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Foundations of Professional Identity

Foundations of Professional Identity


Many find themselves frustrated in their careers by lack of preparation for dealing with predictable dilemmas that regularly arise in the world of work. Two in five professionals fired in their jobs after college are terminated for lying, or misuse of technology. Easy to avoid! Or is it? What if you find you have to compromise your values to keep your job? What if they ask you to lie or cheat, even though you know if you are found out you will be fired? What if you find out the company is breaking the law?

Successful people know about, and have, the skills taught in this specialization. You should, too.

Those who wish to make a difference, build positive reputations, become leaders, and advance in their careers, must cultivate professional success skills, along with their specific job skills. 

The central themes of this course, include:

  • Knowing yourself and your values 
  • Recognizing and meeting ethical challenges
  • Using an analytical decision-making framework
  • Identifying potential pitfalls

Developing tools to use in the moment.

Course Curriculum

Course Orientation
You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course.

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Start Date


5 weeks weeks


50 Students


Skill Level



Course Price

Free USD