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Activity-based working

Join this program and start building the skill of activity-based working. Learn the basics, have insightful conversations, and use evidence-based daily habits to reinforce the fundamental sub-skills necessary for mastery.
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  • Includes 1 webinar, and extra resources
  • Includes daily practice: 3 habits + 3 conversations
  • Total time investment = 3,5 hours, 3-6 weeks
Soft skills are everything

Why you should follow this program

You're working on a project, and you need to collaborate with someone. Or maybe you just want to talk through your ideas with a friend. That's when you realize that your office is too quiet, or too loud, or too distracting.
Or maybe you're working from home and can't concentrate because of the kids running around or the dog barking at the mailman.

We've all been there.
Whatever the reason, we've all had moments where we wished our workspace was more conducive to what we were trying to do. This is where activity-based working comes in! Activity-based working is a way of designing our work schedule so that it fits our needs for concentration, collaboration, and presentations. The problem is that sometimes activity-based working can feel like an afterthought: "Oh yeah—I'll just stay at my desk until I'm done with this task." But if we don't make activity-based working a priority for ourselves and for our teams, then it won't work! We'll just end up burning out on everything and going home early because we're exhausted from working around distractions all day long (or night long).

Enhance Productivity and Efficiency

By participating in this training program, you will gain a deep understanding of the 5 key questions that drive Activity-Based Work. Applying these questions to your daily routine will empower you to streamline your tasks, prioritize effectively, and ultimately boost your productivity. Uncover the secrets of deep work, learning how to maximize your focus and achieve better results in less time.

Optimize Collaboration and Communication

Our program introduces you to the 6 types of work activities central to Activity-Based Work. Learn how to adapt your work style to different activities, fostering a culture of collaboration and effective communication. From concentrated individual work to dynamic collaborative projects, you'll master the art of navigating diverse work scenarios, ensuring seamless interaction within your team.

Tailor Your Approach with Self-Discovery

Discovering your unique working style is a transformative aspect of this training. By using the principles of Activity-Based Working, you'll identify whether you're a Camper, Timid Traveler, Enthusiastic Explorer, or True Transient. Understanding your tendencies enables you to tailor your approach to work, capitalize on your strengths, and address your challenges, resulting in increased effectiveness and job satisfaction.

Cultivate a Sense of Belonging and Connection

Activity-Based Work is not just about individual productivity; it's about creating a workplace culture that fosters belonging and connection. Through this program, you'll not only refine your personal work habits but also contribute to a collaborative and supportive environment. Develop skills that go beyond your desk, promoting a sense of community and shared purpose among your colleagues.

Master the skill of activity-based working

Build the skill, by mastering the sub-skills first.
After the kick-start webinar, you will practice building tiny habits (so small you will have no reason not to do it) in the workflow or in your personal life. You will build this skill habit-by-habit, conversation-by-conversation, focusing on 3 sub-skills.

Sub-skill 1

Week 1 - 2 

5 Key questions

Use 5 key questions to apply the principles of Activity-Based Work (ABW) to your day-to-day.
#ABW #Activity-basedworking #Veldhoen #TheArtofWorking #belonging #connection #deepwork #learning #results

Sub-skill 2

Week 3  - 4  

6 types of work activities

Apply the principles of Activity Based Work to the 6 main ways we engage on a daily basis.
#ABW #Concentration #Processing #InformalConversation #Collaboration #FormalConversation #Presentation

Sub-skill 3

Week 5 - 6 

What kind of worker are you?

Use the principles of Activity Based Working (ABW) to determine your working style and increase your effectiveness.
#ABW #Camper #TimidTraveller #EnthusiasticExplorer #TrueTransient 

Meet your trainer

At the kickstart of your 3-6 week skills development program, you will follow a webinar delivered by Sarah Cherif, founder and CEO of SkillsGym. Here are a few things you might like to know about her:

Sarah's background

Sarah began her career at the University of Ghent with degrees in child education and philosophy, quickly realizing her passion for teaching. Faced with the challenge of helping seasoned leaders develop soft skills without any prior corporate experience, she turned this disadvantage into a strength by creating evidence-based, sure-proof plans to build strong soft skills through habit formation and impactful conversations.

Personal life

Sarah's roots are Belgian and Tunesian, and she partially grew up in Washington DC. She currently lives in Belgium with her partner Nils (who is co-founder of SkillsGym Health), and has a dog named Lizzy.

20+ years of impact

Together with her SkillsGym team, Sarah has helped numerous world-class organizations like Samsung, Deloitte, Ikea... and thousands of managers and their teams improve their soft skills. SkillsGym now offers programs to accelerate the mastery of 50 essential leadership, team and well-being skills.

Fun fact

Sarah tests all the habits and conversations in the SkillsGym offer herself; that's more than 200+ habits and 200+ conversations. Most of them have become second nature. Yet, as you'll learn in the webinars, she isn't shy to talk about the failures and frustrations along the way.

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