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Finance For Non-Finance Managers

This course is designed to equip business managers with an overview of financial management and the core knowledge required to understand and interpret a company’s financial statements, assess its financial goals and financial health, and understand key financial levers that drive financial performance. In this course, cross-functional professionals in marketing, sales, …

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Establishing a Creative Writing Practice

Posted: (53 years ago) This is a large-format course designed to be used flexibly by students who have variable amounts of time to devote to it. The course will include a live, one-hour videoconferencing session each week that includes creative exercises. Because of the high enrollment capacity, students will not receive instructor feedback on daily writing posts.

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People Analytics: How to Build a Talent Advantage

Posted: (53 years ago) This course will equip students with fundamental people analytics frameworks, approaches, and tools to help them thrive in the realm of Big Data, artificial intelligence, and the new world of work. We will cover how to assess needs, build a roadmap, and engage stakeholders. By the end of this course, students will be able to conduct people ...

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Power Skills for Women: Body Language and …

Posted: (53 years ago) The course will involve a blend of dynamic discussion, interactive exercises, and individual feedback covering movement, posture, gesture, voice, eye contact, facial expression, communication style, dealing with confrontation, and how to cultivate presence. You will leave the course with actionable strategies for replacing unhelpful behaviors ...

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Nonverbal Communication: The Power of Body Language …

Posted: (53 years ago) The course will include short video recordings of each student. JEFF CABILI Founder and Principal, How2Captivate Jeff Cabili was the director of business development at the Stanford Graduate School of Business for ten years. Before that, he spent more than twenty-five years in senior management positions for global companies including HP ...

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The Creative Habit: Cultivating a Daily Writing Practice

Posted: (53 years ago) This course is for those who want to write without inhibition and have fun without an evaluative component. You may submit one 500-hundred-word piece each week for gentle instructor feedback, if you wish, and you may post your writing in a thread to give and receive peer feedback. We will forge a creative community and find the quality of ...

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Fundamentals of Product Management

Posted: (53 years ago) This course will also cover the collaborative aspects—working in Agile and Scrum teams, communicating and collaborating effectively with stakeholders, and writing effective product specifications and user stories. Students will actively participate throughout the course and gain hands-on experience with quizzes, assigned readings, and a ...

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The Genius of Oscar Wilde

Posted: (53 years ago) In this course, we will explore these contributions through a selection of his most significant works: The Importance of Being Earnest, An Ideal Husband, and “The Decay of Lying,” to name a few. Through lectures and discussion of these materials, students will develop a deeper appreciation of the life and work of a writer who both defied ...

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Manage Emotions Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy …

Posted: (53 years ago) The course also offers an introduction to the real-life practice of psychotherapy for those wishing for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how CBT therapists develop their treatments. No background in psychology is required. Section A will be led by Natalie Solomon, Section B will be led by Hannah Raila, and Section C will be led by Nina Paul. ...

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Courses By Format

Posted: (53 years ago) Course Format Options. Live Online Courses: Classes are held on Zoom at regularly scheduled times. Instructors lecture, engage students in discussion, and respond to questions just as they would in a physical classroom. Most instructors supplement the live sessions with readings, handouts, and assignments. Flex Online Courses: These courses ...

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Introduction to Oil Painting

Posted: (53 years ago) This course offers an introduction to the techniques, materials, and vocabulary used in oil painting. We will focus on the still life as our subject matter. Using a limited palette, students will learn the importance of value—the main tool we have for creating the illusion of three-dimensional forms on a flat surface—and the ways light and shadow establish the contrast and contour …

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From Synopsis to Success: The Key Steps to Foolproof Story …

Posted: (53 years ago) Throughout the course, students will give and receive feedback on each other’s premise lines and synopses. At the end of the course, students will have a thoroughly tested proof-of-concept premise line, a three-to-five-page concrete and well-developed story synopsis, and an action plan for next steps in the story development or writing process.

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Five Steps to Building a Most Lovable Product

Posted: (53 years ago) This course will provide a five-step framework for developing the most lovable product and will help students figure out where to concentrate when preparing to launch a new product. We will focus on key areas such as problem statements, user definition, and iterative approaches. The course will include interactive classroom discussions, hands ...

