SOFT SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT
The leadership and careers courses at Les Elfes are designed and facilitated by professionals.
Our courses aim to equip our students to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and to apply that knowledge when leading others and preparing for the world of work. Managing their expectations, motivations and reflection processes can enable students to further understand the concept of success. It is one thing to learn how to become an organised, calm or articulate individual but to understand the fundamental concepts affecting your experience will allow you to lead others to achieve more.
Intensive Leadership Programme (12-17 years)
Our comprehensive Leadership Training courses are run at both our Zermatt & Verbier campuses, consisting of ongoing 2-hour sessions throughout the programme.
The courses are designed by our experienced facilitators with 2 ‘taster sessions’ allowing our students to identify the specialist areas the would like to focus on. From there we host further sessions specialising in different aspects of Leadership Training.
Each year our personal development courses have a different focus, to find out more about this Spring please contact our Head Office or your local agent.
Developing bold techniques in Leadership. Daring to be different and applying these skills in Outdoor Adventurous Activities.
Finding creative solutions to challenges and using complex strategies in leadership.
For those students who are driven to succeed and intend to apply their leadership skills in a business contexts. Setting clear goals to perform above and beyond.
Using existing experiences to inspire others to achieve their true potential. Guiding othes in new activities, through new experiences and developing the compassion and communication skills to work effectively with others.
Adopting reflective practces and setting clear targets to develop a leadership style which is adaptable and ever-evolving.
Soft Skills Programme (7-11 years)
For our younger campers we offer an exciting introduction to our existing leadership programme. Our Arts, Theatre and Public Speaking Course is designed to spark creative thinking, confident public presentation skills and a range of fun communication techniques which can be applied to activities and academic contexts.
Our extensive Arts & Creativity Course will be run at both our Zermatt & Verbier campuses, consisting of ongoing 2-hour sessions throughout their programme.
As with our older Leadership Training Course our students will have 2 taster sessions, followed by further sessions in which they will have some autonomy in identifying their personal specialist focus.
These dynamic and interactive sessions will enable our students to develop a toolbox of teamwork skills which will help them to build mature lasting relationships with friends and colleagues, create imaginative and complex solutions to problems and focus on their Emotional Intelligence using theories and practices from a range of academic scholars in the field of experiential learning.
New to Les Elfes… Perfecting your personal brand to become more successful in professional and social situations.
For our students aspiring to run their own business, become directors, CEOs or prominent public figures or to conduct themselves in a confident and comfortable manner in a range of social situations our Etiquette and Web Identity classes are the perfect starting point.
We focus on social etiquette, first and last impressions and European etiquette for dealing with a range of encounters. Interview technique, entering and leaving a conversation gracefully and strategies for managing difficult interactions or finishing the dreaded conversation with the person who never seems to stop talking!
A new branch to our personal branding workshops, which makes it a truly modern finishing school experience, is our web identity focus.
In addition to the more traditional arts of finishing school we also focus on managing interactions and movements in the online arena.
It is becoming much easier to access personal information about people through their social networking page and this may be a blessing or a curse depending on how you build your personal online identity. Social media can be used, with carefully chosen profile pictures, albums and posts to boost you personal brand but, all too often, our students’ social media pages are filled with content that would be discouraging for future employers or even university admissions.
At Les Elfes we guide students to think about the content which is public and the content which is private to build a respectable online identity.