Curriculum

Art of Communication Workshop

Develop skill in creating empowering,
high-quality communications 

Essential Skills Development

Build knowledge and skill in essential life skills as well as vocation-specific skills

Education Consulting

We create customized programs for organizations in need of skills gap training 

The Art of Communication Workshop

Communication is a fundamental and critical skill. Getting better results in our personal and professional lives and in meetings with groups, requires us to improve our awareness, and learn and apply basic knowledge and practices to ensure we achieve quality connections with others, including improved understanding. In this workshop, participants:

  • Acquire a greater understanding of the numerous functional roles that occur in group discussions
  • Recognize the roles they naturally play well and those that are more challenging for them
  • Identify steps to improve their own ability to handle multiple and different roles
  • Develop greater respect for the value of the roles played by others
  • Discover methods for resolving common communication problems, such as: dominating personalities, lack of focus, and lack of agreement, among others   

The Art of Communication workshop is customizable, portable, and can be adapted to different group dynamics, schedules and numbers of participants. Call (844.774.3731) or email us today for more information.   

Essential Skills Training

Tools for Effective Living...

One of the most difficult challenges facing workers and employers today are skills gaps. Many young adults graduating from high school and college do not have the necessary skills and experience to perform jobs well, or correctly; and many employers are not equipped to provide the guidance that is needed. We created Sphere College Project to be a permanent part of a solution that helps close the skills gap quickly and effectively, while supporting adults to gain confidence in their ability to learn and grow, personally and professionally.

Courses

Numerical Literacy. Teaches math skills that individuals encounter on the job and in everyday life (basic numbers, algebra, percentages, measurements, angles, and estimations (distance, timing, sizing, etc.))


Language Literacy. Fortifies understanding of the purpose and use of language toward enabling effective communication. (Covers the purpose of language, sentence structure, vocabulary, enunciation, accuracy of expression, culture and language, nuance, context, modes of expression, and writing skills.)


Financial Literacy. Beyond the basics of how to earn, spend, budget, and the time value of money, this course delves into the basics of the US monetary system, the banking system, debt, how credit works, taxation, and avoiding scams.


Technological Literacy I. Provides a broad introduction to the digital age and its implications to humanity as well as the basics of computing and other common technologies, including what a computer is, and what it can and cannot do, the internet, software, storage devices, computer security, basic computer skills (keyboarding, posture, terminology, mouse skills, and how to save and access files), storage options, and email basics. Phone etiquette is also discussed.


Technological Literacy II. More advanced look at computer applications, including advanced searches, specific software and applications, smart-phone operation, basic networking and wireless networks, uploading of video and other files, spreadsheets, and more.


Community & Cultural Awareness. Fortifies understanding of oneself in relationship to the environment and the living world. Covers community structures and infrastructures, local, regional and national governments, businesses and organizations, economic and cultural trends, activism and methods for addressing pressing problems.


Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving. Explores the fundamentals of how to brainstorm properly, solve problems (methodology), and build fact-checking skills. Introduction to the scientific method and how it’s used, and rhetoric and logical fallacies. Deeper examination of analytical thinking and why is it crucial to problem solving, including how to:

  • See both sides of an issue 
  • Be open to new evidence that disconfirms your ideas 
  • Reason dispassionately
  • Demand that claims be backed by evidence
  • Deduce and infer conclusions from available facts
  • Compare and contrast
  • Classify and categorize
  • Identify biases

Workplace Literacy: Strengthens a person’s understanding of protocols and procedures in organizational structures. Covers communication, including communication channels, verbal agreements, follow-up, gossip, and privacy issues. Also covers workplace ethics include social media/internet use, boundary and harassment issues, corporate property, worker rights, and environmental concerns.

Education Consulting

Do you have a training need that you are unable to fill? Sphere can help. We create customized education programs to close skills gaps, and empower adults to move forward in life.


We are able to work one-on-one with employees, or with groups, to train and mentor them in specific areas. As a initial course, we highly recommend our Art of Communication Workshop (see above), as it provides an excellent foundation for all communications.

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