La Plume – COVID-19 has dramatically changed lives and the workplace in just a few short weeks. The Keystone College Professional Development Institute serves as a community resource with readily available and highly relevant online courses for both individuals and organizations.
As a free resource, the Institute is offering three online courses at no charge and a selection of courses and certificates with an associated fee that have been specifically selected for this difficult time. The free online courses are:
- Creativity in Teams and Organizations: This course focuses on spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, the course outlines key factors for creative teams. The course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn how to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations. Estimated time: five hours.
- Introduction to Critical Thinking: Critical thinking is an intellectual model for reasoning through issues to reach well-founded conclusions. It may be the single-most valuable skill that one can bring to any job, profession, or life challenge. Being able to ask the right questions, critique an argument, and logically dissect an issue occur constantly in the workplace and our lives. This introductory-level course is designed to help participants define and identify critical thinking and reasoning skills and develop those skills. Estimated time: seven hours.
- Personal Creativity: Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown’s book, Creativity & Innovation, this course seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. By stimulating creativity through various techniques, participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges. Chapters of the book are included in the course as PDF downloads. No additional purchase is necessary. Estimated time; three hours.
Other associated fee-based courses include: Leading and Managing Change; Managing Remote Employees; Employee Safety; Digital Marketing (certificate); and Sustainable Management (certificate).
For more information or to register for these free online courses visit www.keystone.edu/continuing-education or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Director of the Keystone College Professional Development Institute Janet Jones, (570) 945-8621 or Keystone College Director of Corporate Relations John Gorel, (570) 536-1925.