The Institute of Music and Dance encourages professional dancers to participate in free professional transition workshops.

 

The workshops are organized nationwide for groups of minimum 5 dancers. If you are interested in participating in the workshops, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

WORKSHOP OFFER

 


I. The only permanent thing in life is change

Workshop with Ilona Borowska-Łopatkiewicz, psychologist

 

Workshop description:

Throughout our life, we keep going through changes: both important ones (changes in our professional and personal life), and those less significant, which we encounter on a daily basis, as we repaint our walls or change our hairdo. Some like changes, others fear them. Sometimes we resist changes, but life imposes them on us nonetheless. How can we take advantage of such situations?

 

During the workshop, participants will:

  • learn about change and its stages,
  • study emotions triggered by the prospect of change and learn how to cope with them,
  • learn how to prepare for changes and how to deal with the change to which they are subjected.

 

 


II. How to write a professional CV and cover letter?

Workshop with Dobrosława Choryńska-Chudy, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

During the workshop, participants will learn how to write a proper CV and cover letter, while also studying additional documents that may be required by their prospective employer in the course of the recruitment process.

 

During the meeting, we will address the following questions:

  • How to write a professional CV and cover letter?
  • When should I write a competence-based / classical CV?
  • Is my CV like an ID that remains valid for 10 years?
  • Is it ethical to tailor my CV to the expectations and requirements of my prospective employer?
  • Is the cover letter necessary and do I always have to send it along with the CV?

 

 


III. Contemporary job market and networking, or how to effectively find work and make work find us

Workshop with Ewa Warchoł, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

We live in a time of dynamic change: the world is changing, and so is the job market; new jobs are being created, causing changes in our skill sets and needs. We often hear that the job market is difficult at the moment. Is it indeed, and if so, what are its practical ramifications for us? How do we use the opportunities on the job market, and how do we make it “work for us”? Participants will learn effective methods for creating a network of contacts that will provide them with access to job vacancies.

 

If you want to learn:

  • what an open and hidden job market is and how they operate;
  • in what situations connections can be of help, and when they impede your job hunt;
  • what networking is and how to expand it;
  • how you may land an intriguing job in the course of a pleasant conversation;
  • the ways to find out if a given job is right for you before you accept it

...then this workshop is perfect for you!

 

 


IV. Stress. How to cope with it and how to benefit from it?

Workshop with Ilona Borowska-Łopatkiewicz, psychologist

 

Workshop description:

Stress is an inseparable part of our lives. The workshop is addressed to those who wish to learn more about stress, its causes, effects and symptoms, and to those who intend to improve their self-control in stressful situations, turning them into advantage.

 

During the workshop, participants will learn more about:

  • the types and symptoms of stress;
  • the ways to identify their current stress level, as well as the sources and areas of stress;
  • the mechanics of stress;
  • the ways and tools of stress management.

 

 


V. Job ads – the secret language of recruitment

Workshop with Dobrosława Choryńska-Chudy, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

The workshop introduces participants to various job offers published in printed press and online. We will jointly reflect on the ways to interpret job offers and read in between the lines. Participants will also be advised as to when to reply to job ads, and which of their components should put them on guard.

 

During the meeting, we will address the following questions:

  • How and why do employees draw up job ads, where should we look for them, and what are the key elements of a valuable job ad?
  • What is conveyed under such terms as expectations, responsibilities, and requirements?
  • Should applicants respond to job ads immediately, or should they wait till the deadline, or a mini-guide to job market sectors?
  • What types of job ads can you encounter?
  • What are some pitfalls in recruitment ads?
  • “Work in a young team”, or what do some commonly used phrase connote and how should they be interpreted?

 

 


VI. Interpersonal communication, or how to communicate efficiently

Workshop with Ilona Borowska-Łopatkiewicz, psychologist

 

Workshop description:

Why do we connect to some people almost without words, while failing to strike a chord with others? Do you sometimes feel people do not listen to you? Have you wondered why some people upset you so easily? Do you want to know how to keep you cool in such situations? Would you like to practice new skills in a safe environment? If your answer to any of the above questions is “YES”, you are welcome to join us for an interpersonal training session. The workshop will enable you to improve your communicative abilities and apply them in practice.

 

Workshop topics:

  • How to win other people over? – Communication as the foundation of your relations.
  • Personality types and communication styles.
  • Communicational barriers and disruptions – how do they occur and how does one cope with them?
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Tools to enhance your interpersonal communication.
  • Modes of communication and sensual reception of the world.
  • Elements of assertiveness in communication.

