The Critical Skills You Need for the New Normal

June 1, 2020 | 09:09 AM

John Robert Powers

In a time where we don’t know what the future holds, investing in your skills is the smartest move. There is nothing like training and preparation to boost your confidence and increase your ability to succeed in the months to come.

John Robert Powers is offering a range of expert-led, online courses for personal and professional success that combines individual attention with the convenience and safety of at-home learning.

We teach the fundamentals of bringing out your best self in our programs. At its core, our process combines an emphasis on both the holistic and the practical. It starts with an assessment of how to develop the unique strengths within. We then focus on practical training that gives our students the tools to implement their transformation on a daily basis. The result is a track record of success over the last 100 years, including over 10,000 students in the Philippines. We are excited to be able to offer this expertise in a high-quality, online learning format.  Here are the expert-led online courses available for the following ages:

For Teens:

An online program designed to be a fun and highly interactive environment, offering a JRP coaching experience to each student. With so many teens at home, there is no better time to spend a few hours every week developing the skills that will help your teen pursue life, social and academic goals with greater confidence and savvy.

What you’ll learn:

  • Personal Transformation and Self-Awareness: Understanding who you are and how to develop your unique strengths
  • Image Development: how people see you and how to project the image of you at your best
  • Effective Communications: how to express yourself and connect with others
  • Social Graces: how to relate to others across a wide range of scenarios (school friends, peers, teachers, older relative)

For Young Adults, Adults, and Executives:


Now more than ever, having confidence in presenting yourself—online or in-person—is a critical element for success.  How do you distinguish yourself and make your mark? How do you make sure YOU are the one who is remembered for the position or the promotion? How do you build confidence, so you can win the room and thrive in any situation?

Personal Branding is a comprehensive, online personality development course designed to help you succeed in today’s changing world.

What you’ll learn:

  • Identifying and honing your individual, authentic strengths
  • Image management and development: how to maximize the impact of your image
  • Communications skills: becoming a persuasive communicator
  • Social skills: navigating professional and social environments with confidence

The ability to communicate well has always been a key to success in almost any profession.  In uncertain times, a confident communicator has an even greater advantage.  The ability to be clear, concise, and persuasive stands out and wins trust in any era.  Learning to be an effective communicator is one of the best investments to get ahead in today’s world. 

Effective Communications is a course that specializes in the transformative power of knowing how to communicate.  It is designed to provide the strongest foundations for public speaking and presentation.  

What you’ll learn:

  • Foundations of being a good communicator and public speaker
  • Individual assessment and development of communications style
  • Mechanics of communications: verbal and non-verbal elements
  • Connecting with your audience: active listening and communicating

Few things have a more immediate impact on career advancement or professional success than confidence and mastery when speaking in front of an audience. This is as true today in the era of Zoom meetings as it was in the past.  Fortunately, the fundamentals of being a strong presenter apply in the online space as well as in the real world.  

The Confident Public Speaker is designed for students with an existing foundation in Effective Communications, or for the student with experience in basic communications.

What you’ll learn:

  • Essentials of good public speaking and presentation, with special focus on how to adapt these skills to digital platforms
  • The key elements of public speaking: content and flow voice control, breathing, and gesture
  • Mastering different speaking scenarios: meetings, pitches, presentations, class reports, virtual public speaking

Around the world, English is the language of business. A confident English communicator has the keys to a wider world of professional opportunities.

Business Communications is designed to develop confident English speakers who are at ease in a wide variety of business and corporate settings, including both written and oral contexts.

What you’ll learn:

  • Grammar and correct usage (oral and written) in business or corporate settings
  • Business writing skills including writing business letters, memos, and e-mails
  • The Art of Conversation, such as understanding and using must-know business phrases and knowing how to run effective business meetings

Even for native English speakers, writing can be a challenge. For people who aren’t familiar with the practices of business writing it can be intimidating. In truth, business writing is about clarity and simplicity and can be mastered with the right training. The ability to write confidently in English is a timeless and valuable asset for any professional.

Business Writing is a condensed course that focuses on the fundamentals of effective written English in a business context. The goal is to enable learners to write in clear and concise English and to be confident and persuasive writers.

What you’ll learn:

  • Basic rules and mechanics of business writing, including grammar and correct usage
  • 21st-century business writing, including proposals, emails, memos, and other types of business correspondence, both traditional and digital
  • Style manual: how to imbue business writing with personality and persuasion while maintaining clarity and brevity

Learning the building blocks and the core structure of English is the pathway to true confidence in the language.

Grammar and Correct Usage is a specialized course that offers a comprehensive focus on correct grammar and usage, in both oral and written functions in corporate or business setting.

What you’ll learn:

  • Exploring the mechanics of English syntax, grammar, and usage in both oral and written communications
  • Explaining common written and oral mistakes
  • Becoming a confident speaker and reducing anxiety in common scenarios such as situational conversations, telephone exchanges, business meetings and presentations

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