• Skills Studio is an Experiential Pathways Learning Initiative©

    Mindset empowerment education, training, and professional development

    We prepare people to become workforce-ready graduates or next-generation innovators. We elevate the entrepreneurial thinking of the disempowered. Your skillful, confident mindset exposes opportunities, ignites ambition, and fosters the attitudes and skills that guide everyone to succeed. All the Skills Studio learning programs are underpinned by our Pedagogical Models.

    The Skills Studio humanities program designed by Greg Twemlow

    1. Life Skills Program

    Workshop Format - 14-hours of Experiential Learning

    These are the 9 key skills for people of all ages who have or are deciding to pursue a career where humanities or life skills are crucial for success. Skills Studio uses a training model called Experiential Learning that incorporates "reflection" on what has been done. By using a cycle of "doing, reflecting, changing, doing, reflecting" the skills are consciously applied and students recognize that they are refining one or more of the skills. All 14-hours are facilitated experiential learning dealing with real-world issues.

     

    Programs can be designed to reflect a specific objective or interest and can be delivered in a school or business setting, over about 8-weeks or as a 2-day workshop. Read a report on Life Skills delivered at two high schools in Term 2, 2021. Print the LIFE Skills framework.

     

    Register your interest

    The Skills Studio STEM program designed by Greg Twemlow

    2. STEM Skills Program

    Workshop Format - 14-hours of Experiential Learning

    When we talk about STEM skills, we’re talking about the individual skills needed to do science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and those needed to use technology effectively. These are the 9 key STEM skills for people of all ages who have or are deciding to, pursue a STEM career. Skills Studio uses a training model called Experiential Learning that incorporates "reflection" on what has been done. By using a cycle of "doing, reflecting, changing, doing, reflecting" the skills are consciously applied and students recognize that they are refining one or more of the skills. All 14-hours are facilitated experiential learning dealing with real-world issues.

     

    Programs can be designed to reflect a specific objective or interest and can be delivered in a school or business setting, over about 8-weeks or as a 2-day workshop.

     

    Print the STEM skills framework.

     

    STEM or STEAM? The 'A' in STEAM refers to Arts which in our opinion is best managed in the Life Skills program.

     

    Register your interest

    Nine keys to the skills that realize your STEM potential by Greg Twemlow

    3. Hybrid Skills Program

    Workshop Format - 20-hours of Experiential Learning

    Skills Studio is a program that helps people of all ages, but likely from about 16 to about 75. We know that the age range is broad and that the motivation for learning these skills varies according to age; a younger person is thinking about their career and an older person may simply want to expand their intellect.

     

    The Skills Studio program can be taught as two themes, focused on Life or STEM skills. Both streams, Life, and STEM comprise nine skills, four of which are common to both streams. The skills equip people to explore their innate potential in the 21st century and to understand their strengths and interests.

     

    The programs share 4 common skills which enable a hybrid program that starts with the common skills and then branches to Life or STEM skills, reflecting the interests of the learner.

    Register your interest

    Why 9 cells? Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number - by SEVENmile Venture Lab

    4. Student Collaborative Problem-Solving Online (SCPSO)

    6-hours of experiential learning that focuses on developing the skills of:

    A. Analytical, B. Creative, C. Self-Manages, D. Collaborator

    This program uses Microsoft Teams or Zoom and the private channels feature to allow the cohort to be assigned to teams of up to 6 students. The motivation for the program is anchored in assisting students to work on diverse problems in a collaborative format. UNESCO report, COVID-19: Effects of School Closures on Foundational Skills, “These results support the growing body of evidence demonstrating that not attending school can have immediate adverse effects on children’s learning and, more precisely, on the acquisition of foundational skills.”

     

    Students are challenged to Self-Manage over 6-hours of experiential learning to develop skills through Collaboration in a team of about 6 students to find Creative solutions to a nominated problem or to design an outline for a business, both of which must be thoroughly Analyzed. When the program concludes, students use the Student Feedback Assessment survey in order that school staff understand how students feel about the value of the program. Students and teachers can have meaningful discussions about the 2-way feedback.

     

    Register your interest

    Why 9 cells? Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number - by SEVENmile Venture Lab

    5. Parents learn how to build foundational skills for their children's future

    1-day Experiential Learning workshop

    By the end of this 1-day workshop, parents will be armed with knowledge and tools they can immediately apply to help build a strong skills foundation for their children. The workshop is hosted by the program designer, Greg Twemlow, an internationally experienced senior executive with extensive knowledge of competency-based skills development. Participants in this event will be introduced to an innovative experiential learning program with many use-cases, and a proven impact on young people from the age of 10-years and older.


