Soft Skill Courses Available
Managing Pressure and Maintaining Balance in MinistryThis one-day introductory course teaches students how to recognize and manage workplace pressures while developing balance in their lives. Through interactive exercises in recognizing pressure points, defining what they want, managing stressors, setting goals, recognizing and validating emotions, they’ll be well prepared to create a more balanced life.
Self-Leadership in MinistrySelf-leadership puts together taking responsibility for our outcomes, setting direction for our lives, and having tools to manage priorities. Self-leaders like Walt Disney and Wayne Gretzky worked hard to achieve their dreams without using the term self-leadership, however, they have clearly demonstrated that being in control of their behavior, focus, practice, and learning were necessary to achieve their goals.
Motivated participants in this one day course will internalize the four pillars of self-leadership to make meaningful, empowered choices, while taking action. Sessions include using techniques for adjusting to change, cultivating optimism, and developing good habits.
Body Language: Reading Body Language as a Ministry ToolBody Language: Reading Body Language as a Ministry Tool will help participants to understand why they need to capitalize on body language techniques when trying to figure out others, and when trying to appear trustworthy themselves. Having body language that is congruent with what we are saying is one essential ingredient. This one day training course will help participants to read facial and full body language in others, to think about how they project themselves, and to consider the message behind the words.
Learning objectives include a variety of techniques such as applying knowledge to improve communication, the implications of space, mirroring and matching, and much more.
Building Better Ministry TeamsTeams are an important foundation for successful ministries. Building Better Ministry Teams is a one day course that will help leaders create effective, motivated, and productive teams. This course helps leaders to understand the value of working in teams, how to develop team norms, ground rules, and contracts. They will also learn how to identify their own style as a part of the team, and how to leverage what they know in growing and leading their teams. In addition, they’ll learn the essentials of building trust, maturing the team, and critical communication skills.
Skills for the Ministry Administrative AssistantsSkills for the Administrative Assistant, participants will learn new and aspiring administrative assistance softskills to become more successful. This one day content rich course will help people who work in support positions to improve their performance in an office environment by teaching them interpersonal skills including communication, first impressions, and personal management. They’ll also learn the importance of professional presence, techniques for being assertive, managing conflict, and dealing with difficult people
Facilitation Skills for MinistryStaff meetings, project meetings, and planning and coordinating meetings all take time, and this one day workshop has been created to make core facilitation skills better understood and readily available for ministries. It represents materials and ideas that have been tested and refined over twenty years of active facilitation in all types of settings.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Distinguish facilitation from instruction and training
Identify the competencies linked to effective small group facilitation
Identify the stages of team development and ways to help teams through each stage
Use common process tools to make meetings easier and more productive
Basic Internet Marketing for MinistriesBasic Internet Marketing is designed to teach the basic skills for marketing online. Traditional marketing still serves its purpose, but with the increase of global business, Internet marketing is crucial to extending your reach and this one day training course will help leaders achieve results.
Participants in Basic Internet Marketing training will learn to determine how their Internet marketing strategy fits with their overall marketing plan; to engage in the online space; get started with search engine optimization (SEO); to use online advertising to boost results; and to make use of metrics and reporting.