Motivation and Personal Development Course

& Outdoor Activities

Starting Dates in 2020: 04.05., 13.07., 14.09., 16.11.

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Motivation and Personal Development Course

As life progresses, you are guaranteed to face a variety of circumstances, changing environments, and new roles that require you to adapt to them.

Personal development is an ongoing process of self-improvement either in your career, in your education, in your personal life, or in all of these areas. It is about setting goals for yourself and putting plans in place to reach those goals.

This course is targeted at self-motivation and personal development both in professional and personal life.

It covers topics on motivation importance, classical theories, self-motivation and team motivation including leadership and communication skills, time and stress management. 

The acquired tools and techniques can be further implemented at work with children or colleagues to facilitate interpersonal relations and build trustful environment. This course combines the theoretical part in the classroom in the morning and afternoon practical modules in the most pictures places of the northern Tenerife. 

As result, you will better know yourself and other individuals, discover your drivers and motivators and improve your soft skills.

Benefits:

  • Greater understanding of Motivation

  • Development of soft skills

  • Increased opportunities for professional and career development

  • Improved self-knowledge and self-awareness

  • Boosted confidence

  • Great conflict resolution techniques 

  • Improved foreign language competences

  • Increased motivation and satisfaction in daily work

  • Getting to know a different culture

  • Improved  problem-solving skills

  • Increased productivity

  • Developed communication skills

Daily Program:

  • Welcome by the management
  • Introduction and course overview
  • Individual expectations and goals
  • Breakfast in the FU café
  • Topic: What is motivation? (Introduction to motivation, Definition and types, Motivation incentives, Importance of motivation)
  • Effect of motivation on learning process and behaviour
  • Outdoor activity: team building activities in the park Taoro Jardin. Please take comfortable clothes and enough water with you. After activity we come back to the FU Academy to bring the mats back.

  • Classical theories of motivation (Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, Herzberg’s Two factor theory, Theory X and Theory Y, Murray’s system of needs)
  • Values and success
  • Praise and reward
  • Intercultural aspects in motivation 
  • Lunch in a café
  • Outdoor activity: Mindful walking with photographing in interesting places of Puerto de la Cruz. We finish our activity on one of the best beaches – Playa Jardin. Walking distance app. 5 km. Please take comfortable clothes, enough water and swimming belongings with you. 

  • Topic: Self-motivation (Maintenance of high level of own motivation, Importance of emotional intelligence)
  • Self-knowledge and self-awareness
  • Empathy and acceptability
  • Stress and emotions management 
  • Time management tools
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Maintain a healthy life-style
  • Outdoor activity: healthy picnic and discussion on inspirational examples of good motivation. Please bring enough food and water with you.

  • Building a positive and motivated team
  • Increasing motivation
  • Giving developmental and positive feedback
  • Setting goals and assigning motivational tasks 
  • Developing communication skills
  • Influencing and assertiveness
  • Effective listening skills
  • Lunch in a café
  • Group activity: intellectual group game 

  • Outdoor activity: active start in the day on the ocean shore. We will do simple but effective physical exercises for our body and soul 
  • Brunch in a café
  • Important role of teacher/mentor in one’s personality development
  • Discovering and developing own strengths
  • Discovering own strengths by group members
  • Analysing own personal development success
  • Diploma awarding

*NOTE: The Program can change depending on the weather conditions

LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES

  • Students are offered many free leisure activities, including a visit to the botanical garden, surf trials, salsa and flamenco lessons, Spanish culture introduction and volleyball.

  • Visit Loro Parque – the famous parrot paradise

  • Spend a fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe

  • Travel to La Gomera, and spend the day at this beautiful neighbouring island of Tenerife

  • Take a hiking trip in Maska to check out the hidden miracles of the island

  • Visit the world’s third largest volcano on a day trip to Las Cañadas del Teide

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