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The Savvy at Work Programme teaches new professionals excellent work skills that will provide a foundation for the rest of their careers. The programme is ideal for graduates or people in their first few years of work. The programme is appropriate for all work environments (including small and large organisations) and all professions.

At the end of the programme, participants will have:


::Self at Work Awareness

  • An understanding of their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits

::Self at Work Skills

  • Effective working practices, including how to work effectively with others, listening skills and problem resolution
  • Self-responsibility and self-management, including dealing with stress
  • Organisational dynamics, political awareness/astuteness
  • Managing expectations, including priority setting and planning
  • Personal strategies for problem solving

Format: Two-day workshop plus individual follow-up

The two-day workshop includes a series of inter-active activities and processes for participants to draw on the strengths of their own learning and learn from the breadth of experiences and knowledge of others in the group.



The facilitation approach and learning methods

  • A strengths-based, appreciative inquiry approach
  • Discussion and interactive exercises
  • Relevant research, tools and frameworks with a practical application such as Team Management Index (TMI) profile, VARK learning styles, Gallup Strengths-Finder
  • Application of learning to real work situations
  • A practical development and action plan back at work
  • A 1:1 personal coaching session as a follow-up after 4-6 weeks and ongoing support

Key Learning Framework

Key learning frameworks for the programme include:

  • Lominger research on high potentials and career stallers/stoppers
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey
  • Team Management Systems Work Styles Framework and High Performing Teams
  • Various concepts from Harvard Business Review articles
  • The Making of a Corporate Athlete/High Performance Pyramid by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

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