By Sridevi Chaudhurihttp://powerpointpresentationon.blogspot.com
Know ThyselfThere are skills in every individual, that needs tobe drawn out and polished.
BREAKING THE ICEOnce there is awareness , there is improvement.
Life Skills not only helps one to preparefor better future but also in improving theirperformanceReduced stress level, positive outlook andability to draw action plans to achievegoals help them to bring about a betterperformance.
Like Skills offers wonderful new ways oflooking at life and encourages one to beauthentic.
LIFE SKILLS FOR CORPORATES………..Dual challenges in the world market dueto(competition & rapid technologicaladvancements)necessitated a redesign of the workplace into aninnovative work environment known as the highperformance workplace.
LIFE SKILLS FOR CORPORATES………..This environment requires a behaviourand orientation toward work and expectsworkers at all levels to solve problems,create ways to improve the methodsthey use, and engage effectively withtheir co-workers.
FOCUS AREAS OF LIFE SKILLS• Health and social events,• Prevention of drug use,• Sexual violence,• Teenage pregnancy,• HIV/AIDS prevention,• Suicide prevention, etc
WHAT ARE LIFE SKILLS?A Life Skill is an ability that makes a differencein everyday living.Many writers have tried to define life skills : • A Life Skill equips a person to perceive and respond to significant life events. • A Life Skill is a competency which enables a person to live in an interdependent society. • A Life Skill equips a person to be self directing and productive ,to lead a satisfying life and to contribute to society. • A Life Skill enables a person to function effectively in a changing world.
• Life Skills include feelings about one’s self and skills for coping• Life Skills are interpersonal including relationships with others, problem solving and participation to larger human community.• Life Skills are personal – an expression of the self.
• Require thinking or reasoning(the use of one’s mind) • Express feelings(are rooted in one’s emotions) • Symbolize attitudes(reveal one’s posture towards others and life) • Are actions well performed(behaviours in which thought and feelings and attitudesfind a unified expression)
“The Abilities for adaptive and positivebehaviour that enable individuals to dealeffectively with demands and challengesof everyday life.”- World Health Organisation (WHO)
A behaviour change or behaviourdevelopment approach designed toaddress a balance of three areas : • Knowledge • Attitude • Skills-United Nation Children’s Fund(UNICEF)
Life Skills area essentially those abilitiesthat help promote mental well being andcompetence in young people as they facethe realities of life.
In short….Life Skills empower young people to takepositive action to protect themselves andpromote health and positive socialrelationships.
It is easier to change our self and our lifeby changing behaviour and thoughts thantrying to change emotions…….
• Has doing something (reading walking, talking to friends etc) ever had a positive effect on your mood?• What was the situation ?• What was the effect?Think of few examples and write them down.
NOT therapyNOT counsellingLife Skills are problem –solving behaviours thatare meant to be used appropriately andresponsibly in the management of personalaffairs.
Finally……..Life Skills coaching is often used to improveperformance in a specific area.A Life Skill increases proficiency of living;Life Skills make a difference in quality oflife.
APPLICATIONS OF LIFE SKILLS• Consumer education,• Environmental education,• Peace education,• Education for development,• Livelihood and income generation, etc
WITH LIFE SKILLS ONE IS ABLE TO : • Explore alternatives, • Weigh pros and cons, and • Make rational decisions in solving each problem, or issue as it arises.It also entails being able to establishproductive interpersonal relationships withothers
CORE LIFE SKILLS STRATEGIESUNICEF, UNESCO and WHO list ten(10)core life skills strategies:
• Communication skill,• Problem solving,• Critical thinking,• Creative thinking,• Decision-making,• Interpersonal relationship skills,• Self-awareness building skills,• Empathy,• Coping with stress, and• Coping with emotions
COMMUNICATION SKILL• Includes verbal non-verbal communication• Active listening• The ability to express feelings• Give feedback• Presentation skills• Public speaking skills• Negotiation and refusal skills• Assertiveness skills to manage conflicts, etc
PROBLEM SOLVINGHelps us to deal constructively with theproblems in our lives
DECISION MAKINGFollowing constructively with decisionsabout our lives.
CREATIVE THINKINGContributes to both decision-making andproblem solving by enabling us toexplore alternatives and theconsequences of our action or non-action.
Creative thinking is simply findingnew, improved ways to do anythingHow to strengthen creative thinkingability?Believe it can be doneHere is a basic truth: To do anything, wemust first believe it can be done.Believing something can be done setsthe mind in motion to find a way to do
“When you believe something isimpossible, your mind goes to workfor you to prove why. But, when youbelieve, really believe, something canbe done, your mind goes to work foryou and help to find the ways to doit.”
CRITICAL THINKINGThe ability to analyze information andexperiences in an objective manner.
“Creative thinking is generallyconsidered to be involved with thecreation or generation of ideas,processes, experiences or objects,where as Critical thinking is concernedwith their evaluation.”
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP SKILLSAre social associations, connections, oraffiliations between two or more peopleHelps us to relate in positive ways withpeople that we interact with.
SELF AWARENESS• Recognition of ourselves• Of our character• Of our strength and weaknesses• Desires and DislikesWHO AM I ?
PULITZER PRIZE 1994 DURING SUDAN FAMINE That picture depicts a child crawling towards a UN food camp located a kilometer away The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat itKEVIN CARTER
IT DOESN’T END HERE…No one knows what happened to thechild, including the photographer KevinCarter who left the place as soon as thephotograph was takenThree months later Kevin Cartercommitted a suicide due to depression
IT DOESN’T END HERE ALSO… KEVIN’S DIARY-1Dear God,I promise I will never waste my food nomatter how bad it can taste and how full Imay be. I pray that He will protect thislittle boy, guide and deliver him away fromhis misery. I pray that we will be moresensitive towards the world around us andnot be blinded by our own selfish natureand interests.
IT DOESN’T END HERE ALSO… KEVIN’S DIARY-1I hope this picture will always serve as areminder to us that how fortunate we are andthat we must never ever take things for granted.Lets make a prayer and think & look at thiswhen you complain about your food and the foodwe wasted daily. MAKE YOUR PROMISE TODAY "I WILL NEVER WASTE MY FOOD"