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SkillSoft Spotlight Course of the Week ~ For Employees

The Art of Staying Focused

May 19, 2020 2:55 PM

SkillSoft Spotlights focus on just-in-time online learning that supports you in navigating complex challenges in personal and professional life, helps you to increase your effectiveness, and to improve your relationships. Each course is 30 minutes or less and is curated to provide tools, strategies, and practices to accelerate your success.

This week's spotlight course is The Art of Staying Focused.

The Art of Staying Focused (30 min)

Even if you know what's important to do, losing focus can stop your progress. No matter who you are or what job you do, focusing at work can be hard. Even with great schedule management and organizing skills, it's easy to get off track if you're not careful. In this course, you'll learn how to stay focused and stay on top of your schedule. You'll learn strategies for dealing with focus challenges and distractions at work. You'll also find out how to beat fatigue, manage your time, and decline work-related requests. And you'll explore how to adjust your focus to deal with change, and how to regain focus when you've lost it. 

Participants will learn to:
  • recognize tactics for avoiding procrastination and temptation and keeping focused
  • recognize tactics to beat fatigue and manage multitasking to maintain your focus
  • identify strategies for minimizing distractions in your environment
  • select the most effective response for declining a request
  • strategically adjust your focus in response to changing circumstances
  • recognize techniques for regaining focus
  • maintain your focus on a task despite internal and external challenges


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Once logged in, simply type the name of the course in the search bar. 

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Visit our UMBC SkillSoft page for information on UMBC’s curated role and topic-based certificate tracks as well as professional industry certifications that align with SkillSoft courses.

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