Tackling the Tough Skills

MU Extension training program helps BJC prepare employees

The Tackling the Tough Skillscurriculum has been used since Fall 2007 to teach a course called Life Lessons to more than 250 BJC HealthCare employees in St. Louis.

UMSL Dean's Certificate Program for Trainers

Tackling the Tough Skills Dean's Certificate Program for Trainers is a 12-hour certificate program offered through University of Missouri-St. Louis. The program coaches trainers of adults and teens in use of the Tackling the Tough Skills™ curriculum. Participants earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The program meets requirements for training funded by the Workforce Investment Act.

Curricula

New 2011 version for teens

Tackling the Tough Skills for Teens™: A Curriculum Building Skills for Work and Life (2011) is now available for use with teens exclusively. The book is identical to the original curriculum used with adults, except all the activities and examples pertain to teen situations only. The book helps hard-to-reach teens prepare for success in work and life. The curriculum teaches attitude, responsibility, communication, problem solving, workforce preparation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, anger management, self esteem, teamwork and how to deal with stress.

2008 version for adults and teens

Tackling the Tough Skills™: A Curriculum Building Skills for Work and Life (Revised Edition) is an innovative, interactive life skills curriculum that has helped hard-to-reach adults and teens prepare for success in work and life. Originally published in 2000 and revised in 2008, the curriculum is also being used in the workplace to teach soft skills to employees. The curriculum teaches attitude, responsibility, communication, problem solving, workforce preparation, conflict resolution, critical thinking, anger management, self esteem, teamwork and how to deal with stress.

 

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