MindEdge Adds Professional Development Courses

October 30, 2018

MindEdge Learning has added three new professional development courses to its online library, including Starting Your Own Nonprofit Organization, Leading with Body Language, and Principles of Scrum.

These new self-paced courses are available through selected training partners and institutions of higher education.

New Professional Development Courses

Starting Your Own Nonprofit Organization. A how-to guide for anyone who's got a great idea about how to give back to the community through a new nonprofit—but doesn't know how to turn that idea into a reality. The course begins by considering a fundamental question: "Is starting a nonprofit the best way to achieve your philanthropic goals?" For those who answer "Yes," the course then explores the key steps in getting a nonprofit off the ground, including incorporating your organization; applying for tax-exempt status; drafting a business plan; choosing a board of directors and writing bylaws for the organization; recruiting employees and managing volunteers; and addressing the crucial issue of fundraising. Rich with videos and interactive content, the course provides a detailed and highly practical introduction to the fast-growing world of nonprofits.

Leading with Body Language. At the core of strong leadership is the ability to communicate effectively. But many leaders focus solely on their spoken words while ignoring the impact of their nonverbal cues, including facial expressions, hand gestures, body movements, and eye gaze. By understanding the impact of body language, leaders can learn how to communicate in a way that builds and sustains positive relationships with employees, clients, and business partners. This course will provide leaders with tips for reading body language and using it to exude both strength and warmth. It also addresses gender stereotypes and cross-cultural body language, and explores the role of body language in virtual communication.

Principles of Scrum. This course outlines the fundamental theories and foundational principles of Scrum frameworks. It explains the underlying philosophy and essential tools practitioners need to adapt to an Agile way of working and to produce extraordinary results for stakeholders and customers. Information is presented in a simple, easy-to-understand format and augmented by interactive games and exercises to improve learner understanding and retention. Case studies and video segments from experienced Scrum professionals provide real-world tips and guidance to bolster learner comprehension and expand knowledge at practical and applicable levels. Module and course assessments test learner proficiency and mastery of key concepts and information, ensuring student aptitude in individual and organizational implementation of Scrum processes, practices, and execution.

About MindEdge

MindEdge, a learning company based in Waltham, provides leadership, management, communication, and educational solutions for organizations to help them meet their objectives. Founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators, MindEdge specializes in higher education and professional development content and technology solutions and continues to innovate in the rapidly changing landscape of online education. The company's webtexts feature narrative, interactive learning case studies and simulations as well as adaptive learning technology to maximize learner mastery of the content.