Millions of people are taking online courses this year to improve their goal-setting, communication and technical skills, according to LinkedIn Learning, which recently released its top 20 most popular courses from 2022 until now.

The e-learning platform says some 7.3 million people have logged into the site’s top classes, almost double the audience during the same period last year.

The most popular course, a 34-minute series on goal setting taught by Google people development expert Jessie Withers, teaches learners how to set and achieve strategic goals with their teams — a skill set important at all times, but perhaps even more as companies respond. to growing economic pressures.

Interest in online learning has increased during Covid with people stuck at home, and it remains high. According to user data from LinkedIn Learning, users are logging on in droves to learn both soft skills (especially around communication and teamwork) and hard skills (like Excel, Python, and SQL) . Notably, economists say some of the most “recession-proof” skills include communication, flexibility and project management.

LinkedIn Learning is making its 20 most popular courses of the year available for free until August 31. Here is what is available:

1. Definition of objectives: objectives and key results (OKR)

Instructor: Jessie Withers

Course Description: Understand the power of strategic objectives by defining, managing and measuring OKRs.

2. Essential Excel Training (Office 365/Microsoft 365)

Instructor: Denis Taylor

Course Description: Learn basic Excel skills like organizing data and performing calculations with simple functions, then preview intermediate skills like creating charts, pivot tables, and more.

3. Interpersonal communication

Instructor: Dorie Clark

Course Description: Tips for dealing with interruptions, receiving critical feedback, and communicating across cultures.

4. Cultivate a growth mindset

Instructor: Gemma Leigh Roberts

Course Description: Hear stories of success in a growth mindset, backed by research in the fields of performance and psychology, and real-world advice you can put into practice.

5. Foundations of project management

Instructor: Bonnie Biafore

Course Description: Learn how to set clear project goals and objectives, meet deadlines, and close projects. Plus, tips on how to communicate effectively with your project team.

6. Use questions to foster critical thinking and curiosity

Instructor: Joshua Miller

Course Description: Learn how curiosity and critical thinking can help you open doors and opportunities. Plus, an overview of the role of social media in asking questions and how to effectively answer thought-provoking questions.

seven. The Essentials of Team Collaboration

Instructor: Dana Brownlee

Course Description: Keep teams in sync by exploring communication styles, clarifying individual and team goals, and creating opportunities for collaborative work.

8. Unconscious bias

Instructor: Stacey Gordon

Course Description: Identify some of the most common forms of unconscious bias and learn strategies to effectively address them in yourself and your organization.

9. Learn Python

Instructor: Joe Marini

Course Description: Unpack basic Python syntax and learn how to build and run a simple Python program.

ten. Communicate with confidence

Instructor: Jeff Ansell

Course Description: Organize your thoughts, use body language to better express your ideas and overcome anxiety.

11. Speak confidently and effectively

Instructor: Pete Mockaitis

Course Description: Deliver impactful presentations by diverting your attention away from yourself to build confidence, using body language and tone to convey consistent messages, and developing a worst-case incident recovery plan.

12. Learn the OWASP Top 10

Instructor: Caroline Wong

Course Description: Get an overview of the top 10 security threats from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) 2021, with information on the prevalence and impact of each threat.

13. Power BI essential training

Instructor: Gini von Courter

Course Description: Learn how to use Power BI, the business analytics tools, to create and share impactful visualizations.

14. Strategic thinking

Instructor: Dorie Clark

Course Description: Adopt a strategic mindset, use past lessons to shape your future vision, be detailed in your strategic thinking, and share this skill with your team.

15. SQL essential training

Instructor: Bill Weinman

Course Description: Learn the main features of SQL using SQLiteStudio, an intuitive and accessible database management software.

16. Develop your emotional intelligence

Instructor: Gemma Leigh Roberts

Course Description: Discover emotional intelligence, why it is important at work and how to improve it.

17. Communication basics

Instructor: Brenda Bailey-Hughes and Tatiana Kolovou

Course Description: Learn about the four building blocks of communication – people, message, context, and listening – and how to apply them in meetings, email messages, presentations, and presentations.

18. Agile Foundations

Instructor: Doug Rose

Course Description: Discover the values ​​covered by the Agile Manifesto, as well as how to improve communication with user stories and cross-functional teams.

19. Fundamentals of digital marketing

Instructor: Brad Batesole

Course Description: Learn about online marketing, how to define your value proposition, identify your target market, and establish your goals and key performance indicators (or KPIs).

20. Critical mind

Instructor: Mike Figliuolo

Course Description: Define the problem you are trying to solve and develop critical thinking skills.


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