Communication Skills 2-Day Course

Our short course on communication skills supports young people’s pursuit of a successful and meaningful life.

Communication is Central
to the human experience!

We can help you learn how to articulate your thoughts, emotions and opinions, so that you can communicate with more clarity and be able to build longer and more trusting relationships!

 

For a minimal fee, you can address your personal skills gap by enhancing your ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with others.

 

Our 2-day course covers the following areas:

Together with our social responsibility partners, we offer high quality courses that are more affordable and more accessible to young people. All of our sessions are delivered by qualified expert trainers and/or executive coaches.

For any information about this course that is not already mentioned on this website, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

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All of our summer courses are over. However, if you register your interest in this course, then we can immediately inform you about the details for the next one when the arrangements are finalised.

Topics
Covered

Value for
Money

Communication Skills Course

  • Enhance your ability to pursue a successful and meaningful life
  • Receive 12 contact hours to develop key competencies and skills
  • Have access to the same professional trainers and coaches afterwards
  • Receive a Certificate of Participation
  • Receive a 5% discount on future GiLE courses (including summer programmes)
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ESN cardholders get a 10% discount!

ESN card - Career Planning Course, Character Building Course, Communication Skills Course, with the GiLE Foundation

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Meet the
Trainers

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Alexis Latham

Founder of LathamFlow & Director of Scallabouche Theatre

Valeriano Donzelli - GiLE Foundation

Valeriano Donzelli

Leadership and Communication Skills Coach, Corporate Executive, President of InSpiral Foundation

Since leaving the Welsh College of Music and Drama in 1990, Alexis has worked as an actor, director and trainer all over Europe and the UK. With his Scallabouche theatre company, founded in 1998, he has directed performed and created countless theatre performances as well appearing in film and on TV. He has continually used his experience from the performing arts to create and run highly successful communication workshops for many types of people from young offenders to CEO’s. As an actor, Alexis is known for The Pillars of the Earth (2010), Titanic (2012) and Klipperek 2.0 (2005).

Vale has 16 years of experience in leadership and management. In the last 5 years, he’s been teaching and coaching using Storytelling and Nonviolent Communication techniques. Vale believes that by changing the fundamentals of leadership and communication, we can create a world where compassion, service, sustainability, and purpose will allow everyone to thrive.

Topic: The Fascinating Connection Between Communication Skills, Theatre and Storytelling.

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Highlights

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Register Your Interest:
Communication Skills

Register your interest in this course so we can immediately notify you about the details for the next one when the arrangements are finalised.

If you are experiencing any problems during the application process, then please contact [email protected] for assistance.

important things you should know

Frequently
Asked
Questions:

It is recommended that participants in this course are vaccinated and that they have an immunity card. However, this is not a legal requirement in Hungary, as per the latest government decree, and participants are not obliged in this regard if they wish to participate in this course. Participants who are not vaccinated or who do not have an immunity card are also not obliged to wear a mask indoors during the sessions.

 

The GiLE Foundation made arrangements to deliver this course, in-person, to a group of 15 to 20 people. And we will take the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of all those in attendance.

 

It is also worth mentioning that the Hungarian government could introduce new COVID-19 restrictions, at any stage, which could prevent us from hosting this course in-person. This is something that is out of our control and should it happen, then we’ll immediately communicate matters accordingly to those affected.

General information:

Yes, provided that you have a good level of spoken and written English. It should also be emphasised that this 2-day course is designed for students and recent graduates.

Our foundation normally works with a maximum group of 15 to 20 people at a time (i.e. students and recent graduates). However, it is worth highlighting that, depending on the demand for the course, we may consider delivering the course concurrently but with separate groups that each have the same limitation on numbers.

 

Due to the nature of this course/programme, we believe that a smaller group will maximise the overall learning experience. It also allows us to provide enough personal attention to each participant. That said, spaces are generally limited for each intake and we are always searching for the more motivated individuals.

All of our courses are not state-accredited education courses in Hungary and the GiLE Foundation does not have the legal authority to issue accredited diplomas. Rather, our foundation is a registered Adult Education Service Provider in Hungary (B/2020/001454).

Not necessarily. The GiLE Foundation reserves the right to withhold issuing a participant with a “Certificate of Completion” if he or she has not participated in at least 75% of the contact hours.

Payment-related information:

Accepted applicants need to settle the full course fee in advance. The latest date to transfer the funds is one (1) week before the course is scheduled to start.

No. The full amount needs to paid online or via an electronic transfer. Accepted applicants will receive a link via email to a secure platform where they can then proceed with the online payment.

If you wish to cancel your participation in this 2-day course, after having paid the course fee, then the following charges will be incurred by you:

 

> Cancel within 3 weeks of course commencement: 50% of course price

> Cancel within 2 weeks of course commencement: 75% of course price

> Cancel within 1 week of course commencement: 100% of course price

 

However, it is important to highlight that you are entitled to a cooling off period of 24-hours in which to cancel their purchase. In this case, if our foundation incurs a fee during the transaction and you claim a refund within the 24-hour period, then we will refund your payment less the fee incurred.

No. While our courses develop key competencies and provide valuable insights to participants, we do not provide any guarantees that you will secure a job as a direct result of taking any of our courses.

 

Our foundation is of the view that the responsibility to find a job ultimately lies with the individual and we always encourage participants to put into practice everything they learnt from our course.

We are recruiting!

