SAK Business and Personal Development PLC has conducted five rounds of personal development training for children and youth in the month of July and August 2015 in Addis Ababa.
The first training was delivered under the premises of Young Roots English School around semit area. 31 students attended and successfully completed the training.
The second and third round of training was given at Bole Preparatory school for 17 and 33 students respectively.
The fourth round training was given for 30 students around Shiromeda area.
The fifth round training was given from module 2 manual for those students that had taken the first round training. 18 students attended the training at Young Roots English School.
A total of 129 students attended the training program.
To empower children and youth students manage themselves from the inside out, to assist them take personal responsibility in managing their life, foster a belief in their abilities and potential, develop I can do it attitude and self confidence.
The training package on personal development has three blocks. SAK has given block one and block two training modules in the months of July and August 2015.
Each training block has its own purpose and is prepared based on the actual issues that needs to be addressed in relation to behavioral change. The actual attitudinal problems that are prevailed in the country has been well addressed in the training blocks.
The training contests in each respective training block include:
Contents of Block 1
|Session 1፡ Personal Development (ራስን ማበልፀግ/ማሳደግ)|
|Session 2፡ Self acceptance (እራስን መቀበል)|
|Session 3፡ Self confidence (በራስ መተማመን)|
|Session 4፡ Self defeating beliefs and how to conquer them (እራስን ወደ ኋላ የሚያስቀሩ አመለካከቶችና መፍትሄዎቻቸዉ)|
|Session 5፡ Positive Thinking (አዎንታዊ አመለካከት)|
|Session 6፡ Appreciative Inquiry (የማድነቅ ክህሎት)|
|Session 7፡ Visioning and goal seating (ራዕይና ዓላማ/ግብ መተለም)|
|Session 8፡ Responsibility (ኃላፊነት መዉሰድ )|
|Session 9፡ Negotiation Skill (የድርድር ክህሎት)|
|Session 10፡ Time Management (የጊዜ አጠቃቀም ክህሎት)|
Contents of Block 2
|Session 1፡Communication skill የኮምዩኒኬሽን ክህሎት|
|Session 2፡ Giving and receiving feedback (ግብረ መልስ መስጠትና መቀበል)|
|Session 3፡ Active Listening (በንቃት ማዳመጥ)|
|Session 4፡ Emotional Intelligence (ስሜትን መግራትና መቆጣጠር )|
|Session 5፡ Value (እሴት)|
|Session 6፡ Team Work (በቡድን መስራት)|
|Session 7፡ Whole Person Paradigm (ሁሉን አቀፍ ራስን የማበልጸግ እንቅስቃሴ )|
Taking into account the learning styles of children and youth, the training program was conducted in a very interactive and participatory manner.
Suitable training methods for children and youth have been put in place. The training metods include:
At the end of the training participants evaluated the training using a format prepared for the purpose.
Usefulness of the training
Training materials and exercises
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Your confidence to practice what you were thought in class into your life
As can be seen from the table, large majority of trainees rated the training as excellent in all evaluation points with no any poor rating.
The evaluation depicts that the training has gained quite remarkable appreciation from the participants. The result indicates that the participants were satisfied by the training as they met their expectations.
At the closing event we have introduced what we call I cannot do it funeral. We have prepared a coffin and every participant child writes all self defeating beliefs in a piece of paper, put it in a coffin SAK prepared for this purpose and bury them together.
Considering the fact that personal development training for children at school level is new in its kind in the country, the initiative has captured the attention of various Medias in the country. The medias that have reported the new initiative include: FM 90.7 (Ethiopica link), sheger 102.1 (Endalk Ena Mahder), Sheger 102.1 (Tadias Addis), FM 101.1 (Bisrat Radio), Addis Ababa FM 96.4, Addis Ababa TV, VOA Amharic Program and Dire Tube. Click here to watch I cannot do it funeral video.
In addition, the initiative has been reported on Addis Admas weekly News paper and also on Capital English news paper.
The training program has given us the opportunity to know how best children and youth learn personal development issues. We are planning to continue giving the training in week end classes in the new Ethiopian year.
The next steps of our move include:
SAK has facilitated a training program on Transformational Leadership training program for about 180 young leaders since year 2009 in collaboration with Fredric Ebert Foundation in Ethiopia. Youth leadership Training Program (YLTP) is aimed at building the capacity of young leaders through personal transformation techniques and approaches. The participants are selected based on their performance which they have to demonstrate in the assessment center organized for the selection purpose. The participants are drawn from political parties, civil societies and youth development associations.
