Personal Development Program – list of courses

Personal Development Program will ensure that you advance your career and make you stand out as a leader in the environment in which you work. See what courses are included in the program; to learn more about individual courses, click on the name of the course.

TRANSVERSAL SKILLS

To be successful in any field, it is important that you objectively perceive your abilities, as well as work on understanding them and applying them adequately. Self-knowledge is the first step towards accepting yourself as you really are, towards recognizing and accepting your good side, as well as building a certain degree of self-confidence, which will help you fully express your self-knowledge.

Through using different tools and techniques, you will learn to accept yourself and rise above the average. This will yield a positive effect not only on yourself but on your environment as well, and open new possibilities of artistic expression and professional success for you.

The objective of the course is adopting different techniques and methods for achieving an objective level in self-assessment and rising the level of self-confidence, necessary for achieving good professional and personal results.

Some of the most important personal characteristics for the business world are: independent business initiatives, active role in determining the way business is done, positive outlook on the problems the employee is facing. The laws of business apply to the artist’s world, too, so to succeed, you need to develop your own initiative and motivate yourself for performing every task – including those you are not exactly thrilled by.

The objective of this course is mastering the fundamental knowledge, recognizing the skills and knowing the ways of practicing the skills of initiative and motivation to realize the desired advancement in these personal skills, as well as practicing the active and proactive approach to problem solving, as well as confronting one’s prejudices.

The development of interpersonal skills is essential for adequate adaptation in a professional environment. As we work, we are you usually not in a position to choose the people we work with, but find them and acquire them as we go. This is why it is important to understand the people around us and to understand their wishes, motives and needs.

Through various exercises, you can learn the techniques and models whereby you will recognize and accept people around you, “taking” from them only what they can be reasonably expected to provide.

The goal of the course is adopting various techniques and methods for understanding and accepting others and vice versa – being understood and accepted by others.

When you become a part of a project, you step into a collective, you seldom have the opportunity to take as long as it ideally would in order for you to fully adopt not only the environment in the sense of the team within which you work, but also the new methods and models implemented in the work. This is why it is important that you adapt to the new environment and new work conditions quickly and easily.

Through this course, you can learn techniques and models of quick and easy adaptation to new circumstances, environment, working methods and models. The objective is accepting various methods and techniques for easy adaptation to new environment, people and modes of operation.

When an unexpected problem occurs in a professional environment, it is quite important that you should be able to take an adequate approach and know how to deal with unclear requirements, as well as with opinions that contrast your own. This is why this course is based on the adoption of skills and practices that will help you deal with any situation.

The purpose of the program is mastering the fundamental knowledge and using the skills of logical, creative and critical thinking for the purposes of solving problematic situations during work and the advancement of self-confidence in the course of performing one’s professional tasks.

The correctness, usefulness and acceptability of a result largely depends on the way we assess whether something is right or not and on how carefully and analytically we approach the job we do. In the sea of information at our disposal, we often cannot distinguish between the important and the unimportant, and this, as a rule, results in a negative outcome of our activities.

In this part of the program you can adopt the techniques of quality, sound judgement, which is the result of proper analysis and research.

The objective is to master the fundamental knowledge and learn the skills regarding reaching sound conclusions, the analytical approach to observing information and events that surround us and creating an adequate research base which will select all the available data into information that can be used for further uninterrupted work.

The skills of counseling and guiding one’s collaborators constitute very important skills of successful people. Counseling requires objectivity, competence, as well as a number of skills that need to be adopted in order to give and receive the right advice. On the other hand, training and coaching are the skills of transferring knowledge and skills to other persons, making a significant impact in their personal and professional development.

In this part of the program you can learn how to get counseling and training skills and how to adequately, in the right way, convey your knowledge to others.

The objective of the program is the adoption of the necessary skills of a good consultant (counselor), trainer and coach, through practical examples and simulations.

Creating one’s own plan for career development is a quite challenging, but the realization of this plan is something that makes us fulfilled and pleased, firstly with ourselves, but also with the world around us. Taking your professional life in your own hands is a big decision, but also the only right decision in this realm of life.

In this part of the program, we will work on this plan together, making things that seemed to be in other peoples’ hands or a matter of circumstances that we can do nothing about start being something we control.

The objective is becoming able to form a personal career plan, with a precise action plan regarding the way this plan will be realized.

Teamwork, handling team situations and forming your position within the team constitute an important skill in our professional development. We usually do not form teams, but fit into them or not; position ourselves within them or not; are successful within them or not. The reason for our dissatisfaction with our job can be the environment, i.e. the team we work in, so it is very important that we develop a skill that will enable us to fit in and work successfully within different teams.

The objective of the program is to adopt different techniques and methods of achieving satisfactory adaptation within a team, forming your position within it and creating a team atmosphere that will contribute to creating excellent results together.

