Selection
  • Characteristics of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team

Module Five: Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion

Module Six: Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Numbers as Words or Figures

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer

Module Eight: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practice T-shaped Management
  • Building a Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Separate
  • Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Talk Second

Module Ten:Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • When Choosing a Team Leader, Remember…
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Course 5 - Certificate In Contract Management Online Course

 

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course Objectives

Module Two: Defining Contract Management 

  • What is Contract Management? 
  • Contract Types 
  • Contract Elements 
  • Risks of Poor Contract Management

Module Three: Legal and Ethical Contract Management

  • Contract Law I 
  • Contract Law II 
  • Defining Ethical Contract Management 
  • Ethical Breaches

Module Four: Contract Management Requests

  • Choosing Potential Bidders 
  • RFPs and Technology 
  • Calculating Value 
  • Making a Choice

Module Five: How to Create a Contract

  • Templates and Software 
  • Compliance 
  • Wording 
  • Risks of Noncompliance 

Module Six: Contract Negotiations

  • Be Prepared 
  • Prioritize Terms 
  • Remain Professional 
  • Execute the Contract 

Module Seven: Assess Performance

  • What Performance Can Be Assessed 
  • Creating Metrics 
  • Measuring Performance 
  • Improving Performance

Module Eight: Relationships

  • Qualities of Effective Relationships 
  • Relationship Pitfalls 
  • Building Trust 
  • Maintaining Relationships 

Module Nine: Amending Contracts

  • Redlines and Strikeouts 
  • Replacing Clauses 
  • Describing Amendments 
  • Amendment Status 

Module Ten: Conducting Audits

  • Why Audit? 
  • Plan 
  • Establishing Procedures 
  • Investigate and Report 

Module Eleven: Renewing Contracts

  • Involve Stakeholders 
  • Review 
  • Check for Accuracy and Changes 
  • Update or Cancel 

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up 

  • Words from the Wise

Course 6 - Certificate In Business Acumen Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Seeing the Big Picture

  • Short and long term interactions
  • Recognize growth opportunities
  • Mindfulness of decisions
  • Everything is related

Module Three - KPI's (Key Performance Indicators)

  • Decisiveness
  • Flexible
  • Strong initiative
  • Being intuitive

Module Four - Risk Management Strategies

  • Continuous assessment
  • Internal and external factors
  • Making adjustments and corrections
  • Knowing when to pull the trigger or plug

Module Five - Recognizing Learning Events

  • Develop a sense of always learning
  • Evaluate past decisions
  • Problems are learning opportunities
  • Recognize your blind spots

Module Six - You Need to Know These Answers and More

  • What makes my company money?
  • What were sales last year?
  • What is our profit margin?
  • What were our costs?

Module Seven - Financial Literacy (Part 1)

  • Assets
  • Financial Ratios
  • Liabilities
  • Equity

Module Eight - Financial Literacy (Part 2)

  • Income statement
  • Balance sheet
  • Cash flow statement
  • Read, read and read

Module Nine - Business Acumen in Management

  • Talent management
  • Change management
  • Asset management
  • Organisational management

Module Ten - Critical Thinking in Business

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise data
  • Evalute the information
  • Make the decision

Module Eleven - Key Financial Levers

  • Investing in people
  • Effective communication
  • Process improvement
  • Goal alignment

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 7 - Certificate In Assertiveness and Self-Confidence Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - What does Self-Confidence mean to you?

  • What is Assertiveness?
  • What is Self-Confidence?
  • The Four styles

Module Three - Obstacle to our Goals

  • Types of negative thinking
  • Personal Application

Module Four - Communication Skills

  • Listening and hearing; they aren't the same thing
  • Asking questions
  • Body language

Module Five - The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Why goal setting is important
  • Setting SMART goals

Module Six - Feeling the Part

  • Identifying your worth
  • Creating positive self-talk
  • Identifying and addressing strengths and weaknesses

Module Seven - Looking the Part

  • The importance of appearance
  • The role of body language
  • First impressions count

Module Eight - Sounding the Part

  • It's how you say it
  • Sounding confident
  • Using "I" messages

Module Nine - Powerful Presentations

  • What to do when you're on the spot
  • Using STAR to make your case

Module Ten - Coping Techniques

  • Building rapport
  • Expressing disagreement
  • Coming to consensus

Module Eleven - Dealing with Difficult Behavior

  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Key tactics

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 8 - Certificate In Goal Setting & Getting Things Done Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 1)

