We’ve all had those conversations with our managers about wanting to improve our productivity or professional skills, but it’s hard to know when or where to start.
Formal courses can take time away from important projects, or quickly drain professional development budgets. Thankfully, there are some great courses by some of the world’s biggest companies and education providers that can help us nail our objectives this year.
Our collaborator the Digital Skills Organisation is dedicated to promoting digital skills in workplaces, classrooms, and beyond – and they’re looking for organisations to work with to achieve these aims. If you’re interested, and would like to learn more, please visit their website.
Social Media Master – Build your community (via Canva)
It’s one thing to create and maintain a consistent posting schedule on social media, and another altogether to develop a consistent community that feels they have a relationship with their audience. Content creation supergiant Canva has put together a quick course to highlight the importance of human connection in social media, tips for building relationships with your user base, and how to respond to comments effectively.
Introduction to Cybersecurity by Cisco
Maintaining cybersecurity isn’t just a job for your IT department. In fact, the majority of cybersecurity breaches usually have more to do with how the workplace as a whole treats these important issues. With the rise of cloud-based computing and e-commerce, breaches aren’t just embarrassing stories around the watercooler, but headline-dominating scandals that can change lives forever. Cisco has prepared an introductory course that can show you the fundamentals of keeping your personal and commercial information secure. View the course here.
Agile Methodologies Overview (via SFIA)
In the tech start-up space, we’re used to everyone and their dog having an opinion on Agile, with impassioned arguments for and against often exploding in LinkedIn comments and bouldering gyms alike.
Regardless of people’s opinions on the workplace methodology, it can’t be denied that Agile is an incredibly relevant area to be familiar with if you are interested in developing your career in the tech space. Agile presents itself as a revolutionary approach to work allocation, promoting a methodical approach to innovation that prioritises processes that enable optimal performance.
If you’re Agile-curious, this course by SFIA is a great place to start.