PERSONAL SKILLS

This course will familiarize you with the concept of career, as well as explain the difference between a job and a career. You will learn about the elements of a work biography, cover letter and letter of recommendation, and receive a wealth of useful advice regarding the preparation for a job interview and the interview itself.

The objective of the course is to awaken the awareness of the importance of career and the elements in that process that will help you create a successful professional career. Whether you are just starting a career, would like to advance it or turn it around, this course will help you acquire all the necessary resources.

This course explains the concept and the development of personal marketing, personal style and the role of personality in professional activity and development, psychological predispositions of a personal style. The course also provides focus on presentation through biography and interview, as well as nonverbal communication and creating a personal style.

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to all the relevant elements in the creation of personal marketing, the development of an own strategy, as well as the presentation of the personality in different situations.

In the business world, the most important thing is the impression you leave; in order not to be accompanied by bad reputation, you have to take care of business etiquette. New research has shown that even those with many years’ experience make mistakes, most frequently being late, wrong introduction of employees, ignorance of other countries’ culture and customs.

The course covers the fundamental rules of business etiquette, paying special attention to the most common mistakes and the ways to avoid them. It also explains the aspects and rules of verbal and nonverbal communication during everyday business activities, as well as the rules that concern doing business with people from different countries.

The objective of the course is to introduce you to the basic rules of business etiquette so that you can leave an impression of professionalism and refined business manners. You will learn the fundamental and current rules of business communication in domestic and international business environment.

It is well known that stress greatly affects physical health and the general sense of well-being. We are surrounded with numerous events that affect our performance, constantly eat at our health and disrupt our mood. We call these different circumstances stressors, and the effect they have on us – stress.

This course describes the very concept of health and the ways to preserve the health which we need, among other things, to function within organized systems. The course describes the concept, developmental phases, types and symptoms of stress, as well as the sources of stress that people encounter in the course of their life and work. The emphasis is on overcoming stress in an organization and the ways in which stress can be successfully managed.

The objective of the course is to introduce you to the seriousness of the consequences that stress can have on a person and to successfully confronting stress during the professionally active years, so that you can optimally maintain the good help needed for the realization of personal life goals.

The content of the course will offer the knowledge and skills as regards the recognizing of the symptoms of stress in oneself and one’s colleagues. This will help them to successfully help themselves and others in stressful situations within the organization with maintain the invaluable and irreplaceable resource in these days: health.

In this course, you will become acquainted with the methods of preparing and implementing a self-advancement plan, the knowledge, skills and abilities you must master in order to meet all the requirements you are faced with. The course also points out the importance of continual advancement and development.

The objective of this course is to present the possible methods of development in accordance with your preferences, as well as pointing out the qualities that can be of great importance to you.

Today we know that it is not irrelevant whether we have professional, emotional or social intelligence. All these types of intelligence affect various aspects of human life and they are developed in different ways. In this course you will get acquainted with the concept of intelligence in general, as well as different types of intelligence, such as interpersonal and professional intelligence, concepts whose presence in modern organizational theory is spreading.

The purpose of the course is mastering the basic knowledge required in order to understand the importance of interpersonal and professional intelligence in today’s society. Upon the completion of the course, you will be equipped with techniques and methods you can use in order to recognize and develop these types of intelligence in yourself and others.

The course is dedicated to acquiring the fundamental knowledge about managing personal finance and the principles you can use in order to gain wealth, prosper and invest into the future. The course contains detailed information on monthly budgeting, property and obligations, which you can use for personal planning. The concept that are explained include saving and the ways in which saving can be made successful.

Also explained are the concept of investing, investment funds and other forms of investing. A part of the course is dedicated to proactivity as one of the habits that every successful person must possess.

The objective of the course is to introduce you to the principles of managing personal finances, so that you can be aware of your income and your spending, as well as the possible points of cutting the costs. Proactivity is one of the habits one needs to develop and this course emphasizes its importance and explains why you should start developing and mastering it.

Besides financial success and wealth, the goal encompass all the other aspects of wealth, i.e. to know that you must work on yourself first, and only then can you expect successful results in other spheres of life.

EFFECTIVENESS AND EFFICIENCY

The course covers several key areas regarding the organization of time: you learn about the concepts of time and time management, taking control of your life, delegating, setting goals and priorities, as well as time management strategies and techniques.

You will learn how to set boundaries to others when it comes to their demands for your time, to better organize your activities and do more important things during the day, and to differentiate between the important and the urgent. You will learn how to delegate your activities to others who can also perform them.

The objective of the course is to provide the fundamental knowledge about personal organization and the process of performing one’s duties in the contemporary business environment, to learn how a successful manager uses and manages his own and other people’s time for the purpose of increasing business efficiency, efficacy and competitive ability of the organization.

The course aims to enable you to make an objective assessment how you use your own time, recognize where it “leaks” and learn how to successfully set the priorities and perform activities. The goal is also to learn how to reject insignificant activities in order to become more successful in your private and professional life and love with as little stress as possible – faster and easier.

