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1 Essay and report writing skills Academic Writing How to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report. Further Resources ☝️
2 Introducing research in law and beyond Academic Writing Learn about the complexities of research, how to identify a research topic, how to conduct a literature review and how to develop research questions. I recently announced a free commercial awareness competition you can do entirely from home, with great prizes to be won! Check it out here: https://harryclarklaw.com/2020/06/15/announcing-a-commercial-awareness-competition-with-watsons-daily/
3 How to Write a Resume (Project-Centered Course) Applications In this project-centered course, you will craft an essential cornerstone of the modern-day job or internship search: the resume.
4 J.T. O'Donnell on Making Recruiters Come to You Applications Learn what recruiters look for, and how to help them find you.
5 Jodi Glickman on Pitching Yourself Applications In this course, thought leader Jodi Glickman shares her go-to approach for selling your ideas, your story, and yourself. Learn three easy steps to a successful pitch: destination, backstory and connecting the dots.
6 Securing a Training Contract Applications In this course, two future trainees at Baker McKenzie have come together to share their best advice for every stage of the application process.
7 Baker McKenzie Virtual Internship Applications/Work Experience Get an insight into working life at Baker McKenzie and firsthand experience of common Trainee-level tasks.
8 Marketing in the 21st Century Business Development Learn about the managerial perspective on how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation, regardless of whether it is based in the private, public or non-profit sector.
9 Marketing Analytics Business Development/Critical Thinking This course gives you the tools to measure brand and customer assets, understand regression analysis, and design experiments as a way to evaluate and optimize marketing campaigns.
10 The Strategy of Content Marketing Business Development/Critical Thinking In this course, you will learn the core strategies content marketers use to acquire and retain customers profitably.
11 Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills Business Development/Key Skills Learn about and practice the four steps to a successful negotiation.
12 Business communication: writing a SWOT analysis Commercial Awareness How to write a SWOT analysis.
13 Commercial awareness Commercial Awareness Learn about how getting different perspectives and widening existing ones within your organisation can enhance commercial awareness.
14 New Models of Business in Society Commercial Awareness Understand the emergence of a new story about business.
15 COVID-19: What You Need to Know (CME Eligible) Commercial Awareness COVID-19 is a global pandemic that has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of infections and thousands of deaths, with many more anticipated. This course is a go-to resource that will be regularly updated with all of the current information put forth by the CDC, WHO, and other leading agencies and covers the basics, personal protective equipment, diagnostics, and other material.
16 Financial Markets Commercial Awareness An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise. Emphasis on financially-savvy leadership skills.
17 Stakeholders in marketing and finance Commercial Awareness/Business Development Understand and identify financial stakeholders of an organisation and their information needs
18 Sallie Krawcheck on Risk-Taking Commercial Awareness/Business Development Learn about an approach that will help you to take chances while mitigating risk — and keep you on the track to growth and continued opportunity.
19 How to frame a business case Commercial Awareness/Critical Thinking The course looks at reading strategies which help you to frame a business case. In particular, you will learn how to use key business concepts to analyse a business situation.
20 Innovation, markets and industrial change Commercial Awareness/Technology Understand how and why change occurs through the industry life cycle, at the role of innovation and at how production costs, demand and technology interact to shape industrial structure.
21 Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context Commercial Awareness/Technology Understand how organisational practices become embodied in IT systems, practices that had previously been part of peoples tacit expertise become externalised and codified in procedures and software.
22 Company law in context Commercial Law A basic introduction to the legal concepts of companies, partnerships, assets and liabilities.
23 Design thinking Critical Thinking How to structure your natural creativity to come up with solutions to all kinds of problems.
24 Extending and developing your thinking skills Critical Thinking An introduction to to a variety of thinking skills.
25 Learning, thinking and doing Critical Thinking Understand the three main categories of theories: the acquisitive, constructivist and experiential models of learning.
26 Mastering systems thinking in practice Critical Thinking Develop new ways of thinking about and approaching situations that cross multiple discipline and skills boundaries.
27 Strategic planning: systems thinking in practice Critical Thinking Learn about the core ideas of systems thinking in practice for managing and improving complex situations.
28 Creative Problem Solving Critical Thinking This course deals directly with your ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field.
29 Creative Thinking: Techniques and Tools for Success Critical Thinking This course will equip you with a ‘tool-box’, introducing you to a selection of behaviours and techniques that will augment your innate creativity.
30 Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects Critical Thinking This course gives you easy access to the invaluable learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines. We’ll learn about the how the brain uses two very different learning modes and how it encapsulates (“chunks”) information.
31 Converting Challenges into Opportunities Critical Thinking/Commercial Awareness In this course, you will learn how to utilize the knowledge and skills needed to leverage left- and right-brain thinking, analyze problems, spur creativity, and implement innovative ideas for your workplace.
32 Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively Critical Thinking/Key Skills Learn simple but vital rules to follow in thinking about any topic at all and common and tempting mistakes to avoid in reasoning.
33 Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments Critical Thinking/Key Skills Reasoning is important. This series of four short courses will teach you how to do it well.
34 Digital thinking tools for better decision making Critical Thinking/Technology Introduction to a range of digital thinking tools that can help with finding and analysing information, and reasoning with that information.
35 Introduction to computational thinking Critical Thinking/Technology Learn about algorithms and abstraction in this free course, Introduction to computational thinking, and encounter some applications of computational thinking in various disciplines, ranging from biology and physics to economics and sport science.
36 Europe and the law Global Legal Thinking A basic understanding of EU law and the interaction between EU and domestic law.
37 Exploring the boundaries of international law Global Legal Thinking An introduction to key concepts underpinning your study of international law.
38 Conflict Transformation Key Skills Understand the concept of conflict transformation and how it differs from conflict resolution, management, and prevention.
39 Tips and tricks for webinar speakers Key Skills Improve the design, content and structure of your presentations.
40 Communication Strategies for a Virtual Age Key Skills This course will act as an overview on several concepts each of which could be a course of their own and our goal is to give you tools that you can practice and perfect on your own.
0 Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups Key Skills In this course you will learn to: make better decisions, be more creative and innovative, manage conflict and work with difficult group members, negotiate for preferred outcomes, improve group communication in virtual environments, develop a better overall understanding of human interaction, and work more effectively as a team.
42 Fred Kofman on Managing Conflict Key Skills Learn the tools that turn conflicts into positive outcomes in this workshop-style course with LinkedIn Vice President Fred Kofman.
43 Introduction to Negotiation: A Strategic Playbook for Becoming a Principled and Persuasive Negotiator Key Skills This course will help you be a better negotiator. Unlike many negotiation courses, we develop a framework for analyzing and shaping negotiations.
44 Passport to Practice Key Skills Consider it the good stuff you (likely) didn’t learn about in law school, and (definitely) won’t studying for the bar exam, b