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Posted Tuesday, 05 July, 2022

UpskillingMaybe lately you’ve been feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled in your current job. Wanting to make a career transition, you’ve eagerly looked through job postings online. You have the skills, you have the confidence, and you have the knowledge. So why is obtaining a job in another industry still so hard? It’s not, at least not anymore.
Now, hiring managers are increasingly pivoting away from an emphasis on degree requirements and direct industry experience,...

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Posted Friday, 10 June, 2022

Andrea Glenn For many people, the appeal of adopting a plant-based diet comes from its various health and environmental benefits; however, enjoying those benefits isn’t always attainable or easy for everyone, and it’s likely not their fault. Regardless of personal intention, implementing and maintaining a healthy diet can come with challenges outside of ourselves.  
As Andrea Glenn, Policy Implications of Plant-Based Diets course instructor explains, there...

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Posted Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

ID_BiasNavigating diversity in the workplace without bias isn’t always easy, and occasionally we form opinions without even realizing it. Unconscious bias is better understood when we learn to recognize how identity influences our view of ourselves and others.
With a growing demand for equity and inclusivity in the workplace, OpenEd has developed a relevant and increasingly popular short online course: "Who Do You Think You Are?": Identity and Unconscious Bias at Work . This...

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Posted Friday, 22 April, 2022

Alexandra JonesPhillip Pullman, S.E. Hinton, Lois Lowry, Judy Blume. What do all these names have in common? They are just a few of the many authors who have contributed to the influential young adult genre. But there is another name missing from this list: Alexandra Jones—published author and Young Adult Writing course instructor.
While Jones’ passion for writing can’t be traced to a specific moment, having been writing for as long as she can remember, she recalls a...

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Posted Thursday, 14 April, 2022

If you’re in the field of couple and family therapy, you’ve likely heard of emotionally focused therapy (EFT)—you may have even taken our Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy course. But have you heard of emotionally focused family therapy? 
This spring, OpenEd is pleased to host what is believed to be the first university-level course offering of Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) . 
Taught by registered psychotherapist and...

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