Training & Workshops

Training & Workshops

Study Skills Program

At LCN the emphasis is on independent learning. The college is a little world of its own and has its own customs and values. One of those values is the importance of learning how to become an independent thinker basing what you ‘believe’ upon evidence that you gather and being able to make good and reasoned arguments for your judgments. This means that learning is the student’s responsibility – you will not be told what to think or know as you might have been at school. This is why LCN Management planned to offer study skills as you need to do many things independently.

 

Time Management

Time Management: an important problem faced by individuals at every stage of life, for building leadership abilities in students we train our students to cope up with time. Foreign experts delivered workshops on time management for students at LCN.

 

The focus was on:
  • Strengths and Weaknesses
  • When? How? Where?
  • Setting Priorities
  • Planners – Combining study and leisure
  • Obstacles and Solutions
  • Staying Focused

 

What the students learned and discovered:

Students analyzed their study habits; heard tips and advice on productive time use and how to make a planner that works. They discover how a balanced use of focused time can make their study more satisfying, effective and less stressful.

Revision Techniques

It is a fact that some ways of revising are better than other ways and by following appropriate techniques one can do much better without going through the stress which is considered irresistible during examinations.

 

The focus was on:
  • Why should one revise?
  • Where should one revise?
  • When should one revise?
  • How should one revise?
  • How often should one revise?

 

What the students learned and discovered:

Students discovered that last-minute 'cramming' for exams is the worst of all worlds - it is very stressful, is unlikely to lead to good marks and they won't be able to remember much of it within a few days of leaving the exam room.

 

They learned that it makes much more sense to start exam revision in plenty of time - all it takes is a little planning and self-discipline to avoid those late nights, cold sweats and so-so grades.

Examination Techniques

Exams are one way of assessing whether or not you have learnt the ideas, facts and issues involved on your course, and that you are able to apply these to particular questions or tasks. Evidence of manipulation of this information is more important than simple repetition of facts and figures.

 

The focus was on:
  • Preparing for an exam
  • Revision with past papers
  • Question-spotting
  • Getting important facts in short term memory
  • Attempting the examination paper

 

What the students learned and discovered:

Students know that tests and exams are a regular part of the educational environment but they further discovered that it is important that exams be kept in proportion - they are important, but not the end of the world. Some things can be done to make exams a more valuable, worthwhile and less threatening experience for themselves.

Interview Techniques

At LCN we focus on the professional development of our students. Personal interviews are used by all employers and companies for selecting their staff. Interview is one of the most important steps in the staff selection procedure. Interviewing for a job can be nerve-wracking. One may feel uncomfortable for fielding unexpected questions or the prospect of having to meet and impress new people may be enough to trigger anxiety. However, interviewing is a skill one can learn & practice.

 

The focus was on:
  • Leadership
  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity
  • Team Work
  • Passion/ Interest

 

What the students learned and discovered:

Students discovered that in today's competitive academic environment large numbers of highly qualified candidates apply for the same job. This means that it is easy for those hiring to choose four or five very strong candidates to interview. Teaching, research and administrative skills are likely to be strengths for all of the candidates, so it will be other factors that make them stand out from the crowd. They learned that enthusiasm, informality, confidence, self-deprecation and relaxed attitude are key tips for a successful interview.

Continuous Development Program