modern life skills

'Life skills are the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life.'

The World Health Organization

people engagement

Engaging and supporting people through challenging and changing times is top of the agenda for many organisations. We have researched and designed a comprehensive portfolio of key life skills that will help organisations to:

  • Improve resilience and stamina
  • Reduce stress and absenteeism
  • Support work-home balance
  • Help people better cope with change
  • Get people thinking more positively
  • Save money on essential learning
  • Keep things simple and effective 

what are modern life skills?

The portfolio of modern life skills has been developed working with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) model which divides life skills into:

  • Learning to know - cognitive abilities
  • Learning to be - personal abilities
  • Learning to live together - interpersonal abilities

As a result 20 core life skills have been identified: 

Modern Life Skills Brochure

modern life skills portfolio

  • Change Ability
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creativity
  • Decision Making
  • Empathy
  • Feedback
  • Goal Setting
  • Healthy Living
  • Life Balance
  • Impact and Influencing
  • Positive Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Relaxation
  • Resilience
  • Self Confidence
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Value and Purpose

how it works

  • Take a pick ‘n’ mix approach, choosing from the portfolio available
  • Each of the 20 life skills modules are delivered in 60-minute interactive bite-size sessions
  • Longer sessions can be designed and tailored to suit your needs
  • The sessions can accommodate any size audience
  • The book Modern Life Skills by Liggy Webb provides a motivational take away
  • Complimentary online post-activity support is available
  • Coaching options are also available to suit your requirements 

modern life skills sessions

Each one-hour life skill module is designed to accommodate all learning styles. A specific engagement loop is followed to maximise learning potential and to ensure sustainable personal outputs:

  • Introduction to the given life skill
  • Sharing positive experiences
  • Presentation on the life skill
  • Group interactive activity
  • Tips and toolkit for each life skill
  • Reflection and review time
  • Personal action planning 

returning your investment

Modern Life Skills:

  • Are facilitated by a behavioural skills specialist
  • Are flexible to suit all environments and audiences
  • Take a blended approach to suit all learning styles
  • Provide post-activity materials and online support
  • Are delivered on-site or local venues are sourced
  • Focus on personal action outputs
  • See a quick return in behavioural change and results 

client feedback

'The Learning Architect provided a very enjoyable and energetic day for the team. We received lots of tips on having a positive approach to work and life and how to manage our own emotions. We were encouraged to look for opportunities and to make sure we take care of ourselves in times of change.'

Janet Baker, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, Department of Health

'I would recommend anyone to attend one of these for themselves or for any company going through change, as many of the concepts within the sessions would make the process easier and help those dealing with change maintain a positive and healthy outlook.'

Brian Cowen, Manager, N Power