WoW Academy – World of Work

Course Summary

World of Work Academy is a development programme aimed at school
leavers, university graduates and new recruits who are entering into the world
of work for the first time, or returning to work after a period out of work.

Each session is designed to equip participants with the necessary
skills and knowledge to settle into and succeed in the workplace. The newly
revised programme will enable participants to ‘hit the ground running’ and to
be confident about managing their ongoing professional development, identifying
areas of strength and areas for development.

Introduction

“The course is very interactive and engaging. Discussing the preparation of CVs and the skills most desired by employers was very beneficial for individuals with no experience and for students who are due to leave education.’’ Lucy Rimann, Trust Administrator at Kleinwort Hambros.

‘’The highlight of the programme for me was getting to work with and meet with new people at the same stage of work and also being able to share experiences with people that hadn’t perhaps worked as long. I really enjoyed the structure of the course and how interactive the course was. There wasn’t a dull moment.” Ellis Oram, Trust Administrator at First Names Group

Topics

Session 1 - 21 January 2020

Understanding the Workplace Culture

  • ‘Fitting in’ and ‘proving yourself’ in the workplace
  • Diversity and Equality in the workplace
  • What constitutes ‘professionalism?’

Session 2 – 4 February 2020

Meeting and Exceeding Expectations

  • Identifying what is expected of you
  • Your role in the team and how to exceed expectations
  • Managing appraisals and feedback proactively

Session 3 – 18 February 2020

Looking after your Professional Development

  • What are the knowledge and skills that you will need to be successful in your work, now and in the future?
  • Managing your energy levels and coping with pressure
  • Developing a robust career ‘work/life’ plan

Course Benefits

The new WOW course focuses on 3 key areas for people new to the workplace.

The course will draw on some classic models of achieving success as well as confirming the importance of building good professional relationships, the importance of good communication skills and recent findings from psychology and neuroscience on the mindsets that promote resilience and lead to happy and fulfilled working lives.

In the first Session, delegates will gain a deeper understanding of the culture of their workplace and gauge how best to ‘fit in’ and ‘prove themselves.’

Session 2 will ensure that delegates are clear about what is expected of them, their role as a team member and how to exceed expectations, especially in relation to appraisals and using feedback intelligently.

The final Session d will highlight the habits and skills that delegates need to acquire and nurture in order to get off to a flying start in their chosen career and will look ahead to consider the knowledge and skills that will be at a premium in the future. In a fast changing world of work we will also consider how best to take care of ourselves and how to develop and maintain a robust work life plan.

Line managers of delegates will be invited to a buffet lunch at the end of Session 3 to meet the course tutor and other delegates and to witness the presentation of GTA course certificates to each student completing the course.

Previous Delegate Feedback;

“The course is very interactive and engaging. Discussing the preparation of CVs and the skills most desired by employers was very beneficial for individuals with no experience and for students who are due to leave education.’’ Lucy Rimann, Trust Administrator at Kleinwort Hambros.

‘’The highlight of the programme for me was getting to work with and meet with new people at the same stage of work and also being able to share experiences with people that hadn’t perhaps worked as long. I really enjoyed the structure of the course and how interactive the course was. There wasn’t a dull moment.” Ellis Oram, Trust Administrator at First Names Group


Tutor Profile

Peter Le Cheminant is Guernsey born. He attended university in Winchester and developed his career as an English teacher over a 17 year period in the UK. Peter then returned to Guernsey in 1990 to take up a senior post at Les Beaucamps High School.

Peter became headteacher of the school in 1992 and steered the organisation through many changes as well as playing a major role in the Project Team that was responsible for building an award winning new campus.

After many years in a high-profile leadership position Peter left his post in August 2014 and since then has taken up a second career working as a learning and development consultant mainly in the local finance sector. Peter has developed the World of Work Academy for the GTA, a training course aimed at new starters in the workplace, helping them to bridge the gap between school/university and work.

Peter also has a professional qualification in Executive Coaching from the University of the West of England and he can provide additional coaching for individuals if requested.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Date: 21 January 2020
  • CPD Points: 12
  • Course Cost: £395.00
  • Course Length: 3 half days (09:00-13:00)
  • Location: GTA University Centre, Guernsey
  • Tutor: Peter Le Cheminant

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