Preparing for the Future of Work

What does it take to be competitive in the modern workforce? What qualities do you have that a robot can’t replace? And how can you take control of your own success?

In this course, we will introduce you to a set of essential skills for excelling in school, work, and life. You will explore the application of these key competencies and behaviors. Learning these skills will build the foundation for your educational journey at Strayer and your future career path.

Course Outcomes

  • Describe the importance and impact of key competencies and behaviors that are necessary for success in the future of work.
  • Reflect on one’s skills to prepare to self-monitor progress.
  • Outline a plan for developing skills to support a successful Strayer learning experience and career.

Media Assets

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Over the next 11 weeks, you‘ll learn how these 10 Skills will help you reach your professional dreams, and you‘ll discover how you can use these same skills right now to achieve your personal and academic goals.

This week, we‘ll explore the skill of self and social awareness and discover how understanding who you are and how you relate to others is essential for your personal and professional success.

This week, you‘ll discover how to practice your technology skill, why the right mindset matters, and how you can apply technology to help future-proof your career.

This week, we‘ll explore your productivity skill in detail and learn how it can help you find a balance between all of your responsibilities while boosting your performance in your personal and professional life.

This week, you‘ll learn how to further develop your initiative skill and use it to find exciting new goals and opportunities, both personally and professionally. You will also begin honing your results driven skill and discover how it can help you stay focused on those same goals and opportunities throughout your life and career.

This week, you‘ll explore the power of your communication skill and discover how you can develop your ability to communicate your own ideas, as well as work more effectively with others. Get ready to see how understanding and connecting to the people in your world and workplace will help you communicate your way to success!

This week, you‘ll discover how to develop your relationship building skill, which will help you connect with peers, colleagues, and even loved ones in a more meaningful way. Practicing this skill will give you the support you need to stabilize your future of work.

This week, you‘ll learn to develop your problem solving skill, which will help you identify and properly frame problems, explore ideas, and create effective solutions. Learning to solve problems in any situation will help you achieve your goals at work and in life–even if you still don‘t want to hang out with your partner‘s best friend.

This week, you‘ll learn how to develop your innovation skill, which will help you think creatively about how you approach the challenges and tasks in your own life and career so you can develop the future you want.

This week, you‘ll learn how to hone your agility skill, which will give you the confidence you need to tackle change head-on and help you better manage disruptions in your personal and professional routine.

Over the past 11 weeks, you‘ve explored 10 SKILLS that will give you the tools you need to create the opportunities you want! This week, we‘ll take a look back at how far you‘ve come and discuss how you can continue honing and using your skills in class and beyond to step into your future success!