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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experience supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Fall 2021 Return to Campus Information
COVID-19 Communication

Professional Development – Online Micro Courses to Boost Your Skillset

Clarke University recognizes that professionals and employers have unique circumstances, needs, and backgrounds. The CareerPLUS program is designed to meet the professional development needs of both individuals and employers. CareerPLUS offers non-credit-bearing micro courses and digital badges that focus on 21st-century workforce skills. The CareerPLUS program also offers a flexible, affordable pathway toward an online degree from Clarke University, if desired.

JULY MICRO COURSES: (courses open July 1 and close July 28)
Emotional and Social Intelligence
Entering the Workforce: Basic Professional Skills
Inclusive Workplace Strategies
Navigating Change

AUGUST MICRO COURSES: (courses open August 1 and close August 28)
Conflict Management

The Enneagram: A Life-Changing Tool
Improv and Impromptu Speaking in the Workplace
Understanding Diversity to Build Empathy

VIEW OUR FULL LIST OF 2021 MICRO COURSE OFFERINGS

Let us help you pursue your future with CareerPLUS.

CAREERPLUS FEATURES

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Online
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Self-paced, asynchronous
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Led by local experts
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Responsive to employer feedback
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Stackable credentials with a degree pathway
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Micro Courses Start on the 1st of Every Month!

Micro Course Themes

21st Century Workforce Skills
CareerPLUS micro courses are designed to provide professional development to working professionals in the following 21st-century essential workforce skill areas listed below.
Micro Course Options

CareerPLUS Micro Course Details

CareerPLUS uniquely offers:

  • 15 hours of self-paced online learning within a four-week period
  • Online discussions, facilitator feedback, and additional opportunities to apply skills learned
  • Learning unit quizzes auto-graded for immediate feedback
  • Optional conference call in week four with local facilitator

CareerPLUS is Flexible, Interactive, and Relevant!

CareerPLUS unique features

What makes the CareerPLUS program unique?

CareerPLUS details:

  • Focused on the Future: Relevant, affordable, “bite-sized” professional development focused on 21st century essential workforce, employer-valued, skills
  • Social Impact: Individual professionals, employers, and the local workforce come away equipped with the skills they need to thrive now and in the future
  • Flexible Pathway Options Tailored to You: Credit-bearing and non-credit bearing pathways that allow professionals to determine whether they want to work toward academic credentials or learn without the pursuit of a badge or degree
  • Applied Learning: Outstanding interactive learner experience that allows working professionals to use their workplace or personal life as their lab for enriched learning
  • Competitive Pricing Structure: Affordable individual micro course rates and/or package rates for both professionals and employers

Pathway Options

Whether you are an employer or an employee, the CareerPLUS program offers you the opportunity to “design your own path.” 

Just need to brush up on a specific skill?
Take one micro course, or three, and don’t worry about completing a badge or degree program.

Want to work your way through a badge or degree program?
Stack your micro courses toward a designated badge, or easily convert your micro courses to credit through a process of “Prior Learning Assessment” (PLA).

The CareerPLUS program micro courses equip learners with 21st century professional skills, offer a pathway to a degree through stackable credentials (if desired), and opportunities for upskilling, career advancement, and/or career pivoting.

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Featured Micro Course Facilitator

Michele Vosberg, Ph.D. | Emotional Intelligence & Leadership

Michele Vosberg, Ph.D. is a teacher, author, and international speaker. After a long career in both K-12 education and at Clarke University, Michele co-founded Inspired Together Learning, a company which supports professional development for educators, businesses and individuals. In addition to holding a Ph.D. in Education, Michele is certified in the use of the Enneagram as a tool for understanding yourself and others. She frequently conducts workshops focused on personal development. Michele’s gift is seeing potential and her highest calling and most joyous work is to help others discover and bring about their own best gifts.

92%
of nearly 900 surveyed executives said soft skills were equally important or more important than technical skills.

The Wall Street Journal
2020
Critical thinking, collaboration, and professionalism are the competencies most sought by employers.

NACE Job Outlook 2020
77%
of surveyed employers rate soft skills as being of equal importance to cognitive skills.

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Questions

Contact CareerPLUS
careerplus@clarke.edu
(563) 588-6595

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