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Become a better version of yourself. Invest in yourself.

As we all know knowledge & confidence is key.

Therefore SFTL joint forces with the Institute For the Future (IFF) at University of Nicosia (UNIC) and Pioneers Online Learning Lab to offer you the following:

The CAIA Fundamentals of Alternative Investment Certificate Program CAIA Fundamentals gives you:

  • Access: Presented in an engaging, conversational video format
  • Flexibility: 20 one-hour modules online, plus three bonus modules covering liquid alts, opportunities in private credit, and, a brand new module on ESG.
  • Accountability: A quiz requiring 70% proficiency at the end of each module confirms your understanding
  • Knowledge: Created and taught by CAIA’s alternative investment experts
  • Coverage: Your guide to the core concepts in alternative investments
  • CE Credit:  Eligible for continuing education hours for the CIMA®, CIMC®, CPWA®, NASBA and CFP® designations and is CECAP accredited.

The CAIA Fundamentals Syllabus provides details on the certificate program as well as bonus lessons that are available.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Webinar Series: Agility & Mixed Teams 

About this online webinar series: 

This course provides a broad overview of the basic concepts, principles and practices of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). With interactive exercises that help participants explore their own attitudes, mental habits and behaviors, this online course offers a path to a life with more freedom, authenticity and ease. These skills will further support the development of brain-based relationship management to lead a successful diverse team. The course consists of interactive exercises, learning helpful techniques including personal reflection as well as group discussions. 

  • Introduction to EQ: Karen Wendt – Interview with Joan ( see our YouTube Interview)
  • Module 1: Mixed Teams 1: Friday March 4 , 2022 at 5pm CEST 
  • Module 2: Mixed Teams 2: Friday March 18, 2022 at 5pm CEST
  • Module 3: Self-Leadership and Agility: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 5pm CEST 
  • Module 4: EQ and Co-Creation: Friday, April 15, 2022 at 5pm  CEST
  • Module 5: Brain-Based Relationship Management: Friday, April 29, 2022 at 5pm CEST

Please note that Part one can be booked in isolation, the other modules are only available in the entire package. Participants doing all modules will be invited to a certification.following the course. this will constitute a separate course.

Why EQ matters for companies/individuals seeking higher performance through diversity: 

Imagine for a moment how successful your team would be if they were gender balanced, and what impact this would have on your company’s branding and performance. There is not only a lack of women, but there seems to be a further missing element in the financial services and blockchain industry: The promotion of emotional intelligence. IQ tests can predict how well people will perform in certain situations, such as abstract thinking in science, finance and technology. But there must be more than logic capabilities behind the profile of a successful team. 

What makes a team standout and increases its work performance is the combination of logic, intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence. The way you interact with others and yourself in the workplace results in social attractiveness. The interaction between these intelligences promotes success and higher work performance of teams and companies. Performance depends on many factors, but a better understanding of how our brains store and use information during our daily activities, benefits our self-confidence required to lead teams.  

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, has become a central form of intellect. Once developed, you will keep the unique ability to recognize and handle your own emotions to enhance your team’s and your own professional development. 

Skills you will acquire: 


About the speaker 


CEO of EccosImpact GmbH. Karen Wendt is an absolute expert in the areas of ResponsibleInvestment Banking, Sustainable Finance, PositiveImpact Investing Change ManagementDigitalTransformation and Impact InvestingTogether with Katharina Miller she is the editor of the book“The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its impact on Ethics”.She is also a lecturer on behavioral Finance, Impact Investingquality assuranceGovernance, Change Leadership 

Course with diploma (issued on the blockchain) – UNIC MOOC Introduction to Digital Currencies . Introduction to Digital Currencies is the first Part of the MSC in Digital Currencies.

Introduction to Digital Currencies is the first free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology globally, and the first course of the MSc in Digital Currency degree programme.

It is available to anyone around the world interested in learning the basics of cryptocurrencies, in a paced and resource rich environment, under the guidance of field experts.

One recent female graduate: Monique Morrow – President at The VETRI Foundation and Top Digital Shaper Switzerland and top 50 Women Globally in Tech

Master’s Degree in Digital Currency

We are at the beginning of a global wave of demand for blockchain academic and professional education and certification. The University of Nicosia was the first to recognize this need and responded by offering the first Master of Science degree in Digital Currency, available to students worldwide through an online format since 2014.

The MSc in Digital Currency is designed to help financial services and business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and public administrators better understand the technical underpinnings of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology, how it will likely interact with existing monetary and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation in digital currency systems.


Nick Assimenos
Manager, Institutional & Corporate Partnerships
Institute For the Future (IFF) at University of Nicosia (UNIC)
Engomi 2414, Cyprus (2nd floor)
t +357 22 367203   m +357 99 620085
assimenos.n@unic.ac.cy | www.unic.ac.cy/iff/

Blockchain Professional Certificate Programs

Professional online certification programmes are designed for people who want to become competent blockchain professionals but do not wish to embark on a full MSc programme.

Professional Certification Programmes consist of three courses of the MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency and are delivered by the same world-class instructors and in the same mode of delivery.

Blockchain Professional Certification Courses

The course has a high level of specialization. Aiming to clarify themes that make sense for regulators, influencers and legal advisors. Like AML/KYC, taxation, market integrity, customer protection, money transfers, financial inclusion, compliance with regulatory frameworks and issues related to the use of smart contracts. Specific use cases from North America, EU, Asia and the Middle East form the basis of the course material.

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