Upward Career Mobility
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Upward Career Mobility

Do you know how to make an impact in your organization? Learn to cultivate credibility & achieve your career goals.
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Created by Eleventure Team
Last updated 8/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
What Will I Learn?
  • Extend your business influence
  • Assess your current approachability
  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Choose words for their precision and ability to engage your target audience
  • Engage listeners & build confidence in your abilities
  • Balance your career & personal life
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Requirements
  • You will need Adobe Acrobat to download PDFs
  • You will need internet access. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari are preferred browsers to open links to interactive lessons
Description

Building influence & credibility, regardless of your position, is about being really good at your job, acting with integrity & delivering performance that people can trust. But sometimes you can lose sight of the bigger picture by focusing on the day-to-day responsibilities of your current job & neglecting the cultivation that a career requires. Learn to tap into the expertise of Cory Bouck, author of The Lens of Leadership, to extend your influence at work then tend to a few career-minded points to develop a fruitful professional life.

Course 1: Build Upwards Relationships
Tap into the expertise of Cory Bouck to extend your influence & cultivate credibility in your organization.

• Extend Your Influence
• Define & Accept Followership

Course 2: Be Approachable
Identify your own non-verbal habits & learn the skills to take your approachability to the next level.

• Assess Your Approachability
• Recognize Non-Verbals

Course 3: Navigate the 4 Generational Workplace
Understand & overcome the challenges of working in a multigenerational environment with these simple steps to leverage age diversity.

• Focus on People
• Learn from One Another

Course 4: Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences
Foster a safe & respectful workplace by learning how to treat ethnic & racial differences with respect.

• Make It Right
• Show Respect for All

Course 5: Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
Foster a safe & respectful workplace by learning how to treat gender & sexual differences with respect.

• Be the Change
• Say the Right Thing

Course 6: Assert Yourself
Communicate assertively & effectively to address your needs while considering the needs of others to work efficiently & achieve your goals.

• Be Direct
• Identify Your Conflict Management Style

Course 7: Write For Business & To Be Understood
Write for your busy readers by following best practices to craft clear & concise documents.

• Hit the Right Tone
• Organize For Understanding

Course 8: Deliver Engaging & Engaging Presentations
Apply storytelling & design principles to captivate your listeners and get results.

• Connect & Command Attention
• Find the Story in Your Data

Course 9: Strike a Balance
Balance your life and your work by setting your priorities and factoring in some downtime. 

• Determine Your Priorities
• Set Smart & Measurable Goals

Now with enhanced mobile access, this nine course bundle includes dynamic video, tips from industry leaders, & downloadable PDFs. Each component is designed to be completed in short time allotments, or all at once, to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete all courses. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone seeking to widen their network or extend their business influence
  • If you’re reticent about public speaking & want to improve
  • Those who want to build confidence in communicating
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Curriculum For This Course
57 Lectures
02:04:34
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Course 1 - Build Upwards Relationships
5 Lectures 11:09

You can make an impact at all levels of your organization. Use these tools to extend influence & cultivate credibility.

Preview 01:10

When you look at your relationships through “The Lens of Leadership” you'll find that the vital first principle is service. Serving starts with followership & followership is a set of learnable skills that makes you professionally essential.

Preview 02:39

“Timeless, pure, career-management gold” – that's what Cory Bouck calls these next 4 tips. Influence & credibility is a natural by-product when you use Bouck's advice to consistently act with professionalism.

Increase Credibility
02:54

You build trust when you speak up with integrity & respect. This can be a challenging choice, especially when it comes to rumors, but these techniques make it easier.

Speak Up with Respect
03:02

Think about this final piece of advice & don't be afraid to focus on incremental improvements that build upward relationships.

1 More Thing to Build Upward Relationships
01:24

Build Upwards Relationships
5 questions
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Course 2 - Be Approachable
6 Lectures 09:36

When you're personable & approachable people will be more comfortable sharing information & feedback that will help you become a better leader. The good news is that you can learn to be more approachable.

Preview 01:32

Studies show that non-verbal communication accounts for most of the information that we convey. Use these simple steps to show people you welcome their input.

Preview 02:29

Communication is a two-way street. Try these techniques to share what you know & increase opportunities for dialogue.

Share What You Know
01:45

You want to be a better listener & that may mean you need to adapt your communication style to different situations. These strategies will help.

Adapt to Situations
01:46

You'll build relationships & strengthen workplace dynamics when you ask for input. Try out these strategies to leverage the brainpower & experience of others.

Ask for Input
00:54

Think about this final piece of advice to help you improve & be more approachable in your workplace.

