In 2021, U-Learn is partnering with Wyndham City Council once again to deliver a series of How To Adult workshops for young people and young professionals who live, work and play in Wyndham and surrounding suburbs.
What is the How To Adult program?
Young adulthood is all about major transitions such as moving out of home, becoming financially independent, getting into your first serious relationship, being exposed to different cultural norms/belief systems, establishing a sense of identity and more. These are life circumstances that require emotional intelligence and life skills, which is not an explicit focus during schooling years, but vital to navigate the mentioned circumstances in the complex society we live. Social and emotional skills have also been linked with building resilience, gaining greater life satisfaction and better overall health.
How to Adult workshops create a space to discuss these topics and more. This includes:
- An understanding of key transitional periods.
- Skills and tools that support experiencing change.
- Create a safe space that builds confidence and networks for their experience in young adult life.
- Opportunity for participants to have a say in the running of the program.
Browse the workshops below to see this year’s topics on young adulthood transitions.
If you’re interested in attending any of the sessions below, fill out this Expression of Interest form.
HOW TO ADULT WORKSHOPS SERIES 2021
- Wednesday 26 May
- Confidence, Resilience
- Encore Events Centre
Self-awareness and Actualization
Knowing your own strengths, areas of improvement and challenges means that you can bring your full-self to work, but how much do we really know ourselves? This session will explore activities that help us understand our own strengths and how to be more self-aware.
- Wednesday 23 June
- Reflective planning, Self-awareness
Money: where it comes from and where it goes?
Money in our society can be a taboo topic, but it's also an essential topic as we become more independent in young adulthood. Join this session to understand your relationship with money, discover tools to help track and budget, and understand the system of where it goes.
- Wednesday 30 June
- Social and Cultural Responsibility at Work
People Within Social Systems
Everything in life and work is interconnected. From how you can get to work, to your education and your friendships - everything influences each other. Understanding these links and connections means we can make more informed decisions about the world. Join this session to understand systems around us and our place in them including ways of interacting in a diverse world
- Wednesday 20 January
- U-Learn, Equal Ed
Practice Your Skills (Community Mentoring Program)
As part of the Community Mentoring Program, this workshop will cover activities that provide an opportunity to practice soft skills learnt over 2020 modules with local non-profit, Equal Ed.
- Wednesday 10 February
- Goal-setting, Reflective planning
Draw Your Career Map (Wyndham Young Professionals)
As part of the Wyndham Young Professionals Network, this workshop will share career journey examples to demonstrate the diversity of work experiences and young people navigate their career prospects.
- Wednesday 24 February
- Self-awareness, Independence
Self Care, Well-being and Happiness
Self-care is not selfish. It's about long-term, sustainable well-being and happiness. This workshop will cover the basics principles and practices of self-care and happiness that support your overall well-being at work and home.
- Wednesday 17 March
- Innovation, Creativity, Leadership
We know that the world of work is changing, but what exactly is "changing" and how do we prepare for it? This session will cover the top 5 skills that support career progression and soft skills development as you prepare for the changing workforce.
- Wednesday 21 April
- Emotional expression, Interpersonal Skills
- Encore Events Centre
Public Speaking and Networking 101
Communication and building relationships go hand-in-hand and are also one of the most critical workplace skills. Come to this session to sharpen your communication skills in listening, public speaking, and recognize various forms of written communication in real-time and on various social media platform (including linkedIn)
- Wednesday 12 May
- Adaptability, Resilience
- Encore Events Centre
Stress Management in Tough Times
Everybody faces stress, so how do we make it a friend and use it to our benefit? In this workshop, we will build understanding and skills in stress recognition and management