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Designing Your Professional Future

July 21-28, 2021
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM ET

As we move out of this “unprecedented year,” the workplace has obviously changed forever. The subgroup that is the most affected are early professionals who have entered the workforce or began their careers in the last five years. While workplace culture shifts have resulted in new levels of autonomy and flexibility, younger professionals are looking for tools and strategies both to adjust to this new norm, and to find their professional place as they evolve into our future leaders.  

Through the Designing your Professional Future course, participants will be introduced to key components of the Leadership Coaching and Life Design methodologies. As we combine these dynamic approaches, we also present tools and strategies to pave the way for participants to think differently about how their personal and professional goals can be created, implemented and sustained long term. 

Over the course of two, one-hour segments, participants will have the time and space to assess areas of their work there are interested in developing, gain a better understanding of how to engage in effective goal setting and action planning, and discuss how to make these growth opportunities sustainable into the future. 

Upon completing the Designing your Professional Future course, participants will have a clear understanding of the various programming options provided by Johns Hopkins Executive Education and where alignment exists between one’s own professional aspirations, existing coursework and how to take the next step in their unique professional development.

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American Music Before 1900 – the Native, the European, and the African

Taught by David K. Hildebrand

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Love at the Library

Taught by Sheridan Libraries Staff – Heidi Herr, Jennifer Jarvis, and Sam Bessen

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Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Health System

Taught by Karen Kruse Thomas

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China’s Western Horizon: Book Club

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The Art and Science of Effective Communication

Taught by Steven Cohen

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Quantum Sensing for Everyone

Taught by John Abraham

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The Chamber Music of Ludwig van Beethoven – A Composer at Work

Taught by Suhnne Ahn

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An Evening of Jazz with Sean Jones

Taught by Sean Jones

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Beyond Propaganda

Taught by Peter Pomerantsev

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Musical Maryland – from Colonial Times through the mid-20th Century

Taught by David K. Hildebrand

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Androids, Cyborgs, and The Human of Our Dreams

Taught by Monica Lopez-Gonzalez

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Lessons for Today from Nine Greats Who Helped Create Hopkins Medicine

Taught by Ralph Hruban

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Alexander Grass Humanities Institute Blast Courses on Hopkins at Home

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Chaucer: Five Canterbury Tales

Taught by Dr. Christopher Cannon

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Radio: The Theater of the Mind

Taught by Daniel H. Foster

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Sounds of Change: US Reform Movements through the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection

Taught by Sam Bessen

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Jazz Lives!

Taught by Nasar Abadey

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Cold War Liberals

Taught by Mark Gilbert

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Music and Technology in the 21st Century

Taught by Thomas Dolby

1. How do computers think about music?

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2. What happens in the recording studio?

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3. Why use music in films?

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Living with Pain

Taught by Travis Rieder and Hanna Pickard

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Jane Austen of Our Times

Taught by Evelyne Ender

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Politics and Populism

Taught by Yascha Mounk

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Shock and Awe: Impacts in Space, Science, and Society

Taught by KT Ramesh

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Eating in the Anthropocene

Taught by Jessica Fanzo, PhD 

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The Art of Negotiation

Taught by Stacey B. Lee

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Preserving Integrity in Turbulent Times

Taught by Cynda Hylton Rushton PhD, RN

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Rough Magic: Shakespeare on Power

Taught by Eliot Cohen, PhD

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Italian Style in Context

Taught by Leonardo Proietti

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Manipulating Life: The Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Taught by Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH

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Fake News from the Flood

Taught by Dr. Earle Havens

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Investigating the Temple of Mut

Taught by Betsy Bryan

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