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State University of New York

Building and Managing Superior Skills

State University of New York via Coursera


Designed with the modern professional in mind, our skills management course is your transformative journey towards career success. This course offers key insights into strategies for skills-based hiring, enabling you to identify and analyze job-specific skills in your chosen field. You'll establish a systematic process for auditing and advancing your skills, boosting your professional agility. Throughout this course, you'll become familiar with Generative AI as a forward-thinking tool for skills assessment, self-assessment, and development. This understanding will place you at the forefront of your profession, ready to embrace and navigate the rapidly evolving world of AI in skills management.

Diving deeper, we unpack the principles of valid and reliable skills assessment, familiarizing you with essential standards and benchmarks. You'll master techniques for assessing skill acquisition and form a robust process for gathering the necessary tools and techniques. Here, we explore the potential of Generative AI, an emerging technology that could further refine these assessment techniques. Then, emphasizing self-awareness, the course guides you to effectively self-assess your job-specific skills, reinforcing your assessments with peer and expert feedback. You'll learn to estimate your total skillset score for specific skill sets, creating a foundation for career advancement. At this stage, we discuss how Generative AI could potentially enhance the accuracy of self-assessments in the future.

In the final stages, we discuss planning and executing skill-building training interventions using SMART goals. You'll use innovative tools such as Your Present Job Market Value, Self-Assessment Grid for Skills Evaluation (SAGE), and T-portfolio. The potential of Generative AI to improve these processes is also considered, positioning you at the cutting edge of your professional journey.

Upon completion of this course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and innovative thinking necessary to optimize your skill-building journey and achieve career growth and advancement. With our course, you're not just taking a step forward; you're launching into a brighter, AI-augmented future.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Identify and analyze job-specific skills in your area of interest.
• Develop a systematic process for analyzing and auditing your skills.
• Discover standards and benchmarks for assessing mastery of skill acquisition.
• Develop a process for gathering tools and techniques for skills assessment.
• Self-assess your mastery in job-specific skills, verified using peer/expert feedback.
• Estimate your total skillset score for job-specific skill sets.
• Plan and execute a skill-building training intervention using SMART skill-building goals.
• Understand the potential use of Generative AI in skills assessment, self-assessment, and development and remain at the forefront of your professional journey by being informed about emerging technologies.

This course is an invaluable stepping-stone towards your career growth and advancement, giving you the tools, insights, and innovative thinking needed to optimize your skill-building journey.

Taught by

Michele Forte, Dr. Kymn Harvin Rutigliano , Amy Giaculli, Dr. Valeri Chukhlomin, Dr. Tonka Jokelova and Dr. John M. Beckem II


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