Cultivating a Positive Attitude for Professional Excellence

PROGRAM CODE: 19-20/WEB16 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 13 May 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
TARGET GROUP: Teachers, administrators and practitioners of TVET

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Background

One of the current focus of CPSC is sustainable development in CPSC training programs. This development is possible on transformative change in the training delivery process. What does "transformative change" mean in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

On the other hand, due to the current COVID -19 situation in Manila, CPSC has suspended its operations and allowed work from home. Therefore, it is important to introduce WEBINAR in CPSC and conduct training programs online.

A webinar is an online seminar that turns a presentation into a real-time conversation from anywhere in the world. Webinars allow large groups of participants to engage in online discussions or training events and share audio, documents or slides – even when they’re not in the same place as the meeting host or in the same room where the event or presentation is taking place.

The next proposed webinar topic is Cultivating a Positive Attitude for Professional Excellence. As Technical Education and Vocational Training has globally been recognized as the most effective tool for increasing employability of graduates.

With growing globalization of economy, professional excellence has been identified as a means of achieving success and maintaining employability. It is widely believed that such dimensions of professional performance can be enhanced by placing greater emphasis on professional attitude during the education and training process, and within the system. Educational institutions while offering technical programs essentially will have to include generic skills as an integrated component of education and training system with emphasis on positive attitude, increasing productivity, and developing wiser work ethics. It should make the lives of our youth more meaningful, since the objective is to prepare them as economically independent and self-reliant beings. It would be an important step not only towards their social and economic empowerment in the new global economy, but also to increase in self-reliant, independent, educated citizens, the possibilities of growth in various aspects are prominent.

Attitude, as we have heard many times is everything. The famous quote of William James, "the greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude". Our attitude plays very significant role in shaping our thoughts, behaviour and personality. Our attitude is our own personal filter for everything that happens to us, around you, or within you. What takes place in this world is not as important as how we view it. Many times, we cannot choose what will happen to us. We cannot guarantee the success and the happiness for ourself. These things are out of our control. We can, however, choose how we feel about these things and about how we respond to these situations. Attitudes are the most important things because it affects professional work and behaviour directly or indirectly.

In today’s global economy, competitive advantage is increasingly gained from the effective use of knowledge, skills and positive attitude. As a result, investment in developing attitude has increased significantly in the last few years. A highly skilled and motivated workforce is a pre-requisite for growth and progression of knowledge based global economy. Knowledge-intensive businesses depend heavily on access to high-level skills, both in terms of specialist knowledge and in terms of the ability to demonstrate alongwith a spectrum of positive attitude that are crucial to participate in the new economy.

Attitude is becoming a key to our success. With a positive attitude, we will have the ability to be happier each day, make others around us happier, and live a good life. An attempt is made in this webinar to contribute to the ongoing discussions on the issue of the challenges of the work force development from the perspective of positive attitude in helping youth to face emergent professional work and life challenges. Further, the webinar also highlights the growing need for a positive attitude as a part of the generic skills component in the TVET curriculum for enhancing employability of graduates.



Focus

This webinar on Cultivating a Positive Attitude for Professional Excellence aims to provide an online training platform for CPSC member country's participants; to understand the significance of positive attitude for professional excellence. Furthermore, this webinar will discuss how to cultivate positive attitudes among learners in TVET institutions.



Objectives

  • Appreciate the significance attitude and its role in for professional excellence;
  • Comprehend the components of positive attitude and professional excellence contexts,
  • Identify and explain the key factors influencing professional attitude in the workplace, and
  • Discuss strategies and approaches for cultivating a positive attitude to enhance the professional excellence.

An attempt is made in this webinar to help us understand the role of attitude and few suggestions to practice developing "positive" attitude.

Facilities Required

To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

  • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
    • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
    • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet