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    Students learn flexible-thinking, communication skills

    Daniel Lim

    A workshop for students focussed on the importance of effective communication, working together positively, solving conflicts at the workplace properly and increasing motivation to achieve goals.

    The 75 students from Institute of Brunei Technical Education, Jefri Bolkiah Campus (IBTE JBC) attended the workshop ‘The Behavioural Pattern and how to work in a team’ on Wednesday.

    Organised by IBTE JBC, the workshop conducted by EpiPeople Consultants also aimed to assist students to improve problem-solving and flexible-thinking skills; while encouraging them to understand their capabilities to be successful individuals.

    Among the participants were senior students under the School of Energy and Engineering Satellite comprising 39 from HNTec in Building Services Engineering, 23 from HNTec in Instrumentation and Control Engineering and students under the Brunei Maritime Academy which included 13 from the Diploma in Marine Engineering programme.

    The workshop facilitators were Reuben Chin, Allen Ang, and Awangku Nabil bin Abdul Kadir from EpiPeople Consultants.

    Reuben Chin delivers his presentation during the workshop. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM

    Held over two hours, the main topic discussed were the various personality types commonly found under the ‘DISC’ personality test including dominant, inspiring, supportive, and cautions personalities.

    These discussion on personality types led into a further discussion by the facilitators which delved into topics including identifying, appreciating and leveraging behavioural patterns; adapting and tailoring communication and interactions as team players as well as team leaders; creating a clear and common language between participants to discuss inter-personal issues.

    The students were treated to a varied expressed responses as they learnt to realise and understand the different behaviours of their own as well as their friends and colleagues, which they used to gain knowledge on how to work and relate it in a real-life scenarios through various thought experiments.

    IBTE JBC presented EpiPeople Consultants representatives a token of appreciation at the end of the workshop.

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