Free Online Course Helps Business Leaders Navigate COVID-19

Source: Madecraft

LinkedIn, recently released an online video course, created by video learning company Madecraft, geared to help leaders manage during a crisis. In the course, leading experts in crisis, leadership, and finance provide important methods to keep the leader and their team focused, inspired, and aligned during this unique time. 

The course “Advice for Leaders During a Crisis” covers how to better handle the constantly changing landscape, determine what information is accurate, re-evaluate financial portfolios, and gather the skills needed to thrive as a leader amidst uncertainty. Expert voices include: Eric Zackrison, PhD; Britt Andreatta, PhD; Dr. Michael Shermer; Kate Wiebe, PhD; and Natalie Taylor, CFP®, BFA.

“Now more than ever, organizations expect leaders to inspire and persevere through uncertainty. But, leaders aren’t immune from having the same fears and anxieties as their teams. So, we felt a responsibility to prepare an educational resource that can guide leaders through this crisis and provide valuable methods to help keep team’s productive, engaged, motivated, and inspired” said Brad Batesole, Partner at Madecraft.

The course is available on LinkedIn Learning. View the course here

Specific topics include:

  • Adopting an approach to manage uncertainty

  • Identifying resistance to change

  • Developing tools for self-care

  • Distinguishing fact from fiction

  • Building decision-making skills

  • Identifying how stress is handled

  • Developing methods for communication

  • Finding a new rhythm

  • Evaluating personal finances

  • Gaining new perspectives


It’s the first course of its kind designed by leading experts in their respective fields, that gives tactical advice for business owners and leaders during these unprecedented times. 

“Arming business leaders with the knowledge to handle the heightened stress and pressure, and succeed in empowering their teams and themselves, was our number one priority,” said Joshua Mitchell, Partner at Madecraft. “The course was made under incredible circumstances, 48 hours before California’s shelter-in-place was ordered. We’re incredibly grateful and blessed that these top experts in the industry were immediately in agreement with our goal to make this resource available.” 

About Madecraft
Madecraft, tested and trusted after pioneering video learning for the world’s most admired brands, now elevates video teaching to an even higher paradigm. Madecraft provides brands with an opportunity to own or lease a custom library of the highest-quality content crafted to engage, inspire, sell and share. The Madecraft team is powering the next generation of learning content from sunny Santa Barbara, CA. Learn more at

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