    Parents have the onerous task of giving their children every opportunity to explore the world and find their "why", and parents all want to move the needle for their children. Parents can play a vital role to help their children develop and refine skills that provide a solid platform to propel them headfirst into all that life can offer.

     

    The workshop fee is $217 per person. View an explainer video.

     

    Register your interest

    Minimum Viable Canvas by Greg Twemlow

    6. Entrepreneurs Business Design Program

    2-day Program - Day 1: 0900-1600, Day 2: 0900-1730

    This program is primarily for senior students who believe they have an idea for a new business. It can also be used for students who are generally interested in becoming entrepreneurs but may not have a specific idea they wish to develop.

     

    The 2-day program will benefit students to either confirm that their idea has genuine potential or help them to fail-fast by invalidating their idea and then helping them to decide whether to pivot to a new idea.

     

    It can also be used by entrepreneurs to find a team for their project. All 14-hours are facilitated experiential learning using the Minimum Viable Canvas, a tool that will define their business idea and business model.

     

    Click here to review the 2-day program.

     

    Register your interest

    skills immersion program for high schools by Greg Twemlow

    7. Skills Immersion Program for High Schools

    runs over 2 x 10-week school terms

    A new program called Skills Immersion is detailed below and is designed to run over 2 x 10-week school terms and for approximately 24-hours. There are elective 2 tracks, one LIFE skills, and the other STEM skills. Program format: A briefing session is held at the end of Term 1 so students have time to think about their interest to be involved. This session will ideally include parents. Kick-off event: students post their ideas as either LIFE or STEM. The cohort of students form teams of 4 to 6 students. Ideally, the team members have some level of complementary skills.

     

    During the first 10-week term students focus on the 4 core skills shown in the diagram. In the second 10-week term students focus on 5 elective skills, either LIFE or STEM skills, depending on their personal interests.

     

    At end of the first term of work, students will have confirmed their business idea, have analyzed the market and know who their competitors are, have completed their Competitor Matrix, and defined their creative branding and marketing message, and they have a solid, committed team. At the end of the second 10-week term, they will have done the work that reflects the 5 elective skills relevant to each branch, LIFE or STEM. The final Skills Immersion event is judged based on a) a detailed and viable plan and b) presentation skills. Prizes are awarded subject to the level of financial support and sponsorship for the program.

     

    Register your interest

    Experiential Pathways Certification Training by www.theskills.studio by Greg Twemlow

    8. Experiential Pathways Certification

    prepares participants to implement Experiential Pathways Programs

    Skills Studio programs are experiential, problem-based learning interventions designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of a skillful mindset. With this methodology, facilitators do not need to be subject matter experts in the field of experiential pathways. The role of the instructor is to facilitate learning by supporting, guiding, and monitoring the learning process. Rather than providing specific directives, the facilitator encourages participants to solve identified problems, find and apply new knowledge, take action, and cope with uncertainty and challenges that they confront.

     

    People who complete the 2-day programs are certified to deliver Skills Studio programs under license.

     

    Register your interest

    Smaller steps have a BIG impact for a cleaner environment by Greg Twemlow

    9. Student Sustainability Boards

    an exciting program for students learn to be members of a Board with a strategic mission

    The motivation for the program is anchored in students' passion to help change the consumption habits of their entire school community. Student Sustainability Boards is a concept for school communities to embark on an innovative journey to encourage greater sustainability. The Student Sustainability Board program integrates what are normally silos of community stakeholders and brings them together in pursuit of a constructive and real-world solution to develop sustainable operations of a school that delivers value to everyone involved. The students who participate will gain valuable experience in how a Board of Directors functions. Each member of the Student Sustainability Board will have a job with responsibilities and accountabilities. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

     

    In 1987, the United Nations Brundtland Commission defined sustainability as, “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

     

    Register your interest

    Why 9 cells? Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number - by SEVENmile Venture Lab

    What is Experiential Learning?

    Skills Studio Programs Leverage Experiential Learning

    Skills Studio uses a training model called Experiential Learning that incorporates "reflection" on what has been done. By using a cycle of "doing, reflecting, changing, doing, reflecting" the skills are consciously applied and students recognize that they are refining one or more of the skills.

     

    Programs can be designed to reflect a specific objective or interest.

