Personal Skills Training for Professional Excellence

Level: Foundation
Rating: 4.9/5 4.94/5 Based on 142 Reviews

In today’s complex and fast-changing workplace, how you demonstrate your professionalism and the effect you have on others is as important as the tangible results you produce. In this Personal Skills course, you will learn to make the best use of your strengths and talents to achieve success and work with others to manage challenging situations and add value to your organisation. You will learn how to develop the behaviours and competencies that help focus on your purpose, work effectively with colleagues, develop your networks and expertise, contribute constructively to organisational politics and build a reputation for delivering results.

Key Features of this Personal Skills Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Add value to your organisation by building your strengths and talents
  • Get results working with different and difficult personality types
  • Maintain focus in pressure situations
  • Build and leverage your professional reputation
  • Work productively within your organisation's political environment



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In Class & Live, Online Training

  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • Tuition fee can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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Standard £1695




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In Class & Live, Online Training

Note: This course runs for 3 Days

  • 21 - 23 Dec 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 22 - 24 Mar 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM GMT Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 14 - 16 Jun 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 6 - 8 Sep 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM BST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 22 - 24 Nov 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM GMT Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 2 - 4 Feb 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM GMT Toronto / Online (AnyWare) Toronto / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 23 - 25 Mar 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM GMT New York / Online (AnyWare) New York / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 25 - 27 May 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Herndon, VA / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 3 - 5 Aug 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST Toronto / Online (AnyWare) Toronto / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

  • 21 - 23 Sep 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM BST New York / Online (AnyWare) New York / Online (AnyWare) Reserve Your Seat

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Important Personal Skills Course Information

  • Requirements

    • A desire to develop greater self-knowledge
    • Ability to work constructively with others

Personal Skills Course Outline

  • Introduction

    • Key characteristics of professional people
    • The components of personal effectiveness
  • Realising Your Strengths and Fulfilling Your Potential

    Evaluating your aptitudes, personal style and development areas

    • Applying the Multiple Intelligences Model
    • Profiling your preferred personal style(s)
    • Uncovering the talent paradox

    Working to your strengths

    • Assessing natural talents and personal values
    • The influence of intelligences on personality
    • Recognising the effects of personal styles
  • Building Your Professional Effectiveness

    The core elements of professional excellence

    • The three Rs of personal effectiveness
    • Operating with ethics and integrity

    Developing your professional power

    • Recognising the source of your personal power
    • Adopting a proactive approach to building your power
  • Working Productively with Others

    Enhancing your thinking tool set

    • Revealing limiting beliefs and personal restrictors
    • The dynamics of human interactions
    • Enhancing your emotional intelligence

    Interpreting behaviour and language to understand motives and intentions

    • The importance of difference in productive working
    • Building effective mental models
    • Managing different personal styles
  • Achieving Results in Pressure Situations

    Working together to get results

    • Identifying important players in your work environment
    • Working with difficult co-workers
    • Countering corporate game-playing

    Making meetings work for you

    • Keeping your meetings constructive and professional
    • Taking personal styles into account during meetings
    • Adopting a collaborative approach
  • Building Your Professional Reputation

    Amplifying your effectiveness by networking

    • Reaping the benefits of networking for purpose
    • Enhancing your personal influence
    • Building and managing your networks proactively
    • Crafting your personal brand

    Demonstrating political intelligence

    • Assessing your level of political intelligence
    • Being political with integrity
    • Navigating the power and politics in your organisation

    Managing disagreement productively

    • Being assertive without aggression
    • Defusing disagreement with active listening
    • Dealing with more serious disagreement
  • Creating the Results You Want

    Harnessing the power of positive psychology

    • Seeing stress as a gift
    • Building short-term coping mechanisms
    • Developing mental toughness

    Assembling a personal success strategy

    • Aligning strengths and purpose
    • Finding balance with the Wheel of Life
    • Choosing to become the best that you can be
  • Setting the Framework for Success

    Choosing your personal and professional future

    • Learning from successes and setbacks to build excellence
    • Creating big picture goals
    • Addressing resistance and established patterns

    Committing to action

    • Crafting your blueprint for professional effectiveness
    • Addressing the journey to excellence continuum
    • Presenting your personal statement of commitment

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Personal Skills Training FAQs

  • What is the difference between personal and professional skills?

    Personal skills are the strengths within yourself that make you who you are and professional skills are how you incorporate your personal skills efficiently into your organisation.

  • What are personal skills in business?

    Personal skills in business can include, but are not limited to leadership, time management, adaptable, dependable, and responsible.

  • Can I learn personal skills for professional excellence online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

  • Can I earn Professional Development Units for the Personal Skills for Professional Excellence course?

    Yes, you can receive PDUs from the Personal Skills for Professional Excellence course.

    To find out how many PDUs you can receive, check out the PMI Q&A List ›

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