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Learning doesn’t end when you receive your diploma. Northeastern alumni are lifelong learners, eager to stay ahead of the curve. As you look for ways to be more resilient, explore the myriad of opportunities offered by our office to help you expand your knowledge, keep your finger on the pulse of the future and achieve what’s next.

Program ARCHIVE

Did you miss out on a previous Lifelong Learning : On Demand program? Don’t worry, you can explore all our previous programs here.

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Virtual learning

In partnership with Northeastern University’s Graduate Programs, you can explore a content series highlighting some of the most relevant industry topics that are resonating with learners around the world.

The Effective Crisis Communication program is now open for registration. This Lifelong Learning: On Demand program runs from April 13-May 4, and it includes the opportunity to earn a non-credit digital badge. Learn from faculty members Dr. Carl Zangerl and Dr. Ed Powers about the elements of an effective crisis communication plan and the development of communication tactics for a range of stakeholder audiences.

REGISTRATION

  • There is no charge for this program, but registration is required. Registration is available until May 4, 2020.
  • Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon registering, and a link to access the program content.
  • Completion of the quiz questions for each of the three learning modules is required by May 4, 2020, to earn a non-credit digital badge.
  • The program is open and running from April 13-May 4, 2020. The program will be archived for future access, beginning in mid-May 2020.

Faculty Experts

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual framework for risk assessment and crisis communication including the critical role of advance preparation and the language to use
  • Understand the impact of new forms of media on crisis communication, specifically in terms of monitoring issues, responding to a crisis event, and tracking public sentiment with respect to a response
  • Identify what crisis management experts have deemed as the best practice approaches to a wide range of risks to organizational reputation

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

PROGRAM FAQs

How do I register for this program?

To register for complimentary access to the Lifelong Learning: On Demand program, Effective Crisis Communication, click here by May 4, 2020. Registrants will receive a confirmation email upon registering with a link to access program content. Completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by May 4, 2020, to earn a non-credit digital badge.

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What resources will I need for this program?

The only resource needed is an internet connection to access the program content and emails.

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When does the program meet?

The program does not meet in-person. It is completely online. You can watch the program videos and read the supporting materials, at any time, on demand, when it is convenient to you.

For the Effective Crisis Communication program, the completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by May 4, 2020, to earn a digital badge. Each learning module should take about 2-2.5 hours to complete. The program content is available beginning April 15, 2020.

The program will be archived here for future access, beginning in mid-May 2020.

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Can I earn credit for completing the program?

Academic credit is not offered for the completion of Lifelong Learning: On Demand programs. The digital badge offered for this Lifelong Learning: On Demand program 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.

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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 program is not directly affiliated with Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies learning assessments.

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What value does a digital badge have?

Badges associated with non-credit, short-term learning experiences, including Lifelong Learning: On Demand programs, 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.

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How do I receive my digital badge?

Completion of the assessment questions for each of the three learning modules is required by May 4, 2020, to earn a non-credit digital badge for the Lifelong Learning: On Demand program, Effective Crisis Communication. The badge is not available to learners who access the archived version of this program from May 4, 2020 onwards.

If you have completed the required program assessment questions for each of the three learning modules for Effective Crisis Communication, you will receive an email on May 8, 2020, 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 program.

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Do you have additional questions?

Please contact Jovvann-Dominque Cafua at j.cafua@northeastern.edu or 617.373.6827.

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Continuing education opportunities

Northeastern brings our world-renowned thought leaders and groundbreaking researchers to you. Catch up, stay updated, and find new ways to advance your career. Join us for a taste of the Northeastern of today and learn about the impact our faculty, students, and alumni have on the world beyond campus—both locally and globally.

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Additional offerings

Lifetime Learning Membership

As a member of the Northeastern community, you are already a member of the Lifetime Learning Network. Your Lifetime Learning Membership provides you with post-graduate degree opportunities and pathways to over 200 master’s and doctoral degrees, bootcamps, and certificate programs across the globe. Whether you’re pursuing an undergraduate education or returning to earn your next credential, your Lifetime Learning Membership is here to shape and extend your Northeastern experience.

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Double Husky Scholarship

The Double Husky Scholarship helps alumni finance their graduate education by providing a tuition discount of up to 25 percent on more than 110 eligible degree programs. As an alumnus/a who holds a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from Northeastern, you may be eligible.The Double Husky Scholarship helps alumni finance their graduate education by providing a tuition discount of up to 25 percent on more than 110 eligible degree programs. As an alumnus/a who holds a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from Northeastern, you may be eligible.

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Regional Hubs

Northeastern’s global university system connects you to career acceleration through a revolutionary new approach to delivering quality, top-tier professional programs multiple learning channels, including online, on-ground, and hybrid. Northeastern enables this with coursework and curricula developed in cooperation with partner institutions and aligned with in-demand, leading-edge industries. Regional hubs are located in Burlington, Charlotte, Nahant, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Vancouver.