PowerED™ launches free online and on-demand micro-course: Navigating Extraordinary Times
Unprecedented times, new realities. The COVID-19 pandemic has made terms like physical distancing commonplace and more people than ever before are now working remotely.
With the enactment of emergency measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many shared public spaces, including workplaces have been shut down and physical distancing has become the strange new norm. As workplaces adjust to respond to these challenges, leaders and their teams must be quick to adapt. But with all the information—and misinformation—out there, it can be overwhelming for leaders. In this situation, focusing on tangible, realistic solutions are more important than ever.
As businesses adjust to meet new challenges, so must leaders and their teams. The abundance of information and constant updates can become overwhelming, so focusing on tangible and realistic solutions is more important than ever.
In response, today award-winning PowerED™ by Athabasca University (AU) is launching Navigating Extraordinary Times – a new free online and on-demand micro-course.
“These are extraordinary circumstances, and we wanted to create a free learning experience for leaders and teams to help them successfully navigate the new realities introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jessica Scott, Director of PowerED™.
“We hope people will find Navigating Extraordinary Times to be an informative, impactful, and fun learning experience and take away information that will help them lead more confidently now and in the future. This self-directed online micro-course provides leaders with strategies, tools, and frameworks for successfully navigating this new reality. People can work through the course at their own pace, on their own schedules and come back to the course as often as they would like.”
Within the on-demand course, topics explored include:
- reconnecting with your capacity to practice influence and control in the face of constraints and limitations;
- supporting the health and well-being of your team through empathy and effective communication;
- identifying and articulating your own feelings and emotions in connection to the present situation; and,
- bringing intention to how you want to show up as a leader, the impact you want to have, and how you want to be remembered during this crisis.
“These are extraordinary circumstances, and we wanted to create a free learning experience for leaders and teams to help them successfully navigate the new realities introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic”– Jessica Scott, Director of PowerED™
People have a lot going on right now
With short, highly interactive, easy-to-digest content and no mandatory requirements, you can pop in and out of the course whenever it fits into your own pace and schedule.
You’ll see how other leaders are responding to our new normal with detailed features and in-the-moment real-time polls. You can go deeper by following links throughout the course or check the deep appendix for additional resources, articles, videos, and more. Once the course is completed, download your digital badge, and share on your social networks.
Jessica Scott featured on CTV Morning Live!
To learn more or to start, visit the Navigating Extraordinary Times course webpage.