 

 


VII. Job interview, or face to face with your prospective employer

Workshop with Ewa Warchoł, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

It is said that job interviews rank among the most stressful life experiences. Some claim they attend interviews as a type of training. How does one prepare for an interview, and how can they reduce their stress level? The workshop addresses various types of job interviews. We will examine frequent interview questions and the reasons for which recruiters ask them. We will learn how to answer such questions, and observe and participate in mock job interviews.

 

If you want to learn:

  • how a job interview looks like and what interview types can be encountered;
  • what types of questions are asked by recruiters;
  • what we most fear in interviews and how we can cope with those fears;
  • how to properly prepare for an interview;
  • what the start and conclusion of the recruitment process looks like;
  • what we may learn from a job interview

...then this workshop should be ideal for you!

 

 


VIII. Mock job interview

Workshop with Ewa Warchoł, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

The workshop will be devoted to training. Each workshop participant will introduce themselves, present their career goals, list their key competences and situations in which they can use them in real life situations. Each participant will be exposed to emotions that accompany a job interview as they emulate the roles of the interviewer and interviewee.

 

If you want to:

  • rehearse answers to questions asked by the recruiter;
  • receive feedback on whether you get your message across in your answers;
  • present yourself and your professional goal to the recruiter and see how convincing your presentation is;
  • find out if the examples you come up with help you successfully render your competences;
  • see how you deal with emotions that accompany a job interview;
  • get to know what you have been doing well and what you may improve

...then this workshop should be perfect for you!

 

 


IX. Work-life balance, or finding the right balance in personal and professional life

Workshop with Ilona Borowska-Łopatkiewicz, psychologist

 

Workshop description:

Why do you often feel you don’t have time for anything? Is work a part of life? How much time do you devote to trifles? What do you do solely for yourself? The workshop is intended for those who want to find the right balance between professional and personal life.

 

Workshop topics:

  • definitions of work-life balance;
  • conscious and mature realization of goals;
  • techniques of stress and tension release;
  • leisure time – the art of relaxation and emotional management;
  • assertiveness en route to work-life balance;
  • self-motivation techniques.

 

 


X. Your personality on the job market, or how to fully discover your potential and benefit from your strengths when looking for a job

Workshop with Ewa Warchoł, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

Approximately 70% of your predispositions to work in a particular profession or perform certain professional tasks are related to your personality. Being aware of your personality is necessary to analyze your potential and plan your career (transition). The knowledge of various personality types will help you learn about various types of work, responsibilities, and professions in which you will realize your potential; it will also enable you to find out which areas of your personality you should invest in. Each personality type has its strengths, as well as the most efficient strategies to ensure success. The workshop will be executed based on the Myers-Briggs personality types theory (MBTI), which provides information on human motivations, the conditions that provide them with greatest sense of professional satisfaction, effective forms of feedback, and ways in which they approach their responsibilities.

 

If you want to learn about:

  • the traits of character related to your personality type;
  • the typical strengths and weaknesses of your personality;
  • the key factors of job satisfaction for your personality type, and circumstances in which you may maximize your potential;
  • the ways in which your personality may help you in the job hunt;
  • the best paths to success for you, and the types of pitfalls you may avoid

...then this workshop should be perfect for you!

 

 


XI. An enterprising person or an entrepreneur?
– A workshop on entrepreneurship

Workshop with Dobrosława Choryńska-Chudy, career councillor

 

Workshop description:

Is it enough to come up with a good business idea? When should one establish their own business? Does running a business relieve one from anxiety and stress when looking for an additional job or staple activity? If you have ever wondered whether you are an enterprising person, or considered running your own business, this entrepreneurship workshop should be of interest to you.

 

During the workshop:

  • we will discuss entrepreneurship and qualities required to run your own business;
  • we will jointly test your competences as a potential business originator and founder;
  • we will reflect on whether starting a business is the best career path for everyone, while also addressing other possibilities for working independently;
  • we will hint you towards obtaining potential funding to start a business.

 

 


XII. The advantages and drawbacks of perfectionism

Workshop with Ilona Borowska-Łopatkiewicz, psychologist

 

Workshop description:

You set very high standards for yourself, performing each task to the very last detail. Sounds good, but… how many things do you refrain from, thinking you are unfit for them? You often do not even bother to try for fear of negative feedback. You barely stand criticism and take it very personally. Achieving goals does not bring you genuine satisfaction. You demand a lot not only from yourself but also from others. It is worth slowing down sometimes to realize that failing to be perfect is not the end of the world.

 

During the workshop, participants will:

  • learn what causes perfectionism;
  • look into themselves and their perfectionism;
  • begin to change the convictions that restrain them;
  • learn ways to disaccustom themselves from striving to be perfect.
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