Essential Skills Courses

Courses currently offered by Zest Training

 

Time Management

Good time management is essential for success in the workplace and for achieving a healthy work-life balance. Personal organisation and action planning will allow you to use time more effectively and achieve your goals faster.

This course will give you more time in your workday, with a structured approach to managing your time improving both productivity and personal effectiveness.


Learn to overcome time-wasting tasks and to delegate effectively, focus your time on specific goals through priorities and planning, communicate efficiently with different people including saying no when necessary, and managing your stress to maintain productivity.

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Confident Public Speaking

Public speaking is a common source of stress and can leave you with butterflies in your stomach and your legs feeling like jelly. This course builds confidence and skills in the area of public speaking.

This course will look at why public speaking is such a common fear and how to overcome it, as well as how to properly prepare and deliver public talks. Skills will be taught through a mix of discussion and interactive exercises.

Learn to get your thoughts across in a calm, assertive manner and become a confidence public speaker.

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Resilience

Resilience is the ability to adapt and recover after stress or adversity. In our ever-changing world, resilience is growing more and more important to manage the fast paced, endlessly shifting environment of the workplace and beyond.


This course aims to increase your resilience, and enhance your quality of life by decreasing your stress and anxiety. While practicing resilience won't make your problems go away, it can give you the ability to see past them, find enjoyment in life and better handle stress.


Topics covered on this course include identification of stress, techniques for managing and reducing stress and practical strategies for developing resilience.

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Effective Communication

Communication is a fundamental skill for everyone. Learning the techniques behind clear, confident communication is essential for both personal and professional development.

This workshop is recommended for anyone wishing to improve their communication skills, regardless of organisational level.


The techniques and strategies taught in this course, explored through interactive discussion and practical exercises will allow you to communicate with skill and confidence.

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Managing Through Diversity

Managing a team requires an understanding of diversity, to be able to connect and include many different team members. Diverse perspectives and views can bring fresh ideas and insights and exceptional work and results. Building and maintaining a workplace culture of inclusion and diversity is key to building a strong and effective team.


This course covers the key area of diversity awareness, including valuing differences and understanding the benefits of diversity, and skills for working with diverse teams, including managing differences in behaviour and culture.


The knowledge, skills and techniques introduced in this course aim to build up respect and acknowledgement of other people's value and contribution and is perfect for anyone who manages any team of individuals.

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Work-Life Balance

Balancing work and home life makes you more effective and successful in both areas. Getting this balance right can be a challenge though, but the health, social and career benefits make it a challenge worth taking on!

This course will get you to consider what you want from life, outline the benefits of prioritising physical and mental health, show you how to better understand yourself and the others in your life and help you take control and live your life the way you want.


Interactive discussions and practical exercises will show you how to focus on the important things, set accurate and achievable goals, and communicate better with your peers at work and your family at home.

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