Core Abilities and Competencies of Conover’s Workplace Readiness Credential for Soft Skills

The core abilities and competencies for our Workplace Readiness Credential focus on the concept of workplace related Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) or what we prefer to call Emotional Intelligence (EQ). The Workplace Readiness Credential consists of three core abilities or programs focusing on the ability to prepare, search and [...]

By | December 21st, 2016|Soft Skills, Workplace Readiness|0 Comments

Interpersonal Assertion – Becoming More Assertive

If you believe that you have either an aggressive or deferring communication style, you know you need to change. By now, you may have even set goals to become more assertive. Now you need to take the next step and do something about it. It’s easy to make goals. Actually [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Anger Management, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Leadership & PBIS

Defining Sales Orientation and Leadership For many years, we at The Conover Company have grouped sales orientation with leadership. The two are fundamentally the same. Consider the following definitions: Leadership is the ability to clearly express to others your vision or ideas about how to do something, get them to [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Bullying Prevention – You Can’t Discipline Your Way Out of the Problem

Recently the U.S. Department of Education sent guidance from the director of the Office of Special Education Programs, Ruth Ryder, to all public schools stating that schools are required to provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities. One major reason these supports are needed is because these students are [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Bullying Prevention, SEL, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Interpersonal Assertion – Personal Inventory

Are you aware of your own communication style? It’s easy to point out aggressive and deferring communication styles in others, but what most people don’t realize is that they, themselves, exhibit these same weaknesses. If you are doing something wrong, would you want to know about it, or just keep [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Anger Management, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Core Abilities and Competencies of Conover’s Social Emotional Learning Programs

The core abilities for our Social Emotional Learning (SEL) or what we prefer to call Emotional Intelligence (EQ) programs starts with an understanding of the following core abilities related to personal success and is the foundation of all learning. One builds upon the other. Personal Skills Map® The Personal Skills [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, SEL, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Time Management & PBIS

Why is Time Management a Big Deal? Simply defined, time management is making sure that your actions help you to finish things you have to do. Improving productivity has become a big priority in today's world. This is true for today’s students, as well as educators and those in the [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|PBIS, SEL, SPED|0 Comments

Social and Emotional Learning & Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)? Social and Emotional Learning is also referred to as Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Emotional intelligence is the term used worldwide when referring to social and emotional learning and development. Emotional intelligence is a learned ability to identify, experience, understand, and express human emotions in [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Education, Emotional Intelligence, PBIS, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Decision Making & PBIS

The Importance of Decision Making The sixth step in our Success Profiler social/emotional pyramid is Decision Making. Decision making is using problem solving skills to discover a course of action that will most likely achieve the results you want. It is important to note the difference between decision making and [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Interpersonal Assertion – Overcoming Obstacles to Change

“An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion….unless acted upon by an outside force.” That’s Newton’s First Law of Motion. Basic science tells us that resistance is a common response to change, whether we’re talking about the movement of an object, or human [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments