On 20-22 March 2014, the IEEE Sfax subsection organized a Professional Activities workshop, in collaboration with REGIM-Lab at University of Sfax, N-Training Center, and Association of Sustainable Innovation in Tunisia.
During the opening session, Habib M. Kammoun presented IEEE and the benefits of Professional Activities, especially for students and young professionals.
The workshop was mainly conducted by Nadhem Bardaa (Director of the N-Training center) during 3 days. He began the workshop with his talk “I love my work”. Forty participants enjoyed it and discussed the point that employees should love their work in order to succeed their professional careers.
To learn from their experiences, two IEEE senior members participated as advisors for the young professional participants and animated some brainstorming sessions.
Based on their motivations and a knowledge test, twenty participants were selected to continue the second day which consists on how succeed presentations, body language, and communication skills. This day aims to provide participants hands-on knowledge on techniques for planning, preparation, and sequencing skills to make good oral presentations. At the end of the second day, participants were requested to prepare two minutes presentations using only one A1 paper. They were requested to present a problem in their workspace and propose a solution.
For the third day, only twelve participants succeed to continue the third day after selecting the best presentations of the second day. The last day was the hardest day. It was an opportunity for participants to improve their skills as trainers. They learn how to design a training session, how to present information, how evaluate presentations, and how they can improve their individual and collective behaviours in the company and outside it. At the end of the day, each participant presents a training lesson during 8 minutes using only two A1 papers. The best five participants who achieved the whole workshop received the trainer certificate from the N-Training center.
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