SELF-AWARENESS AND PERSONALITY

Outside of the study of psychology, there are many differing views as to whether people behave differently due to genetic factors (nature), or environmental factors (nurture). This module covers the key approaches to personality psychology, and their implications for growth, relationships, mental health and dynamics at work. We also include in-depth applications of two specific personality frameworks.

COMMUNICATION AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

Second only to rapid and continuous learning, communication is one of the most critical skills of the 21st century. This module weaves together elements of social dynamics, purpose, motivation, research, analysis, and solutions to problems, to craft a compelling story with a winning punch line.

TIME MANAGEMENT

Time is our most precious resource; while we can earn back money, we can never get back lost time. Managing time is thus an important foundation for approaching any type of work or task (professional or personal). Managing time effectively is a choice (set of choices) that anyone can make, and is generally a precursor for success in one’s chosen pursuits.

LOGICAL PROBLEM STRUCTURING

Good structured problem-solving skills will help participants no matter what their role, seniority, or function. This module covers how to approach a variety of problems, as well as how to apply logic and frameworks, and build bespoke frameworks to analyse and solve them. We also discuss how to set up a plan for research and data collection.

DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALISATION

In the digital age, being able to select, understand, analyse and display data correctly is critical to answering questions and making informed decisions. At registration, we will ascertain participants’ comfort level with spreadsheet software (Excel, Numbers, Sheets) to group them according to skill level.

CREATING HIGH-QUALITY DELIVERABLES

The work we do typically culminates in some sort of output, which we call a ‘deliverable’. Deliverables take many forms (a booth at an exhibition, a policy report, a 5-minute video, etc.) and carry a message, with an intent. We cover how to clarify the intent of a message before structuring or creating a deliverable, in order to decide what format will most effectively deliver the message. We also discuss many aesthetic and format design considerations in creating and perfecting a deliverable.

EMPATHY AND DESIGN THINKING

Research shows that emotional intelligence can be a greater predictor of career success than IQ (technical ability). Nobel-prize winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman has shown that people would rather do business with a person they like and trust rather than someone they don’t, even if the latter person is offering a better product at a lower price. This module explores the fundamentals of understanding and effectively working with others.

purpose, ADAPTATION and learning

Individuals and companies need to have a clear sense of why they do what they do, which goes beyond simply making a profit. Employees with a strong sense of purpose are at least four times more likely to be engaged in their jobs as other employees, according to research from Gallup’s Global Well-Being Index, and purpose-driven companies outperformed the S&P500 by 10 times between 1996 to 2011. To boot, jobs, organisations, and economies are all changing at a faster pace than ever before. Organisations and individuals that are able to continuously learn, and improve will be much more likely to adapt and succeed in reaching their objectives in any context or working environment.