Life Skills Training Course

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We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs. We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our face to face calendar allows you to choose any classroom course of your choice to be delivered at any venue of your choice - offering you the ultimate in convenience and value for money.

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Life skills have been defined as the abilities for adoptive and positive behaviour that enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands of everyday life (WHO).

Adaptive means that a person is flexible in approach and is able to adjust in different circumstances. Positive behaviour implies that a person is forward looking and even in difficult situations, can find a ray of hope and opportunities to find solutions.

Life skills include psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner. Essentially, there are two kinds of skills - those related to thinking termed as "thinking skills"; and skills related to dealing with others termed as "social skills". While thinking skills relate to reflection at a personal level, social skills include interpersonal skills and do not necessarily depend on logical thinking. It is the combination of these two types of skills that are needed for achieving assertive behaviour and negotiating effectively. “Emotional” can be perceived as a skill not only in making rational decisions but also in being able to make others agree to one's point of view. To do that, coming to terms first with oneself is important. Thus, self-management is an important skill including managing/coping with feelings, emotions, stress and resisting peer and family pressure. Young people as advocates need both thinking and social skills for harmony building and advocacy on issues of concern.


This is a personal development course that will benefit all individuals through building their confidence and independence to allow them to truly reach their potential.


5 Days

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The objectives of this training are to provide skills that enable participants to cope with the demands of everyday life, build self-confidence, and encourage critical thinking, foster independence, and help people to communicate more effectively.



  • Who are you?
  • What is life skills?
  • Working in teams
  • Setting expectations
  • Giving and earning respect
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Clarifying values
  • Avoiding stereotypes
  • Developing personal power

Intrapersonal Relationship

  • Self-awareness
  • Self esteem
  • Self-discipline
  • Coping with emotions
  • Coping with stress

Communication Skills

  • Understanding nonverbal messages
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Being assertive
  • Expressing opinions constructively
  • Critical thinking

Decision Making Skills

  • Making decisions—big and small
  • Gathering information
  • Identifying options
  • Weighing options and consequences
  • Making a choice

Envisioning and Goal Setting

  • Defining goals
  • Stepping-stone goals
  • Taking action
  • Persevering

Managing Personal Resources

  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Being accountable
  • Handling stress
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the initiative

Problem Solving Skills

  • Defining problems—big and small
  • Identifying options
  • Considering pros and cons
  • Finding solutions

Peaceful Conflict Resolution

  • Understanding conflicts
  • Identifying emotions in conflicts
  • Controlling emotions in conflicts
  • Using communication skills effectively
  • Creating a win-win situation
  • Resolving conflicts

Preparation for the Future

  • Adapting to change
  • Handling peer pressure 3
  • Getting along
  • Playing by the rules
  • Presenting yourself

Interview Skills and CV writing

  • Sample of curriculum vitae
  • Guidelines to cv writing
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Presenting yourself in an interview

Healthy Living

  • Basic personal hygiene
  • Healthy eating and eating disorders
  • Importance of physical activities
  • Drugs and substance abuse
  • Impact of behaviour change in health & wellbeing

Applying the Skills

  • Introduction
  • Getting started
  • Designing an action plan
  • Taking action
  • Assessment

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This instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email: [email protected]

Mob: +250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +250 789 621 067 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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