6 In-Demand Micro-Courses To Help You Upskill in 2023

There’s good reason why upskilling should be your resolution in 2023. According to the World Economic Forum, 50% of the global workforce will need to upskill or reskill by 2025 in order to stay relevant in their field. Additionally, upskilling allows you to gain new skills and has been shown to improve team collaboration and morale. By enhancing your skillset,  you increase your existing knowledge and stay informed on the most recent advancements within your field — it could even help you get a raise or promotion. It doesn’t have to be a chore to learn and develop your skills, it can be enjoyable if you’re able to find something that interests you. 

At Robertson, we’re on a mission to make education more accessible to learners and help you pursue your passions and career aspirations. That’s why we’ve launched a number of online micro-courses that are designed to help learners upskill and reskill quickly to keep up with the changing demands of the workforce. Our micro-courses are industry-relevant, fast, flexible, affordable and are taught by instructors who are experts in their field. Check out these 6 in-demand micro-courses and start your upskilling journey to gain a competitive edge in your field today: 

1. Project Management 

Project Managers and professionals with project management skills are in high demand in Canada across a variety of industries. This certificate is ideal for experienced individuals who are interested in advancing their careers, professionals who are looking to upgrade their skills, individuals who are looking to explore a change in employment or individuals who are looking to pursue a formal accreditation with the Project Management Institute (PMI)


2. Social Media Basics for Professionals

Immerse yourself in our shared digital reality and discover the value of social media. With the proliferation of social media platforms being used by individuals and organizations globally, it’s critical to understand the value social media can provide and the strategic ways professionals can realize that value. This course immerses you in our shared digital reality and builds awareness around the usage of popular social media platforms and tools. Topics of professionalism and personal brand marketing on social media are also discussed.


3. Web Development Basics 

Do you love design and have a knack for problem solving? If so, the the Web Development micro-course is perfect for you. The course introduces you to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It employs a problem-based learning approach which requires you to design and create a website of ever-increasing complexity as the course progresses.


4. Business Intelligence 

This course introduces you to the concept of Business Intelligence (BI) and how this serves as a foundation for the data analysis profession. Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of BI approaches. After finishing this course you will be able to describe how data can positively impact an organization and explain the value of using Business Intelligence (risk management, profitability, trend analysis, competitive analysis, etc.) to make sound business decisions. 


5. Conflict Negotiation for Professionals 

While oftentimes avoided, conflict is an important process for people and organizations to engage in to successfully progress and resolve issues or disagreements. Conflict is inevitable, and rather than avoiding it, professionals can benefit by embracing and supporting healthy approaches to conflict in the workplace. Doing so requires an understanding of what conflict is, why it’s important, and a healthy self-awareness of our own views and preferences when responding to conflict. This course will provide you with an overview of what conflict is, why it matters as well as explores our preferences for managing conflicts and whether these preferences serve your professional goals.


6. Marketing Strategies 

Take your marketing skills to the next level by thinking more strategically. This course introduces you to the scope of e-commerce and digital marketing strategies. Marketing strategies such as email marketing, social media, blogging, video marketing, storytelling, and developing campaigns will be explored. You will be given the opportunity to develop hands-on skills in each of these areas.


Are you ready to make upskilling your resolution in 2023? 

Choose from over 35+ more micro-courses in health care, community services, technology and business to supercharge your career today! Learn more about our micro-course offerings by visiting robertsoncollege.com/online/microcourses/.


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