The ability to engage stakeholders is an increasingly important competency that requires tact, strategy, collaboration, and high quality communication skills. Solving complex problems effectively, appropriately, and in a timely manner requires a major shift in mindset, moving away from siloed, discipline-specific methods.The three courses in this specialization are designed to provide a foundation for approaching complex problems, engaging with stakeholders, and providing tools to collect and analyze data to solve community transformation challenges holistically.
Learners will have the opportunity to write a proposal using principles of systems thinking, articulate and illustrate the system and its components related to a particular project focus, apply systems thinking and project management concepts, and enlist stakeholders to identify and evaluate the needs of a community.
No se requiere experiencia previa.
No se requiere experiencia previa.
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Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
The Specialization takes approximately 9 to 12 weeks to complete.
What background knowledge is necessary?
No specific background knowledge or expertise is necessary beyond an interest in stakeholder engagement.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
While the courses are set up to be stand alone, it is advised to take the classes in the following order:
Developing a Systems Mindset
Strategies for Effective Engagement
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
University credit is not currently offered for this Specialization.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
More effectively activate relationships with stakeholders, work more collaboratively in groups, consider and value multiple perspectives, and develop rapport and buy in
Employ a systems mindset to project management
Apply techniques to understand local needs, identify and leverage assets, and collect data that can be used to develop community transformation strategies
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