     

    Register your interest

    All Posts
    ×
    ×
    Privacy Policy
    The Skills Studio Privacy Policy
    The Skills Studio Limited (ABN 72 630 286 636) ("we", "us" or the "Company") is committed to privacy protection. At https://theskills.studio/ ("this site"), we understand the importance of keeping personal information private and secure. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") describes generally how we manage personal information and safeguard privacy. If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
    This Privacy Policy forms part of, and is subject to the provisions of, our Usage Terms (https://theskills.studio/terms).
    We care about your privacy:
    We will never rent, trade or sell your email address to anyone.
    We will never publicly display your email address or other personal details that identify you.
    The Australian Privacy Principles 
    We will treat all personal information in accordance with any and all obligations that are binding upon us under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (“Privacy Act”). The Privacy Act lays down 13 key principles in relation to the collection and treatment of personal information, which are called the “Australian Privacy Principles”.
    What is "personal information"?
    Personal information held by the Company may include your:
    name and date of birth;
    residential and business postal addresses, telephone/mobile/fax numbers and email addresses;
    bank account and/or credit card details for agreed billing purposes;
    your computer and connection information; and
    any information that you otherwise share with us.
    Information provided to PayPal
    All purchases that are made through this site are processed securely and externally by PayPal. Unless you expressly consent otherwise, we do not see or have access to any personal information that you may provide to PayPal, other than information that is required in order to process your order and deliver your purchased items to you (eg, your name, email address and billing/postal address).
    How we may collect your personal information
    At this site, we only collect personal information that is necessary for us to conduct our business as The Skills Studio Limited.
    Information that you provide to us
    We may collect personal information that you provide to us about yourself when you:
    use this site, including (without limitation) when you:
    purchase any products and/or services through this site;
    add reviews, forum or chat room messages or comments in any elements of this site that permit user-generated content;
    register for access to premium content or request certain premium features; or
    complete an online contact form to contact us or any third party supplier;
    provide information to us by telephone or through marketing or competition application forms; or
    send us an email or other communication.
    IP addresses
    This site may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. IP addresses are assigned to computers on the internet to uniquely identify them within the global network. The Company collects and manages IP addresses as part of the service of providing internet session management and for security purposes. The Company may also collect and use web log, computer and connection information for security purposes and to help prevent and detect any misuse of, or fraudulent activities involving, this site.
    Cookies
    This site uses "cookies" to help personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file or a packet of information that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server to identify and interact more effectively with your computer. There are two types of cookies that may be used at this site: a persistent cookie and a session cookie. A persistent cookie is entered by your web browser into the "Cookies" folder on your computer and remains in that folder after you close your browser, and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to this site. A session cookie is held temporarily in your computer’s memory and disappears after you close your browser or shut down your computer. Cookies cannot be used to run programs. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. In some cases, cookies may collect and store personal information about you. The Company extends the same privacy protection to your personal information, whether gathered via cookies or from other sources.
    You can configure your internet browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies or notify you when a cookie is sent. Please refer to your internet browser’s instructions to learn more about these functions. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this site.
    Why we use cookies
    This site uses cookies in order to:
    remember your preferences for using this site;
    facilitate e-commerce transactions, to ensure that your order is remembered between pages during the checkout process;
    show relevant notifications to you (eg, notifications that are relevant only to users who have, or have not, subscribed to newsletters or email or other subscription services); and
    remember details of data that you choose to submit to us (eg, through online contact forms or by way of comments, forum posts, chat room messages, reviews, ratings, etc).
    Many of these cookies are removed or cleared when you log out but some may remain so that your preferences are remembered for future sessions.
    Third party cookies
    In some cases, third parties may place cookies through this site. For example:
    Google Analytics, one of the most widespread and trusted website analytics solutions, may use cookies de-identified data about how long users spend on this site and the pages that they visit;
    Google AdSense, one of the most widespread and trusted website advertising solutions, may use cookies to serve more relevant advertisements across the web and limit the number of times that a particular advertisement is shown to you; and
    third party social media applications (eg, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram, etc) may use cookies in order to facilitate various social media buttons and/or plugins in this site.
    How we may use your personal information
    Your personal information may be used in order to:
    verify your identity;
    assist you to place orders through this site;
    process any purchases of products and/or services that you may make through this site, including charging, billing and collecting debts and shipment of products to you;
    respond to any queries or feedback that you may have;
    conduct appropriate checks for credit-worthiness and for fraud;
    prevent and detect any misuse of, or fraudulent activities involving, this site;
    conduct research and development in respect of our products and/or services;
    gain an understanding of your information and communication needs or obtain your feedback or views about our products and/or services in order for us to improve them; and/or
    maintain and develop our business systems and infrastructure, including testing and upgrading of these systems,
    and for any other purpose reasonably considered necessary or desirable by the Company in relation to the operation of our business.
    From time to time we may email our customers/clients with news, information and offers relating to our own products/services or those of selected partners. Your personal information may also be collected so that the Company can promote and market products and services to you. This is to keep you informed of products, services, and special offers we believe you will find valuable and may continue after you cease acquiring products and services from us. If you would prefer not to receive promotional or other material from us, please let us know and we will respect your request. You can unsubscribe from such communications at any time if you choose.
