SOCIAL ACUMEN


Career & Life Management:

Students explore the process of managing/developing their life and career. They will be expected to reflect, carry out research, evaluate options, make decisions & take action.
Personality: Students will complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, a well respected personality assessment. They will explore the implications of their MBTI preferences within their own life by considering the following:

* The dominant function and its relation to their areas of strength and as the basis of motivation
* The support role played by the auxiliary function
* The effects of the fourth or inferior function in their lives and its relationship to stress
* Their contributions to a team and their potential “blind spots”
* Extraversion/Introversion as a source of energy and the implications for their life, relationships and work.
* Preferred learning style
* Likely leadership style

Interests & Skills:

Students complete the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey and use their results, together with information from their journal and previous life experiences, to help them identify areas to pursue in their work and/or leisure time; they will identify skills to be developed further and explain how they plan to develop them.

Values:

During the programme students are encouraged to use journaling and discussion sessions to reflect on and consider their values. At the end of the course will be asked to list 5 key values.

Communication:

Students will explore their preferred communication style; identify 3 blocks to communication and outline 5 ways to enhance communication.

Curriculum Vitae:

Students will be assisted in writing their CV and exposed to interview techniques.

Goal Setting:

Students will outline their short, medium and long term goals, linking them to their personality preferences, interests, values, abilities and skills



Entertainment:

This aspect of the course will involve the students providing entertainment for the other students, or guests at quest. There are a number of different avenues that can be pursued, and the students will be responsible for all aspects of the entertainment for the evening. This will include beverages and catering, through to the specific theme of the evening. Other projects might include production of short DVD - comedy and project work.
Hospitality & Catering:
Students will learn a variety of cooking techniques, to be applied to real life situations at a top hotel. Learn the fundamental concepts of hospitality, from the decision-making process, through to the implementation of the decision. Students will be able to test their skills in real-life scenarios at the Victoria Falls Ilala Lodge (see 'friends of Quest', under 'about us'.

Public Speaking:

The content of the course will be as follows:

* Establishing the students’ level of familiarity with the subject of public speaking.
* Introduction to public speaking (based on principles of Toast Masters International)
* Adjudication of speeches and feed back
* Choice of an appropriate topic
* Brainstorming ideas
* Research
* Identify arguments, own point of view and personal experiences
* Layout and structure of one’s speech
* Writing a first draft
* Editing draft and writing of second draft
* CV writing, interview skills, etc
* Performance - adjudicated by co-participants