Our short workshops for teens are designed to equip them with the necessary soft skills required to give them an extra edge over their peers. Teens can boost themselves in a specific attribute to become more employable and workplace ready. Short 3 hour workshops are presented on these 13 attributes.
Explore the course A closer look at the different workshops:
Take ownership and find personal fulfilment by uncovering and exploring your authentic self
The purpose of the self-leadership workshop is to assist students to find personal fulfilment by uncovering, and exploring their authentic self, thereby reaching their full potential. This requires students to establish an intimate understanding of who they are, how they operate, what is important to them, and most importantly, what they need to do to find fulfilment in their life. The self-leadership workshop also develops student’s capacity to manage their internal stability and external equilibrium by making decisions and choices that support who they are.
Self-leadership is not a destination, it’s a daily process. It requires a daily commitment to live as a victor and not a victim.
Find your inner significance and purpose in order to live life with self - confidence
Self-confidence is an important internal asset for adolescents. Self-confidence does not refer to an inflated sense of self-worth or to false confidence. Rather, it is a person’s set of perceptions or beliefs upon which he or she bases a sense of inner self and significance regardless of results. This workshop assists students to find their greater purpose, this is accomplished by them knowing who they are in their core and living out their inner confidence. During this workshop we support learners to find their inner significance and purpose in order to live life with self-confidence.
Learn the value of hard work, goal setting, self – discipline and the ability to focus
Diligence is like an investment, which means that what you put into something determines what you will get out of it. The diligence workshop teaches teens diligence in their study habits, personal hygiene and communication skills which helps increase their self-confidence, self-control and autonomy. Diligence is a crucial virtue for teens to learn in their steps toward independence.
As students plan for their future, they need to know what employers, coaches and selection committees seek. If learners have established a pattern and reputation of diligence as part of their character, they will get the jobs and advancements and will be successful. To build a strong work ethic, students will learn the value of hard work, goal setting, self-discipline, focus and planning.
Deal with the challenges of life and learn to choose positive coping mechanisms
Young people have always needed effective coping skills. The modern world is more challenging than ever before and, in comparison to previous generations, many young people today have fewer resources to deal with adversity.
The resilience workshop instills positive coping skills to help students cope with the challenges and stress they have in life. Challenges are a normal part of our daily lives and they will always be present. How you deal with these is what makes all the difference. Through this workshop we explore learner’s personal resilience and determine how they can improve.
Understand that knowledge curiosity and being a lifelong learner is crucial
We live in the Knowledge Age, which means that the ability to apply the right knowledge effectively is an important skill and the cornerstone of future success. In the curiosity workshop students learn that the skills of curiosity and lifelong learning are crucial.
Students discover the importance of having knowledge and that it enables a different perspective, fascinating conversation and a deeper understanding. The workshop explains that curiosity makes us better people; allows us to make better, informed decisions; and assists us in becoming more workplace ready.
Engage with appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills and learn to communicate with confidence
With the kind of collaborative, dynamic environments that characterise the 21st century workplace, students need to be able to directly inform, discuss, disagree and advocate with colleagues and customers. Equally important is the ability for clear, concise and appropriate verbal and written communication. The communication workshop teaches students to communicate with confidence during presentations, public speaking and debates as well as listen effectively to people from different backgrounds and cultural differences.
No one is an island and networking, cooperation, patience and positive relationships are important in any environment. A students’s competence will be greatly enhanced by his/her ability to manage frustration, accommodate co-worker’s agendas, temper responses and exert self-control.
During the teamwork workshop students acquire the skills to be more familiar with each other and learn how to work together effectively in a team. Teamwork is vital and understanding the essential elements of teamwork are imperative.
Generate fresh ideas and new approaches to established concepts
No one is an island and networking, cooperation, patience and positive relationships are important in any environment. A students’s competence will be greatly enhanced by The astounding possibilities presented by technology along with the universal access to information and ideas will place a premium on curiosity, creativity and imagination in business and the workplace. The days of just reproducing the same product, idea, priorities, prejudices or business practices are quickly disappearing. The innovation workshop explores students’ capability to generate fresh ideas or new approaches to established ideas. This skill will make them an asset to companies and themselves as they are able to create their own opportunities and possibly become entrepreneurs.
Acquire constructive problem solving steps and become more confident to make sound decisions
The world of work and business are becoming more and more complex and increased responsibility is placed on individuals to solve and deal with multifaceted issues. The problem-solving workshop teaches students to recognise problems and figure out how to resolve them. Making sound decisions and identifying potential problems has a unique value to add over and above technical skills that others may possess.
Students will discover the skills to listen and think calmly, consider options and respect other people’s opinions and needs, find constructive solutions and sometimes work toward compromises.
Learn to adapt and apply various skills in order to move, grow and adjust
Learners should be able to wear different hats if they would like to make themselves valuable in the 21st century. The flexible thinking workshop teaches students to adapt and apply their skills and abilities in flexible ways and shift direction if needed. Unexpected challenges and new issues appear constantly. Students are taught to roll with the punches and remain fluid in the situation in order to move, grow and adapt.
Be able to discern, disagree and stick to well – reasoned opposing opinions
The glut of information available through the internet and other open source media will leave workers bewildered and overwhelmed if they are not able to critically evaluate the information available to them. The critical thinking workshop teaches students how to assess the legitimacy of information sources as well as the validity of argument structures. Students’ ability to discern, disagree and stick to well-reasoned, opposing opinions will be important to the effective functioning of any venture in the future.
Take initiative, become self – sustainable and financially literate
Independence is the ultimate goal of adolescence. Businesses, parents and society at large cannot afford to have employees and children who sit and wait to be told what to do. The independence workshop teaches students to think for themselves, take initiative and be self-sustainable. Learners are taught to be self-directed, proactive and take responsibility for getting things done.
How to write a CV, do a job interview and apply for a study course is covered in this workshop.
Implement personal planning and identify steps needed to achieving specific future goals
During the being enterprising workshop students identify the steps needed to take towards achieving their specific future goals. They will gain assistance in either doing an entrepreneurship module if they would like to start their own business or explore a specific study direction.
Students create their own driver console. The dashboard console serves to measure, assess, direct and plan learner’s future.
We have fully equipped franchises nationwide waiting to hear from you. We offer our learners a supportive environment with passionate teachers to encourage each student on their journey.
Our Virtual Academy offers the same learning experience and support offered in a traditional classroom – online. For those who aren’t close to one of our any franchises or simply prefer to work from the comfort of your own home, you can join us via our virtual academy.