Postgrad courses cultivate emotional and organisational traits too

If we are to retain a first-rate higher education sector, we need to focus on whole-person building.

Modern work – the reason most of us embark on the costly and challenging task of earning a higher degree – increasingly demands mindsets and skills centered on our personal attributes. These include the so-called “soft skills”: trust and self-discipline, the ability to build and sustain networks, compassion and empathy, a curiosity about and awareness of the world, and to be able to collaborate as well as compete. In this complex environment, who you are is as vital as what you do – not only in the upper edges of leadership but in every role.

Postgraduates represent almost one-quarter of the student population, which stood at 2.32 million for 2016-2017.By 2030 there will be 414 million students in worldwide – and these numbers are projected to keep on increasing.

Postgraduate degrees cultivate a person’s capacity for trust, purposeful leadership, or building sound connections with others. Some might promote creativity, problem solving and team work.

For starters, we need to focus more on the whole-person building that happens within and around formal curriculums. Second, we need to formalise how we teach and learn about communication, trust, networks, professionalism, compassion, and leadership.

Skillville offers you program to be the best version of yourself with courses like:


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