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Skill Lab is a unique educational opportunity offered by the Charles Koch Institute. It provides an array of trainings and courses designed for advanced professionals looking to build their skills.
Highlights of the program:
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Communications is one of the fastest changing fields today. What worked well during a presidential election year may not have worked out for you 2017. What worked in 2017 may or may not work in 2018. Hear about both recent lessons learned as well as a look at what’s ahead. Learn topline tips on how to compare and contrast communications tactics in real time for optimum effect. And learn what to do if you have an emergency and need to break the glass. More
Starts: 1/16/2018 1:00 PM
The nonprofit world offers diverse job opportunities, especially in policy and research, and there’s a growing demand for evidence-based policy-making. This course provides a brief survey of topics such as basic data analysis using the R mathematical programming language, interpreting appropriate analytical techniques when examining policy issues and the purpose and some limitations of various research methods. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of the process of matching research methods with policy questions, either for the purpose of understanding others’ research or of conducting your own. More
Starts: 1/17/2018 1:00 PM
Video is one of the most vital and compelling platforms used in story-telling and learning. Whether it’s an informative video on healthcare, a feature film, or a 30 second video of a dog and a cat becoming best friends, this webinar will help you understand the basic skills, principles, and resources used for editing video. Throughout this ninety-minute session, we will discuss tools used during the editing process, technical and visual effects, and software options for any skill level. You will learn to navigate Premiere Pro CC 2017, key items to watch out for while editing, and how to clearly deliver your videos’ message to your audience. By the end of this session, you will walk away with hands-on knowledge and techniques to keep your editing workflow easy and organized and how to get started on making your own videos. More
Starts: 1/25/2018 1:00 PM
This course will cover the integration of operations management theory and practice with an emphasis on quantitative techniques of delivering and measuring performance. It will address an range of operations management issues, including the execution of strategy decisions, system design, project operations, quality control, and inventory planning. By the end of this course, participants will: Develop an understanding of the concepts, techniques, and tools to design, analyze, and improve operational capabilities of an organizations. Understand process analysis and innovation, capacity analysis,inventory management, production, control, operational risk, and quality management. Individuals who drive execution and day-to-day operation in their role will benefit most from this course. More
Starts: 1/31/2018 1:00 PM