People and Power Skills, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
2 months
174 USD/full
174 USD/full
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the People and Power Skills Certificate in collaboration with IBMx.

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In today's professional landscape, the importance of people skills and power skills cannot be underestimated. At IBM, we recognize these skills as "Success Skills" and categorize them as "Hot Skills" that are crucial for career success.

The courses in this program are designed to help you cultivate and enhance these essential people and power skills. Throughout the program, you will delve into various aspects of collaboration and develop the skills necessary to communicate, cooperate, and work harmoniously with colleagues and team members.

You will explore effective strategies for building trust, resolving conflicts, and fostering positive relationships in the workplace. Additionally, you will learn active listening techniques to enhance understanding and collaboration, as well as conflict resolution skills to navigate differences and promote collaboration.

The course will also cover practical approaches to effective teamwork and delegation, emphasizing the importance of setting clear goals and expectations for collaborative projects. You will learn techniques for brainstorming and generating innovative ideas as a team, and discover how to leverage diversity and inclusivity to achieve successful collaboration.

The course comprises five short courses that can be taken in any order, followed by a final assessment course. By the end of this professional certificate, you will have gained comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated a deep understanding of the critical success skills covered.

This People and Power Skills Professional Certificate in collaboration with IBMx is suitable for individuals of all ages and work experience levels, making it accessible to anyone looking to enhance their professional skill set. It is particularly beneficial for those entering the workforce or in the early stages of their careers, as it equips them with the necessary tools and techniques to navigate the professional world successfully.

Job Outlook

  • A research by Harvard University, Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center has concluded that 85% of job success comes from having well developed soft skills and people skills.
  • Only 15% of job success comes from Technical skills and knowledge (hard skills).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Soft Skills: Present with Purpose
  • Soft Skills: Solve Problems w/ Creative & Critical Thinking
  • Soft Skills: Develop Interpersonal Skills
  • Soft Skills: Deliver Quality Work with Agility
  • Soft Skills: Collaborate Effectively
  • Soft Skills: People and Power Skills Assessment

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Tuition Fee

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