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Job Search Skills

Course Background

Searching for a job can be intimidating. How do you know what job you're best suited for? How do you build a winning resume and cover letter? Where can you find job leads? How do you network without feeling nervous? What happens when you land an interview? And most importantly, where do you find help when you need it?

The Job Search Skills workshop will give you the answers to all these questions, plus a plan to get you to a new job within a month. After completing this program, you'll be more than ready to start your search for your perfect job. Identifying the purpose for working and the assessment of skills can help determine the types of jobs you  should apply for.

Course Objectives

  • Define your objectives and purpose in your search for employment.

  • Help you establish SMART goals in the job-hunting process.

  • Assist you in developing a first month plan of action for your job search.

  • Craft an effective resume.

  • Form an attractive cover letter.

  • Develop and present a portfolio of your prior work.

  • Learn networking skills in finding leads for jobs.

  • Efficiently get interviews and thrive in the interview process.

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Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • How to Identify Your Values

  • Build Resume

  • Creating an Attractive Package

  • Writing a Cover Letter

  • Creating a Portfolio

  • Networking Techniques

  • Skills for Success

  • The Hidden Job Market

  • Understanding Interviews

  • Follow Up Skills

Essential Soft Skills for Success 

Course Background

The meaning of Soft Skills can sometimes be difficult to describe. It can be that unique attribute or characteristic that facilitates great communication. It can be the special way that you show confidence in a challenging situation. These and other events can become more easily managed with this great workshop.
With our Essential Soft Skills for Success, the participants will begin to see how important it is to develop a core set of soft skills. By managing and looking at the way people interact and seeing things in a new light, the participants will improve on almost every aspect of their career.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss how soft skills are important to success in the workplace

  • Understand the 10 key soft skills everyone should have

  • Use soft skills to relate more effectively to others in the workplace

  • Understand how to use soft skills to communicate, problem-solve, and resolve conflict

  • Apply soft skills to specific situations

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • What are soft skills

  • Ways we communicate

  • Identifying capabilities

  • Generating alternative solutions

  • The multi-tasking myth

  • Attitude & work ethics

  • Power of adaptability & flexibility

  • How to own self confidence

  • Ability to listen with an open mind

  • Re-defining needs and interests

Cultivating Critical Thinking 

Course Background

We live in a knowledge based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be. Critical Thinking provides you with the skills to analyse and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimises damages if a mistake does occur.

Critical Thinking will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment. This workshop will provide you the skills to evaluate, identify, and distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information. It will lead you to be more productive in your career, and provide a great skill in your everyday life.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the components of critical thinking

  •  Utilise non-linear thinking

  • Use logical thinking

  • Recognise what it means to be a critical thinker

  • Evaluate information using critical thinking skills

  • Identify the benefits of critical thinking

  • Revise perspective, when necessary

  • Comprehend problem solving abilities

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • Applying reason

  • What is Non-linear thinking

  • How to develop logical thinking

  •  Traits of critical thinkers

  • How to use emotions and become self-aware

  • Evaluating information

  • Benefits of critical thinking

  • Changing your perspective

  • Problem solving 101

  • Reflecting and learning techniques 

Personal Branding 

Course Background

Personal Branding is identifying your assets, characteristics, strengths, and skills as an individual. Understanding Personal Branding will provide advantages in your personal and professional lives. Branding is a mix of how you present yourself and how others see you. It is important to be aware of how you are viewed.
With our Personal Branding course the participants will be able to share their vision and passions with others in their company. They will learn how to utilise this knowledge through Social Media to define and influence how others see them. You are your brand so protect it. Live it.

Course Objectives

  • Define your image.

  • Control your image.

  • Understand how to sharpen your brand.

  • Use social media appropriately.

  • Manage your brand in a crisis.

  • Develop a professional appearance.

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • Creating your Brand Mantra

  • How to define your strengths

  • Personal & Professional influences

  • How to sharpen your brand

  • All about appearance

  • Constant monitoring of social media

  • Using social media as a tool

  • Brand management during crisis

  • Branding personality traits

Developing Creativity 

Course Background

We are all born creative, but for some reason adults can lose it while growing up, along the way. In this course, the participants will move out of the mundane, be more curious, engage, and explore new ideas. Recognise creativity and be ready when it happens.

With our Developing Creativity course the participants will learn how to remove barriers that block or limit their creativity. They will improve their imagination, divergent thinking, and mental flexibility. Participants will learn mind mapping, individual brainstorming, and when to recognise and look for what inspires them to be more creative. 