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Introduction to Cryptocurrency and Decentralized Finance: Bitcoin ...

Posted: (53 years ago) In this introductory course, students will explore cryptocurrency—including the leading crypto coins Bitcoin and Ether—and how it can allow fast, peer-to-peer processing of transactions and lower transaction costs. We will also see how crypto can potentially give millions in developing nations access to financial payment systems for the ...

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Online Courses: Courses by Category - Stanford University

Posted: (53 years ago) ONLINE COURSES. Stanford Continuing Studies offers select online courses in the Liberal Arts & Sciences, Creative Writing, and Professional & Personal Development. Thanks to the flexibility of the online format, these courses can be taken anywhere, anytime to fit into your busy schedule. STAY INFORMED.

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The Ethics of Belief: Constructing Your Personhood

Posted: (53 years ago) The latter part of the course will consider the acquisition and consequences of belief, as well as rationalization and construction of a unified personhood. The course will include weekly readings, live class meetings, and rich, thought-provoking discussions. Students will leave the class with an enlightened perspective on how their personhood ...

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Discover Your Inner Quant Jock: Financial Modeling and Business …

Posted: (53 years ago) The course will keep theory to a minimum, focusing on hands-on implementation and practice using a variety of cases. Students must have access to Microsoft Excel. All exercises will be demonstrated in Excel 2013 (Windows) and 2016 (Mac) but should be easily understandable by users of other Excel versions. This course relies on tutorial videos ...

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Advancing Your Art: Take Your Painting to the Next Level

Posted: (53 years ago) This course will offer the opportunity for individual attention, thoughtful discussion in small groups, and focused study in order to develop a group of paintings in the style and medium of your choice. Each student will propose three paintings early in the course and will develop them throughout the term. The instructor will give students ...

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Your Next Life Chapter: A Design Thinking and Behavioral …

Posted: (53 years ago) This course, based on a course the instructor teaches to Stanford students, will help you identify the areas that matter most to you and develop a plan for change in these areas. To help inform and sustain your change efforts, we will explore what behavioral science research tells us about the meaning of life, mindsets, vulnerability, and ...

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Blockchain Technology and Its Applications

Posted: (53 years ago) Blockchain is an emerging technology that can radically improve security in banking, supply chain, and other transaction networks. Essentially, it provides the basis for a dynamic distributed ledger that can save time when recording transactions between parties, remove costs associated with intermediaries, and reduce risks of fraud and tampering. This course explores the …

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Hollywood Eden: The Origins of West Coast Pop, 1958-1966

Posted: (53 years ago) From the sun-kissed California teen singing duo Jan and Dean to the epic pop epiphany of "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys, this course follows the rise of West Coast pop. In eight short years, a genre that started as primitive rock and roll works by teenage amateurs evolved into unprecedented masterpieces, achieving worldwide dominance and ...

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Social Media Marketing

Posted: (53 years ago) This course is the second of a two-course series on internet marketing offered this Spring. Students are encouraged but not required to complete BUS 163 W: “Search Engine Optimization: Practical Marketing Techniques” prior to enrolling in this course. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

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Banish Your Inner Critic to Power Your Productivity

Posted: (53 years ago) In this course, you will learn actionable techniques based in neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and self-compassion that can help you recognize your inner critic, overcome self-doubt, and enhance your productivity. You will learn strategies to get past the fear of judgment, begin to trust your ideas, and stop committing "ideacide." ...

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WAIT LISTS - continuingstudies.stanford.edu

Posted: (53 years ago) Please do not contact instructors directly about course admission. Continuing Studies adheres to a strict wait list policy and will contact students in the order in which their requests were received. Please complete this form to be added to a course wait list: Course Code and Title: NVL 38 W: Your Electric, Authentic Voice: A Fiction-Writing ...

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Writing through Struggle

Posted: (53 years ago) In a 2013 New Yorker interview, the memoirist Sonali Deraniyagala claimed that “writing is a much better quality of agony than trying to forget.” In other words, we can choose either to take our pain and create meaning through language and community, or to box up our pain and leave it on the shelf. The choice is ours. Whether we are stressed by the current political climate or by a more ...

