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Certificate Program in Empowering the Self for Effectiveness through Life Skills

Vision:

IHU- School of Behavioural Sciences will strive to develop into an international centre of excellence in studies in behavioural sciences and a centre of academic and professional excellence in the multi-disciplinary area of behavioural sciences and life skills and competencies keeping in mind the developmental needs and aspirations of adolescents and youth to empower them to maximise their abilities to be resilient and to work towards a sustainable and inclusive society embedded in the spiritual wisdom of Sanadhana Dharma.

Department of Life Skills and Competencies

Department of Life Skills and Competencies proposes to start outcome-based courses in life skills education enabling adolescents and youth to develop their skills in negotiation, resiliency, employability, citizenship development, personal empowerment and social empowerment.

Program Aim

To empower adolescents and youth with the skills and competencies to realize their potential and navigate their journey with self-confidence and clarity of vision firmly based on values embedded in the Dharmic way of life.

Why Courses in Life Skills and Competencies
  • Life skills are the “personal management and social skills which are necessary for adequate functioning of individuals on an independent basis” (IBE).
  • The World Health Organization defines Life Skills as ‘the ability (capability) that can be imbibed and improved through practice, to translate the knowledge, attitude, and values in to positive behaviour, to deal efficiently with the needs and challenges of everyday life’.
  • Life Skills help in developing positive and flexible attitude in life.
  • Life skills support in building self-confidence and self- esteem and enable us to adapt to challenging situations and deal with people.
  • It aids in develop a dynamic self-image, to improve the communication skills, to make relationships better and handling interpersonal problems, to boost our decision-making ability and make informed decisions and to become a well-adjusted individual.
  • Life skills are imperative to handle the challenges of life at vital stages of human development. During the adolescent phase or student phase life skills are the support mechanism in academic pressure and competition, exploring identity, self-expectations, self-efficacy, peer pressure, family issues, high parental expectations, challenges brought about by puberty and adolescence, gender and sexuality, coping with stress, exams, failures or suicide ideations and media influence. During the adulthood – at work and or at home life skills helps to handle challenges in employability, work pressure and competition, balancing work and home, parenthood, stability and recognition at work and in society, coping with stress, relationship issues, health issues, financial issues, family issues and alcohol/drug abuse. During the elderly phase life skills helps in addressing health issues and physical infirmity, economic insecurity, isolation, neglect, abuse, coping with loneliness, boredom and low self-esteem.
Objectives

  • To empower adolescents & youth enabling them to make informed choices in their personal and social life through building life skills
  • To provide them information, education, and services in a supportive environment where they can learn from experiences
  • To develop the competencies of them in negotiation, resiliency, employability, respect for diversity, values and citizenship
  • To enhance the abilities in cooperation, collaboration and participation
Program Structure

  • Program Credits: 3 credits
  • Mode of Study: Online
  • Duration: 15 weeks with 3 hours per week (31 hours of training + 14 hours of assignments, exercises and presentations)
  • Dates :1" September 2022 - 30" November 2022
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Learning Method: Pre-recorded videos, live discussions, question and answers + exercise, assignments, storytelling, case studies, and presentations, etc
Program Content

  • Meaning and need for life skills (social skills, cognitive skills and self-management skills) for empowerment and effectiveness.
  • Life skills for Personal empowerment
  • Life skills for social and cognitive empowerment
  • Life skills in practice for enhanced effectiveness
Faculty

  • The program faculty are reputed facilitators with long years of experience in the field of theory and practice of life skills education.
Eligibility

  • Age 13+
  • Communication skills in English (written and Oral)
  • Open to learning new things
Program fee

  • US $ 150 for students residing the USA and all other nations
  • INR 4,500 (equivalent US$) India, SAARC, Africa

To empower adolescents and youth with the skills and competencies to realize their potential and navigate their journey with self-confidence and clarity of vision firmly based on values embedded in the Dharmic way of life.

(One-time Non-refundable New application fees $20 for students residing outside India and INR 750 for students residing in India.)


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