Aspire Journeys

Forging New Paths: Women's Advancement In Life and Work

  • 18 Courses | 17h 42m 33s
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For many women, their careers are journeys made up of diverse and interwoven experiences that build leadership, power and influence, grit, and resilience. In this Aspire Journey, women will learn how to unlock their strengths and forge new paths towards fullfillment and advancement in life and work.

Leading Your Life and Work

Taking full ownership for your life and work is a lesson in life-long learning. Take this opportunity to develop and refine new leadership mindsets and practices that will set you up for long-term success.

  • 4 Courses | 4h 5m 4s

Evolving Your Power and Influence

The proverbial glass ceiling is a reality for most women. Actively extending power and influence inclusively and with confidence is the key to building and maintaining career momentum. Start now evolving your power and influence.

  • 4 Courses | 4h 48m 16s

Amplifying Your Voice

Great leaders inspire followership by speaking to and captivating the minds and hearts of others. Learn more about the art and science of influence and presence in virtual and in person contexts.

  • 5 Courses | 4h 58m 2s

Building Your Bounce

Forging new paths in life and work takes time, energy, and resilience. At a time in our collective history when work/life harmony has become center to our career journey, women are discovering new ways to build their bounce. Start strengthening your core centeredness and build your bounce today.

  • 5 Courses | 3h 51m 11s

COURSES INCLUDED

Expert Insights on Women in Leadership
Despite the closing gender gap, we still need more women in leadership. It’s not about balancing the scale; it’s about harnessing a powerful resource. Here’s why you want—and need—more women at the top.
26 videos | 1h available Badge
Leadership Insights on Developing Women Leaders
Barriers to leadership often affect women more than men. With these insights on likability versus competence, biases that favor males, networking, and self-limiting mindsets, women can overcome external and internal barriers to advancement.
7 videos | 24m available Badge
Leadership Insights on Leading with Executive Presence
Leaders with executive presence are able to naturally engage and influence others. Discover what executive presence is, how to develop this essential skill, and why getting others to believe in you begins with believing in yourself.
23 videos | 1h available Badge
Leadership Insights on Leading with Agility
The agile leader is adaptive, can sense and seize opportunities, and is constantly on the lookout for change. Discover how agility can make you, your team, and your organization more innovative, more responsive, and more successful.
21 videos | 1h available Badge
Expert Insights on Influence & Persuasion
People are easily influenced, and you want to be a leader, not a follower. Discovering how to get colleagues and business partners on your side is the opening move in the game of chess that is business today. 
49 videos | 2h available Badge
The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work
Featuring a keynote by Natalie Nixon, PhD, a creativity strategist and President of Figure 8 Thinking, LLC. Nixon is the author of The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work (Berrett-Koehler). She received her PhD from the University of Westminster in design management; her MS from Jefferson University in Global Textile Marketing; and her BA (cum laude) from Vassar College in anthropology and Africana Studies.
2 videos | 59m available Badge
The Power of Insight: How Self-Awareness Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life
Featuring a keynote from Tasha Eurich, organizational psychologist and author of Insight: Why We're Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life.
2 videos | 56m available Badge
Leadership Insights on Networking with your Peers
Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor by one person. To attain excellence, you need a network. Start by reaching out to people who are not like you and extend a sincere offer to help. Improve your networking skills with these essential tips.
11 videos | 34m available Badge
Captivate Everyone You Meet and Never Be Forgotten, Overlooked or Interrupted Again
Featuring a keynote from Vanessa Van Edwards, Lead Investigator at Science of People and bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
2 videos | 58m available Badge
The Art and Science of Communication
There is a science behind communication, including how we react neuro-physiologically to others – through verbal communication such as their words and tone, as well as the non-verbal communication of their actions and body language. There's also an art to communication, allowing your authentic self to shine through and allowing the exchange with another person to unfold naturally. In this course, you’ll learn about the art and science of communication. You’ll explore techniques for connecting with your audience and building trust with them so that your communication intention is clear and understood. You’ll also learn the basic principles of assertive communication that is positive and not aggressive.
6 videos | 15m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Trust Building through Effective Communication
Building  relationships with the people you want to  communicate with is key to making communication effective. And building trust is essential to forging meaningful working relationships. In this course, you'll explore the necessity of clearly presenting your information and intentions as the basis of  effective communication. You'll see how understanding your audience ensures that your message is delivered in such a way so to maximize its impact and how managing your emotions allows you to adapt to the emotional needs of others to build trust. Finally, you'll learn how verbal communication combines with body language and vocal tone to better convey your message effectively.
7 videos | 18m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Choosing the Right Interpersonal Communication Method to Make Your Point
Do you ever feel that a lack of email productivity is frustrating the effectiveness of your written communication? Are poor verbal communication skills holding you back? Choosing the right communication method for the situation has a huge impact on how your message is received. This course explores the importance of choosing the right communication method to best convey your message. You'll learn how to select the proper methods for building trust, conveying your ideas, and targeting your method to your intended audience. The right communication method improves the odds of getting your point across and communicating effectively, leaving your audience informed, enlightened, and engaged.
8 videos | 21m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Expert Insights on Communication Essentials
Communication is one of the most important skills in business. Every day, we communicate verbally, nonverbally, and through the written word. If improving your communication skills isn’t on your radar, it should be!
64 videos | 3h available Badge
Expert Insights on Work/Life Balance
When work demands increase, the life side of the work–life balance scale drops. Fortunately, you can take back control of your life and still give your best at work. Isn’t it time to find the right balance?
27 videos | 1h available Badge
Staying Balanced in a Shifting World
Achieving a healthy work/life balance gives you the chance to practice mindfulness and focus on what's important in all aspects of your life. Maintaining this work/life balance requires constant vigilance. This course focuses on techniques for managing stress and recognizing the behaviors like passivity, aggressiveness, and assertiveness, and how these affect your ability to find balance in life. Techniques that can be used to achieve and preserve balance are also discussed. Materials designed to support blended learning activities aligned with this course are available from the Resources Page.
6 videos | 15m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
Take a Deep Breath and Manage Your Stress
When you're constantly adding items to your never-ending to-do list, feeling overwhelmed at work and at home, and finding your health and relationships negatively impacted, you are likely experiencing stress. Stress is produced by your own feelings and reactions to certain external events, rather than by the events themselves. But while you may not always be able to control the external events causing your stress, by applying mindfulness techniques, you can control your reactions to them. This course explains the physiological, behavioral, and psychological signs and symptoms of stress and where it can come from. It outlines strategies for maintaining work/life balance and managing stress. It also covers ways to change your responses to stress and make them more positive and how to use relaxation techniques and adopting mindfulness to help you focus.
7 videos | 20m has Assessment available Badge Certification PMI PDU
The Get Better Mindset
Featuring at keynote from Dr. Heidi Grant, a social psychologist who researches, writes, and speaks about the science of motivation. She is the Global Director of Research & Development for the Neuroleadership Institute, Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at the Columbia University, and author of the best-selling books: No One Understands You and What To Do About It, Succeed: How We Can All Reach Our Goals, Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing The World for Success and Influence, and The 8 Motivational Challenges.
2 videos | 1h available Badge
Leadership Insights on Mindfulness
Losing focus? Need to stay calm? Mindfulness clears your head of the busyness that keeps you from leading effectively. These techniques for managing distractions, overcoming negativity, and dealing with stress can get you back on track.
18 videos | 53m available Badge
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