EDU1373 Motivating Others
Motivation is a means of giving a person a reason to act. There are many ways to motivate others. This course will look at an assortment of techniques and verify which ones are optimum. Stimulating others to function at their personal best is an objective a leader has. Some approaches can actually demotivate, so we want to know how to use the tools in the best possible way for the most optimum outcome.
Students will profit by learning how to inspire each individual. You will learn diverse methods to use and how to combine them for the individual. Becoming a good listener and observer is crucial to be a good motivator, so we will hone those skills as well. You will need good communication skills in order to motivate others, therefore this course will address that subject as well. It is of utmost importance to the people receiving direction from you that the direction is clear, and the expectations are outlined specifically. This course will assist you to develop those techniques.
This course gives students frameworks and tools for recognition of what motivates people. Establishing an incentive system that can prompt your targeted audience to further the aim of the organization will be investigated. Goal setting is a good way to motivate others, however there is a risk of making the goals too specific and challenging. We will learn what makes an effective goal. You will learn the fundamental needs that drive human behavior. By the end of this course, all students should:
- Realize the broad range of motivational techniques
- Acquire the skills to form and administer powerful incentive systems
- Comprehend how incentive systems appeal to and retain the individual
- Know how to produce organizational procedures in ways that supplement the organizations incentive systems
- Recognize the necessity of motivating individuals to attain a goal
- Interpret the difference between motivating individuals and groups
- Strengthen the understanding of one’s own communication style and skill
“A CLC award signifies that the student has attained the knowledge, (through either prior education or experience), equal to or greater than the student would have learned in a traditional college course.”
“Based upon your CLC award, physical classroom attendance is not required; however, you will be required to successfully pass a final exam for each course.”
Based upon your HESEAP Application, you have received full-CLC for this course; therefore, this is a test-out course which does not include traditional education on the subject.
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- (2015) The Secret to Motivating Others. Timothy P Nash, YouTube. (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnjuuCA4WKs
- (2014) 5 Ways to Infect Others with Motivation. Ronald E Riggio Ph.D., Psychology Today (Blog). https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201403/5-ways-infect-others-motivation
- (2014) 16 Ways to Motivate Anyone. Todd B Kashdan Ph.D., Psychology Today. (Blog). https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/curious/201407/16-ways-motivate-anyone
- (2014) 7 Ways To Motivate Others Even You Can Do: Kelsie Fannon. Life hack.org. http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/7-ways-motivate-others-even-you-can.html
- (2013) Consider and Encourage One Another. The Watchtower. August 15, pg. 18-22
- (2010) Organizational Behavior: The University of Minnesota. http://open.lib.umn.edu/organizationalbehavior/
- 5.5 Motivation in Action: The Case of Trader Joe’s http://open.lib.umn.edu/organizationalbehavior/chapter/5-5-motivation-in-action-the-case-of-trader-joes/
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