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Pick IT Up Online

Pick IT up Online is a training resource for learning new skills online, and that can help you prepare for interviews, future employment and further professional learning. Click here for more details on the University's employability skills.

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Topics Available

Word 2013

  • Performing Basic Tasks
  • Editing and Formatting
  • Using Tables
  • Structuring a Document
  • Adding Lists and Objects

Advanced Word 2013

  • Advanced Formatting
  • Customizing Document Layout
  • Advanced Table Customization
  • Inserting and Formatting Graphics
  • Navigating and Reviewing Documents
  • Reference Tools and Mail Merge
  • Adjusting Document Views and Customizing the Appearance
  • Sharing and Collaboration

Advanced PowerPoint 2013

  • Advanced Slide Shows Tools
  • Sharing, Printing, Protecting and Delivery Presentations

Photoshop CC

  • Fundamentals
  • Essential Elements
  • Color and Transforming
  • Tools and Features
  • Advanced Tools and Features

Project 2013

  • Setting up a Project
  • Tools for Tracking Project Performance
  • Resource Management
  • Communicate and Finalize Project Information
  • Task-based Scheduling

Excel 2013

  • Creating Workbooks, Worksheets, and Data
  • Saving and Printing Data
  • Formatting Cells and Worksheets
  • Formatting Data
  • Presenting Data using Conditional Formatting and Sparklines
  • Performing Calculations Using Functions
  • Presenting Data in Tables and Charts

Advanced Excel 2013

  • Creating and Customizing Visual Elements
  • Customizing Options and Views
  • Manipulating Data
  • Data Search, Data Validation, and Macros

Power User Excel 2013

  • Sharing and Linking Data, and Adding Office Apps
  • Reviewing and Protecting Content in Excel
  • Advanced Formats and Layouts
  • Advanced Formulas and Functions
  • Using Financial Functions and What-If Analysis
  • Using PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Advanced Charts

PMBOK® Guide - Fifth Edition

  • Project Management Overview
  • Managing Projects within Organizations
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Identifying Project Risks
  • Performing Risk Analysis

PRINCE2®: 2009 Foundation

  • Overview of Project Management

Interpersonal Communications

  • Communicating with Confidence
  • Targeting Your Message
  • Listening Essentials
  • Communicating Assertively
  • Being Approachable
  • Effective Interpersonal Communications Simulation
  • Making Yourself Approachable
  • Final Exam: Interpersonal Communication

Leading Teams

  • Launching a Successful Team
  • Establishing Goals, Roles, and Guidelines
  • Developing the Team and its Culture
  • Building Trust and Commitment
  • Fostering Effective Communication and Collaboration
  • Motivating and Optimizing Performance
  • Dealing with Conflict

Generating Creative and Innovative Ideas

  • Enhancing Your Creativity
  • Maximizing Team Creativity
  • Verifying and Building on Ideas
  • Executing on Innovation
  • Getting Ready to Present
  • Developing and Communicating Ideas
  • Promoting Creative Thinking

Business Ethics

  • Introduction to Workplace Ethics
  • Developing a Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Ethical Decision-making in the Workplace
  • Office Politics - What Will You Do?
  • Ethics, Integrity and Trust
  • The Ethics Enigma

Writing Under Pressure

  • Preparing for Success
  • The Writing Process

Working with Difficult People

  • How to Work with Aggressive People
  • How to Work with Negative People
  • How to Work with Procrastinators
  • How to Work with Manipulative People
  • How to Work with Self-serving People

Effective Time Management

  • Analysing Your Use of Time
  • Planning and Prioritising Your Time
  • The Dangers of Multitasking
  • Coping with Information Overload
  • Setting and Managing Priorities
  • Coping with Conflicting Priorities

Listening Essentials

  • The Basics of Listening
  • Improving Your Listening Skills

Basic Presentation Skills

  • Planning a Presentation
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Delivering a Presentation

Public Speaking Strategies

  • Preparing Effective Speeches
  • Confident Public Speaking

Campus to Corporate

  • Meeting New Expectations
  • Developing a Professional Image

Interviewing Strategies

  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Making a Positive Impression on an Interview

Fundamentals of Cross Cultural Communications

  • Culture and Its Effect on Communication
  • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Improving Communication in Cross-cultural Relationships


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