Life Skills Programme (Managing Transitions and Conflicts)

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This module will help you to prepare for the transition to post-sport life through identifying different transitions in life, identifying and managing conflicts, creating mutual understanding from conflicts, assessing personal abilities, interests, work values, and accomplishments for transition, identifying options and regenerating directions for successful transition and using techniques for action planning and implementing change effectively.

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Life Skills Programme (Managing Transitions and Conflicts)

  1. 1. Life Skills Training Programme Managing Transitions and Conflicts (Level 2)
  2. 2. Identify the Different Transitions in Life With your group, discuss and present in a flipchart: 1. In your opinion, how does the retirement affect the life of an athlete? 2. What transitions may possible face by a retired athlete? 3. What are the positive and negative effects of the retirement?
  3. 3. Life After Sport: Athletic Career Transition and Transferable Skills 1. The first major difference is that athletes typically start and finish their athletic careers at a relatively young age. 2. A second major difference is that many individuals who undergo career retirement do not experience the same disruption to their identity as do athletes.
  4. 4. Athletic Career Transitions  Understanding how one’s skills may be valuable in other areas.  Believing that one’s skills are valuable.  Understanding how one’s skills may be useful in contexts other than sport
  5. 5. Athletic Career Transitions  Understanding how feelings of anxiety may accompany transition and overcoming this anxiety  Developing a new identity  Developing appropriate social supports
  6. 6. In-depth Treatment Plan Step 1: Engagement in Counselling Step 2: Emotionality Step 3: Knowledge of Transferable Skills Step 4: Awareness of Transferable Skills Step 5: Perceived Competency Step 6: Developing a Supporting Network Step 7: Evaluating the Success of the Transition
  7. 7. Maximise Positive Effects  Reduce your exclusive identification  Discover interests competences for other activities  Acquire solid stress management and time management  Prepare adequately for your career outside sport  Nurture relationships with coaches
  8. 8. Activity: Spot the Changes
  9. 9. Action Points How has learning from this session going to affect you? Identify some areas in which you intend to take action. Important learning points of this session: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Action to be taken: Result aimed for: Timescale to achieve: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  10. 10. Identify and Manage Conflicts Resulting from Transition With your group, discuss and present in a flipchart: 1. What conflicts does a retired athlete face resulting from transition? 2. In your opinion, how does a retired athlete deal these conflicts? 3. What do you think are the difficulties do an athlete face from these transitions?
  11. 11. When the Cheering Stops and the Game Leaves Them Behind The biggest challenge many of our players have is looking ahead for the rest of their lives. They have everything, in a sense. They have achieved their dream of playing at the highest level. They have a lot of money, but it comes to an end quicker than most of them can even imagine.” –National Football League Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
  12. 12. When the game is over…  Denial  Drinking and Drugs  Divorce  Financial Loss and/or Challenges  Physical Loss and/or Challenges
  13. 13. When the game is over…  Lack of Purpose and Significance  Depression  Anger and Bitterness  Loss of Structure  Isolation
  14. 14. The Bottom Line: You YOU MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD REGARDLESS THE CIRCUMSTANCES.  You choose success or failure.  You choose action or stagnation.
  15. 15. How Star Athletes Deal with Conflicts after Retirement  Saving and Investing Formula  Selecting a Financial Advisor  Living on Less Income
  16. 16. What Broke Athletes Can Teach Retirees  Strengths Become Weaknesses  Trust vs. Accountability  Keep It Simple
  17. 17. Activity: Role Play
  18. 18. Action Points How has learning from this session going to affect you? Identify some areas in which you intend to take action. Important learning points of this session: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Action to be taken: Result aimed for: Timescale to achieve: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  19. 19. Create Mutual Understanding from Conflicts With your group, discuss and present in a flipchart: 1. Have you experienced losing something you wanted to do? 2. From the failures you encountered, how did you deal it positively?
  20. 20. The Eight Keys to a Successful Retired Life “While there are lots? Of books available on retirement, the only book that really matters is the on that you write yourself.” –Anonymous
  21. 21. The Eight Keys to a Successful Retired Life  Define the retired you.  Have a positive attitude.  Have a clear vision.  Prepare your relationships for retirement.  Nurture your family and personal relationships.
  22. 22. The Eight Keys to a Successful Retired Life  Face your retirement fears.  Stay busy and engaged.  Live safely.  Don’t save it all for retirement.  Define your legacy.
  23. 23. Activity: Video Presentation
  24. 24. Action Points How has learning from this session going to affect you? Identify some areas in which you intend to take action. Important learning points of this session: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Action to be taken: Result aimed for: Timescale to achieve: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  25. 25. Assess Personal Abilities, Interests, Work Values and Accomplishments With your group, discuss and present in a flipchart: 1. Aside from engaging yourself into sports, what are you passionate of? 2. Do you consider your other passions to be career after retirement? 3. From the question in number two, explain why or why not.
  26. 26. Identifying Your Other Skills Planning a second career for your retirement years is a different process than selecting that first job. Your goals, experiences and needs are different now. You may have more freedom to create a career that makes you happy.
  27. 27. Identifying Your Other Skills  Explore your passions.  Determine what your skills are.  Turning skills into profits.
  28. 28. Activity: Worksheet Activity
  29. 29. Identify Options and Generate Directions for Successful Transition With your group, discuss and present in a flipchart: 1. After retirement, what other options do you think you will engage of? 2. Would these options help you to live life at its fullest?
  30. 30. 5 Steps to Successful Career Transition Making a career transition can feel frustrating, overwhelming, and scare. There are five steps (5) to overcome many of the challenges association with transition.
  31. 31. 5 Steps to Successful Career Transition  Know Who You Are  Know What You Want  Understand Your Options  Narrow the Gap  Have a Clear Story
  32. 32. Activity: Show and Tell
  33. 33. Action Points How has learning from this session going to affect you? Identify some areas in which you intend to take action. Important learning points of this session: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Action to be taken: Result aimed for: Timescale to achieve: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  34. 34. Use Techniques for Action Planning and Implementing Change Effectively With your group, discuss and present in a flipchart: 1. Are you prepared holistically for your retirement? 2. Have you already had any plans prior to your retirement? 3. What changes would you like to see to yourself?
  35. 35. Action Plan Tips for Retirement Retirement is a big milestone in everyone's life, and with the ever-changing economy the idea of retiring means different things to different people. It is more important than ever to consider your personal definition of what retirement means to you and plan for the future with those goals in mind.
  36. 36. Action Plan Tips for Retirement  1st Step: Consider your health care options  2nd Step: Consider your finances  3rd Step: Protect your health
  37. 37. Make an Action Plan  Understanding your health insurance options.  Employer-sponsored retiree health plan.  Spouse’s employee health plan.  Private health insurance.
  38. 38. Make an Action Plan  Long-term care insurance  Creating a financial plan  COBRA  Medicare
  39. 39. Activity: Make a Bucket List
  40. 40. Action Points How has learning from this session going to affect you? Identify some areas in which you intend to take action. Important learning points of this session: ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ Action to be taken: Result aimed for: Timescale to achieve: ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  41. 41. Learning Objectives Understand how good habits can help a person grow, personally and professionally. Learn how to develop good habits and get rid of negative ones.
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