Improving Self-Awareness Training

Available in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Parramatta, Geelong, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide. Australia Wide.


Self-awareness can be the difference between maneuvering stressful situations properly, and terrible social awkwardness. Being grounded, and being aware of your own characteristics and decisions in the workplace always helps one to make better decisions, and when one is making better decisions, success is likely to follow. However, a lack of self-awareness can lead to one becoming a nightmare of a workmate. A workmate who is not aware of himself, or herself, is the kind of workmate who constantly makes excuses for poor behaviour, denies such behaviour, and hypocritically micromanages other workmates while failing to notice his or her own failures. This training course is therefore set to help your teams improve self-awareness, and make better decisions because of it.

It is always evident in a workplace who among them is self-aware, and who is not. Many employees and even employers suffer in work because of a lack of self-awareness, an inability to admit mistakes or flaws, or even failure to manage emotions properly. These methods, however, should train team members to keep an open mind, watch their own strengths, weaknesses and emotions and focus on their objective. This training course is essential in ensuring the individual quality of each of its team members, helping build a strong company culture, flowing productivity, and better teamwork. This is easily paired up with other training sessions that require introspection, and reflection, and sessions that focus on improving the individual worker. If you wish to know about our other training courses and services, please contact us.

Improving Self-Awareness Training Outline

Lesson One

Getting Started

  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Aims
  • Action Plan

Lesson Two

What is the Self?

  • The Physical Self
  • The Emotional Self
  • The Psychological Self
  • The Spiritual Self
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Three

Awareness of this Physical Self

  • Scanning
  • Progressive Relaxation
  • Physical Stressors
  • Exercise
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Four

Time Management

  • Organisation
  • Goal Management
  • Priorities
  • Procrastination
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Five

The Emotional Self

  • Validity of Infection
  • Utility of Infection
  • Arousal
  • Valence
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Six

Mood Management

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Categories of Emotions
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Seven

The Psychological Self

  • Thinking Style
  • Learning Style
  • Character Style
  • Distorted Thinking
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Eight

Interpersonal Awareness

  • Addressing Different Thinking Styles
  • Addressing Different Learning Styles
  • Active Listening and Body Language
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Nine

The Spiritual Self

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Cultivating Positivity
  • Gratitude
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Ten

Limitations of Self-Awareness

  • Navel Gazing
  • Dangers of Excessive Self Discipline
  • Humility
  • Empathy
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Eleven

Independence Versus Interdependence

  • What is Interdependence?
  • Systems Theory
  • More than the Sum of Parts
  • Team Building
  • Case Study
  • Review Questions

Lesson Twelve

Wrapping Up

  • Words From The Smart
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations
Additional Modules and Sample Sections

Keep an Open Mind

You don’t have to be number one all the time, or the most important worker in the company. A company is always a team effort, and the best teams always flourish when everyone is equal, but not the same. When you control your emotions, instead of the other way around, it is much easier to understand the emotions of others, and when you do understand their emotions, your decisions will be much more informed and will benefit more of your team better. The more open you are to new ideas, and new factors entering your consideration, the more resources you’ll have to work with, and you will also have more creative power to draw from.

Be Mindful of Your Strengths and Weaknesses

The self-aware individual knows his or her limits. They understand what they can and cannot do, and do not let pride sway their decisions. For example: If Robert is a self-aware individual, and knows that his expertise is only on Photoshop, he will not attempt to do Amanda’s programming job for her, because he thinks he can do it better. This means that you should know when you do the job alone, and when you need assistance to make it happen. Open, deeply introspective communication about your strengths and flaws can go a long way towards improving your decisions in the workplace.

Stay Focused

Self-awareness means watching yourself carefully, and that includes making sure that you do what you came to the office to do. Just like the objective of soccer is to work as a team to get the ball into the opposing goal, a workplace has objectives you have to meet.. Practice not going on any social media in the workplace, or chatting up your workmates for too long. Train to catch yourself and stop yourself from not accomplishing work you can do today, just because the deadline is weeks away. Remember: the company that wins together, focuses on their objectives together. There are a range of techniques shared with participants to help them to stay focused.

