Soft Skills - Dennis Trittin

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Enhance Your
College/Career Readiness
Program with “Soft Skills”
Dennis Trittin and Arlyn Lawrence
LifeSmart Publishing, LLC
Are You Preparing Collegeand Career-Ready Students?
Universities and employers are looking for
well-prepared high school graduates who
are ready to take on the challenges and
responsibilities of higher level academics
and the workplace.
Will They Get This?
Or This?
Let’s Look at the Facts
Fact #1: Among the top eighteen
industrialized nations in the world,
the United States ranks ninth in the
world in enrollment but dead last in
completion rates.
Fact #2: The teen jobless rate in
the U.S. has been over 20% for five
years (currently 24.1%). Many
employers say, when given a choice,
they prefer to hire older
applicants due to the lack of
work ethic and reliability in
young people.
Fact #3: According to colleges and
employers, young adults are less
than successful at college and in the
workplace not for lack of academic
knowledge, but for lack of “soft
skills” like endurance, self-reliance,
communication, resourcefulness, and
problem-solving.
What are “soft skills?”
They include:
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Strategic perspective and focus
Character and ethics
Relationship building and communication
Personal productivity/discipline
Modeling the qualities employers value
Establishing a Personal Leadership
Foundation
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Life Perspective
Character
Relationships
Worth
Purpose
Vision for Success
Center/Focus
Outlook
Strategic View
Integrity
Kindness
Honor and Respect
Encouragement
Self-discipline
Humility
Commitment to Excellence
First Impressions
Selectivity
Patience and Trust
Communication/Listening
Healthy Dating
Respectful Disagreement
Team Orientation
Personal Leadership
Foundation
Productivity
Health
Overcoming Adversity
Goal Setting
Decision Making
Time Management
Study Disciplines
Building an Edge
Marketing Skill
Body
Mind
Spirit
Emotions
Discipline
Acceptance
Perseverance
Patience
Lessons Learned
Embracing Change
Strategic Perspective and Focus
Desired Outcomes:
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Sense of vision and purpose
Holistic definition of “success”
Positive outlook and attitude
Other-centeredness
Character and Ethics
Desired Outcomes:
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Commitment to excellence
Non-negotiable integrity
Modeling qualities of honorable leaders
Demonstrating self-discipline and
respect
Relationship Building and
Communication
Desired Outcomes:
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Building healthy friendships
Being an encouraging team player
Respectful and adaptable
communications
Listening to understand
Personal Productivity and
Discipline
Desired Outcomes:
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Effective goal setting and time
management
Objective decision making
Strong learning disciplines
Perseverance through stress and adversity
Modeling the Qualities
Employers Value
Desired Outcomes:
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Effective goal setting and time
management
Objective decision making
Strong learning disciplines
Excellence in everything
The What I Wish I Knew at 18
Life Skills and Leadership Course
targets these vital topics with
relevant insight, instruction, and application
Leadership
Speaking to Your Program Needs
What I Wish I Knew at 18
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Comprehensive vision for a successful
launch into adulthood
Personal leadership and life skills
Wisdom for key decisions based on the
ways of honorable leaders
Conversationally and universally
written for young and old alike
About the Course
 Generally for upper high school grades but easily
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adapted to lower grades
9- or 18-week program
Free downloadable leader’s guide with lesson
planning tools and resources
High level of flexibility for facilitators
Invaluable, relevant, and interactive content
Targets key concepts that promote life readiness
Sample Lessons
Student Guide
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Recognize that First Impressions are
Huge – Page 43
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Become a Masterful Decision-Maker
– Page 58
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Demonstrate the Qualities Employers
Value – Page 88
Versatile Resources to Support
Your Objectives
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Core curriculum (or supplemental resource) for
leadership/life skills, family, college/career
readiness, and relationship courses
Resource for student mentoring
Summer reading book for all students
Student Advisory and At-Risk resource
Designed to improve student performance and
school culture
Contact Information
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Available at dennistrittin.com, Amazon,
AtlasBooks, bookstores
Contact: Dennis Trittin, President and CEO:
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(920) 319-3169 (mobile)
[email protected]
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THANK YOU
for building the next generation of
honorable leaders.
We salute you!
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