Designing Futures focuses on setting you on the path to independent lifelong learning, over the course of which you are welcome back for a visit! Some individuals already know where they want to be, others are clearer about what they want to improve. Questions people ask themselves include:
What do I enjoy and what do I find difficult?
Where do I want to go?
Do my presentations have the effect I am looking for?
Do I carry my points in meetings?
What strategies can I use to better access the information I need, for example in documents or researching online? How can I read faster, better, or understand and remember more?
How can I build my confidence writing? Do I cover all the points I want to effectively? Do I like the style?
Does the presentation of my work, including number work, graphics and layout, achieve my purposes?
I find a lot of this difficult - do I have a learning difficulty or do I just need some strategies and practice to get over blocks?
Are there digital technologies that can help me with all this? How do I access and use them?
There are many avenues to respond to these questions and improve communication skills: independently, through formal courses or online learning, as well as elements of coaching. It can even be fun.
Recommendations towards alternative provision are made where this better responds to clients’ needs.