Certificate in life skills - Four and a half months part-time program to understand and imbibe Life Skills

Certificate in Life Skills (CLS-14) Course

Life skills have been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most important learning and asset to lead a fulfilling life. Based on the WHO model, our Certificate in Life Skills (CLS) programme is designed to make you learn through experience and activities - there are no textbook or exams. The CBSE and other Boards have made training students in life skills compulsory, and engineering and other colleges are incorporating life skills as part of the curriculum to ensure that students are made industry-ready.

To train you as a Trainer who can impart Life Skills training, Banjara Academy, with its over 30 years of experience in the field of human behaviour, is conducting this practical and interactive program of 4.5 months, two hours twice a week, to sharpen your skills and make you an expert in life skills. Come and experience the joy of leading a happy and fulfilling life using everyday life skills. Learn it not just for yourself, but to help and train others around you. Learn life skills the experiential way - go out and meet people, talk to children, adults and train them with these skills. Improve your public speaking skills and develop confidence in your abilities.

The Certificate in Life Skills (CLS) course is, in short, a unique interactive and practical, four-and-a-half months, part-time programme to understand, imbibe and impart training in Life Skills, based on the 10 Life Skills required for positive growth and a good quality of life as enumerated by the World Health Organisation (WHO), and suitably modified for Indian conditions.

Beginning: 27 Sept 2013, and Ending: in 8 Feb 2014. Duration: 4.5 months
Timings: Twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
Classes: at Banjara Academy, R T Nagar. Additional practical work at flexible timings.
Eligibility: Open to all, adults who are genuinely concerned about improving their own and others’ quality of life through simple, practical techniques. No minimum qualification.
Admissions: Based on personal interview. Limited seats.
FEES: Rs 11, 800/- only.
Future: This programme not only helps in improving relationships and getting better control and direction of life, but also empowers and trains the participants to become Life Skills Trainers - to work in schools, colleges, NGOs or on their own. There is learning, unlearning and re-learning of all aspects of life.

Download CLS Application Form by clicking on the link.

Contact Banjara Academy on 23535766 or 23535878, or Coordinator Ms. Kanmani on 9448350626.

The course also includes vital areas such as child and adolescent development, family, anger management, assertiveness, time management, marriage, jealousy - all at the practical level, apart from the World Health Organization's (WHO) 10 Life Skills (listed below), used as a base by the Certificate in Life Skills (CLS) course.
Certificate in life skills - Four months part-time program to understand and imbibe Life Skills
  1. Communication Skills
  2. Creative Thinking
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Decision Making
  5. Empathy
  6. Interpersonal Relations
  7. Managing Emotions
  8. Management of Stress
  9. Problem Solving
  10. Self-awareness
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Methodology: Lectures, demonstrations, case studies, project work, presentations and team activities.

Project work: Very practical and useful projects will be taken up in groups, guided by a Project Leader.

Mentoring: Each participant will be given opportunity to discuss in confidence all personal, interpersonal matters and areas of concern, to get individual guidance on tackling important life issues.


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Just mail your counsellor now, sharing your problems, your worries, your anxieties, your fears. Your counsellor will reply to you, and be there for you until you need her to help you cope and get going.

Sreedhar, Director of Online Courses and Online Counselling by email of Banjara AcademyLeading Banjara Academy's online email counselling team of volunteer-counsellors, I realize it is not an easy task reaching out to a person one has never met, never seen, without the added advantage of gestures, eye contact, a gentle reassuring touch, tone of voice and yet providing empathy, positive strokes, making the person feel heard and understood.

With the aid of only written words, it is quite a task building trust, making people open up and share and helping them cope and feel better. So when in many instances they write back saying thank you and that they feel so much better, the feeling one gets is priceless and incomparable - knowing one has done something right, something good!

Hats off to all the volunteeer-counsellors of Banjara Academy who have been carrying on this work silently, anonymously for the last couple of years. Truly commendable! - Sreedhar MA

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