SESSION I: an introduction to the programme.
SESSION 7: wraps up the programme, recapping what has been covered – through participant presentations – and reminding everyone of how the learning can be applied in the workplace and throughout life.
In SESSIONS 2 – 6 each of the five barriers is considered, through a presentation, discussion and activities. Participants explore:
- the barrier’s impact on our life
- the skills blocked by the barrier
- how the barrier can be broken so skills can be accessed and developed
- the positive change brought about when the barrier is broken
SESSION 2: Backward Focus. Developing leadership skills such as self-reliance, reflection, independent thinking, using initiative.
SESSION 3: Inward Focus. Developing communication skills such as teamwork, listening, presenting, empathising.
SESSION 4: Downward Focus. Developing trust skills such as confidence, motivation, concentration, self-promotion.
SESSION 5: Right Focus. Developing structured skills such as self-discipline, time management, decision making, organising.
SESSION 6: Left Focus. Developing creative skills such as using imagination, having an individual perspective, problem solving, experimenting.
Participants are assigned activities – or ‘quests’ to do between sessions in the real-world, to try out the techniques they’ve explored in the session and embed the learning. These activities are reviewed in the subsequent session.