The training program on transformational leadership has helped the participants build self awareness, self management, social awareness and social skills. The training has also helped participants build their self esteem and influence through assertive communication methods. In general the training program has brought personal transformation and paradigm shift of the young leaders.
SAK is an abbreviation which represents Skill, Attitude and Knowledge. SAK aspires to be center of excellence in business and personal development through transfer of skill, attitude and Knowledge to bring about the lasting behavioral change in the lives of people. SAK strongly believes that it is a solution to business and personal development by challenging business as usual way of thinking and instead motivates people and organizations to introduce new perspective and paradigm shift.
Based on my long years of work experience in entrepreneurship development and business management as well as my educational background in transformational leadership and change, I realized that there is no significant difference in terms of IQ between executives in advanced countries and developing countries. This IQ difference is not adequately visible among individuals’ in developing countries like Ethiopia. It was generally accepted that the noticeable gap among individuals is the way they see the world which is influenced by their attitudes. As a result I was motivated to establish a company that deal with behavioral change of people and organizations by putting attitudinal change at the center stage. SAK came to being with such belief and spirit.
As a training, consultancy and research organization SAK gives due attention for attitudinal change of people and systemic change of organizations which ultimately brings meaningful and result based outcomes.
In my experience I came to know that attitudinal change requires continuous effort given its enduring nature as a result it is advisable to address children and youth at their early stages to avoid the resistance of adults which tend to stick to their old way of doing things and conditioning. Thus, SAK is going to establish personal development training center in the near future to shape and influence positive attitudes of children and youth with the motive of creating responsible citizens that bring tangible change in their countries and in the world at large.
Since the inception of our organization, we have signed more than 100 contracts with our esteemed customers and have proved to be a dependable consultancy firm which is attests by the letter of appreciation given to our firm in recognition of our effort.
We have responsibly coordinated and managed a number of large scale projects with our major customers like CDC, UNICEF, EU, GIZ, Save the Children, Fredric Ebert Foundation, SNV, ACDI/VOCA and others.
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With experienced and qualified professionals, SAK Training, Consultancy and Research Services provides Consultancy services for different sectors. Our Consultancy Services includes
SAK gives the following training package
SAK programs designed in a way encompass people from low level educational background (Illiterate and Semi Illiterate) to high level professionals. Specifically the programs are designed to address the needs of grassroots community, MSEs, Youth Associations, Projec and Program Officers, Front Line Workers, Sales Personnel, Middle and top level mangers of any organization.
Prepared training manual in English and translated into Amharic and conducted a five day training on business management (marketing, stock management, record keeping and human resource) for leaders of primary cooperatives (PCs) engaged in agrodelarship (input supplier) drawn from Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNP. As part of the post training service, our firm has been providing mentoring and coaching support for the cooperatives that are involved input and chemical suppliers for small holder farmers in areas of the six pillars of a well function cooperatives I.e function, Finance and resource management, operation, member participation and benefits, management and governance and infrastructure. We have carried our capacity gap assessment/baseline and then prepared capacity building interventions based on the actual needs identified on the assessment. The coaching and mentoring support is a one year assignment which was started on March 2014 and will end in February 2015. The project is owned by SNV Ethiopia in collaboration with CARE Ethiopia.
Prepared training manual on Business management and Leadership skills in English and translated in to Amharic. The training manual consists of four major modules namely:
After developing the manuals SAK has conducted a five days training of trainers course on the subject for project offices in charge of capacity building support for grassroots women business cooperatives in rural areas drawn from Tigray, Amhara, Oromia and SNNP. The client is ACDI/VOCA which is women focused business associations capacity building project funded by USAID.
Technically led a six months women economic empowerment project funded by the European Union. The assignment included preparation of training manuals on entrepreneurship and hairdressing, conducting a 65 days training for 1150 unemployed women in Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Harar and Jigjiga. Our firm has managed the overall technical and administration tasks required to undertake the project. The project involved multi sector stakeholder such as Federal and Regional Women, Children and Youth Affairs bureaus, TVET, Cooperative development Offices and Micro and Small Enterprise Development Agencies and Micro finance institutions.
The overall objective of the project is to develop the entrepreneurship/business development and hairdressing skills of the targeted beneficiaries for self-employment and Income Generating Activities.