John Keells Foundation in collaboration with the Alumni Association of the Management Faculty organized a Soft Skills Workshop at the Sabaragamuwa University on 19th October 2018 at the University’s Social sciences Auditorium. A total of 617 students attended the workshops with 525 students completing the programme with 100% attendance.
The workshop commenced with a panel discussion on ‘Employer Expectations’ and ‘Team Building & Leadership Skills. The panelists comprised of Vindya Cooray – Sector Financial Controller of the Leisure Inbound Sector, Rangika Abeynayake – Head of HR processes and Systems, John Keells Group, Eranga Ginige – Founder of Social Enterprise Lanka and Sriyangani Dhanapala – Assistant Manager, Brand Marketing Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts.
This was followed by workshops on Social Etiquette, Personality Development & Confidence Building and Facing interviews & CV writing by both Professional and staff Volunteer Trainers. The programme was completed successfully enabling many participants to reflect on their future career path in greater depth and understand what they need to do to get there. As the targeted audience were final year management students, mock interviews too were conducted for the students to be better prepared for the interviews they are to face in the future.