PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES


These dynamic and interactive workshops 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 Intellegence using theories and practices from a range of academic scholars in the field of experiential learning.

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.

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Optional courses
 

Swiss Watchmaking workshop

Coached by industry professionals, this workshop immerses students into the fascinating universe of Haute Horlogerie. From gears and springs to escapement and balance wheel, students will have the rare opportunity to take apart and re-assemble every component of an ETA movement. This movement has been created in 1950 and is still widely used today.
This unique experience will allow students to discover the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick. Students will also have the opportunity to visit a famous Swiss Watch manufacturer’s factory, a great insight into a true swiss art!

 


 


Leadership

Our leadership programmes cover a broad scope across a range of parameters within the field. From the 2-3 hr. facilitation session designed to address single issues such as communication skills, team building and stress management to the 1-2 week residential courses encompassing the complete range of Les Elfes leadership and personal development programmes. Resources for programmes include specially designed games and puzzles that isolate a single aspect of learning and allow learners to experiment with skills in a safe and supportive environment and then be guided through reflective and analytical processes to examine experiences from new perspectives. Our most valuable resource however is our natural environment and our new residential leadership courses are delivered as much as possible within this natural environment, immersing learners in the setting which deepens meaning

 


 

Etiquette

We focus on dining etiquette, first and last impressions and European etiquette for dealing with a range of social 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!
As part of the course we offer dining courses for hosting formal dinners at the prestigious Chalet D’Adrien luxury hotel and restaurant including place settings, modern etiquette for serving and how to avoid some common hospitality faux pas.

 


 

Moutnain Fitness

Utilising the stunning settings and outdoor environment in Verbier our day program is run by professional Personal Trainers. The day will include a studio circuit session whereby students will take part and enjoy some high intensity cardio/ TRX /spin sessions with music to match. Also included, a high altitude hike incorporating yoga , Par Cours Vita and sessions orientated towards, body strength, body weight circuits and active recovery stretch sessions. Students will also make there own healthy snacks and lunch, with focus on nutrition education and some recipes for them to take home. It all sounds hard work, but we assure you it is all conducted with a fun approach and there is something for everyone to learn and take home with them.

 


Careers
for 15-17 years

Our careers programme combines a practical development training model with components designed to equip students for the world of work. We have inspirational guest speakers to enlighten students about the range of different opportunities and paths for reaching their goals and a first aid course, run by a professional trainer, in which students can take away a valid first aid certificate as part of the professional development portfolio for universities or colleges.

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Arts & Creativity
for 7-11 years

For our youngest students we offer a diverse range of activities designed to give students the opportunity to express themselves and to explore their creative talent. Our programme combines art classes with a local art school, cooking and food preparation workshops, theatre and improvisation sessions and a chance for public speaking and group presentations to build confidence and team working skills.