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Professional Development Essentials

Professional Development Essentials is a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the skills and attitudes required to thrive in the workplace.


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Course Overview

Course Description

In today's dynamic and competitive professional landscape, success goes beyond technical skills and expertise. It hinges on your ability to communicate effectively, adapt to change, collaborate harmoniously, and maintain a positive and resilient mindset. Professional Development Essentials is a comprehensive course designed to equip you with the skills and attitudes required to thrive in the workplace.

Related SDGs:

SDG 4: Quality Education:

Professional development is a key component of lifelong learning and skills enhancement. This course contributes to the goal of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all, including access to continuous learning opportunities.

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth:

Professional development enhances skills and employability, aligning with the goal of promoting sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth through productive employment and decent work.

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure:

The acquisition of new skills and knowledge through professional development supports innovation and infrastructure development, contributing to economic and technological progress.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities:

Access to professional development opportunities can help reduce inequalities by providing individuals from diverse backgrounds with the skills and knowledge needed to advance in their careers and achieve their potential.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals:

Collaborative efforts in providing professional development opportunities foster partnerships and contribute to the goal of revitalising the global partnership for sustainable development.

ESG:Social Pillar

Course Outline and Learning Objectives:

Session 1: Effective Communication: Bridging thoughts into actions | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Develop the ability to communicate clearly, persuasively, and adaptively in various workplace contexts, ensuring that your message is understood and appreciated by diverse audiences. Learn the art of getting your message across, adapting to diverse audiences, and voicing your needs with confidence. Effective communication is the cornerstone of successful collaboration.

Session 2: Awareness: Why Everything Matters | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Gain a deeper understanding of your own behaviour, attitudes, and actions in relation to the workplace, company culture, and industry dynamics, facilitating better self-management and interpersonal interactions. Understand the importance of self-awareness and how your behaviour impacts your workplace and its broader context, from the company's culture to the industry.

Session 3: Empathy: Avoiding Facepalm Moments | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Cultivate emotional and cultural intelligence to foster empathetic and collaborative relationships, leading to improved individual and team performance. Explore the realms of emotional and cultural intelligence and discover how they are intrinsically tied to individual and team performance.

Session 4: Finding the Will Where There Seems to Be No Way | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Tap into positive thinking to develop a mindset that drives resilience and innovation, enabling you to approach challenges with creativity and optimism. You will discover how to see setbacks as opportunities for growth, how to adapt to change, and how to stay motivated in the face of adversity.

Session 5: Self-confidence: You Know Your Sh*t! | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Break free from self-imposed limitations and boost your self-confidence to seize opportunities and take on new challenges. Boost your self-confidence and overcome self-limiting beliefs, empowering you to take on new responsibilities and pursue career opportunities with conviction.

Session 6: Taking Initiative: Take the Leap | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Learn to recognize and responsibly navigate risks, transforming them into opportunities for personal and professional growth. This session focuses on empowering you to become a proactive and forward-thinking individual who not only identifies growth opportunities but also understands how to assess and navigate associated risks effectively and responsibly.

Session 7: Conflict Management | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Master the art of fighting fairly and resolving conflicts through systematic and constructive approaches that benefit everyone involved. Acquire conflict resolution techniques that promote fairness, teamwork, and positive outcomes in workplace disputes and disagreements.

Session 8: Negotiation: Getting What You Ask For | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Discover the power of effective negotiation and learn how to articulate your needs and desires to get the results you want. Learn to negotiate effectively, articulate your needs, and advocate for your interests in professional settings, increasing your ability to achieve desired outcomes.

Session 9: Embracing Change: Welcoming New Beginnings | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Learn to navigate change, whether it's adapting to new technologies or embracing organisational transformations, while maintaining a positive outlook. Change often entails loss, whether it's the loss of familiar routines, job roles, colleagues, or even the comfort of the status quo. To effectively navigate change, it's essential to understand the emotional and psychological impact of loss. By acknowledging and processing these emotions, you'll be better equipped to move forward positively.

Session 10: Mindset Matters: Fueling Resilience | Date: TBC | Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Discover the significance of aligning your goals with your "why," sourcing grit and perseverance, to cultivate a success-oriented mindset that propels you toward your objectives. This session focuses on understanding the profound influence of one's mindset on personal and professional resilience. It goes beyond the surface and uncovers the underlying principles and strategies for developing and maintaining a resilient and success-oriented mindset.

Who is this Course For?

Early-Career Professionals:

Individuals who are just starting their careers will find this course invaluable in building a strong foundation of essential skills and attitudes for success in the workplace.

Mid-Career Professionals:

Mid-career professionals who are looking to advance in their careers, take on leadership roles, or adapt to changing industry dynamics will benefit from the advanced communication, leadership, and resilience-building skills covered in the course.

Managers and Team Leaders:

Managers and team leaders will gain valuable insights into effective communication, conflict management, and leadership skills to better manage and lead their teams.

Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners:

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can use the knowledge and skills acquired in this course to build a positive company culture, negotiate effectively, and adapt to the changing demands of running a business.

Anyone Seeking Personal Growth:

The course is open to anyone interested in personal development and growth. Whether you're looking to improve your communication skills, boost your self-confidence, or develop a more positive attitude, this course offers practical tools and strategies for personal advancement.

Individuals going through Career Transitions:

Individuals going through career transitions, such as job changes, reentering the workforce, or pursuing new career paths, can benefit from the diverse set of skills covered in the course.

Teams and Organisations:

Employers can enroll their teams or employees in this course to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional development within their organisations.

This course is designed to empower professionals and individuals at various stages of their careers with the skills and attitudes needed to thrive in today's dynamic and competitive professional landscape. It is suitable for a wide range of audiences seeking to enhance their personal and professional growth and make a positive impact in their respective fields.


No specific prerequisites are required to attend. This course is designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants, including those with varying levels of prior knowledge or experience.

Lecturer: TBC

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