AI 501: AI Tools for Professionals

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As AI brings sweeping change to numerous industries, smart professionals know that fluency with AI tools will boost your productivity, creativity, and strategic value at work like never before.

This comprehensive course teaches working professionals how to maximize performance by effectively using artificial intelligence. Learn when and how AI systems can enhance your capabilities while honing the leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills that set humans apart. Equip yourself with this up-to-the-minute skillset to navigate industry disruption and become even better at what makes you irreplaceable.


By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Confidently navigate leading AI systems to enhance your workflow.
  • Legally and ethically apply AI to complement your strengths.
  • Summarize complex data and documents with ease.
  • Extract key insights from large datasets.
  • Stimulate creative thinking and solutions.
  • Design AI-powered workflows for greater efficiency.
  • Evaluate technical limitations and legal issues of AI systems.
  • Learn to do what AI just can't, to make your value clear.


  • No advanced technical skills required. Come ready to learn with an open and curious mindset!
  • Participants also need a (free) chatbot account, with a service like ChatGPT, or Google Bard.


The course covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • The accelerating adoption of AI tools among professionals.
  • Capabilities and limits of large language models.
  • Guidelines for legal, ethical, and reliability considerations.
  • Recommended AI applications and hands-on tool demos.
  • How core professional skill areas are boosted by AI assistance.
  • Developing distinctly human strengths like communication, creativity, and wisdom.

Learn with Stacked Modules

Concepts in each of our courses are taught using stacked modules, where a new concept is introduced in each class session, building upon what came before it. This is a challenging style that requires persistence, practice, and collaboration, but allows more concepts to be introduced over the length of the course. This method helps students learn and retain more information in a short period of time. Learn more about stacked modules »

Computer Requirements

You are required to supply your own computer that meets the requirements specified in our FAQ.