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Financial Planning: Part II

Posted: (53 years ago) The world of personal finance can appear highly complex, and we often willingly delegate control of this area of our lives to others, sometimes to total strangers. Using an entertaining, hands-on approach, this course demystifies that world and helps us to participate actively and wisely in shaping our own financial destiny. Topics in this course will include investing in bonds and real …

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iPhoneography: The Next Level

Posted: (53 years ago) This course is designed for those who have some experience shooting and editing with their iPhone and who want to advance their skills. We will explore a variety of apps that enable us to perform advanced photo editing and creative image creation. In each class session, the instructor will demonstrate new apps and techniques for a particular type of photography, with time at …

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How to Write a Cookbook - continuingstudies.stanford.edu

Posted: (53 years ago) While there are more options for publishing a cookbook than ever before, sitting down (or standing at the stove) and doing the work is still a challenge. In this course, we will focus on getting your cookbook done. You will learn about the nuts and bolts of the writing process, from idea to execution. You will learn how to develop and test ...

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Building Successful Products and Careers with Agile Product …

Posted: (53 years ago) This course presents the essentials of product management and Agile methodologies and how they work in a fine balance to deliver truly great products and experiences. In an ever-fluid landscape of startups and mature businesses, today’s product development challenges present new opportunities to product managers and Agile practitioners alike. Taking a pragmatic …

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Product Management for the Internet of Things: An Intensive …

Posted: (53 years ago) The Internet of Things (IoT) is a foundational technology trend driving many industries, from consumer electronics to Industry 4.0, climate tech, healthcare, and more. Given IoT’s explosive growth, consumer and industrial companies alike are looking to capitalize on this opportunity. They seek a new breed of business and technology professionals who can make the unique …

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Design Powerful Presentations: How to Make an Impression

Posted: (53 years ago) In this hands-on course, you will learn research-based strategies to help you prepare, design, and deliver fresh, impactful presentations. You will learn messaging and outlining strategies used by the most compelling storytellers and practice visual design principles that will resonate with your audience in both online and in-person settings ...

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Unlock Your Creativity and Increase Your Influence with Brain …

Posted: (53 years ago) This course will help you understand creativity from two perspectives: how your own brain can become more consistently creative, and how your audiences' brains process your creative output and remember it or not. On the creator’s side, you will learn techniques that place you in a creative frame of mind habitually.

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How to Start Your Story: A Memoir Workshop

Posted: (53 years ago) We will start this workshop exploring how memory works and what that means for us as writers. We will work to dispel any critical voices that may prevent you from writing fully about your own life. From there, we will get practical, discussing the components necessary to draw a reader into a memoir, such as setting, character, and theme.

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Scene Making: The Essence of Storytelling

Posted: (53 years ago) A dramatic scene takes hold of a reader and insists: Pay attention. Live here. Engage fully. Great scenes make the reader lean into the story, refuse to put down the book, dream the tale we put on the page. We know this; yet developing the images and ideas of our stories into wonderful, fleshed-out, vivid scenes challenges all of us. This course will explore what “show, don’t tell ...

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Reading as a Writer: A One-Week Intensive

Posted: (53 years ago) One of the best ways to become a skilled writer is to become a skilled reader. In this immersion seminar, you will learn to read in a way you were probably never taught in literature courses—not as a critic but as a craftsperson, an apprentice in the guild. You will learn how to X-ray any piece of writing from its design to its prose, so that you can make its strategies your own. Examining ...

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Shoot, Edit, and Produce Your Own Video with the iPhone

Posted: (53 years ago) This course is designed for students with all levels of videography experience. Students should have access to an iPhone 8 or newer with iOS 14.6 or newer and have experience with the iPhone Camera and Photos apps. Students will shoot and edit only on iPhones. Students must purchase apps for this course and can expect to spend an additional $15 ...

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Earth: Revolutionary Ideas about Our Planet's Past, Present, and …

Posted: (53 years ago) This course is designed to help us understand how Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems have worked together to create and sustain a habitable planet. We will briefly examine some of the most important revolutions in geoscience to understand how the solid Earth and its atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere systems interoperate ...