1 More Thing about How You Can Be Approachable
01:10

Be Approachable
5 questions
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Course 3 - Navigate the 4 Generational Workplace
6 Lectures 09:03

Working in a multigenerational workplace may cause conflict, but it also provides a wealth of learning opportunities for all involved.

Preview 01:05

The generation you belong to may subtly shape how you view the world. Understand why awareness of your generational viewpoint is a valuable asset to make the most out of your workplace.

Preview 01:11

Which generation are you a part of? Discover the broad differences between the generations & see where you fall. 

Align History & Generations
02:47

Generalizations can lead to misunderstandings & false expectations. Learn how to accommodate age diversity & see your coworkers as unique individuals.

Focus on People
01:42

Many organizations partner colleagues together to learn from one another. Consider the different ways you might leverage generational diversity to share knowledge within your team.

Learn From One Another
01:07

Think about this final piece of advice on bringing your team together for monthly learning sessions as you navigate the 4 generational workplace.

1 More Thing about Navigating the 4 Generational Workplace
01:11

Navigate the 4 Generational Workplace
5 questions
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Course 4 - Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences
6 Lectures 14:34

Failure to treat differences with respect can lead to uncomfortable situations & maybe even legal trouble. Opt to treat everyone with respect instead & enrich your workplace.

Preview 01:49

Words are powerful tools that can be used to help or hurt others. Discover the definitions behind some common terms relating to racial & ethnic differences to help you say the right thing.

Say the Right Thing
04:54

It's uncomfortable when we make mistakes, especially if those mistakes hurt someone. Learn what you can do to make it right when things go wrong.

Make It Right
02:32

Workplace discrimination remains a reality for many individuals. Understand your role in ending discrimination & what you can do if you experience discrimination or harassment at work.

Show Respect for All
01:57

Lead the charge by being the change you wish to see at your organization. Find out the steps you can take to embrace diversity & make your workplace open & welcome.

Be the Change
01:57

Think about this final piece of advice on the platinum rule as you work to respect racial & ethnic differences in the workplace.

1 More Thing about Racial & Ethnic Differences
01:25

Respect Ethnic & Racial Differences
5 questions
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Course 5 - Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
6 Lectures 15:18

Failure to treat differences with respect can lead to uncomfortable situations & maybe even legal trouble. Opt to treat everyone with respect instead & enrich your workplace.

Preview 01:47

Words are powerful tools that can be used to help or hurt others. Discover the definitions behind some common terms relating to gender & sexual differences to help you say the right thing.

Say the Right Thing
05:09

It's uncomfortable when we make mistakes, especially if those mistakes hurt someone. Learn what you can do to make it right when things go wrong.

Make It Right
02:40

Workplace discrimination remains a terrible reality for many individuals. Understand your role in ending discrimination & what you can do if you experience discrimination or harassment at work.

Show Respect for All
02:23

Lead the charge by being the change you wish to see at your organization. Find out the steps you can take to embrace diversity & make your workplace open & welcome.

Be the Change
01:59

Consider this final piece of advice on the platinum rule as you work to respect gender & sexual differences.

1 More Thing about Gender & Sexual Differences
01:20

Respect Gender & Sexual Differences
5 questions
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Course 6 - Assert Yourself
6 Lectures 16:01

What does it mean to be assertive? Why does it matter if you can assert yourself? Answer these questions & realize the benefits of increasing your skills & confidence to assert yourself in a positive manner.

Preview 02:12

Let's explore a situation that could make your pulse quicken & trigger an automatic & understandably unpleasant response…. Do you use it? Consider these additional options to get back on course.

Fight or Flight
04:35

Use Transactional Analysis, developed by Dr. Eric Berne, the next time you're in a difficult situation. Understandng the ego state of others & choosing the adult ego response can help you speak assertively – cool, objective & controlled.

Be the Adult
02:35

Awareness helps but it isn't quite enough. Try these techniques to adjust in the moment for better results. The more you practice them, the easier it gets.

Practice Makes Perfect
03:06

Being assertive might mean sharing information that someone is not going to like. If you don't like to upset people or you who highly values keeping relationships in good terms, this might be hard for you. But when you are in difficult conversations remember to keep to the facts. Avoid sugarcoating & elaborate explanations. Learn how to be direct & respectful.

Be Direct
02:13

Think about this final piece of advice on role-playing being assertive with someone you trust as you work to assert yourself.

1 More Thing to Assert Yourself
01:20

Assert Yourself
5 questions
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Course 7 - Write For Business & To Be Understood
6 Lectures 15:40

Worried about all of those pesky grammar rules? Put them in the context of the larger goal, clear communication & the task of writing changes from burden to opportunity.

