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RECENT STUDIES SHOW THAT ONLY 48% OF EMPLOYERS BELIEVE THEIR GRADUATES HAVE THE SOFT SKILLS THEY NEED AT THE POINT OF HIRING.

(ISE, 2019)

 

Studies of university students and graduates have shown that just 4 in 10 Millennials and only 3 in 10 Generation Z believe they have the skills and knowledge they need for the future

(Deloitte, 2018).

Behavioural Skills are paramount for graduates - human, transferable skills to help them increase their speed to value, as well as equip themselves for the future of work. Along with a Growth Mindset, graduates can be developed to hit the ground running.

 
 
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GROWTH MINDSET

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Our beliefs about intelligence (whether it is fixed or can grow) affect how we learn and how we deal with challenging situations, such as setbacks, failure and critical feedback. You’ll learn how to apply a growth mindset to any situation.


SELF AWARENESS

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Self-awareness is a lifelong practice. This deep introspection is about having a clear perception of what makes a person unique in terms of their strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs and motivations. Using self-reflection, you will learn how to increase self-awareness, learn from experience, and understand the importance of feedback


PERSONAL BRAND

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A great personal brand is authentic, visible, consistent, reliable and resilient – in person, on paper and online. It’s about bringing who you are to what you do and how you do it. Learn how to consciously cultivate and communicate a personal brand that reflects your core values.


FEEDBACK

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The skill of proactively seeking and receiving feedback creates the greatest opportunity for individuals to develop and grow. Learn to adopt an optimal mindset for giving and receiving feedback.


SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Building social intelligence allows people to negotiate social relationships, and accomplish goals in social

environments. Using DiSC, you’ll learn to identify your own and others DiSC styles and practice behaviours and communications to build relationships.


NETWORKING

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Creating connections is a really valuable way to expand your knowledge and learn from the success of others, whether inside your company or across industries. You’ll learn how to make a positive first impressions (in line with your personal brand) and how to build first connections into relationships.


TEAMWORK

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As the interdependence of work teams increases, the ability to accelerate the integration of yourself and others into new teams is paramount. Learn to what makes a team effective, how to promote psychological safety and what role you best play in teams.


THE AMAZING RACE

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This 1-3 hour experiential outdoor activity see’s teams racing between locations – competing to reach a final destination. Along the way are various challenges, changes and pressures which require team communication, adaptability, strategic decision-making and collaboration.


SELF-MANAGEMENT

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Understanding our strengths, emotional triggers and unproductive behaviours is critical for managing our priorities throughout our lives. Especially pertinent during times of transition. Knowing what is truly important to us helps us prioritise and utilise our time effectively to realise our performance potential and find balance in all areas of life.


CHANGE & RESILLIANCE

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We live in a ‘VUCA’ (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world of fast change, information overload and emerging technology. Being resilient means more than being able to cope with change and survive it – it means thriving in constantly changing environment. To do this, we need to be aware of our reactions to change and learn strategies to strengthen our inner resilience in the face of the stress, obstacles and difficulties that change can bring.


ADAPTABILITY

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It is not the strongest or even most intelligent beings that survived, but those most able to adapt to their environment. With the increasing pace and complexity of change, we need to be able to adapt – this means demonstrating flexibility in dealing with change as we strive to reach our objectives.


CRITICAL THINKING

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Humans make an average 35,000 decisions a day. Making decisions based on sound judgement without personal agenda, emotion or bias will be essential to being able to identify and solve the right problems effectively in the future. Critical thinking enables us to reason, think logically and objectively in order to cut through the ‘noise’ and make well-informed, strategic decisions that can benefit us all.


INFLUENCING

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To be successful in any job, it is most certain that you must be able to "sell" an idea or project, persuade coworkers or peers to provide support and/or resources, or get people to do something that they may not necessarily want or need to do. The ability to persuade and motivate others to achieve objectives is key to getting things done and continuously striving to get better, more productive results and maintain a competitive advantage.


COMPLEX PROBLEM SOLVING

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Complex problem solving is arguably the most important skill for todays and future workforces. Using the Design Thinking approach you’ll learn to uncover and generate solutions for ‘wicked’ problems helps to unlock creativity and innovation by using empathy, collaboration and experimentation.


POWERFUL PRESENTING

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Being able to prepare, structure and deliver an effective presentation is an essential professional skill and is tied to one’s ability to influence. Despite public speaking being one of people’s greatest fears, it is possible to learn how to prepare a key message for your audience, how to use visual aids and deliver an authentic presentation that realises an objective – in other words, present with impact.


CREATIVITY

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As the sophistication of businesses, technology and consumers increases, the need to apply creative thinking to business models, processes, products and services, is critical for future success. Three mindsets can help us to develop and apply creativity in the workplace - empathy, collaboration and experimentation. We can all relearn how to be creative.


COLLABORATION

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As businesses move at an ever-increasing rate, working in isolation puts companies at a disadvantage which is why visual meetings, which engage everyone in the room, are important. The more a group of people collaborate, the more significant the working relationships become. Collaboration leads to the innovative solutions and results that businesses need to succeed.


YOUR FUTURE SELF (Leadership)

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With increasing trends of flatter, more globalised and complex organisational structures, flexible work practices and relationships, there is increased pressure and focus on leadership being able to go beyond hierarchical power. What often makes the difference is HOW leaders’ lead. Those wishing to show leadership should be clear on the deeper purpose behind their leadership (their WHY) and consciously create their leadership signature.


GLOBAL MINDSET

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Having a global mindset is being aware of and open to cultural diversity and knowing how to navigate that to get results. Culture affects what we pay attention to, what we value as important and the way we interact. Developing a global mindset starts with making ourselves aware of our own cultural values and biases and able to bridge differences with others for better collaboration and connection.