Digital Skills for the Workplace

A hands-on introduction to digital tools that will give you creative, efficient solutions to traditionally time-consuming tasks, and keep you connected in the new world of digitisation.

Programme Overview

Is your team scattered around the city or country? Upload, reorganise, store, share and collaborate on brainstorms in the cloud with tools like Post It.

Battling to share ideas efficiently? Get creative with your mind-mapping, infographics and diagrams using programmes like Coggle, Mindomo, Pictochart and/or Canva (see you later Powerpoint!)

Trying to manage an ever-growing to-do list of tasks and projects? Streamline your task management and create efficient, organised lists and plans with Trello, the mother of all project management tools.

Wanting to take presentations to the next level? Connect and interact with your audiences at events through live audience response tools like Answer Garden or Mentimeter.

Needing to master social media and marketing? Create virtual experiences for your website, social media channels and marketing with Tour Creator or Tour Builder. And demonstrate complex information through video with tools like OpenShot or Edpuzzle.

Needing to cut back on lengthy and outdated processes? Sign documents digitally with Doc Hub or Docusign.

Wanting to go paperless? Upload, reorganise, store, share and collaborate in the cloud thanks to Google Drive.

“The great thing about these tools (resources) is that they get on with the boring stuff so that you can get on with the human stuff” – Fee McLeod, GM of The Mind Lab

Fact Check

Digital skills are not just technological skills

Digital skills are the foundation of the framework that supports and responds to the changes happening in the workplace. They are the soft skills – all the things that technology cannot do – such as collaborate, empathise, create, identify opportunity.

The workplace

Anywhere where work is done: in a high-rise, in a cafe, in your study or in the car whilst waiting outside soccer practice.

The future of work

An environment where soft skills and technology meet to amplify impact.

 

Cost 

$295 incl GST – you literally need to find a reason NOT to do this. 

Dates   

February Intake
Begins Saturday 15th February 2020 – Friday 3rd April 2020

May Intake
Begins Saturday 2nd May 2020 – Friday 19th June 2020

Starting with one full day workshop on Saturday 15th February 2020. Followed by two morning workshops on Saturday 22nd and 29th February. By the time you head into the study week, you will be half-way there. On the Saturday 14th March, you will move to online sessions run via an online facilitator and self-directed learning. By the time April rolls around you will be a digital skills superstar – ready for all the new decade will bring.

Location

The Mind Lab, 3b Melrose Street, Newmarket, Auckland

Course Structure

Blended learning with face to face classes and online sessions.

21 hours face to face (1 full day plus 3 x 4-hour sessions) 

Additional weekly self-directed learning supported by our online platforms (e.g evaluating tools relevant to your work/project, online content, assessment) 

Weekly schedule

February Intake

Week 1: Saturday 15th Feb (9am – 5pm) – 3b Melrose Street, Newmarket
Week 2: Saturday 22nd Feb (10am -2pm) – 3b Melrose Street, Newmarket
Week 3: Saturday 29th Feb (10am -2pm) – 3b Melrose Street, Newmarket
Week 4: STUDY WEEK (Sat 7th March)
Week 5: Saturday 14th March (online sessions only) 
Week 6: Saturday 21st March  (online sessions only) 
Week 7: Saturday 28th March (10am – 2pm) – 99 Khyber Pass, Grafton (we are moving locations!)

May Intake

Week 1: Saturday 2nd May (9am – 5pm) – 99 Khyber Pass, Grafton
Week 2: Saturday 9th May (10am -2pm) – 99 Khyber Pass, Grafton
Week 3: Saturday 16th May (10am -2pm) – 99 Khyber Pass, Grafton
Week 4: STUDY WEEK (Sat 23rd May)
Week 5: Saturday 30th May (online sessions only)
Week 6: Saturday 6th June  (online sessions only)
Week 7: Saturday 13th June (10am – 2pm) – 99 Khyber Pass, Grafton