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As your life and professional career evolve, so should your educational journey. Elon University’s School of Education is excited to welcome you to the new Elon NEXT continuing education and professional development program. Delivered through online and in-person classroom options, the learning modules range from three to 23 hours of time and offer continuing education units (CEUs).

For July 2020, 24 online, synchronous and asynchronous, learning modules in areas including EY design and innovation, personal finance, certificate in agile project management, creating and maintaining your digital brand, negotiating with confidence and certificate in leadership for women in business are available for registration now. Let Elon NEXT be your lifelong learning partner.

Learning Modules

Certificate in Agile Project Management

This self-paced Certificate program provides the basic foundation needed to become a competent Agile practitioner. The Certificate in Agile Project Management includes 3 courses: Agile Team Challenges, Integrating Agile and Waterfall Practices, and Introduction to Agile.

  • $299
  • 19 hours (1.9 CEUs)
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Certificate in Leadership for Women in Business

This self-paced Certificate program, created in affiliation with MindEdge, explores both the social and psychological mechanisms that create challenges that professional women often face. The 7 individual courses in this certificate program introduce key concepts and practices that all successful business people should be familiar with, thereby serving as a general introduction to topics like leadership, management, communication, work-life balance, networking, negotiation, and body language.

  • $499
  • 23 hours (2.3 CEUs)
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Communicate Better: Understand Your Social Media Audience with Data

Social media can be a powerful force for building relationships with others, either for yourself or for your organization. This learning module will show you how to find and interpret that information using free tools and how how to use what you learn to communicate more effectively. 

  • $175
  • 6 hours (0.6 CEU)
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Creating a Resilient Brain: Mental Health Tools for Wellbeing in Life

In this module, we'll discuss what resiliency is and how mental health plays a part in how we think, feel and respond to life stressors. Learn what true self-care looks like for you, and how the practice of self-compassion can boost a sense of self worth and wellbeing in life. 

  • $120
  • 3 hours (0.3 CEU)
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Creating and Maintaining YOUR Digital Brand

One of the first things prospective employers and even friends will do when they hear about you is check you out online. This learning module will help you understand your digital reputation and show you ways to take positive steps to make it the best one possible.

  • $130
  • 4 hours (0.4 CEU)
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Don't be Pwned: Cybersecurity Threats, Practices and Frontiers as an Orientation to the 21st Century

Everyone should have foundational knowledge about Cybersecurity, whether you just want to feel better about using technology around the home, or you want to take a leap into all the possibilities that Cybersecurity has to offer. Join us on this exciting learning journey. 

  • $175
  • 6 hours (0.6 CEU)
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EY Design and Innovation

Design thinking has become one of the most important advances in innovation and leadership: the top 10 MBA programs now include design thinking in the curriculum, top VC firms have brought design teams in-house and many of the top management consultancies have acquired design firms as well.

  • $175
  • 6 hours (0.6 CEU)
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Leading Authentically

Because effective leaders are in great demand, but short supply, the question all citizens should ask is not “can I lead, but “how should I lead?”  In this module, we will explore the value of leading authentically and the key steps in an authentic leadership process.

  • $175
  • 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)
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Learn the Basics of Data Visualization with Tableau

The ability to communicate practical implications of quantitative analyses is a feature of a great data analyst. In this learning module, we will examine concepts of data visualization and learn how Tableau can help you make sense of your large dataset.

  • $175
  • 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)
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Microsoft Excel Certification

Regardless of your current professional work, a must have skill to succeed in your work is the ability to manage data for insights. Microsoft Excel is one of the most popular pieces of software used by companies today.

  • $450 (includes MSFT Certificate Exam vouchers with retake & student material)
  • 8 hours (0.8 CEUs)
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Negotiate with Confidence

People negotiate on a daily basis. When trying to strike a bargin with coworkers, salespeople, roommates, employers and landlords - savvy negotiators are more adept at achieving their goals. In this module, participants will learn the theory, processes and strategies of successful negotiation and conflict resolution.

  • $240
  • 8 hours (0.8 CEU)
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Personal Finance 101: Get Your Money Right for a Better Life

Worrying about money and saving for the future can feel overwhelming for many of us. In this learning module you will learn how we can make wise financial decisions to achieve personal financial goals.

  • $295
  • 10 hours (1.0 CEU)
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