The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with Northeastern University’s Graduate Programs, is excited to offer you a content series highlighting some of today’s hottest industries and Northeastern’s experts. The Cultivating Your Resilient Leadership Identity course is now open for registration. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand course runs during the month of February, and it includes the opportunity to earn a non-credit digital badge.

Explore resilience strategies for professional and personal sustainability, including the application of brain science; intentional self-care; and overcoming imposter syndrome. Learn from Northeastern faculty expert Dr. Kristen Lee. Register here.

What are the benefits of a digital badge?
• Highlight specific skills that your employer or industry considers valuable
• Become more visible with employers looking for specific skills
• Showcase your passion for pursuing professional development opportunities
• Access a community of learners with similar interests and experiences

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  • FAQs

    How do I register for this course?
    To register for complimentary access to the Lifelong Learning: On Demand course, Cultivating Your Resilient Leadership Identity, click here by February 29, 2020.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon registering with a link to access all course content for the month of February 2020. Completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by February 29, 2020, to earn a non-credit digital badge.

    What resources will I need for this course?
    The only resource needed is an internet connection to access the course content and emails.

    When does the course meet? 
    The course does not meet in-person. It is completely online. You can watch the course videos, read the supporting materials, and listen to the podcast(s), at any time, on demand, when it is convenient to you.

    For the Cultivating Your Resilient Leadership Identity course, the completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by February 29, 2020, to earn a digital badge. Each module should take about 2-2.5 hours to complete. The course content is available beginning February 1, 2020.

    • Module 1: Defining and Cultivating Resilience
    • Module 2: Self-Care: Applying Evidence-Based Strategies for Professional and Personal Sustainability
    • Module 3: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Cultivate a Values-Based Leadership Identity

    The course will be archived here for future access, beginning in March 2020.

    Can I earn credit for completing the course?
    Academic credit is not offered for the completion of Lifelong Learning: On Demand courses. The digital badge offered for this Lifelong Learning: On Demand course is not a form of academic credit. To learn more about professional programs – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificates, and bootcamps – offered at Northeastern University, click here.

    What is a digital badge?
    A digital badge is a validated acknowledgement of specific skills or knowledge a person gains across different learning experiences. A badge is one type of micro-credential that helps the earner represent these learning achievements digitally, using a branded symbol that the earner can share on professional and social networks of his or her choosing, and/or by email. Northeastern creates, shares, and issues digital badges through the Acclaim platform. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand course is not directly affiliated with Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies learning assessments.

    What value does a digital badge have?
    Badges associated with non-credit, short-term learning experiences, including Lifelong Learning: On Demand courses, show the badge earner’s commitment to continuous learning around topics relevant to their personal and/or professional goals. Badges may also help career advancers highlight new skills, or network with others who share similar interests and experiences. For those considering a career change or an advanced degree, earning a badge is a great way to explore the topic in a low-risk way before making a bigger commitment or life change.

    How do I receive my digital badge?
    Completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by February 29, 2020, to earn a non-credit digital badge for the Lifelong Learning: On Demand course, Cultivating Your Resilient Leadership Identity. The badge is not available to learners who access the archived version of this course from March 1, 2020 onwards.

    If you have completed the required course assessment questions for each of the three learning modules for Cultivating Your Resilient Leadership Identity, you will receive an email on March 4, 2019, from Acclaim, Northeastern’s digital badging platform. This will provide step-by-step instructions on how to claim and share your badge.

    Badges can be posted on your social and professional networks; resumes and CVs; portfolios; or sent via email and/or text message. We encourage you to claim and share your badge.

    Please note that you will not need any special software to access or share your badge. However, you will need to create a free account on the Acclaim badging platform, using the same email you provided when you signed up for this Lifelong Learning: On Demand course.

    Do you have additional questions?
    Please contact Jovvann-Dominque Cafua at j.cafua@northeastern.edu or 617.373.6827.

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