Our greatest successes come from placing ourselves in a position where we can regularly express our strengths so they can meet with opportunities. We also find ourselves doing this for others – helping others to maximize their abilities. All of this leads to greater productivity and life satisfaction. Likewise people with good interpersonal skills are easier to be around. They seem to connect with others effortlessly and say the right things at the right time. They facilitate communication and thereby, connection. They are easy to be with.
Interestingly, people with strong interpersonal skills make the interaction feel so easy, we don’t even make conscious note of it, and we only really start to notice when we see a lack of interpersonal skills. No matter how hard we work or how many brilliant ideas we may have, if we can’t connect with the people who work around us, our professional lives will suffer.
The good news is that there are several concrete things we can do to improve our social skills and become closer to our friends, family and colleagues. All of these techniques will ultimately help all of us succeed in today’s working world.
This workshop aims to create an awareness of your own strengths and weakness and learn effective interpersonal skills.
Shanthi RAJAN is a senior HR professional with a cumulative 29 years of experience in HR and academia. Shanthi is the Director – Institution Development of University of Stirling, RAK campus and SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) Diplomas. She moved to academia in 2009 and has taught in many Universities of repute in UAE, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
She holds a Master’s degree with specialization in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Wollongong, and is currently pursuing her FPM in OB. Her core areas of specialization and research interest includes Strategic HRM, OB, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence. She is an affiliate member of CILT (UK) and a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA, UK). She is a certified S+EI coach from the Institute for Social and Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), Denver, Colorado and also certified in using Positive Psychology for coaching S+EI. She is also a certified ICF approved EIC Practitioner from the NLP Academy. She serves as an Advisory Board Member for a few academic institutions of repute. She has completed her Postgraduate certification (PGCert) in teaching and learning from UK and her Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Derek Bok Centre of Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.