We tend to measure intelligence with things like academic grades, IQ, or the ability to solve complicated math problems. But intelligence isn’t just about being good at exams or having superhuman math skills. Did you know that a large part of intelligence is about reading emotions and adapting to culture? In the workplace, reading emotions and adapting to cultural differences helps teams work together more effectively, leading to increased performance and productivity. So, being able to understand and organize emotions is a vital skill. As businesses become more diverse, cultural intelligence is now an essential tool which, if mastered, will improve your personal and work relationships. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand what emotional intelligence (EQ) is • Understand what cultural intelligence (CQ) is • Define how they coincide • Identify why they’re important for business • Improve your EQ and CQ skills Why take this course? For leaders, using and modeling good EQ and CQ skills is an essential part of keeping your team on track. If you’re new to leadership or more experienced but want to refresh, this course will help. It will explain what emotional and cultural intelligence are, how they coincide, and how using them benefits your business. It will also give you some useful advice on improving your skills. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
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Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.