Achieving Your Optimal Performance

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About this course: In a very competitive workplace, outstanding performance, versus good performance, can make all the difference in opportunities for retention and advancement. Outstanding performance depends a great deal though on circumstances, the people you are interacting with, the task at hand, and your personality. Do you know what it takes to achieve your optimal performance? In this course you will discover your optimal performance profile in order to turn any situation to your performance advantage. You will (1) learn the optimal performance model, (2) apply the model to your unique profile, (3) test the model via a practical case situation, and (4) articulate your ability to…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: In a very competitive workplace, outstanding performance, versus good performance, can make all the difference in opportunities for retention and advancement. Outstanding performance depends a great deal though on circumstances, the people you are interacting with, the task at hand, and your personality. Do you know what it takes to achieve your optimal performance? In this course you will discover your optimal performance profile in order to turn any situation to your performance advantage. You will (1) learn the optimal performance model, (2) apply the model to your unique profile, (3) test the model via a practical case situation, and (4) articulate your ability to use the model career success.

Who is this class for: Recent college graduates or those eager to take the next step in their career.

Created by:  University of California, San Diego
  • Taught by:  Bruce Dunn, Associate Dean

    Extension
  • Taught by:  Rich Mayhew, Instructor

    University of California, San Diego Extension
Level Beginner Commitment 5 Weeks of Study Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Good Versus Great Performance
Welcome to this module...


4 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome
  2. Video: Introduction to Achieving Your Optimal Performance
  3. Video: Instructions for Good vs. Great Performance
  4. Reading: Challenges in the Modern Workplace
  5. Reading: What Employers Expect
  6. Reading: Developing High Performance
  7. Video: Recap of Good vs Great Performance
  8. Reading: Unlocking Your Professional Potential

Graded: Summarizing the Speakers

WEEK 2


Models for Self-Discovery



6 videos, 6 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Models for Self-Discovery
  2. Video: The Optimal Performance Model
  3. Reading: Employers and the OP model
  4. Video: Optimal Performance Model Step 1
  5. Reading: The Conscious Competent Model
  6. Reading: Personalizing the Conscious Competent Model
  7. Video: Introduction to the Kolb Model
  8. Reading: The Kolb Experiential Learning Model
  9. Reading: Reflecting on the Kolb Model
  10. Video: Applying the Kolb Model
  11. Reading: Popular Self-Assessment Tools
  12. Video: Recap of Models for Self-Discovery

Graded: Summarizing the Optimal Performance Model
Graded: Summarizing the Conscious Competence and Kolb Experiential Learning Models

WEEK 3


Applying the Models



6 videos, 7 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Applying the Models
  2. Video: Optimal Performance Model Step 2
  3. Reading: The Johari Window
  4. Video: The Importance of Reflective Learning
  5. Reading: Understanding Reflective Learning
  6. Reading: Applying Reflecting Learning
  7. Video: Journaling as Reflecting Learning
  8. Reading: The Journaling Process
  9. Reading: Journaling Assignment
  10. Discussion Prompt: The Journaling Experience
  11. Video: Optimal Performance Model Step 3
  12. Reading: Employee Testimonials
  13. Reading: Developing Your Optimal Performance Profile
  14. Video: Recap of Applying the Models

Graded: Review Reflection, Generalizing, and Defining

WEEK 4


Practice Through Analysis



3 videos, 3 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Practice Through Analysis
  2. Video: Optimal Performance Model Step 4
  3. Reading: Daisy’s Situation
  4. Reading: Ideas for Fostering an Optimal Work Environment
  5. Reading: Wesley’s Situation
  6. Discussion Prompt: Advising Wesley
  7. Video: Recap of Practice Through Analysis

Graded: Advising Daisy

WEEK 5


Articulating and Setting a Plan of Action



3 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction to Articulating and Setting a Plan of Action
  2. Video: Planning and Goal Setting
  3. Reading: Developing your Optimal Performance Plan
  4. Video: Recap of Articulating and Setting a Plan of Action
  5. Reading: Unlocking Your Professional Potential

Graded: Developing Your Optimal Performance Plan
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