The Art of Motivation: Empower Self and Others
Take the CourseThe Art of Motivation: Empower Self and Others
Start Date12 February 2024
End Date7 April 2024
The Art of Motivation: Empower Self and Others micro-credential explores the concept and theories of motivation and engages you in discussions exploring motivation and how it works.
Your thoughts, life experiences, emotions and self-concept play a great role in how your motivation manifests and influences your choices and behaviours.
Learn to identify goals that are in line with your passions, behaviours and motivational patterns. Then convert goals into actionable events.
This 8-week short course will help you determine which methods and strategies can be employed to enhance your motivation and the motivation of others.
Go on a journey of critical thinking and self-reflection in which you explore the context of your personal motivation levels and consider various strategies to enhance them. Your learnings can be applied to how you help others become more motivated.
Finally, you will learn ways to keep up the behaviours and goals that you have set. This course guides you, but also teaches you how to guide others in exploring their motivation.
Time commitment per week
An average of 10 – 13 hours weekly.
Is this course for you?
If you want to deepen your understanding of motivation, internal and external drives, how emotions influence behaviour and what underpins people’s pursuits in life, then this course is for you!
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- Class of 2024 February: 12 February – 7 April
- Class of 2024 May: 13 May – 7 July
- Class of 2024 August: 12 August – 6 October
There are no online classes. Course content is released on a weekly basis allowing you to work through course material, and meet weekly targets, at a time that is most convenient to you.
Upon completion, you will receive a digital certificate of competence and badge. Your certificate and badge can be shared on 100+ social media platforms, allowing you to share your achievement with a single click.
This course has been reviewed by the OpenLearning team to ensure quality academic learning within the Malaysian and Australian credentialing framework.
An OpenLearning OpenCred is a type of credential that can stand-alone, or interact with a formal qualification. OpenCred courses are market-leading online courses that prepare learners for the future of work.
This course has been designed and developed by experts in the field of psychology. The Art of Motivation: Empower Self and Others micro-credential is for anyone needing to upskill in this area and offers 80 hours of learning and assessment.
Learners study online with peers and receive robust academic content while acquiring practical industry-relevant skills.
Completing this course leads to obtaining an OpenCred.
- 80 hours of learning
- OpenCred classification: Pathway
Stack specified combinations of SACAP Global micro-credentials and they can be recognised as equivalent to a module within our degree programme at SACAP South Africa.
The Art of Motivation: Empower Self and Others can be stacked with Building a Positive Self-Esteem and recognised as equivalent to a module within the Bachelor of Applied Social Science Degree.
If you meet the minimum entrance criteria, you can enrol for the degree and apply for module exemption.
What You’ll Need
- Access to Microsoft Word
- Google Chrome (recommended)
- Stable internet connection
What You’ll Learn
Over the course of eight (8) weeks, through videos, readings and discussions, you will explore the following topics:
- Week 1: Introduction to Motivation
- Week 2: Theories of Motivation
- Week 3: Emotions and Motivation
- Week 4: Goal Setting and Personal Control
- Week 5: Motivational Interviewing
- Week 6: Enhancing Growth Motivation
- Week 7: Practical Application
- Week 8: Complete and Submit Summative Assessment
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify key concepts and terminology related to motivation and its manifestation.
- Differentiate between prominent theoretical perspectives on motivation and their corresponding strategies that could enhance your motivation.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of emotions and their direct impact on motivation.
- Apply the elements of goal-setting behaviour and personal control.
- Explain the technique of motivational interviewing to facilitate behaviour change.
- Assess behaviours to actualise, maintain and enhance the experiencing self.
- Apply practical exercises to build your own motivation.
There are numerous practical and self-reflective activities throughout the course, to help you on the journey of self-discovery.
Each activity is carefully designed to enhance your learning and understanding of the content. This course is not meant to be purely academic in nature, but a course that can enhance your own journey and understanding of self.
You will have also created a portfolio of evidence, which you can use to demonstrate your knowledge of understanding of the core concepts in human behaviour and how this has helped you become more aware of your strengths and areas for growth.
Our short course developers and assessors are expert practitioners. They have been selected for the breadth and depth of experience in their respective disciplines. The team loves sharing their knowledge and online learning expertise to help you get the most out of your learning journey.
Discover internal motives that energise, direct, and sustain behaviour.
Explore motivation, emotion and how motives express themselves.
Learn about goal setting and how that can generate motivation and lead to success.