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Soft Skills for Navigating Global Challenges

Ubiquity University via FutureLearn


Develop soft skills for the modern workplace

Soft skills such as embodiment, meditation, and mindfulness grow increasingly useful as more and more employers are recognising the benefits of these practices in the workplace.

On this three-week course from Ubiquity University, you’ll focus on developing these skills in the context of technology and navigating global challenges.

Evaluate your strengths to advance your career

This course will start by taking you through some of your individual qualities such as strengths and what you like to do. Once you’ve identified your strengths, you can evaluate them in relation to your career and assess how you can take advantage of your particular strengths and use them to advance in your career.

Discover the ‘head, heart, and hands’ model

Also known as the 3C-model of motivation, the head, heart, and hands framework is a technique to assess your motivations and skills to pinpoint any areas to seek support and improve.

On this course, you’ll explore the concept of this framework, what each section assesses, and how to apply the model in a practical situation.

Explore the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The course will also introduce you to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and the concepts around sustainable development.

You’ll look at global challenges, including the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Global Youth Wellbeing Index, and how soft skills play a role in them. With technology being at the forefront of global change, you’ll examine large technology trends facing the world right now and how it plays into the UN SDGs.

This course is designed for anyone looking to improve their soft skills to help in career development. It will be especially useful if you’re interested in sustainability and how to use these soft skills to improve yourself and the planet.

To further your knowledge, you may also be interested in these courses, from the same provider:

  • Leadership Skills for Building a Global Community
  • Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking for Problem Solving
  • Collaboration and Teamwork for Sustainable Innovation


  • Introduction to Soft Skills
    • Welcome to the course
    • The Changing Business World
    • Acting with Authenticity
    • Multipotentialites
    • Find Your Strengths
    • Sustainable Development and the SDGs
    • Conclusion
  • Meeting Global Challenges Part 1
    • Welcome to Week 2
    • Global Trends
    • Mindfulness
    • Technology Trends
    • Weekly Conclusion
  • Meeting Global Challenges Part 2
    • Welcome to Week 3
    • SDG 13: Climate Action
    • SDG 14: Life Below Water
    • SDG 15: Life on Land
    • Conclusion

Taught by

Shelly Alcorn


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