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Alumni Development Program (ADP) training series for the first half of 2020
In the first half of 2020, many of you must feel quite depressed when everyone has to stay at home to protect their health from the outbreak of Covid-19. So, how great it will be to learn more interesting skills to upgrade yourself. With this in mind, VietHope has launched an amazing online training series to support members of our great VietHope family and has ended successfully!
Soft Skills Training Series
Opening the training series is a session of 3 soft skills that are extremely necessary for students in the era of technology 4.0 now. Can you guess which soft skills are? Well, if you have guessed 2 out of 3 skills: "Meeting coordination, Time management and Negotiating skills", then you are very outstanding! The first training series, led by Mr. Phong Le - VietHope Executive Director in Vietnam, has attracted more than 70 students for 2 hours each Sunday night for 3 consecutive weeks April 5, April 19 and April 26. Our members were able to interact directly with each other through the online meeting platform Zoom.
Today, negotiation skill is not only an important skill at the workplace but also an essential one in everyday life. Therefore, during the training session, 24 participants were introduced to the different types, steps in negotiation, and some suggestions for negotiating in everyday life as well. VietHope hopes that this knowledge will help students improve their negotiation skills in particular, and their daily communication in general.
“Preparing for jobs” Training Series
Following the success of the first training series, VietHope continues to launch a new online training series with the theme "Preparing for jobs" in late May and early June. Specifically, the training attracted 30 committed participants throughout 3 parts and has the participation of many excellent trainers in Vietnam and abroad.
For many of us, job interviews can be intimidating and overwhelming, but we have this tip: Be yourself, even in a professional setting. Remember that this is an honest conversation between you and the interviewer who is trying to get to know you and find out why you are suitable for the job!
On Sunday, June 21, 2020, students met again on Zoom to learn skills and tips for success in a job interview. The training session was facilitated by Ms. Ha Huynh, a member of VietHope Board of Directors, and is supported by Kimberly Ho who has over 10 years of experience in HR. With the knowledge of career orientation and writing CV, the last part of this series provided students with necessary tasks to do before, during and after the interview.
Bui Ngoc Bich, after hearing feedback on her performance, shared her feelings about the program as follows:
“Dear VietHope family!
This morning I received personal feedback from Ms. Nhung Vu. I have realized what I need to change and improve thanks to her sharing. This raises my confidence and now I think I’m ready for future work.
Luckily being a part of the training series over the past two months, I can feel the enthusiasm and passion from the Board of Directors, volunteers; also many positive changes inside me.
Hopefully, all the good and meaningful things will continue to be spread more widely.
This Sunday is so special!"