Soft Skills Training

A Workbook to Develop Skills for Employment

Author: Frederick H. Wentz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781468096491

Category: Education

Page: 368

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I was hired by a major university to teach recently released offenders how to become employed. I walked into my first class intending to follow the lead of all the other job training programs in the city, which was teaching the students to properly fill out applications, write resumes, facilitate mock interviews, and locate employment opportunities. After the first couple of classes, most of the students were either not paying attention or sleeping. I quickly realized my presentation needed to be interesting, challenging, beneficial, and actually guide the participants on how to remain employed. However, I was unable to find any published material for teaching new hires the soft skills necessary to keep a job. This workbook is a compilation of the soft skills class material I have developed over an eighteen year period. I have used this material with great success and have taught soft skills in schools, inner-city church programs, nonprofits, and government funded job training programs. It is a unique collection of essays, exercises, quotes, and maxims that will give students a realistic perspective on work-related expectations and the expectations of the supervisors who hire them. It will help students develop their problem solving skills, guide them in making appropriate decisions, and create a desire to plan out goals and achieve them. The workbook style is challenging and playful, serious and engaging and a stepping stone to developing the cognitive skills necessary to quash unproductive thinking and self-defeating emotional behaviors.
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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders

A Step-by-Step Program

Author: Jeffrey C. Wood

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246480

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

View: 1939

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Although the symptoms of personality disorders may differ widely in shape and scope, they are almost always treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This is because all ten personality disorders are characterized by rigid thought and behavior patterns, and most people with these disorders suffer from similar types of ongoing conflict and instability in many aspects of their lives. Packed with exercises and worksheets, The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders presents a series of eight social skills and coping skills readers can learn and practice to overcome their personality disorder. First, readers learn to get reactivated in life and correct the self-defeating thoughts that hold them back. Then they learn a series of relaxation, visualization, and imagery techniques to confront their fears. Finally, readers practice real-life exposure to those fears and develop additional communication, emotion regulation, and coping skills to keep their personality-disorder-related behaviors in check. This workbook is the ideal resource for readers who suffer from any of the ten personality disorders: paranoid personality disorder; schizoid personality disorder; schizotypal personality disorder; histrionic personality disorder; narcissistic personality disorder; antisocial personality disorder; borderline personality disorder; avoidant personality disorder; dependent personality disorder; and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
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Maintaining Focus, Energy, and Options Over the Career

Author: S. Gayle Baugh,Sherry E. Sullivan

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1607522470

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

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The first volume of the series, Maintaining Focus, Energy, and Options Over the Career, examines how individuals enact and keep their career vital over their work life. Awardingwinning, internationally renowned researchers, including Daniel Feldman, Jennifer Deal, Phyllis Tharenou, and Terry Beehr examine the dynamic nature of contemporary careers and how careers change as individuals change in response to such factors as aging, learning, experience or contextual changes. Volume 1 includes theoretical perspectives on maintaining personenvironment “fit” over the course of the career, the shifting constellation of developmental relationships over time and place, a new framework for examining midcareer renewal, a reconceptualization of the retirement transition, and potential gender differences in selfinitiated international careers. Empirical studies in volume 1 examine provocative questions including: Is the traditional career really dead? Are there significant generational differences in learning and development? Can career plateauing be positive for the individual or the organization? The focus throughout this volume is on how careers unfold over time and how individuals remain productive and successful as they navigate career changes.
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Employee Development on a Shoestring

Author: Halelly Azulay

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Developing motivated, competent employees is critical to the success of every organisation. Employee Development on a Shoestring provides time-bound and budget-strapped managers with the implementation tools and techniques to develop their team members cost-effectively using organic opportunities found all around their workplace. With real-life examples, case studies, and hands-on worksheets and exercises, Employee Development on a Shoestring is a tremendous asset for everyone interested in developing highly competent, engaged, and skilled workers in a variety of creative and immediately available ways outside the training classroom and ‘outside the box’.

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Designing and Developing Training Programs

Pfeiffer Essential Guides to Training Basics

Author: Janis Fisher Chan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470404698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Designing and Developing Training Programs is filled withpractical information, best practices, and proven strategies. Thisbook will help both new and experienced trainers design and developtraining programs that achieve results for both individuals andtheir organizations while meeting the challenges of today'sfast-paced, rapidly changing learning environment. Created to beeasy-to-use, Designing and Developing Training Programs covers awide range of topics, including how to: Ensure that training is needed, relevant, andcost-effective Analyze the needs and characteristics of the audience Write behavioral learning Select the right content and design activities that help peoplelearn Develop effective learning materials Create a program evaluation Design virtual and remote training programs Praise for Designing and Developing Training Programs "Janis Fisher Chan is truly a master designer, having an uncannyability to help people to truly think. Her book is of real serviceto anyone in the field of training." —Manfred Kets de Vries, Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt ChairedClinical Professor of Leadership Development and director, INSEADGlobal Leadership Centre "What makes Janis Chan's book so exceptional is the variety ofchallenging, content-related exercises that bring the concepts 'upclose and personal' into the reader's life and work." —Sharon Bowman, Author, Training from the BACK of theRoom!
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Communication Skills Guide And Workbook

Author: Paul Gerhardt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0359804519

Category: Self-Help

Page: 100

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The best book on communication skills available! Based upon the latest research, this is perhaps the greatest tool ever developed to help leaders and employer of all-levels advance the much-needed communication skills that inspires people, lower employee turnover, and builds trust. Most people think they are good communicators. However, most problems occur because someone does not know what they do not know. In fact, it takes many times the time, effort and expenses to fix the damage done by poor communication than it does to communicate properly in the first place. This workbook breaks down key concepts in plain easy-to-read and easy-to-follow lessons to help you grow your communication skills. Read the short lessons, reflect, then build your skills by doing the short writing assignments at your own convenience. Visit www.SupervisionEssentials.com for other great training products and leadership lessons.
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