Week 1: Foundations: Your Personal Story & Experience Has Value
Identify your core natural gifts & assets, Map your Career Growth Blueprint, Vision Statement and Goals. Determine your unique value and how best to share it with the world.
Week 2: Elevate Your Career with Personal Branding
Developing an authentic professional image—your own unique “brand”—that’s truly right for you and no one else is a valuable asset in the workplace. Branding is about building a name for yourself, showcasing what sets you apart from others, and describing the added value you bring to an organization. You will begin to enhance and develop every aspect of your “professional presence” by building a compelling personal brand that positively influences the direction of your careers
Week 3: Powerful Communication: Getting Your Message Across
From informal emails to pitching an idea, to a formal presentation in front of senior management, you will learn how to adapt your written and verbal communication skills across a variety of audience and media types.
Week 4: The Power of First Impressions
Specific techniques for building lasting positive impressions starts with awareness and develops through intentional efforts. You will create a action plan for your intentional impression/ image.
Week 5: Building Social Capital: Managing Your Success
Building relationship within one's organization are as important as building relationships outside the organization. You will learn how to forge a strong relationship with managers, supervisors, and peers.
Week 6: Management Vs. Leadership
Unique skills are required to be an effective leader and an effective manager. We will examine the skills for each and when certain situations require one versus the other.
Week 7: Negotiation
Effective negotiation helps you to resolve situations where what you want conflicts with what someone else wants. You will learn best practices for win-win negotiations, when to use win-lose negotiation, and how both can be used successfully in your career. You will know how to ask for a pay increase or promotion and how to negotiate a new job salary.
Week 8: Managing Conflict
You will learn best practices for dealing with conflict with customers, subordinates, peers, and leaders within your organization.