School – Backpack to Briefcase: Introduction to Workplace Soft Skills

backpack to briefcase:
introduction to workplace soft skills

$
110

5

courses

INTRODUCTORY

level

3 HRS 45 MINS

completion time

Overview

Soft skills have emerged as critical in the workplace and to career success. They also help you standout as an employee and as a candidate for career advancement. But, where do you start? This 5-course program is designed to help you build a foundational set of soft skills so that you can excel in your internship, co-op, or first job after graduation. These courses are chalked full of practical tools and strategies to help you make a meaningful contribution on your team, communicate your ideas effectively, create an effective career brand, thrive in a virtual or hybrid work environment, increase your self-awareness, manage change and foster resiliancy, set goals and prioriites, and build strong working relationships.

Completing this program will help you:

Who is the program for?

Students preparing for success in their internship, co-op, or new role when transitioning from post-secondary to career upon graduation

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Courses

Course 1

communication success

This course focuses on tools and strategies to experience success when communicating your thoughts, opinions, plans, and ideas at work. You will learn about the importance of body language, ways to structure your conversations at work so that they are meaningful, impactful, and valuable, and the ...

communication success

Duration: 45 minutes
Level: Introductory
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Course 2

workplace relationship success

Relationships are a key driver of workplace success. It is pivotal that you build and nurture effective relationships with your colleagues, managers, customers, leaders, and stakeholders throughout your career. This course will offer you valuable insight into how to give and receive feedback well in a variety of situations, ...

workplace relationship success

Duration: 45 minutes
Level: Introductory
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Course 3

career brand success

Looking to build your career brand? This course introduces you to highly practical ways of creating a positive impression and making a lasting impact at work. You will focus on developing your presentation and speaking skills, communicating with confidence and conviction, and strategies for effective time management to ensure you deliver on your commitments, focus ...

career brand success

Duration: 45 minutes
Level: Introductory
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Course 3

career brand success

Looking to build your career brand? This course introduces you to highly practical ways of creating a positive impression and making a lasting impact at work. You will focus on developing your presentation and speaking skills, communicating with confidence and conviction, and strategies for effective time management to ensure you deliver on your commitments, focus ...

career brand success

Duration: 45 minutes
Level: Introductory
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Course 4

self-management success

How we respond to change, take care of ourselves, and open our minds to embracing perspectives and experiences that are different from our own are all important factors in our success in workplace and ultimately our careers. In this course you will be introduced to concrete strategies to help you adapt to changes and ...

self-management success

Duration: 45 minutes
Level: Introductory
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Course 5

online & virtual success

All indications are that virtual are hybrid workplaces are here to stay. So, it has become essential essential to be comfortable and develop skills that will enable you to excel in an on-line work environment. In this course, you will learn to run effective virtual meetings, master and apply best practices in on-line etiquette, ...

online & virtual success

Duration: 45 minutes
Level: Introductory
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Written and developed by the soft skills group

We pride ourselves on our ability to develop dynamic solutions to address our client’s needs. We are committed to seeing our clients succeed in their challenging and changing environments. The Soft Skills Group trainers have the expertise and the experience to bring corporate best practices to clients.

We have worked successfully with over 80 corporate clients in many industries —including finance, telecommunications, health care, manufacturing, transportation, natural resources, not-for-profit and governments, and crown corporations. The Soft Skills Group has worked with organizations within education, finance, law, nuclear energy, various public service organizations, and in both profit and not-for-profit fields.

 

About the Course Authors

diana_kawarsky

Diana Kawarsky, MA, CCP

President

Diana has over 20 years of experience working with more than 20,000 business professionals, effectively improving their management and communication skills to achieve higher impact results. She holds an MA Degree, is a Certified Coach Practitioner and twice published author and World Guru in Communications.

sheldon

Sheldon Kawarsky, PhD

Vice President

Sheldon has over 20 years of experience holding manager and director roles in the private and academic sectors, focusing on business development and fostering relationships with companies, universities, government organizations, and venture capitalists.  His strength is in relationship building and clarifying the needs of clients to ensure their training maximizes their return on investment.