Professional Development: Understanding the Collaborators, an edX class

Do you work with teams on projects for your job? Have you wanted to explore ways to enhance your team’s effectiveness? Then this free online class might be of interest to you!

This course is designed to give you a greater understanding of collaboration and ways to manage it. As cloud technology use increases, it becomes more and more important to understand how people collaborate and exchange information so that you can best select technological tools to support their efforts.

What you’ll learn:

* Interaction Techniques – how to engage effectively with team mates and others
* Your Collaboration Style – what is your communication style and how can you engage with other styles in a productive and meaningful way?
* How to build virtual teams – how to collaborate with teams that are distributed across offices/buildings
* How to lead within teams – gain the foundational principles needed to effectively lead within teams both locally and in virtual settings

Begins: November 13
Course length: 4 weeks
Time involved: 2-4 hours/week
Price: Free, with a Verified Certificate available for $99
Institution: Microsoft