  • Eat that frog
  • Just do it
  • The 15 minute rule
  • Chop it up

Module Three - Overcoming Procrastination (Part 2)

  • Remove distractions
  • Start small and build
  • Reward yourself
  • Set realistic deadlines

Module Four - Four P's of Goal Setting

  • They need to be positive
  • They need to be personal
  • They need to be possible
  • They need to be prioritised

Module Five - Improving Motivation

  • Remember peak moments
  • Write down your goals
  • Use gamification
  • Track your progress

Module Six - Wise Time Management

  • Urgent/important matrix
  • The 80/20 rule
  • Utilise a calendar
  • Create a ritual

Module Seven - Tips for Completing Tasks

  • One minute rule
  • Five minute rule
  • Break up large tasks
  • Utilise technology

Module Eight - Increase your Productivity

  • Repeat what works
  • Get faster
  • Remove "should" from your dictionary
  • Build on your successes

Module Nine - "To Do"List Characteristics

  • Focus on the important
  • Chunk, Block, Tackle
  • Make it a habit
  • Plan ahead

Module Ten - Smart Goals

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Realistic
  • Timely

Module Eleven - Mistakes will Happen

  • Accept it
  • Bouncing back
  • Adapt and learn from them
  • If needed, ask for help

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

  • GEORGE S. PATTON - You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
  • LES BROWN - If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.
  • DOROTHY HEIGHT - Greatness is not measured by what a man or woman accomplishes, but by the opposition he or she has overcome to reach his goals.
  • THOMAS MANN - People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.

Course 9 - Certificate In Organizational Skills Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Remove the Clutter

  • Just do it
  • You dont have to keep everything
  • Three boxes: Keep, donate and trash
  • A place for everything and everything in it's place

Module Three - Prioritize

  • Write it down
  • Urgent / Important Matrix
  • Divide tasks
  • 80/20 rule

Module Four - Scheduling Your Time

  • Have a master calendar
  • Setting deadlines
  • Remove or limit the time wasters
  • Coping with things outside of your control

Module Five - To Do Lists

  • Use a day planner
  • Finish what you start
  • Focus on the important
  • Do quick tasks immediately

Module Six - Paper and Paperless Storage

  • Find a system that works for you
  • Make it consistent
  • Make it time sensitive
  • Setting up archives

Module Seven - Organization in Your Work Area

  • Keeping items within arm's reach
  • Only have current projects on your desk
  • Arranging your drawers
  • Organize to match your workflow

Module Eight - Tools to Fight Procrastination

  • Eat that Frog!
  • Remove distractions
  • Give yourself a reward
  • Break up large tasks

Module Nine - Organizing Your Inbox

  • Setting delivery rules
  • Folder and message hierachy
  • Deal with email right away
  • Flag and highlight important items

Module Ten - Avoid the Causes of Disorganisation

  • Keeping everything
  • Not being consistent
  • Not following a schedule
  • Bad habits

Module Eleven - Discipline is the Key to Stay Organised

  • Stay within your systems
  • Learn to say No
  • Have organisiation be part of your life
  • Plan for tomorrow, today

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Course 10 - Certificate In Critical Thinking Online Course

 

Module One - Getting Started

Module Two - Components of Critical Thinking

  • Applying reason
  • Open Mindedness
  • Analysis
  • Logic

Module Three - Non-Linear Thinking

  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Don't jump to conclusions
  • Expect and initiate change
  • Being ready to adapt

Module Four - Logical Thinking

  • Ask the right questions
  • Organise the data
  • Evaluate the information
  • Draw conclusions

Module Five - Critical Thinker (Part 1)

  • Active listening
  • Be curious
  • Be disciplined
  • Be humble

Module Six - Critical Thinking (Part 2)

  • Seeing the big picture
  • Objectivity
  • Using your emotions
  • Being self-aware

Module Seven - Evaluate the Information

  • Making assumptions
  • Watch out for the bias
  • Ask clarifying questions
  • SWOT analysis

Module Eight - Benefits of Critical Thinking

  • Being more persuasive
  • Better communication
  • Better problem solving
  • Increased emotional intelligence

Module Nine - Changing your Perspective

  • Limitations of your point of view
  • Considering others viewpoint
  • Influences on bias
  • When new information arrives

Module Ten - Problem Solving

  • Identify inconsistencies
  • Trust your instincts
  • Asking why?
  • Evaluate the solution(s)

Module Eleven - Putting it all Together

  • Retaining your new skills
  • Reflect and learn from mistakes
  • Always ask questions
  • Practicing critical thinking

Module Twelve - Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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