Motivation for Learning and Performance
- 2 hours on-demand video
- 3 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Diagnose, analyze, and eliminate learning and performance issues caused by lack of motivation in the self and others.
Identify which aspects of human behavior are influenced by motivation using the latest scientific evidence from psychology, education, business, neuroscience and athletics
Determine which motivation clues are meaningful and which are misleading
- Analyze self-beliefs that stall optimal task success
- Implement and apply dozens of research-based strategies to enhance individual, group and organizational effectiveness
- Design and conduct a successful motivational intervention that promotes lasting behavior changes in the self and others
- Overcome defensiveness and resistance from others
- Become a certified Motivational Detective (M.D.)
- Laugh excessively at the bloopers lesson and see why making a course isn't as easy as you might think
- The course is conducted by Dr. Bobby Hoffman an internationally-recognized authority in motivation and author of "Motivation for Learning and Performance." The textbook, while not required to take the course, is a useful resource and an excellent companion to the course
How do they do it? What is the secret behind the success of a Bill Gates, Angela Merkel, Elon Musk, or the lady down the street who runs a highly profitable family business and the classroom teacher that masterfully calms a group of rowdy students? You may be thinking why not ask them, but there is a catch...They Probably Don't Know...but I do and soon you will too.
How do I know? Because I have been researching and teaching about motivation for over 30 years, all over the globe, giving presentations and conducting workshops to help people like you become more successful. I am a university professor who specializes in motivational science, including writing the leading text "Motivation for Learning & Performance." As I reveal in the course, one of the most interesting aspects of motivation is that few people really understand their own motives and I can tell you why.
This course is about making you one of those few people that are highly self-aware about their own motives, as well as someone who can cultivate optimal motivation in others. When you take my course you will learn evidence-based strategies and techniques you can use to become what I call a "Motivation Detective," spotting the correct clues to solve motivational riddles. By the end of the course you will amass a wealth of practical and applied strategies to enhance motivation in the self and others. You will master how to use knowledge of motivation to achieve success. You will learn the important interaction among beliefs, motivations, and behaviors, the key pitfalls to avoid, and you will gain the power to develop and implement scientifically-based strategies to improve learning and performance.
In the course you will learn about motivational misconceptions and the theories that explain motivation. You will meet a number of motivational leaders that I have interviewed, from an international poker player that won millions, to a Hall of Fame football star, to the most famous white-collar criminal in the world, who is still behind bars. You will also learn about how to analyze motivational clues, and at the end of the course I provide you a 5-step plan you can use to create long lasting motivational change. Along the way there are a number of quizzes to help reinforce your knowledge along with a host of additional resources provided in downloadable materials to use after the course is completed.
When you sign up for my course you are actually receiving almost the same, high-quality information that I teach my students at the University of Central Florida. They spend a lot of money registering for my semester-long course in pursuit of a college degree, but here on Udemy you will get the same access to me just like my students, for just a fraction of the typical university cost.
Motivation for Learning and Performance is exactly as the title states. When you take my course you will walk away with a certificate as a Motivational Detective, ready to use what you have learned to enhance your own learning and performance, as well as the motivation of your peers, family, co-workers, classmates, or with whomever you choose to share your motivational expertise.
- Managers, Supervisors, Educators, Coaches, Administrators, Trainers, college or high school students who are interested in cultivating optimal motivation
- This course is equivalent to a college level course that is best suited to individuals who wish to improve their own learning and performance (or the learning and performance of others) using evidence-based strategies to enhance their effectiveness
- This course is not suitable for those individuals that do not wish to advance knowledge or career growth
- This is course is not for those interested in non-evidence based approaches
- This is course is not intended for those interested in psuedo-scientific approaches to behavioral change such as fortune-telling, palm reading, and communicating with the deceased
An introduction to the course that provides a high level overview of the course objectives, what you can expect to take away from the course and a bit about my background as a motivational expert.
This lecture briefly introduces you to the motivational leaders I interviewed when writing "Motivation for Learning and Performance." Throughout the course I refer to these individuals as examples of motivated behavior indicating the strategies they used to meet their goals and overcome obstacles.
In this lecture I discuss root causes of motivation and why we must look beyond behavior to assess motivation.
Culture is a major influence on motivation. In this lecture I discuss why the role of culture is so important and how you can use cultural knowledge to help identify and mediate motivational challenges. You will also learn how Bernard Madoff used cultural knowledge to start his infamous career.
The role of self-beliefs and the influence on motivation and behavior are discussed. I explain the relationship among beliefs, motives, and behavior.
People self-handicap with the hopes of redefining failure based upon using inappropriate strategies to complete a task, instead of failing because of lack of ability. Strategies such as setting unattainable goals or procrastinating as a way to protect your self-image are discussed.
Motives change according to both task and context. You can have high motivation in one situation, yet low motivation in another. This lecture provides some helpful tips to create and sustain motivation in academic, workforce, athletic, and online learning environments.