The School Series© aims to provide the people who go through our courses with skills that will enable them to tackle and successfully solve the challenges they will encounter in their daily lives. The course can be considered a "Tool Kit" with each part of the content a "tool"
By the end of any of our courses, in the context of their age-group and position in life, the participants will have:
- Understood that they are self-determined and the daily habits and choices they make or do not make determine the kind of life they will have
- Developed self-awareness by identifying their abilities, strengths and weaknesses, motivations and biases and consequently build a healthy sense of self worth
- A personal vision (ikigai) and a blueprint of the kind of person they want to be
- Set meaningful goals, identify and started taking the necessary steps to achieve them
- Understood the power of effective communication and be able to use it to improve their ability to amicably resolve disputes
- Learnt to embrace diversity and thus be able to work successfully with different kinds of people
- Understood the importance of life-long learning, family, personal branding, friend and professional networks and thus developing these aspects of their lives
- A healthier and realistic approach to sex and relationships; they will be informed about the biology of sex, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and other physical and emotional ramifications of romantic relationships
- Understood how addiction works and been informed about drugs, alcohol and other substances prone to abuse
- Learned to think critically and make well thought out decisions
- Develop a sense of ethics and morality and thus have personal leadership over oneself
To enable the participants achieve the above objectives, the School Series Tool Kit© contains the following 16 tools:
Tool #1: The Foundation
This introduces the principle that a person's destiny is determined by their character, and that one's character is the sum of their habits. It therefore explores character building, personal paradigms, and habit formation.
Tool #2: Sense of Purpose
This tool allows participants to get to know themselves better, define and decide the kind of person they want to be, and identify the things that matter most to them (their “ikigai”). Armed with this self-knowledge, they can now create a blueprint of the best possible version of them, and thus live a life filled with meaning.
Tool #3: Personal Responsibility
This presents the principle that a person always has the freedom and ability to choose how they think and feel, and thus how they react to circumstances in their lives. Taking personal responsibility makes it possible for them to live proactively and mindfully, as well as learn how to own and recover from their mistakes and their consequences.
Tool #4: Personal Branding
This tool handles a person’s relationship with himself or herself: how (s)he thinks, feels, and treats themselves. It also teaches participants how to develop an internal locus of self, how to build self-esteem, conduct themselves on the Internet and social media as well as encourages them to live a life of integrity, both online and offline.
Tool #5: Goal Setting
Having defined their priorities using the first four tools, Tool 5 teaches participants how to set goals to achieve their life's purpose and how to manage their time in such a way that allows them to prioritize their activities in order to achieve their goals.
Tool #6: Self Care
Because it is impossible to be effective and efficient when you are worn out, this tool teaches participants how to renew themselves mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This is through practising regular self-care and using their recreation time to make themselves healthier and happier.
Tool #7: Lifelong Learning
This tool teaches the principle that learning does not end when you leave school, but is a lifelong pursuit. It introduces concepts like the growth mindset, grit, learning styles, and multiple intelligences as well as helps participants navigate higher education, and proactively build a fulfilling career and professional life.
Tool #8: Communication
This tool teaches participants how to be active listeners who strive to understand other people, as well as how to express their point of view respectfully and politely.
Tool #9: The Abundance Mindset
Contrary to popular belief, success is not finite; using this tool, participants can learn to see the abundance all around them, and thus avoid comparison and vicious competition, all while striving to succeed together with those around them.
Tool #10: Teamwork
This tool teaches participants how to handle diversity and work successfully with people from different backgrounds, as well as how to resolve conflict in a healthy and non-destructive manner.
Tool #11: Addiction
In addition to learning more about behavioural addictions, drug and alcohol abuse, this tool teaches participants the science of addiction – how and why addiction occurs, as well as how to prevent, cope with and overcome addiction.
Tool #12: Support Systems
This tool teaches participants how to manage their relationships with their nearest and dearest – how to proactively surround themselves with people who make them better, how to manage ugly family circumstances, and how to make good family relationships better.
Tool #13: Networks – Professional and Personal
This tool examines participant’s relationships with their friends, peers, and professional colleagues as well as gives them tips on how to build stronger and better networks so that whom they know allows them to showcase what they know.
Tool #14: Romantic Relationships, Dating And Sex
This tool explores the biology of reproduction, teaches participants about sexually transmitted infections, as well as teaches them about the emotional impact of dating and romantic relationships and how to better manage these aspects of their lives.
Tool #15: Critical Thinking
This tool is an introduction to learning how to think better. It introduces the concepts of basic epistemology, mental frameworks, logical fallacies and how to make sound arguments, distinguishing between correlation and causation, as well as teaching participants to identify and avoid cognitive biases.
Tool #16: Ethics, Morality and Leadership
This is the tool that brings all the previous fifteen tools together and helps participants to understand the principles of being ethical and moral people, build their sense of right and wrong, as well as how to have leadership over themselves.