How it works
Social skills are learned through social experiences.
Faster acquisition of social skills can be facilitated in four main ways:
- help students have more frequent or longer social experiences, and
- help students interact with a more diverse range of people, and
- help students practice new behaviors in the social experiences they are already having, and
- help students learn the most out of the social experiences they are already having.
Our approach includes all four aspects. A combination of interactive seminars, practical homework assignments, one-on-one or small group mentoring sessions and group debriefs allows students to acquire experiential understanding of social nuances that impact their everyday lives. Even theoretical discussions are focused on specific social situations, primarily those contributed by the students themselves or encountered in the course of the training. We touch upon non-social soft skills such as impulse control, time management and creativity, still emphasizing their social implications.
Books and lectures certainly have their place, but they can only be used as a supplement. I myself was an avid consumer of social science nonfiction, from Robert Cialdini's Influence and Dan Ariely's Predictably Irrational to the Dale Carnegie's classic, How to win friends and influence people. Unfortunately as they say, no pain, no gain: reading coffee-table books and expecting to become a "charismatic leader", an "expert negotiator", or a "people magnet" is akin to watching movies with Jackie Chan or Chuck Norris and expecting to become a martial artist as a result.
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