Professional Soft Skills Training. Leadership Development. Business English.
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Precision Learning provides a strictly quality-driven, more personalized soft skills, leadership development, and Business English training experience. Independent reports by McKinsey & Company and the Center for Creative Leadership rank exceptional training as a top necessity for today’s students and career professionals.
Our programs and offerings vary depending upon the needs of your career or institution, and a selection of our training modules is below. To get started or to request a training proposal, please contact us for a free strategy session.
A SELECTION OF OUR VIRTUAL COURSE OFFERINGS
Exceptional leadership development requires that two critical goals are met. Firstly, an exceptional program must work to forge leaders who can execute an organization’s strategy through building alliances, winning consumers and supporters, and augmenting the capacities of others to succeed, which is crucial to organizational success. Secondly, an exceptional program must find the cross between individual learner characteristics and what is best for the organization’s bottom line.
Effective communication is a critical skill set for both leaders and team members alike. It can be a gateway to either success or failure – forging or fracturing interpersonal relationships, maintaining or detracting from problem-solving and team efficacy, and ensuring either the growth or diminishing of individuals and organizations. Individuals should be able to identify and avoid typical barriers in organizational communication, understand diverse organizational dynamics, apply best communication practices in either familiar or challenging situations, and understand and successfully implement the Five Cs of Effective Communication – clarity, conciseness, completeness, correctness, and consideration.
Business and Professional Writing
Successful writing techniques can propel careers in the right direction, regardless of the industry. Crucial but often overlooked steps toward excellent writing include clearly identifying the purpose, audience, reader needs, reader expectations, and core message of one’s writing prior to putting the keyboard to good use.
Conflict Resolution and Team Dynamics
Conflict happens when individuals have different opinions, feel disrespected or not listened to, or mistake other’s intentions. To resolve conflict, effective communication and the ability to compromise justly are crucial. Ignoring differences has a negative mental and physical toll on a team, so knowing how to effectively resolve conflict forges far better team dynamics in the long term.
Adaptability, Work Ethic, and Time Management
In a constantly moving professional world, mastering the ability to manage time, maintain a consistently strong work ethic, and adapt to small and large changes in one’s professional and personal lives can pose a tremendous challenge.
Conducting Meetings and Negotiations
Ensuring the success of meetings and professional conversations requires tact and skill. Those conducting these conversations must be able to clearly identify purpose, establish goals, maintain respect and decorum, and ensure that the meeting meets its agenda.
Accepting and addressing nervousness, understanding one’s audience, giving personal attention, using quality visual aids, staying on topic, and managing one’s time appropriately are a few of many factors that contribute to public speaking success. Even those to whom speaking in front of an audience seems to come naturally often overlook the most crucial elements of exceptional public speaking.
Conducting quality research, practicing the Five C’s of Effective Communication, knowing one’s audience, taking advantage of one’s unique personality, telling stories, socializing, being concise, and using professional visuals are key to exceptional presentation giving. Just as important – having some fun with the presentation, too.
There was a time when personal branding equated to a simple business card, but that time is long gone. With the rise of social media and the prioritization of the individual over the group, image has entered into every aspect of one’s professional and personal lives. Personal branding is simple: it is how one presents oneself in-person, online, and otherwise, and it is how one is thought of and remembered by other people. In our overly connected world, this can impact one’s professional success, the success of one’s workplace, and one’s private life in profound ways.
The average resume gets about six seconds of review time from a hiring manager before a preliminary decision is made. It is therefore crucial to understand how to effectively produce content that will keep one’s resume in the “keep” pile. An exceptional resume requires several stand-out factors, including front-loading information, using keywords, spacing and organizing content appropriately, and among the most important – exhibiting measurable success in one’s professional or academic career.
Interviews are not for everyone, but nearly everyone must undergo them if career success is an important factor in one’s life. To carry out an exceptional interview, one must know how to bring one’s personality to the surface, practice efficiently, conduct detailed research on the organization, master S.T.A.R. formation for the most effective answers, stay concise and relevant, ask appropriate questions, and know how and when to follow up.
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize and control one’s own emotions and the emotions of peers. Among the qualities of emotionally intelligent individuals is personal emotional awareness, the capacity to harness one’s emotions and channel them toward tasks such as reflection and problem solving, and the capacity to manage other’s emotions, which includes the ability to rationally motivate others toward calmness and productivity during a challenge or crisis.
Career Networking and Professional Development
Quality networking techniques can help to vastly develop one’s career or grow a business. Networking is an acquired skill, and is undoubtedly not restricted by the extrovert vs. introvert dynamic. Nor does being well networked equate to having a large number of contacts on LinkedIn, because if there is no communication, what’s the point? Exceptional networking requires dialogue, the recognition that it’s a two-way street, that in-person conversation, where possible, is often more important than social networking, and that nurturing and maintaining relationships is key to long-term success.
Diversity Awareness and Cultural Competence
Culture goes beyond just race, ethnicity, or national background. It also refers to such characteristics as age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, income level, education, geographical location, or profession. Cultural competence is the capacity to communicate and establish relationships effectively with people of different cultures. In an increasingly connected world, both individuals and organizations must be culturally competent. Establishing such competence is a gradual process that requires commitment to mutual respect and understanding.
Business and Professional English Training
An exceptional Business English program, which varies significantly from a traditional ESL track, must help to prepare non-native English speakers for success in their academic and professional careers. This is done by focusing on strengthening English speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills for the professional world, while further expanding practical skills such as professional networking, public speaking and giving presentations, analyzing business publications, conducting meetings, interviews, and negotiations, writing persuasively, and other critical proficiencies.