Soft Skills & Values
Soft skills are personal attributes that drive an individual's interactions, enhance job performance and brighten career prospects. Unlike hard skills, which are about a person's skill set and ability to perform a certain type of task or activity, soft skills are interpersonal and broadly applicable.
Simply defined, values are Important and lasting beliefs or ideals shared by the members of a culture about what is good or bad and desirable or undesirable. Values have major influence on a person's behavior and attitude and serve as broad guidelines in all situations. In an organization, values can also be seen in the nature of work ethics.
At PACE, we place high emphasis on inculcating soft skills and values in our students as a core part of our strategy to turn them into SMART Impactful Professionals.
The issue of lack of soft skills and how it affects workplace
As soft skills and values drive employee behavior, they form a significant part of one’s contribution to one’s organization. More importantly, they influence employer-employee relationship and hundreds of other interactions among the key stakeholders. Lack of soft skills is at the root of most problems that affect the workplace today.
The root of most problems in the workplace
De-motivation, theft, insubordination, unruly behavior, deception, conflicts and so on and so forth stem, largely but not solely, from the absence of soft skills and values. As a result of these, countless productive hours are wasted and plenty of other resources are squandered. Further, it spreads ill-will and a host of other negative emotions and creates a rather toxic environment in the workplace.
Professional training and education with soft skills & values
Communication, conflict resolution and negotiation, personal effectiveness, creative problem solving, strategic thinking, team building, persuasion, and selling skills remain the vital soft skills in the workplace and are instrumental to the organizational success. All our courses are laced with a carefully developed program to instill soft skills & values in our students. Additionally, we have developed separate courses to offer our students comprehensive coaching and guidance to develop their soft skills and values.
Work station-based learning.
PACE provides the students with the opportunity for work-station based learning where real-life work scenarios will be staged or simulated.
Activity- based teaching with interactive methods like role-play
PACE believes in the concept that learning should be based on doing some hands-on experiments and activities rather than on text books. We want PACE students to be active learners rather than passive receivers of information. PACE provides the students with the opportunity to discover on their own by creating an optimal learning atmosphere so that learning becomes enjoyable and effective.
Inspiring instead of instructing
PACE inspires students to build the drive from within themselves to be better individuals, eventually making them become better professionals. The charismatic lecturers and the high-calibre advisory panel of PACE guide our students to realize their full potential.
Awarding ‘Value Plus Professional’ Certificate
PACE Value Plus professional certificate is a highly recognized qualification among the business and corporate sector in Sri Lanka. This certificate will be awarded to the students after they successfully complete their studies at PACE.
Join PACE Life and Career Enrichment Society
PACE Life and Career Enrichment Society is the cumulative effort of PACE lecturers, administrative staff, student counselors, current alumni and PACE’S parent company - eBEYONDS.