Personal Effectiveness is about you having the "get up and go," a "can do" attitude and a sense that you can make things happen. These are essential must haves for working effectively in any organisation.
All workshops in this group will be delivered through Microsoft Teams and some will involve short follow up exercises
Graduate Training Programmes are rewarding, though not easy. You’ll need patience, energy and a positive mindset to persevere through the difficult times. Not to mention tenacity and versatility to overcome the obstacles you’ll face. Resilience and self-evaluation skills like these are key competencies that are required in lots of different industries- from consulting, to teaching, to medicine, to the creative arts, the list is endless! Join us in this skills session to learn how to build your resilience gradually, recognise your stress indicators and develop self-evaluation skills – essential for the graduate marketplace and beyond.
Coaching Skills – “Helping others to help themselves”
When you are coaching, whether you regard it as such or not, you are likely to develop a special relationship with the other person. This unit aims to help you mentor, motivate, and inspire others without harming their self-esteem. It will help develop sensitive skills and techniques so that you can show someone that every little piece of effort is a significant step in leading to greater achievement. This workshop is designed to use your personal effectiveness to help others become effective. “When selecting candidates, we look for people who will have a positive impact on others.” (Ed Fox, Barclays Bank).
Commercial Awareness – “The world of work and your role in it”
A CBI survey recently found that 35% of employers were dissatisfied with the business and customer awareness of graduates. Put simply "commercial awareness" is the ability to view situations from a commercial perspective. It is an understanding of what makes any business or organisation successful and the factors that influence this success. Graduates from all disciplines need to show business awareness of their market, not only to beat the competition for jobs but to perform in that role and deliver value for money. By attending this workshop, you will learn simple steps you can take to help you become commercially aware during your time at university and so that, when the time comes, you’re all set to wow employers and turn that dream job into a reality.
There will be a short follow up exercise to complete which will be checked by SDS staff and fed back to you.
Linkedin & Networking
Join our LinkedIn and networking skills session for insider tips directly from graduate recruiters on using this powerful networking and job-hunting tool. You’ll also learn how to build meaningful connections and develop your professional brand to make sure you’re putting the very best version of yourself out there.
Motivation – “Re-light your fire”
Why are we able to accomplish some tasks with relish yet abhor others? Why do we sometimes lose interest in something initially considered important? How can we be driven to accomplish those things we don’t like doing? This unit is an interactive journey to help you understand how to create drive and energy in order to raise your standards and accomplish all tasks with enthusiasm.
Developing Your Positive Image – “Promote your best self”
Promote your best self.
What is a personal brand? What should it look like? If one doesn't feel proud of oneself it is very difficult to get that "person-prefect" image across in conversation with others. This workshop includes the importance of positive self-talk and its relationship to self-esteem. You will learn how to quantify your assets so that you’re able to sell yourself to an employer in a concise and confident way. Finally, you will learn how to reflect and own the experiences gained from activities undertaken.
Introduction to Managing Projects - “Instigate and oversee your idea”
Heard the statement "Never confuse what I do for business with what I do for pleasure?" Chances are you will have planned a birthday event or had sole responsibility for arranging a trip/holiday full of activities and options for everyone. Therefore, most people have probably been involved in some form of project even if it might not have been viewed under such a title. So from a personal effective business point of view, this workshop will take you through the roles required that make up a project team, and a prominent tool to help you schedule, monitor progress and ensure that your project is ultimately successful. The time of the workshop will be shorter than advertised with a follow up exercise to complete.
Time Management – “Time is on my side - NOT”
Ever wondered why you’re always doing that essay, assignment or research write up at the last minute, or you’re always late for meetings? This workshop is designed to help you prioritise and organise your life so you can get the most out of all of your commitments. The content covers how to work smarter rather than harder, the question of doing the right things or doing things right, how to prioritise and how to overcome procrastination.
You are responsible for managing your learning including ensuring you confirm punctual arrival and completion of each online workshop, so that we can keep a copy of your attendance. It is recommended that you keep copies of all the exercises, activities and notes featured in each of the units. In this respect it is important that you attend each workshop on time and commit to both the learning and activities throughout. We reserve the right to refuse entry to any workshop where late arrival will mean a significant part of same won't be fulfilled. It will be necessary for you to keep the Personal Progression Record (mentioned at the top of this page) updated before and after each workshop. Once you have completed 5 units in the same group you will be asked to send in your completed PPR.
Certificates are issued in e-format and will be emailed to you around 1-2 weeks after receipt of your PPR. You can print the e-certificate at a library, University print centres or print it off yourself.
We will invite you to complete an optional online evaluation which provides us with some key information appropriate to the units undertaken.