Course Objectives

  • Define creativity

  • Act with confidence

  • Engage in curiosity

  • Stop acting out of fear

  • Learn from introspection

  •  Take risks

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • Defining creativity

  • How to get inspired

  • Getting rid of clutter

  • The creative mindset

  • Making associations

  • Sparking curiosity

  • Taking risks

  • Thinking like a child

  • Environmental factors

  • Individual brainstorming

Attention Management for Career Success 

Course Background

A distracted employee is a less effective employee. Employees who do not pay attention to their work can waste valuable time and make careless mistakes. The participants of this course will be more efficient at their job, make fewer mistakes, and overall be more productive.

Attention Management is a useful skill that allows managers to connect with their employees on an emotional level and motivate them to focus on their work and learn how to reach their personal and company goals. The participants will gain valuable insight and strategies into what it takes to be more attentive and vigilant.

Course Objectives

  • Define and understand attention management.

  • Identify different types of attention.

  • Create strategies for goals and SMART goals.

  • Be familiar with methods that focus attention.

  • Put an end to procrastination.

  • Learn how to prioritise time.

  • Increased productivity

  • Increased job satisfaction

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • Introduction to Attention Management

  • Types of Attention

  • Strategies for Goal Setting

  • Meditation

  • Ways to Train your Attention

  • Attention Zone Models

  • SMART Ways

  • Keeping yourself focussed

  • Procrastination

  • Prioritising time

Assertiveness & Self Confidence 

Course Background

Self-confident and assertiveness are two skills that are crucial for success in life. If you don't feel worthy, and/or you don't know how to express your self-worth when communicating with others, life can be very painful. These skills will provide opportunities and benefits to the participants in their professional and personal lives.

The Assertiveness and Self-Confidence course will give participants an understanding of what assertiveness and self-confidence each mean (in general and to them personally) and how to develop those feelings in their day-to-day lives. These skills will encompass many aspects of the participant's lives and have a positive effect on all of them.

Course Objectives

  • Define assertiveness and self-confidence, and list the four styles of communication

  •  Describe the types of negative thinking, and how one can overcome negative thoughts

  • Explain the difference between listening and hearing.

  • Define the importance of goal setting, and practice setting SMART goals for assertive behavior

  • Utilize methodologies for understanding your worth -- and the use of positive self-talk

  • List reasons why a pleasing appearance and body language are critical for creating a strong first impression

  • Practice sending positive communications phrased as “I-Messages”

  • Practice strategies for gaining positive outcomes in difficult interpersonal situations.

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • Defining the concepts of Self-confidence & Assertiveness

  • Obstacle to our Goals

  • The Importance of Goal Setting

  • Communication Skills

  • How to Feel the Part

  • How to Look the Part

  • How to Sound the Part

  • When You're on the Spot

  • Coping Techniques

Interpersonal Skills for Success

Course Background

We've all met that dynamic, charismatic person that just has a way with others, and has a way of being remembered.  The participants will identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

The Interpersonal Skills course will help participants work towards being that unforgettable person by providing communication skills, negotiation techniques, tips on making an impact, and advice on networking and starting conversations. They will also identify the skills needed in starting a conversation, moving a conversation along, and progressing to higher levels of conversation.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the difference between hearing and listening

  • Know some ways to improve the verbal skills of asking questions and communicating with power.

  • Understand what is ‘non-verbal communication’ and how it can enhance interpersonal relationships.

  • Identify the skills needed in starting a conversation.

  • Identify ways of creating a powerful introduction, remembering names, and managing situations when you’ve forgotten someone’s name.

  • Understand how seeing the other side can improve skills in influencing other people.

  • Understand how the use of facts and emotions can help bring people to your side.

  • Identify ways of sharing one’s opinions constructively.

  • Learn tips in preparing for a negotiation, opening a negotiation, bargaining, and closing a negotiation.

  • Learn tips in making an impact through powerful first impressions.

Course Duration

There are altogether 8-10 lessons.  Each lesson for 2 hours.  However, all the lessons can be tailored to the needs of the students as well as the duration of the course can be adjusted accordingly. Few topics can also be taught in a workshop mode.

Method of Instruction

  • Lecture on Each Modules

  • Case Studies

  • Class Discussions

  • Group Activities

  • Role-playing

  • Student Presentations

  • Simulations

  • Review

Topics Covered 

  • Verbal Communication Skills

  • Non-Verbal Communication Skills

  • Making Small Talk & Moving Beyond

  • Moving the Conversation Along

  • Creating a Powerful Introduction

  • Influencing Skills

  • Bringing People to Your Side

  • Sharing your Opinion

  • Negotiation Basics

  • Making an Impact