31 key personal soft skill learning modules for success in life and work. "Life skills", also known as soft skills, career skills, employability skills and personal competencies are the "secret to success in life and work" - regardless of career choice. Life Skills for Students™, a program within the Career Coaching for Students™ curriculum, is now available as a standalone teacher's bundle.
A comprehensive library of 31 soft skill learning modules in an easy-to-use online environment PLUS a pdf master workbook of the 12 critical skills every student should develop. Online e-learning presentation modules introduce the skill. A downloadable pdf workbook (for all 31 skill learning modules) enables the teacher and student to concentrate on one skill using a self-paced approach.
The twelve critical soft skills for success in life and work have also been organized into a 12-week e-mail campaign. One skill is introduced each week for 12 weeks. The selected skill topics are based on research that identified what makes a person highly successful. Teachers can use the email campaign for personal preparation or can register all of their students to receive the 12-weekly skill introduction emails to provide maximum learning and forward movement for individual development.
Think this isn't important? Think again! See what Daniel Goleman, thought-leader for Emotional Intelligence says. Dr. Phil McGraw has recently published a book called Life Code: The New Rules for Living in the Real World where he outlines his sweet 16 skills needed for success. We weren't about to be out done by Dr. Phil, so we wrote an article that placed Dr. Phil's Sweet 16 next to our Life Skills for Students Sweet 16. It was an interesting exercise. What we learned is that Dr. Phil's list is valid and good advice and the Life Skills for Students list is equally valid but also more tangible to soft skill development.
What we know is that there are highly successful people across all behavioral styles and with very different personal drivers (motivators). We also have a great deal of data identifying the 12 critical skills that are critical to success. In our corporate consulting division (The Nielson Group), we and a few hundred of our colleagues are measuring these and other soft skills among thousands of employees and managers within hundreds of companies. We're finding a consistency. What we are seeing is that these 12 skills are consistently scored high for those people who have been identified as "high performers" - regardless of type of job. And we are seeing a mix of low scores in some or all of these 12 skills in people who are not considered high performers. Is there a correlation? We think so.
Why Should Students Develop These Skills Now?
Corporations are spending millions of dollars annually to develop these soft skills across the organization. These same companies are suggesting students be more prepared in these areas if they want to stand out from their peer group. The 12 critical skills have nothing to do with GPA or "book smarts". Here are just a few ways we think students will benefit from developing these personal skills:
* Selected more often for increased responsibilities in the future
* Greater personal satisfaction
* Better relationships
* Greater clarity around people, tasks and systems
* Greater sense of control over their own destiny
* Ability to overcome obstacles
* Achieve personal goals easier
* More attractive to employers
We've put together 12 critical skill learning modules (personal skill topics) based on research into what makes successful people successful. Some include both a pdf workbook and an audio/video presentation. We recommend the student work with a mentor (parent or youth counselor, etc.) to get the most out of each module.
Side Note: These online tutorials and the downloadable workbooks were designed for corporate learning and are used to coach adult learners. Occasionally the lesson content refers to “manager” or “organization”. Substitute those words with “parents or teachers” and “family or school” respectively.
Manager = Teacher or Parent
Organization = Family or School
Overall, the reading level is 8th grade.
The Life Skills for Students™ program is included in the Career Coaching for Students™ program.
Try it before you buy!
See the Continuous Learning and Futuristic Thinking skill learning modules: http://www.ttiuonline.com/learner/learnings/4973FSNT
What's Included in Each Soft Skill Module?
Online short presentation of the skill
Downloadable MP3 audio recording (some)
Downloadable and printable PDF mini-lesson that concisely presents the skill module and simple exercises
What 12 Critical Skills are Covered?
Project and Goal Focus
Planning and Organizing
*** Plus 19 Bonus Skill Learning Modules accessed online
Theoretical Problem Solving
Influencing Others (Conveying Role Value, Gaining Commitment, Understanding Motivational Needs)
Interpersonal Skills (Evaluating Others, Personal Relationships, Persuading Others)
Conveying Role Value
Understanding Motivational Needs
Understanding and Evaluating Others
What permissions are given with this purchase?
Each purchaser may reproduce and/or distribute the soft skill mini-lesson workbooks for/to their assigned students and register their assigned students to receive the 12-week skill learning email course (by sharing the registration instructions with their assigned students). To purchase an economical unlimited use school site-license, set the purchase quantity to 4 or contact Carl Nielson at 972.824.2520 or email email@example.com.