"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore" - Edward de Bono
The Importance of Learning
Learning is experiential as much as it is an event that happens in the classroom. This talk explores the concept that knowledge is power and that the more we learn, the better equipped we are to manage ourselves and our lives.
When choosing a career path, it’s important that our career aligns with our interests and values. This talk teaches youth how to discover and consider their strengths and weaknesses and how to explore and effectively search for a career in different industries and fields.
Time is the most precious asset anyone has in life. This talk is intended to teach the value of time and how to manage it effectively by teaching practical tools and techniques to prioritize tasks, set achievable goals, and avoid procrastination.
Money is a powerful thing when you know how to manage it. This talk discusses the importance of having a healthy relationship with money and financial literacy basics such as budgeting, saving, and investing while emphasizing financial stability and independence in life.
A person’s mental health can have effects on all aspects of one’s life. This talk identifies the importance of mental wellness and the influence our mental health has on our stress and anxiety levels on one’s overall well-being, including how to adopt healthy habits, such as exercise, healthy eating, and sufficient sleep, and maintain a balanced lifestyle. In addition, this talk is intended to encourage youth to prioritize self-care, seek support when needed, and gives tips and tools on how to adopt healthy coping mechanisms.
A community is any place you call work, home, or school. This talk discusses the importance of giving back to the community and the positive impact that volunteer work and friendship can have on an individual’s life and society. This discussion intends to encourage youth to seek opportunities to make a difference in their communities. In addition, it will provide resources on how to do so.
While the idea of a digital community is still a new and upcoming subject, discussing the importance of responsible and ethical behaviour online is vital. This talk is intended to encourage youth to be mindful of their online presence and will educate them on how to protect their privacy, deal with cyberbullying, and intervene when they see it happening.
Relationships are the crux of human bonding and connecting. Whether professional or romantic, this talk is about the importance of building healthy relationships with others and the ways in which people communicate effectively, how to respect boundaries, and how to practice empathy.
Setting goals and guiding our focus is a sure path to success. In this talk, youth learn how to set and achieve their goals by learning the tools how to break down their long-term goals into smaller, manageable steps and how to stay motivated and focused.
Failure and making mistakes is a good thing. However, we often associate failure with negative connotations. When we see failure as a learning opportunity, it is called a growth mindset. In this talk, youth learn the importance of having a growth mindset and its impact on one’s life. Youth learn to embrace challenges, make the best of their mistakes, stay resilient and persevere through adversity.
Discuss the importance of leadership skills and the impact that they can have on one’s personal and professional life. Encourage the youth to develop their leadership skills, take the initiative, and inspire others.
Sometimes we take the information we hear for granted and too often without questioning its source, which can have negative results when sharing information. The critical thinking talk discusses the importance of developing problem-solving skills and how to challenge assumptions, think creatively, and approach problems with an open mind.
Diversity and Inclusion
We are different and unique, and this is what makes communities and life so dynamic. In this talk, youth learn the value of promoting diversity and inclusiveness in all aspects of life. Youth also learn how to embrace their own differences and those of others, challenge their biases, and foster a more inclusive society.
Our environment is in everything we do, from how we consume resources to the air we breathe. In this topic, youth learn the importance of protecting the environment and preserving our planet for future generations. Youth learn how to take action to reduce their carbon footprint, conserve resources, and support environmental initiatives.
Creativity and commerce make up so much of how the world functions. In this talk, youth learn the importance of entrepreneurship and the impact that it can have on the economy and society, as well as the importance of creativity and its role in problem-solving and innovation. Youth learn tips and tricks to embrace their creativity, think outside the box, and embrace their imagination.