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Life Skills Training Course


Life skills have been defined as the abilities for adoptive and positive behaviour that enables individuals to deal effectively with the demands of everyday life (WHO).

Adaptive means that a person is flexible in approach and is able to adjust in different circumstances. Positive behaviour implies that a person is forward looking and even in difficult situations, can find a ray of hope and opportunities to find solutions.

Life skills include psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that help people make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathize with others, and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner. Essentially, there are two kinds of skills - those related to thinking termed as "thinking skills"; and skills related to dealing with others termed as "social skills". While thinking skills relate to reflection at a personal level, social skills include interpersonal skills and do not necessarily depend on logical thinking. It is the combination of these two types of skills that are needed for achieving assertive behaviour and negotiating effectively. Emotional” can be perceived as a skill not only in making rational decisions but also in being able to make others agree to one's point of view. To do that, coming to terms first with oneself is important. Thus, self-management is an important skill including managing/coping with feelings, emotions, stress and resisting peer and family pressure. Young people as advocates need both thinking and social skills for harmony building and advocacy on issues of concern.


5 Days

Who should attend?

This is a personal development course that will benefit all individuals through building their confidence and independence to allow them to truly reach their potential.


The objectives of this training are to provide skills that enable participants to cope with the demands of everyday life, build self-confidence, and encourage critical thinking, foster independence, and help people to communicate more effectively.

Training Content


  • Who are you?
  • What is life skills?
  • Working in teams
  • Setting expectations
  • Giving and earning respect
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Clarifying values
  • Avoiding stereotypes
  • Developing personal power

Intrapersonal Relationship

  • Self-awareness
  • Self esteem
  • Self-discipline
  • Coping with emotions
  • Coping with stress

Communication Skills

  • Understanding nonverbal messages
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Being assertive
  • Expressing opinions constructively
  • Critical thinking

Decision Making Skills

  • Making decisions—big and small
  • Gathering information
  • Identifying options
  • Weighing options and consequences
  • Making a choice

Envisioning and Goal Setting

  • Defining goals
  • Stepping-stone goals
  • Taking action
  • Persevering

Managing Personal Resources

  • Developing a positive attitude
  • Being accountable
  • Handling stress
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the initiative

Problem Solving Skills

  • Defining problems—big and small
  • Identifying options
  • Considering pros and cons
  • Finding solutions

Peaceful Conflict Resolution

  • Understanding conflicts
  • Identifying emotions in conflicts
  • Controlling emotions in conflicts
  • Using communication skills effectively
  • Creating a win-win situation
  • Resolving conflicts

Preparation for the Future

  • Adapting to change
  • Handling peer pressure 3
  • Getting along
  • Playing by the rules
  • Presenting yourself

Interview Skills and CV writing

  • Sample of curriculum vitae
  • Guidelines to cv writing
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Presenting yourself in an interview

Healthy Living

  • Basic personal hygiene
  • Healthy eating and eating disorders
  • Importance of physical activities
  • Drugs and substance abuse
  • Impact of behaviour change in health & wellbeing

Applying the Skills

  • Introduction
  • Getting started
  • Designing an action plan
  • Taking action
  • Assessment


This instructor-led training is delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater to their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +250 789 621 067 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 12th February 2020

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 17-02-2020
Event End Date 21-02-2020
Cut off date 12-02-2020
Individual Price(rwanda franc) R₣ 552,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 901
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Kigali,Rwanda
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