Set Boundaries

Self-respect and a strong sense of self-esteem are necessary to an individual’s powerful self-awareness. This means that while you are a part of the team, you are also an individual with your own limits, boundaries, and discomforts. Making workplace connections is important, so be warm and friendly to your workmates, but don’t let them abuse your connection to get favours or make unreasonable demands of you. Build boundaries around achieving your objectives, and keep them firm. An example shared with participants within the course: If Derek is a close friend in the workplace, and he asks you to help him humiliate your mediocre boss, or do other improper things in the workplace, the proper response is no. The training illustrates the need for boundaries.

Know Your Emotional Triggers

The self-aware know what their emotions are as they happen, and some even know them before they are triggered. It is significant to note that the self-aware do not repress or deny how they feel, nor do they lie about the causes of such feelings. They admit to themselves first that they feel a certain way, and then work on processing it and their response or reaction to it before they openly communicate it. When you are aware of your own emotional triggers, you’ll have time to process the triggers of others too. For example, Ken may be angry or displeased at John for taking some of his office supplies without permission. However, since Ken is self-aware, he knows that he is angry because he wishes John had asked permission, not because his supplies were taken. He is also aware that when John is faced with negative emotions and words, he gets defensive, argumentative and even combatively angry. Hence, he tailors his response to be rebuking, but kind and gentle, so as to get his emotions across to John without triggering John’s own negative emotions.

Embrace Intuition

Instincts and gut feelings are something the successful and self-aware both consider when making choices. In the way of self-awareness, a self-aware individual would recognize that he or she instinctively feels a certain way about a certain person or situation, even if the individual doesn’t know everything about that person or situation yet. There is always risk involved in following instincts, but they often pay off, and the successful and self-aware can follow their instincts while taking new information into account that may or may not support their instinct’s hypothesis on a person or situation. For example, the newcomer Rosie may feel badly about the senior officer, Kayla, even though they have never exchanged a word, however, she decides to play it safe and be cordial in her greeting. Later, she witnesses Kayla berating another workmate for taking a paperclip without asking. Rosie now knows that her instincts were trying to tell her that Kayla is very easily angered, and care should be taken when interacting with her. Your instincts are important; do not discard them. This example and others can be customized to suit your needs of the training session.

Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)

Our training courses are always built to satisfy the customer 100%, and so we provide a course improvement service for our clients to choose. This service is entirely free, and allows the client to choose specifically how to modify or improve the course to meet their needs. The changes can be made to workbooks, presentations, course certificates, and any other learning material provided in the course. A vast array of choice is presented for the custom improvements, from word choice to aesthetic design. All of the service is at the customer’s complete disposal to let them make the details they feel they need would make the course best for them.

In-House Customised training benefits:

  • Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
  • Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
  • Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
  • Create a Team Building environment
  • Cost effective – Group rate discount
  • Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)

Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)

Our team are always ready to help clients build their training future with our personally built training courses. Our content creation service lets customers request a specific topic they didn’t find in our library of courses to be built for their use. Our team will get right to building that new content, and we will edit and research it until it is ready for our valued client. If you would like to have specific objectives or content written, or would like to own your own training material and courseware, then contact us for more information on our courseware creation services.

Instructor Led Online

Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST

Many of us are time poor and unable to attend a training workshop or team training. We still believe that training is extremely important, and therefore we have developed our 1 on 1 training via online video feed. This option allows you to select the time and date that best suits you and still receive the highest quality training with one of our professional training facilitators. Book in your next 1 on 1 training with Paramount and experience the difference today.

Online Self Paced

Download Certificate of Completion $69 Inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $89 Inc GST

Skills in general are so important to our day to day life. How do we learn these skills? Through training and honing them to be effective tools. We understand that life is busy and it can be hard to fit everything in, this is why we have our online self paced training options. Learn at your own pace and your own way through our interactive material, videos and questions. Book in your online self paced session today to develop and hone new skills.

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