    When we may disclose your personal information
    Information provided to suppliers
    When you acquire or access any other goods or services from a third party supplier through this site, we will provide to that supplier such information as is necessary to enable it to process and administer your order. Such information will include personal information about you, including (without limitation) your name and contact details.
    Information provided to other organisations
    In order to deliver the products/services you require or for the purposes set out above, the Company may disclose your personal information to organisations outside the Company. Your personal information disclosed to these organisations only in relation to this site, and the Company takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information. These organisations may carry out or provide:
    customer/client enquiries;
    mailing systems;
    billing and debt-recovery functions;
    information technology services;
    marketing, telemarketing and sales services;
    market research; and
    website usage analysis.
    In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:
    your authorised representatives or legal advisers (when requested by you to do so);
    credit-reporting and fraud-checking agencies;
    credit providers (for credit-related purposes such as creditworthiness, credit rating, credit provision and financing);
    our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers;
    government and regulatory authorities and other organisations, as required or authorised by law;
    organisations who manage our business strategies, including those involved in a transfer/sale of all or part of our assets or business (including accounts and trade receivables) and those involved in managing our business risk and funding functions; and
    the police or other appropriate persons where your communication suggests possible illegal activity or harm to others.
    Contacting us about privacy
    If you would like more information about the way we manage personal information that we hold about you, or are concerned that we may have breached your privacy, please contact us by email to greg@sevenmile.org.au or by post to The Skills Studio Ltd, Suite 2, 13 Eustace St Manly NSW 2095 Australia.
    Access to your personal information 
    In most cases, you may have access to personal information that we hold about you. We will handle requests for access to your personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles. All requests for access to your personal information must be directed to the Privacy Officer by email using the email address provided above or by writing to us at our postal address. We will deal with all requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible. Requests for a large amount of information, or information that is not currently in use, may require further time before a response can be given. We may charge you a fee for access if a cost is incurred by us in order to retrieve your information, but in no case will we charge you a fee for your application for access. 
    In some cases, we may refuse to give you access to personal information that we hold about you. This may include circumstances where giving you access would:
    be unlawful (eg, where a record that contains personal information about you is subject to a claim for legal professional privilege by one of our contractual counterparties);
    have an unreasonable impact on another person’s privacy; or 
    prejudice an investigation of unlawful activity.
    We may also refuse access where the personal information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings, and the information would not be accessible by the process of discovery in those proceedings.
    If we refuse to give you access, we will provide you with reasons for our refusal.
    Correcting your personal information 
    We will amend any personal information about you that is held by us and that is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date if you request us to do so. If we disagree with your view about the accuracy, completeness or currency of a record of your personal information that is held by us, and you ask us to associate with that record a statement that you have a contrary view, we will take reasonable steps to do so.
    Storage and security of your personal information 
    We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the information that you provide us and we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorised use or alteration. In our business, personal information may be stored both electronically (on our computer systems and with our website hosting provider) and in hard-copy form. Firewalls, anti-virus software and email filters, as well as passwords, protect all of our electronic information. Likewise, we take all reasonable measures to ensure the security of hard-copy information. 
    Third party websites
    You may click-through to third party websites from this site, in which case we recommend that you refer to the privacy statement of the websites you visit. This Privacy Policy applies to this site only and the Company assumes no responsibility for the content of any third party websites.
    Redirection to PayPal
    In particular, when you submit an order to us, you may be automatically redirected to PayPal in order to complete the required payment. The payment page that is provided by PayPal is not part of this site. As noted above, we are not privy to any of the bank account, credit card or other personal information that you may provide to PayPal, other than information that is required in order to process your order and deliver your purchased items to you (eg, your name, email address and billing/postal address). We recommend that you refer to PayPal’s privacy statement if you would like more information about how PayPal collects and handles your personal information.
    Re-marketing
    We may use the Google AdWords and/or Facebook re-marketing services to advertise on third party websites to previous visitors to this site based upon their activity on this site. This allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and to only display advertisements that are relevant to you. Such advertising may be displayed on a Google search results page or a website in the Google Display Network or inside Facebook. Google and Facebook may use cookies and/or pixel tags to achieve this. Any data so collected by Google and/or Facebook will be used in accordance with their own respective privacy policies. None of your personal Google and/or Facebook information is reported to us.
    You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ads Settings page (https://www.google.com/settings/ads). Facebook has enabled an AdChoices link that enables you to opt out of targeted advertising.
    Changes to this Privacy Policy 
    From time to time, it may be necessary for us to revise this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be in accordance with any applicable requirements under the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles. We may notify you about changes to this Privacy Policy by posting an updated version on this site.
    * * * *
    If you require any further information about the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles, you can visit the Australian Information Commissioner’s website (see https://www.oaic.gov.au/).