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The Magazine Story: From the Real World to the Page

Posted: (53 years ago) In this course, we will review a few tricks of the magazine storytelling trade, including crafting an appealing lede; mixing drama, background facts, and reportage; delivering on story arc; organizing sections; and crafting endings that punch. We will also discuss how magazine story ideas move from idea to pitch to finished product.

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Why Soul Music Matters

Posted: (53 years ago) The music called soul emerged from rhythm and blues, gospel, and jazz in the 1950s and became the dominant strand of Black popular music by the end of the '60s; it defined an era that ended in the early '80s. This course will ask how and why soul matters. We will explore the African American tradition of soul music from its origins.

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Six Cities: An Introduction to Ancient Greece

Posted: (53 years ago) The ancient Greek world continues to fascinate us, both because it is the beginning of Western civilization, and because the Greeks were in many ways profoundly different from us. This course will be an introduction to ancient Greece presented as a journey to six different cities, a journey that will engage us with the history, culture, and daily lives of the ancient Greeks. We will begin …

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Principles of Invention and Innovation: A Toolkit for Generating ...

Posted: (53 years ago) The course will culminate in an invention workshop in which students will practice their newly learned skills to solve real-life problems. EUGENE SHTEYN Venture Capitalist; Partner and Head of IP, Zoic Capital Eugene Shteyn is an inventor, author, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is a partner in a venture firm focused on early stage ...

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How to Self-Publish a Book: A Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Writers

Posted: (53 years ago) In this course, we will walk through the process of self-publishing step by step, examining exactly what it takes to become creative director of your own book project. We will discuss the skills you need to publish in hardcover, softcover, and ebook formats. We will cover the kinds of editors available to you; common mistakes in working with ...

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Theaters of Memory

Posted: (53 years ago) Theater is an art of memory: it asks actors to memorize playwrights' words and serves as a physical site at which actors share those words as part of a community's cultural memory. In exceptional cases, theater personalizes memories of its participants and makes them public. In these rare instances, the very act of remembering becomes an art form. In this course, we will …

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Be Your Own Developmental Editor: Shape Your Manuscript for …

Posted: (53 years ago) You will leave the course with hands-on experience and actionable rubrics that can help mold your manuscript for success—so that the book you submit is the book an agent or editor is looking for. This course is intended for novelists who have a finished synopsis and at least the first 5,000 words of a novel and will require writing (up to ...

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Statistics for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data …

Posted: (53 years ago) The course will cover two broad areas of statistics: inference and prediction. The inference portion will introduce common statistical concepts that allow us to understand a population and test hypotheses (such as performing A/B tests and calculating and interpreting p-values). The prediction section will begin with the simplest of algorithms ...

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Your Electric, Authentic Voice: A Fiction-Writing Workshop

Posted: (53 years ago) Bharati Mukherjee wrote that “‘voice’ is our shorthand for the process of decision-making regarding tone, diction, pacing, texture, withholding, etc. in a given work.” Each writer, and each story or novel, has a particular voice—or sometimes a chorus of voices—that takes a reader deeply into characters’ lives and worlds: setting the tone and expectations, establishing a guiding ...

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Drawing the Realistic Portrait

Posted: (53 years ago) For any artist, the portrait is one of the most compelling subjects imaginable. We yearn to draw people realistically—to capture the “likeness” of our subject. This course is about looking, seeing, and drawing portraits well. Regardless of your drawing experience, you can learn to draw portraits accurately using charcoal on paper in a proven method. The result will be a solid drawing in ...

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WAIT LISTS - continuingstudies.stanford.edu

Posted: (53 years ago) WAIT LISTS. This course has reached its enrollment capacity. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please complete and submit the form below. If space becomes available in the course, you will be contacted. Students may not attend (or audit) Continuing Studies courses without an enrollment confirmation. If a course reaches its ...

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Exercise Theory and Design for Health and Fitness

Posted: (53 years ago) Human movement and exercise can increase quality of life through improved immunity, sleep, energy, metabolism, psychological state, longevity (meaning disease-risk reduction), and the improved function of tissues such as bones, nerves, joints, and muscles. This course highlights what the scientific literature says about the impact that human movement has on health and …

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