Peak Performance U

Peak Performance UAchieving peak performance on a consistent basis is often opposed by countless challenges, frustrations, and disappointments. The lack of thorough preparation, due diligence, and accountability are frequently the culprits. Many well-intended students create one strategy after the next, but fall short in the implementation process.

The foundation of the content found in Peak Performance U – 9 Essential Skills for the Workplace is in response to the guidance and requirements of various businesses and industries eager to align, promote, and train students for viable future careers. Developed in accordance with Arkansas Act 480, Peak Performance U cultivates critical skills identified by the Regional Advisory Council over a three-year period. Whether a student is striving toward the attainment of a post-secondary education or plans to enter the workforce directly, these 9 Essential Skills for the Workplace are necessary for the transition.

Peak Performance U is a powerful new online course that delivers thought-provoking content reinforced by in-depth video discussions undertaken with various industry leaders and sports icons regarding career readiness, workplace expectations, and hiring practices.

For more information on how your school can license this online course, contact Paul today.

The following is a sampling of the 9 Essential Skills for the Workplace covered:

Structuring a Sturdy Work Ethic

  • Attendance and timeliness
  • Taking the initiative
  • Original thinking and solving problems
  • Time management

Respecting Human Dignity

  • Listening and understanding authority
  • Sobriety and self-control
  • Taking pride in appearance
  • Tolerance and diversity

Strengthening Connectivity

  • Social media etiquette
  • Interview skills
  • Résumé development
  • Body language and nonverbal cues

Understanding Business Etiquette

  • Being assertive and working the room
  • Exercising table manners
  • Respecting personal space
  • Exceeding expectations

Achieving through Collaboration

  • Taking responsibility and ownership
  • Teamwork and cooperation
  • Loyalty and humbleness
  • Anticipating outcomes and consequences

Becoming an Intentional Planner

  • Purposefully map out future plans
  • Develop decision-making ability
  • Recognize strengths and weaknesses
  • Become organized and self-assured

Transitioning with Confidence

  • Continuously construct a network
  • Mentorship and separation anxiety
  • Job shadowing and internship
  • Money management and healthy habits

Dispelling Entitlement

  • Earning your way and forming habits
  • Winning and losing gracefully
  • Negative behavior
  • Admitting mistakes

Computer/Digital Literacy

  • Technology tools and financial literacy
  • Presentations/multi-media
  • Web design
  • Content management systems

Through role-playing, mock interviews, interactive videos, and engaging activities, the curriculum captures students’ interest and invokes eagerness to acquire skills for steady, long-lasting results. Regardless of the career field or cluster, Peak Performance U – 9 Essential Skills for the Workplace speaks to critical skills that business and industry have identified as vital for workplace advancement.

The Arkansas Department of Career Education provided financial support to enable this project to be a success for every school district in the state.