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Escape Room workshop: lessons in effective teamwork

Successful teamwork in an escape game requires shared purpose, effective leadership, good communication, mutual trust and group synergy - the very same characteristics needed for team success in today’s economy.

This workshop will help your team extract lessons in effective collaboration from your escape attempt and apply those lessons to your ongoing teamwork.

Success in the Workplace: the keys to becoming an exceptional team member

What does it take to be an exceptional employee? While this answer will vary depending on the job, organization and industry, there is a set of common behaviours and attitudes that all exceptional employees demonstrate.
In this module, you will learn about these fundamental building blocks to becoming an exceptional employee. You will also have the chance to think through some workplace scenarios and identify the behaviours of an exceptional employee in each case.

Professional Communications: standards, expectations and best practices

Whether you are writing, speaking or just standing there, the way you communicate in the workplace sends important signals to your colleagues and clients about your competence and reliability. While you should be able to bring your authentic self to your workplace, you want to do your best to bring the finest version of yourself.

In this module, you will learn about the differences between personal and workplace communications as well as some key indicators that will show employers and clients that you can be trusted.

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Building Trust with Colleagues and Clients

The ability to confide in and depend on those around us is a common requirement for all people to thrive. Yet, somehow, few people truly understand the behaviours and environment that enable us to build trusting relationships.

In this module, you will learn about the conditions that are necessary for two people to develop a trusting relationship. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate how well you are creating these conditions in your relationships.

Getting Curious: the power of perspective seeking

Our ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships is directly related to how well we understand the interests and needs of the people we are communicating with. Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced world, we too rarely take the time to ask questions and truly understand the other person's perspective before we share our thoughts and opinions.

In this module, you will explore the importance of curiosity, listening and perspective taking. You will also learn a few key skills to help you come to better understand the people you communicate with.

Understanding and Adapting your Communication Style

While "treating others as you wish to be treated" is a time-tested maxim to live by generally, we need to do better to be truly effective communicators.

To build and maintain meaningful relationships with different types of people, we need to understand what makes them different and attend to those differences. In this module, you will learn how to adapt your communication to suit 4 basic personality types.

Making a Great First Impression

First impressions matter. In the first few minutes of an interview, you have the ability to influence what the other person is thinking and feeling. Helping them think positive thoughts and feel positive emotions increases your chances of persuading them to hire you.

In this module, you will learn the fundamentals of making a good first impression and evoking a positive response in the interviewer. You will also have the opportunity to construct an impactful elevator speech of your own.

Goal Setting

Successful people set life and career goals based on what is truly important to them. They identify the attitudes and behaviours that will enable them to reach their goals and they commit to taking action.

In this module, you will learn about different types of goals as well as the difference between goals, objectives and commitments. You will also have the opportunity to build your goal setting skills through a reflective exercise.

Polite Persistence: The Key to Achieving your Goals

How many times would you be willing to follow-up with a potential employer to try and persuade them to hire you? When following up, what, exactly are you saying? Who are you saying it to? Online submissions to job postings represent a small fraction of successful applications that lead to meaningful employment. To find fulfilling work, most people need to use Polite Persistence.

In this module, you will learn the most important skills and strategies to improve your chances of getting hired.

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Character Strengths: understanding and implementing your innate talents

A common characteristic among people who are fulfilled and feel a deep sense of meaning in their lives is that they consistently implement their greatest strengths. The challenge is that many people don't fully understand what their strengths are or how to use them.

In this module, you will learn about character strengths and complete a questionnaire to help you better understand your innate talents.

Understanding your Personal Values

What do you care about? What is important to you? What are the guiding principles of your life?

Personal values are the beliefs and attitudes we hold that determine how we feel in different situations, and they inform our behaviour. Many people confuse their personal values with the values of their families, friends, workplaces and their culture. This can lead to difficulty in decision making and motivation.

In this course, you will have an opportunity to think about what is most important to YOU, so that you can make good decisions that foster greater harmony in your life and work.

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Identifying, Articulating and Implementing your Transferable Skills

What are you good at? Of the things you are good at, what can be used to your advantage in the workplace? Transferable skills are things we can do that bring value to the world and can be applied in many different settings and situations.

In this module, you will learn about some of the typical transferable skills that are useful in the workplace. You will also have an opportunity to identify some of the skills you already have and those you would like to develop.

Job Crafting: making work meaningful

What tasks and responsibilities do you enjoy the most at work? Which ones do you enjoy the least? How often do you make use of your greatest strengths at work?

In this module, you will learn about the process of job crafting and identify strategies to maximize your sense of meaning and fulfillment in your work.

Resilience: the 4 factors that enable people to bounce back

The importance of resilience for a successful and satisfying life is well documented. However, the factors that enable people to build resilience are not always as obvious.

In this module, you will learn about the four factors that have been shown to contribute to the development of resilience. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on your own resilience and how you may be able to strengthen it.

Self-compassion: connecting with yourself when things don’t go as planned

How do you react when you make a mistake or don't reach a desired outcome? Do you respond to yourself as kindly and as rationally as you would respond to a friend who experienced a similar set back? Sometimes it is easier to be compassionate to our friends than it is to ourselves.

In this module, you will explore the definition of self-compassion and identify some of the signs that you are either high or low in self-compassion.

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Effective Feedback: curiosity, compassion and courage

Feedback is necessary for us to learn, grow and develop our skills. While necessary, it can also be difficult to both give and receive it effectively.

In this module, you will learn about the three basic types of feedback as well as the behaviours and attitudes that will help you give and receive it effectively. Lastly, you will have an opportunity to assess what you are doing well and what you can improve with respect to feedback.

The Power of Appreciation in the Workplace

How often do you share positive thoughts or feedback with your teammates? How often do you receive thanks or praise?

In this module, you will explore the benefits of gratitude in the workplace and you will learn the keys to effectively delivering appreciation to others.