Free FI Virtual Mini Skill Sessions

Working from home for an extended period of time presents some very different challenges to being in our usual office environment; challenges that are both logistical and psychological. Many of us are likely to continue working in a remote environment for longer than first expected and keeping up our focus and productivity becomes more of a challenge the longer this situation goes on.

 

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Free FI Virtual Mini Skill Sessions

Working from home for an extended period of time presents some very different challenges to being in our usual office environment; challenges that are both logistical and psychological. Many of us are likely to continue working in a remote environment for longer than first expected and keeping up our focus and productivity becomes more of a challenge the longer this situation goes on.

 

Our series of free Mini Skill sessions will cover the essential skills to help you think in a more focused and effective way and to ensure that personal productivity and satisfaction are enhanced.

These Mini Skill Sessions consist of six short interactive and information-packed sessions running every Wednesday lunchtime from 23 September to 28 October 2020.  They are free of charge, open to anyone and you can attend as many or as few of them as you want.

To be an effective team member, or to become an effective manager, you need a set of business tools proven to increase individual and team productivity.  With the development of these skills it will increase your job satisfaction, and also make it easier for you to build towards your long-term career goals.

Working remotely
23/09/2020 – 12:30-13:15

This session considers some of the benefits of working remotely and gives practical and simple tips for working from home in the real world. We will cover core activities such as telephone techniques, online meetings, and ideas for sensible healthy remote working. The session concludes with an overview of some core challenges when working from home and how to overcome these.

Time management
30/09/2020 – 12:30-13:15

This session focuses on good time management, the benefits, and practical approaches to prioritising workloads. We review the 8 time robbers, anti-procrastination strategies and the ‘4 D’s of Time Management’.

Focusing on building and handling business relationships
07/10/2020 – 12:30-13:15

This session explores business relationships and some practical techniques for communication, providing feedback and handling difficult situations.

Planning and prioritisation
14/10/2020 – 12.30-13.15

This session concentrates on simple project management techniques that are transferable into individuals’ personal daily routines to improve planning and prioritising.

Developing our working characters part 1- focusing on confidence, enthusiasm, and motivation
21/10/2020 – 12:30-13:15

This session discusses the importance of confidence & enthusiasm and the benefits to both the individual and organisation of increasing them. We will cover some practical and relevant tips for individuals to improve their confidence, enthusiasm and motivation.

Developing our working characters part 2- focusing on perseverance, proactivity, and self-resilience
28/10/2020 – 12:30-13:15

This session focuses on three significant factors optimising individual performance – perseverance, proactivity, and self-resilience. Within the session we look at pragmatic approaches to improve self-resilience and develop greater perseverance skills. We consider proactive strategies individuals can use to increase levels of proactivity from themselves and within their team. During the session we review some of the benefits that proactivity can have within the workplace and discuss further techniques to improve engagement and contribution.

FAQs

Who are these Mini Skills Sessions for? Anyone who is working remotely and wants to improve the core skills this demands of them.

How to join – Use the button below to book your place.

Dates –  Starting 23 September, the programme will run for six weeks and will take place every Wednesday.  You can attend as few or as many of these sessions as you will find useful.

Cost – Free of charge.

Time – 12.30 – 13:15.

Where – Online via Zoom.

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