The Legacee Academy

Work Skills For Individuals & Organizations

Learning New Skills

It Makes Sense

"We are expected to learn and build skills but the educational system never taught you how." — Murray Johannsen

Benefits To Individuals

  •  It gives you an advantage in the race for better pay and desired promotions. 
  • You can stay ahead of the the upcoming wave of AI driven layoffs. 
  • Learn something you should teach to your kids.

Benefits For Corporations

  • It gives your company a competitive advantage when taught in larger groups.
  • You waste less time and money if those in training know how to learn. 

Two Classes in This Concentration

Skill-Based Expertise: What You Must Know


Course Summary

This course presents many insights useful in defining skill-based theory. Not all theory is can be turned into a skill. 

For you can read a textbook on memory and still not understand how to make yours work better. Discover what works and what does not. 

 Sad to say:

  • What you see on Google is not actionable. 10 principles can't be turned into skills
  • And textbooks? Not much better. Knowing what the research says doesn't tell you have to do it. 
  • Remember: There is a lot of bad theory out there. 

Learn The Theory of How to Learn


"I don’t think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” — Abraham Lincoln

Skilled Practice: How To Boost Performance


Course Summary

This program presents a step-by-step format to enhance learning of complex skills. 

Practicing many hours a day does not guarantee you will get better.  For practice does not make perfect. Only with perfect practice can you get closer to perfect 

Unless you happen to be an athlete, you never learn the secrets associated with efficient practice. Even then, many athletes might just practice physically, but ignoring the mental to get the most from your effort. You must practice smart or you see few gains for your effort.


It includes practice assignments.


Smart Practice Gets You To Mastery


“Greatness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together though, they add up.” — Edward S. Finkelstein

 "My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure." — Abraham Lincoln

    • 06-Dec-2021
    • A 4-module Online Program. Offered For 4-Weeks (Level I Learning: Expertise Develop) OR Over 8-Weeks (Level II Learning: Skill Building)
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    A FULL CLASS IN THE SKILL-BASED LEARNING CONCENTRATION

    “Our knowledge can only be finite while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.” -- Karl Popper, Austrian philosopher

    Course Overview

    In the 21st Century, each of us must continually upgrade knowledge and skills. To not do so means we risk unemployment, under employment and a life of stagnant wages. While we live in an Information Age, few schools and universities bother to teach us how to convert theory into skills. Few understand the steps–the processundefinedof how to build skills. The goal of this class is to accelerate someone going from the novice stage to the mastery stage.

    This course presents many insights useful in:

    Defining Skill-based Theory. Not all theory is can be turned into a skill. Discover how to tell what works and what does not.

    Module 1. Must Know Theories For Learning New Behaviors

    “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -- Leo Tolstoy

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    Knowing how to get the most out of learning a new behavior means we have to step back and know what understand motivates it. There are three of behavioral theories: classical conditioning, operant conditioning and vicarious learning. You will discover the role each plays, the importance of knowing how to use this ourselves., and ways to apply it.

    Module 2. The Major Cognitive Learning Models

    “You tend to become what you think about.” -- Earl Nightengale: The Greatest Secret


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    Module Description

    The second major school of learning in psychology relates to cognition. Here the focus is on the black box of the mind, not on observable behavior. Inside the black box, there are many processesundefinedprocesses that run outside of conscious awareness. For example, listening is an extremely important mental process that has few observable elements.

    To learn how to listen, we must go in inside the black box and make changes. This module first looks at general theories of learning then it focuses on Bandura’s Self-Efficacy Theory as one of the more important models affecting our ability to learn.

    3. Discovering Skill-Based Theory 

    “It AIN’T so much the things we don’t know that get us into trouble. It’s the things we know that just ain’t so.” undefined Mark Twain


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    Sound theory one can turn into a skill is surprisingly hard to find. Chefs know that no matter how one cooks the food, bad ingredients still produce tasteless food. It’s a variation of garbage in and garbage out —bad theory produces crummy results. Discover guidelines on how to evaluate the content, determine appropriate context and judge the “experts” to reduce the possibility of trying to build a flawed skill based on bad theory.

    One should take a look at theory from a couple of different aspects. The first is validity; i.e. do you think the method will actually work. There are many theories and models invented by professors which really aren’t valid, despite what the statistical models say.

    The second framework of analysis on how detailed the method is. Does it give you enough information to be able to mentally or physically practice.

    Module 4. The Legacee Skill Model

    “Fire! Ready! Aim!” undefined American saying

    Before on goes on a journey, it’s good to have a map. Before one builds a skill, it’s important to have a Content Learning Guide. The guide helps to flesh out the thinking process. to clearly define theory, process, outcomes and a methodology for learning.


    This is just like taking a regular on-line class at a university. The focus in on expertise, knowing and understanding. 

    Sign-up and then wait for more information. If a particular class doesn’t have enough members to be run, you can ask for your money back or choose another type of delivery option on this page. Start with others in the class.

    Goal setting is an important part of the process. Many of us have been exposed to goal setting at work. However, the process that we use in this class is different that what is done in business or government. The first part of goal setting is to use language to draft on a piece of paper what types of results one is looking for. The second phase of the process is to change the words in to images. Many would argue the the images are more important than the words. This is our view as well.


I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” -- Vincent van Gogh

Choose A  Format  Right  For  You


Our Four Phase Delivery Process

Needs Analysis


Steps

a. Choose a role or map your skills on the stage of business (Optional but highly recommended)

b. For Expertise, choose your ConcentrationFull Class, or self-paced module.

c. For Skills, decide on either Dual Track Coachingor Impact Coaching. Contact us to coordinate on module(s).


Enrolling


This part of the process is easy. It's like buying any product by credit card for the first time. 

Steps:

1. Choose a public program on this site OR contact us for customized training. 

2. Register and pay for the course of learning.

3. Fill Out Your Profile.

4. Stay on top of the orientation emails you will receive. 


Orientation


Taking on orientation program is optional, but highly recommended. We run three orientations:

1. Orient Yourself to Moodle. Never taken on online class? We got you covered.

2. Enhance Expertise. For the full classes, we focus on improving reading comprehension, focusing attention, and how to reduce the forgetting curve.

3. Upgrade Skills. Few know how to practice. Fewer still know the mental practices that accelerate skill development.


Learning


Engage in one or more of our four, six, twelve or sixteen- week courses. 

Proof of learning does not involve grades (unless needed for employer reimbursement). As evidence of successful completion you receive a certificate (for expertise) and badges (for coaching). 

Develop artifacts elated to the work you do in a course. This can be shared on sites like Linkedin as part of your profile.  

Finally, reflect on experience to develop lessons learned. 



Strive For Excellence


Mastery Level 1: Developing Expertise


Mastery Level 2: Developing Skills


Bring Learning Inside Your Organization


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Instructor Bio and Video



Murray Johannsen is founder and President of Legacee and The Legacee Academy where he heads-up the focus on high demand skill-sets not taught well (or at all) by most b-schools. These include the major competencies of: the skill of building skills, digital marketing, and transformational leadership. Murray also keeps one foot in the academia by serving as an adjunct professor at UCLA and other universities. Finally, he continues to research and publish on major developments in the future of work and 21st Century skills. He has a MBA from the University of Iowa and a M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University.

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