Reaching your full potential

Reaching your full potential

KPMG in Bermuda has now released their Fall 2016 professional development courses. Curt Peoples, Director of Learning & Development, will provide a range of courses in speaking skills, writing skills, management effectiveness and team effectiveness and more. Options include one- and half-day courses and short courses.

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Being a Skilled Manager

This course helps managers, supervisors and team leaders improve the skills they need to successfully manage others – and gain improved performance from their team members.

Learning objectives

You will learn how to:

  • Increase your understanding of skills and behaviours required to be a skilled manager andcoach
  • Assess your team and yourself – determining what you should continue to do that you aredoing well, start doing and stop doing

Communicating with impact

With a focus on small meetings and one-on-one interactions, Communicating with Impact provides the skills you need to be clear and convincing. You will practice a variety of communication skills in this interactive programme. The overall aim is to improve your ability to speak with confidence in any situation.

Learning objectives

You will learn how to:

  • Project an engaging personal presence and style
  • Structure ideas clearly
  • Support information with meaningful substance
  • Answer questions effectively

Writing for Today & Tomorrow

With email continuing to dominate the workplace and new data showing over 50% of work emails being read on mobile devices, it its truer than ever that the medium is the message. Most people spend a fair amount of time at work communicating via the written word.

The goal of our ‘Writing for Today and Tomorrow’ programme is to improve your writing so readers can grasp the intended meaning quickly and easily, whatever the medium. The focus is on making your writing clear concise and correct.

Critical Thinking for Problem Solving & Decision Making

Information and opinion without the benefit of critical thinking is full ofrisk. That’s why you need to analyse information in a logical way and come up with useful ideas and solutions.

In this programme, you will learn techniques to improve how you solvep roblems and make decisions. You’ll discover how to ask the right questions, challenge assumptions, identify risks and intelligently analyse the views of others.

Learning objectives

You’ll learn how to:

  • Logically address opportunities and challenges
  • Break apart ideas to analyse them effectively
  • Look at issues from different perspectives
  • Spot inconsistencies in opinions and proposals

Time Management & Working Productively

This course addresses aspects of time management fundamental to working productively. The goals are to help you reduce stress, work smarter, improve your professional image and avoid crises. Throughout the program, you will be asked to make self-commitments to use time in new constructive ways.

Learning Objectives

You will learn how to:

  • Increase your productivity - work smarter
  • Reduce stress
  • Improve your professional image
  • Avoid emergencies and crises
  • Gain more free time

Giving Feedback & Managing Difficult Conversations

When done well, feedback helps others improve their performance andpersonal effectiveness. However, the skills of giving feedback do not always come naturally. This course focuses on the skills needed to give constructive feedback in a way that opens the door to discussion and improvement.

The programme will also cover how to manage difficult conversations while focusing on preserving relationships. You will learn a repeatable approach you can use when engaging in difficult conversations.

Learning objectives

You will learn how to:

  • Treat feedback as a process for learning andimproving
  • Use a conversational model when giving feedback
  • Differentiate between corrective feedback andfeedback for developing strengths
  • Manage the factors that make certain conversations ‘difficult’
  • Use insightful questioning and listening skills
  • Understand how to accept feedback so that itproves useful to you

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