Winning in the Work World Program
Introduction to W3
- Setting the Stage and your Mindset for Success
- Your Criteria for Choosing an Organization
- Using Internships to test your Criteria
Module 1 - Powerful Rules to Building Your Career
Participants will learn the various techniques to stand out and "nail" the first impression with their new organization. After being provided with real-world scenarios, participants will also have the added benefit of practising and enhancing their skills via videos of themselves (selfie videos).
To truly stand out in an organization, preparation goes beyond the actual work. Every supervisor has different styles and interests, and in this video, you will learn the preparation it takes to impress your supervisors (what to pay attention to, what to know about, etc.).
Learn the skills necessary to go from a member of the team to THE MVP of the team. Participants will learn what it takes to become an elite problem solver and hone their new skills through the worksheet provided.
Module 2 - Having The Ideal Mindset: Determining Your Winning Approach
A critical aspect of thriving in an organization is being prepared and mastering the skills to stand out to both your colleagues and boss. In this video, you will gain insight into what competition is like on a global stage and how to show initiative.
In an organization, it is important to be different and proactive in the proper way, which leads to standing out. This video details the important tips to differentiate yourself as a team member and make an impression that lasts.
Module 3 - The Behaviors that Set You Apart with Employers Beyond your Major
An introduction to the Global Executive Mindset (GEM) skills will be provided within this module! This worksheet will provide students with the opportunity to rate themselves and evaluate where they stand on the 7 GEM Power Skills and 4 Stand Out Behaviors.
Participants will learn the importance of both, rating themselves and acknowledging which areas to improve. In this video, students will get an opportunity to create an appealing pitch for their introduction and use a formula to conduct memorable conversations at company social events.
In order to stand out to others, it is imperative to organize your thoughts and pay attention to what others say before you. This video provides the format students need to implement when they are trying to articulate their POV clearly, as well as how to successfully use "set up statements."
To communicate confidently, there are a few tips to examine. This video provides tips to provide your point of view clearly, share your point of concern politely, and use third-party validation to your advantage. Practice your POC in the Power Practice scenario.
One aspect of succeeding in your organization is building trust with colleagues and superiors. This video demonstrates how to bring up concern, increase your integrity, remain consistent, and achieve your desired results.
Balancing positive and negative feedback is an essential factor when talking to colleagues and/or your superiors. It is important to provide direct feedback; however, you don’t want to be known as the person who looks at the problem from only one side of the spectrum. At the end of this module, there is a video practice tool that focuses on creating a positive tone when providing feedback.
In this video, students will learn how to take ownership, coach, and recognize others effectively. Also covered is the importance of taking action, inspiring others, leading or lending a hand, and teaching others. Since Perfect Practices makes perfect, be sure to complete the recognition practice video at the end.
Module 4 - Learning the Written and Unwritten Rules of the Game
Every company plays by a different set of rules. This video prepares students for what to expect when it comes to deadlines, communication responses, and meetings. The key to excelling is asking questions, and in this module, students will find out exactly what questions to ask.
In this video, students will learn eight insights into entering a new organization, as well as the importance of adjusting to their work environment. The worksheet at the end will detail basic tips for effectively adjusting.
Students will learn how to express their experiences through stories and the benefit of storytelling when presenting information. The worksheet at the end provides questions that will help students think through the storytelling process and how to utilize these stories to stand out.
Module 5 - Mastering Office Scenarios You May Face
In this module, students will go through different scenarios involving personal situations. The four scenarios depict how to effectively handle: building relationships, growing impatient for a promotion, needing to call in sick, and hearing gossip in the workplace.
In any organization, issues can arise involving the supervisor. This module will offer students insight into four scenarios that are common with supervisors and how to handle them appropriately. At completion, students can test their understanding of the power skills on the worksheet.
In this video, students will be introduced to four possible scenarios that can occur with peers. In any organization, employees will have to deal with office gossip, giving feedback, work habits, and dealing with a saboteur. This module provides tips on how to deal with these situations, and the worksheet allows students to work on their power skills.
This module covers various scenarios that can occur within any organization. Students will be provided a recap of the different scenarios they have learned and will get the opportunity to master these different scenarios.
Module 6 - Building Networks Internally & Externally to Standout
Networking internally and externally is an important aspect of standing out in an organization. In this module, students will learn a 4-step plan to learn, develop, and master networking power skills at both formal and informal events. Practice tools are provided to master these power skills at the conclusion of this module.
This module discusses the power skills needed to stand out. Students will learn the importance of growing their network and staying connected with old and new networks. Students will also be provided with a general overview of power skills they have learned, with the option to practice them at the end.