Website, Developer &
IT-related roles

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Create custom web experiences with the latest web technologies.
  • Ensure that the website is appealing to the target audience and catches attention.
  • Design accessible web user interfaces (UI), enhance platforms with custom style sheets.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience with building visually appealing websites from the design standpoint.
  • Experience in using common CMS systems, like WordPress and Drupal.
  • Comfortable with CSS and preferably has a basic understanding of popular web technologies and frameworks.
  • High level understanding of web design concepts, UI principles
  • Basic experience in app UI design (for example the UI builder of Android Studio).

The role consists of:

  • Keep website fully functional at all times, inform colleagues of any expected downtime.
  • Deploy and update WordPress ecosystem components.
  • Make sure the site’s user interface is easily accessible for most users.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Thrives in the WordPress ecosystem, is aware of new trends and has a good command of the most popular web technologies (HTML, CSS, Javascript);
  • Has a UX-first mindset, is able to create modern and accessible wireframes/concepts and iterate fast on ideas;
  • Can develop complex webpages using Theme Builders like Elementor or Divi;
  • Has experience in creating webpages with WordPress, using plugins;
  • Is able to provide technical support to all users of the website(s).

Events, Marketing & Communications

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Manage pre-event planning of events, including assisting with the promotions, logistics, and general management of events, workshops and training courses.
  • Liaise with (strategic) partners, youth networks and key contact persons where relevant.
  • Manage feedback loops and produce post-event evaluations and content to inform future events.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • High level of organisational skills
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Time-management skills
  • Flexible, target-driven, and proactive.

The role consists of:

  • Launch and coordinate fundraising campaigns to support the projects and activities of the organisation.
  • Further develop an internal guideline document that briefly summarises our various types of fundraising techniques.
  • Perform risk management to minimize any risks related to fundraising.
  • Continuously explore creative ways to raise funds, including continuously searching
    for potential donors or fundraising partners.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills,
  • Excellent way of expressing ones thoughts, and having persuasive tactics.
  • Good written and research skills to prepare compelling concept notes to help generate funds.

Content Creation
& Design

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Produce written or verbal content that is clear and persuasive for our target audience for various platforms in a way that is consistent with our brand strategy and voice (articles, blogs, podcasts, newsletter texts, etc.).

  • Assist with the development of creative ideas and concepts for advertising, social
    media, or crowdfunding  campaigns.

  • Help drive brand consistency across all communication platforms

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in copywriting for multiple social media campaigns.
  • Creative and curiosity.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with team members.
  • High attention to details.
  • Creative copy writing experience an added bonus.

The role consists of:

  • Designing unique marketing material that’s aligned with the creative direction and overall brand of the foundation and its projects.
  • Reviewing final layouts and suggesting improvements where required.
  • Ensure that the overall branding and artwork is maintained appropriately and consistently across all platforms and for all marketing and promotion material.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Demonstrable design experience across various platforms with design applications, software and technologies, such as Canva, Quark Xpress, InDesign or Illustrator, and photo-editing software such as Photoshop.
  • A keen eye for aesthetics and details;
  • Ability to translate campaigns into a visual creative direction

The role consists of:

  • Edit professional videos that are creative, engaging, and appropriately designed for our target audience.
  • Continuously discover and implement new editing technologies and industry’s best practices to maximize efficiency.

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications required, however, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • solid experience with digital technology and editing software packages.
  • creative mind and storytelling skills.

Academia & Publications

The following roles are currently available:

The role consists of:

  • Support the functions of the Editorial Team to
    fulfill the publication activities of the journal.
  • Taking actions on the OJS platform in line with the Publication Process Guide.
  • Checking the progress of submitted manuscripts through the Article Selection Process, incl. First Check, Reviewing, and Second Check.
  • Liaising with authors and reviewers as required (while adhering to the double-blind
    peer-review system) to ensure that the publication process is effective and efficient.
  • Promoting the journal and encouraging colleagues/students to submit high-quality articles.

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: Degree certificate and minimum 3-years of experience in research and publishing academic papers.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience in academic writing.
  • Ability to meet the time demands of the position is required.
  • Excellent organizational, time-management skills, interpersonal and communication skills.

The role consists of:

  • Assist with (re)developing a visual template for journal articles based on the
    suggestions of the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Associate Editor.
  • Performing typesetting and layout editing in accordance with the GJSD Publishing
    Guide.
  • Performing final plagiarism check (in collaboration with the Associate Editor).

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience with publications.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in typesetting and layout editing of digital-first documents.
  • Ability to visualize the final product during the design process.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

The role consists of:

  • Assisting with the publication of the journal issues (creating the articles’ landing pages and the current Issues in the OJS system);
  • Ensuring that all metadata are correct, the Galleys are prepared, and the journal can be cited in a standard format directly from OJS;
  • Checking authors names, affiliations, ORC IDs;
  • Performing a final check of all articles, Galleys and landing pages before publishing, in collaboration with the Managing Editor and the Technical Editor;

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements:

  • Experience with publications.
  • A strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in typesetting and layout editing of digital-first documents.
  • Ability to visualize the final product during the design process.

The role consists of:

  • Ensuring that the submitted manuscripts are readable, have a logical flow, and that
    the author’s intended meaning is clear.
  • Proof-reading assigned manuscripts, editing manuscript content directly to improve readability and correct English language errors for UK English.
  • Ensuring that the manuscript is free from inconsistencies (textual and numerical), errors of spelling, syntax, grammar and punctuation.
  • Ensuring that manuscripts are consistent in presentation, style and content
    (including APA style reference formatting).

 

Location: This role can be done in Budapest (Hungary) or remotely, from anywhere in the world.

Qualifications: No formal qualifications are required. However, the candidate should have previous demonstrable experience.

Skills and requirements: Experience in academic writing.