PowerSkills™ Boot Camps
The skills today’s agile workforce needs.
Online and on-demand, these boot camps cover the 7 critical PowerSkills™ needed to adapt to real-world demands and changes. These 7 critical skills were identified through exhaustive research and adapted to curricula by national experts in adult education. Enroll a group of 10 or more for a special group rate.
Designed to develop effective collaboration abilities, the course covers how to work with others to achieve a common purpose and strengthen overall team cohesiveness and effectiveness. It focuses on how to use the talents and skills of a diverse team to accomplish a shared, defined business purpose.
Effective communication starts with identifying a specific outcome and then learning how to listen, present new information, gain agreement, provide direction, change behavior, or take action. Communicators take responsibility for message receipt – including outcomes. This course teaches methods and approaches that work.
The ability to think critically is foundational to being effective in business. Developing effective problem-solving skills gives learners the ability to recognize problems when they occur, conduct analysis of the problems, assess the severity of the problem, and evaluate a variety of possible solutions.
Sound judgment is one component of an individual’s ability to think critically and results from the application of a logical structure for considering relevant information. When sound judgment is applied, a person is able to accurately assess various options or solutions to make the most effective and/or appropriate choice. When people exhibit sound judgment, they demonstrate an important leadership trait, gain the respect and commitment of others, and bring additional value to their personal and professional activities.
Decision-making is part of critical thinking and follows from problem-solving and judging. It’s the process that results in making a choice among multiple possible courses of action. The course covers how to overcome typical barriers to effective decision-making – like too much/too little information, too many people and/or beneficial interests, and over/under commitment to a decision. Learners will develop skills proposing decisions that are synthesized and logically extrapolated from the analysis of evidence.
In simple terms, self-management can be defined as the processes we use to control our own behavior. Activities such as personal development and learning, setting goals, personal reflection, and self-assessment contribute to an individual’s self-management skills. This boot camp provides learners with skills in assessing their relevant attitudes and behaviors when working in a professional context, assuming responsibility for their actions, overcoming obstacles ethically to achieve objectives, demonstrating professionalism, developing a sense of self as a learner, and building fully on previous learning and experience.
Values are typically defined as either priorities or moral standards that guide our actions – and they’re essential for effective decision-making, collaboration, and self-management. By identifying and focusing on their personal values, individuals can achieve greater self-awareness, higher levels of personal integrity, and enhanced credibility as a person and a leader.