Preview 02:05

Different tones are required for different situations. Articulate what you want your writing to accomplish & arrange your information to emphasize these goals & set the proper tone.

Consider Tone
02:51

The English language has more than 1 million words so, how do you choose? Use the 3 S's of word choice to help you craft your content.

Use the 3 S's
04:58

Your job is to make it easy for your reader to understand your message. Follow these guidelines to put your words & phrases in the best order to make your meaning clear.

Keep It Ordered
02:02

Punctuation is another way to organize for understanding. Use these simple strategies to make sure punctuation helps clarify meaning.

Clarify with Punctuation
02:22

Consider this final piece of advice on choosing the best register for your audience so that you can effectively write for business & be understood.

1 More Thing about Writing for Business
01:22

Write For Business & To Be Understood
4 questions
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Course 8 - Deliver Rich & Engaging Presentations
10 Lectures 22:43

Do you suffer from glossophobia, the fear of public speaking? Put your mind at ease by learning how to deliver rich & engaging presentations.

Preview 01:22

You want your presentation to connect with your audience, but what do you want them to do with your information? Identifying the actions you want your audience to take will help you determine how to structure your presentation.

Connect with People
03:32

Presentations are boring, stories are engaging. Find out how to get your audience to connect with your presentation by finding the story you want to tell.

Find Your Story
03:29

Looks matter when it comes to the visuals of your presentation. Learn how to command attention from the opening slide by applying some basics of visual design.

Command Attention
02:41

A picture's worth a thousand words, & that's especially true for presentations. Find out how to make all those words work for you with visual literacy skills.

Communicate with Images
02:55

You may not think of yourself as a designer, but you are! Discover how to create engaging designs in your everyday life with “100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know about People,” by Susan Weinschenk.

How People See, Read, Respond
01:42

Diagrams & statistics can be an important part of calling your audience to action, but they can also mislead & confuse. Discover how to ensure your diagrams work to make your presentation better.

Numbers Don’t Lie
02:15

The key to a great presentation is practice. Learn some tips to polish your speaking skills & confidently prepare for your moment in the spotlight.

Practice Makes Perfect
01:45

Don't be caught unprepared on your presentation day! Find out how you can make sure everything runs smoothly when it comes time to deliver your presentation.

Present with Poise
01:47

Think about this final piece of advice on performing a simple self-evaluation after your presentation.

1 More Thing about Presentations
01:15

Deliver Rich & Engaging Presentations
5 questions
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Course 9 - Strike a Balance
6 Lectures 10:30

What does work-life balance mean to you? Use these best practices to put your personal & work life in sync.

Preview 01:12

The best balance between work & your personal life is something that you get to decide based on your own individual priorities. The good news is that you can get some help putting all of the pieces together.

Find Your Balance
00:52

Take a look at what you value & redefine balance as the proportional fit that works best to keep your life steady & stable. Then try these tips to build in short-term flexibility. Give yourself permission to do what works for you!

Redefine Balance
03:36

Quiet your internal over-achiever & think about these questions to help you evaluate your goals & priorities. Spend some time answering them authentically & you'll realize more happiness & less regret.

Evaluate Priorities
02:11

It's important that you respect your recharge time. Use these strategies to give yourself the time & space you need to be your best possible self.

Schedule Downtime
01:25

Think about this final piece of advice & don't be afraid to say no to the things that threaten your ability to strike a balance.

1 More Thing to Strike a Balance
01:14

Strike a Balance
5 questions
About the Instructor
Eleventure Team
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Let's face it - a lot of elearning out there is downright boring. The truth is, everyone wants the skills they need to do their jobs well. That's where Eleventure comes in. It's critical, on-the-job skills people need. It's fast. It's fresh. It's action based & it's designed and developed by award winning and veteran author, presenter & trainer, Megan Torrance of TorranceLearning.

Megan brings over a decade of business consulting and project management experience to her instructional design and development work. She teaches LLAMA (Agile project management) and instructional design classes, kicks off new design projects and makes sure everyone's having a good time. Elearning guru by day, and ice hockey goaltender by night, Megan is devoted to not only delivering outstanding work, but also creating a top-notch work environment based on trust, flexibility, compassion, and fun. Megan and her team have developed elearning for a variety of industries and topics including food ingredients, industrial chemicals, medical, non-profit, human resources, sales, marketing, and IT. Megan holds a BS in Communications with an emphasis on Organizational Communication and Public Relations, and an MBA, both from Cornell University.

TorranceLearning's instructional design processes are designed to quickly focus on the desired performance and learning objectives, then make the most of visual and verbal techniques to take full advantage of the learning opportunity.