Welcome to the
Personal Development Programme
This programme was designed for young people who are readying themselves for the world of work. With a heavy focus on developing interpersonal skills, we are able to teach the importance of interview techniques, entrepreneurship and preparing for the world of work.
Games and Tasks
About the Programme
An exciting and innovative part of our Raising Self-Esteem programme is our Confidence Activities. These give students the space to explore and control their emotions during a physical activity. Each week, our students are given are given time to demonstrate the skills they have learned in the session. This helps them to visualise the outcomes of positive behaviour before they implement these skills in the classroom.
Weekly activities allow students to demonstrate and explore self-esteem
Each of the 10 sessions that make up the Personal Development Programme have been designed to help students explore aspects of their career. These session range from identifying what it means to have confidence during interviews to helping young people craft a perfect CV. Because of the careful structure of each session, students are always able to learn, implement and reflect on the new things they have learned each week.
The Personal Development Programme, like all our programmes, comes with a full-colour workbook packed with fun and insightful activities. This workbook will become a working journal for the young people who take part in the programme, monitoring their progress and allowing individuals to reflect on the new skills they have learned. This book will be taken home by the students at the end of the programme.
Another unique benefit of Strengthening Minds is our interactive sessions plans, giving facilitators access to a wealth of tools and games which help support and promote learning. Each session follows the content of the book, meaning that the programme is easy to deliver and simple to follow. Our interactive sessions also give facilitators access to meditation activities, hint support for struggling students and class timers to keep learning quick and impactful.
An exciting and innovative part of our Personal Development programme is our Preparation Activities. These give students the space to explore and control their emotions during a physical activity. Each week, our students are given are given time to demonstrate the skills they have learned in the session. This helps them to visualise the outcomes of positive behaviour before they implement these skills in the classroom.
Head of youth services, royal borough of Merton
The programmes are incredible and have made a huge difference, not only in the day to day lives of the young people they are working with but also to families and
the wider community.
Strengthening Minds are working with some of our most excluded and difficult to
engage young people, yet the course has managed to achieve great outcomes.
Director of Strategic Investment,
What our young people are saying
about this programme.
Helping young people secure work
The success of our Personal Development programme comes from the sense of confidence and ambition that we instil in the young people who take part in the programme. The extract below summarises the impact that this programme has on the participants.
"The programme is visionary. After ten sesesions, I know my life has changed for the better."
Available packages for this programme
Our Training Package is perfect for schools who are confident with the idea of running a BESD programme independently. With our Training Package, schools are provided with all resources needed to run the programme - including workbooks and interactive sessions - and will receive a days training on how to run the programme effectively. After that, it's over to you!
Our Extended Package offer schools all of the benefits of our Training Package - including workbooks and interactive sessions - but also the opportunity to have one of specialist facilitators attend the school and run the programme for 10 weeks. During this time, a member of school staff will shadow our facilitator and learn how to deliver outstanding sessions.