As the name says, this course is about the skills one needs to possess in order for a presentation to be as convincing and clear as possible. The course discusses the way a presentation is prepared, about the factors that affect the clarity and convincingness of positively and negatively, fear of speaking in public and overcoming the fright.

The course also describes the presentation process itself, as well as the role of body language during the presentation, all with the goal of keeping the presentation clear and convincing.

The objective of the course is learning how to apply the basic skills that concern the presentation in order to make sure it is clear and convincing. Also, the purpose of this course is to reveal the methods of good presentation, the secrets of making a good PowerPoint, as well as the importance of body language and the ways of overcoming fear concerning the presentation.

The course covers the concept and the types of communication and communication networks in an organization, as well as communication methods and channels. You will get acquainted with the methods of verbal and nonverbal communication in business, as well as with the concept and use of assertiveness in business communication.

You will also learn about the gender-specific aspects of communication and how they can be best approached in order to ensure effectiveness. The course provides a detailed insight into becoming and effective communicator and the obstacles to effective communication one may encounter in a business environment. You will become acquainted with the methods of modern business communication over the internet and learn how to apply them in business.

The objective of the course is learning how to communicate effectively, especially in a business setting. You will also learn how to recognize the types, methods and channels of communication and communication networks you ought to use in a business environment in order to achieve effectiveness in communication.

You will master the techniques of successful written and oral communication, conducting interviews and writing a CV, as well as the proper use of nonverbal communication in an organization. You will learn about assertiveness; how to give and receive assertive criticism. You will learn how to become effective communicators and how to successfully apply the possibilities of information technology for business purposes.

The course covers the concept of information and its importance in the contemporary world, as well as the phenomena and problems stemming from the amount of information in contemporary environment. The course explains information management answers why it is important to manage information, how it is done and who does it.

Significant attention is dedicated to question regarding the information management at the individual level and the organizational level. Information security, especially the security of confidential information that constitute today’s crucial resource, is covered in detail.

The course provides answers to questions: How to provide information security? How to manage information at organizational level? What is personal information management? What are the current trends in the information management process?

Business meetings constitute an especially important aspect of the general business life. Poor management of meetings can have deleterious effects on the general business results and can negatively accept time management and the level of organization, interpersonal relations and, finally, the making of business decisions.

This course describes the process of planning and preparing meetings, managing the very process during the meeting itself, and, finally, its closing and evaluation. It explains techniques for generating ideas and finding creative solutions. It also explains the decision making process on models that can be used for those purposes and lists problem-solving techniques.

Throughout the course, you will encounter examples that will help you get even more familiar with this subject and its application. A part of the course is dedicated to virtual meetings and their characteristics.

The objective is to explain the process of planning, preparation, conducting and evaluation of meetings (including virtual meetings). You will also get acquainted with the methods for generating ideas and developing creative thinking.

You will also have an opportunity to learn how to implement different techniques for generating ideas, such as: six hats, brainstorming and brainwriting. You will also learn how to implement problem-solving methods, the most important among which are mind maps and 5 whys.

Negotiations are unavoidable; people negotiate in various situations, sometimes even without being aware of it. Everyone wants to participate in making important decisions, and fewer and fewer people are willing to accept decisions imposed by someone else.

The subject matter is conceived so that it gets you acquainted with the most important characteristic of negotiations and enable you to use the skills and techniques that will advance your negotiating positions. The modules cover the following areas: concept and content of communication, concept and elements of negotiation, phases of successful negotiation, negotiation techniques and strategies.

The goal of the course is to advance your communication skills so that you can effectively negotiate and achieve the desired results. The objective is to provide the tools and skills necessary in order for you to get what you are entitled to while remaining decent and moderate. The goal is to be able to use the acquired knowledge in any situation (professional or private) and remain fair to the other side.

This course explains the decision making process, the factors and important elements that characterize it. The students will be introduced to different types of decisions, as well as with each of the phases that occur during the decision making process. The course presents different models that can be used for decision making, describing their pros and cons. It also points out the pros and cons of group decision making and the techniques that can be used in order to improve the quality of decisions made in this way.

A special emphasis has been placed on determining the most frequent mistakes and barriers in decision making, as well as on the tips that will raise the quality of the decisions that we make on a daily basis, both professionally and in our personal lives.

The objective of the course is to enable you to use a number of methods to advance your ability to make good decisions. You will learn about a number of models and techniques used for making individual and group decisions. You can master the knowledge required for the evaluation of alternative solutions, so that you can choose the optimal solution based on the available data.

In this course you will advance your skills of written business communication and learn how to clearly express your thoughts through writing. You will learn about the content, techniques, forms and the most important rules of written business communications. You will learn the meaning of the persuasiveness of the written word, as well as about the importance of the skill of written communication for career advancement. The course provides a wealth of advice, and points out the most common mistakes that need to be in order to master business correspondence.

The objective of the course is to advance the culture of expressing oneself through writing, adopting the writing models and communication rules to facilitate one’s professional performance.

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