Open Access Educational Tools & Resources

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In an ongoing effort to eliminate barriers to education and strengthen our global community’s connection to UCLA, we are proud to introduce UCLAxOpen, open access education for all.

UCLAxOpen is your gateway to no-cost personal enrichment and professional development courses and seminars offered via UCLA Extension. These online courses and seminars are designed to provide timely and relevant lifelong learning opportunities, bringing UCLAx to the world.

 
Note: The courses offered below are numbered 700-799. These non-credit courses do not confer academic credit or continuing education units, and will not appear on student transcripts. Learn more about course numbers.

 

Current Events

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The 2020 Panic–What’s Next: Navigating Panics, Recessions, and Recoveries!
This course provides an understanding of economic panics, recessions, and recoveries and their relationships to long-term economic growth, jobs creation, and financial markets.

 

Personal & Professional Development

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Compassionate Leadership through a Pandemic
Compassion is not a weakness, it is a strategic strength. If you want your team members to bring you their best efforts, their loyalty, and work together as high performers, especially during crisis times, compassionate leadership is the cure.

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Free Online Career Resources for Certificate Students
As a certificate student, you can access a variety of free online resources, including webinar recordings and drop-in hours for virtual one-on-one career advising sessions. Take advantage...

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Free Online Career Resources Open to the Community
This course provides links to helpful resources keep you informed with the most up-to-date career information and prepare you for an effective job search.

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Inclusive Leadership
In this one-hour webinar you will learn how to create and lead in an inclusive workplace.

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Parenting Skills for Busy Parents: Developing sound parenting methods during quarantine and beyond
Learn researched-based methods to create powerful learning environments while balancing work and raising your child during these uniquely challenging times.

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Receiving and Giving Feedback: The Key to Effective Growth
In this one-hour webinar you will learn effective techniques to receive and give feedback.

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Self-Care and Thriving During Physical Distancing
This workshop will provide a blend of research-based approaches to self-care and practical suggestions for managing a changing work and personal landscape in order to enhance...

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Study Skills & Other Key Preparations for Becoming a More Sophisticated Self-Learner
This workshop is an introduction on how to succeed in college and beyond with easy-to-implement strategies and the right mindset for more effective learning!

 

Design

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Get Creative: Interior Design Tips & Trends for 2021
Get inspired to make a few changes with some easy-to-follow interior design "resolutions" to help you refresh and restyle your home in the New Year.

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UX and Design Career Series
This series provides expert insight into careers in the world of design. What skills will you need and how can you nurture your career goals during this time of change and uncertainty?

 

Entertainment

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A Conversation with Harry Abrams
Join us for an intimate conversation with legendary talent agent and founder/former Chairman and CEO of Abrams Artists Agency.

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Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion Practices to Create Inclusive Entertainment Content
This seminar is designed to help content creators and producers develop creative and practical solutions to promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the entertainment industry. Historical context and current initiatives are examined.

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Choosing the Best Camera to Launch Your Film Career
This seminar is ideal for anyone who is considering purchasing a camera while studying filmmaking. There will be a Q&A, so attendees can have their questions answered about the best camera for their specific situations.

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Anatomy of a Film Score 2.0
A one-time seminar that surveys and analyzes great moments in cinematic film scoring, from classic movies to current trends.

 

Public Policy

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An Introduction to the United Nations
An introduction to the history, establishment, membership, and principles of the United Nations.

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Regional Clean Air Incentives Market Sunset in COVID Days: Where is it Going and When?
This presentation will describe the current status of the RECLAIM termination that has been going on for several years. It will also include a discussion of the likely future path and alternatives to that path.

 

Writing

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Character Arcs, the Lifeblood of Your Story
Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.

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Winning a TV Writing Fellowship to Jumpstart Your Career
Get the inside scoop on landing one of these coveted fellowship awards that help writers break into the TV writing business.

 

 

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