In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take

While your education and experience may make you eligible to apply for a job, to be successful in the role you will need to exhibit a mix of skills: ‘Employability Skills’.  This means that the specialist, technical skills associated with different roles may be less important than the 'soft skills' that can be transferred between different jobs and different employment sectors.

‘Opportunities’ offers you free workshops so you may identify and improve your employability skills. Moreover, these skills will help build your capacity to develop your career across multiple organisations and industries. 

Select from a range of workshops led by professionals in the training industry. 

CV writing and facing interviews

This workshop will address:

  • The must haves of a CV in Sri Lanka, what to avoid and those that are nice to have on a CV.
  • What are typical interviews like, duration, type of questions and assessments.
  • Correspondence and communication between the prospective organisation and the candidate.
  • Timelines from application to recruitment.
  • Verification process observed by the employers within the laws of the country.
  • Probation, training and confirmation.
  • Preparation for interview – knowledge, documents, attire, referees.


Engaging with the corporate digital process

This workshop will address:

  • How to build and maintain an effective digital presence that companies will respond to (LinkedIn, Job search engines) and what not to do to steer away from negative attention.
  • How digitalised are our corporates in Sri Lanka, may be industry wise - just a broad brush view.
  • What digitalisation can really do, some global benchmarks industry wise.
  • The dangers of over digitalisation – e.g. loss of personal touch, humaneness in cordial relations. Need to strike the right balance, work-life, etc.
  • Planning and organising oneself in the digital environment – e.mails, FB, shared planners (Outlook), intranets.
  • Caution, restraint, limitations and legal implications in the corporate digitalised world.


Leadership skills

This workshop will address:

  • The corporate culture in Sri Lanka.
  • How to lead oneself in the corporate world.
  • Building one’s trustworthiness.
  • Character and competence.
  • Being planned and organised.
  • Your job and executing the job priorities.
  • Being willing and committed to learn – your graduate certificate is an entrance ticket to the corporate world.
  • Taking care of your personal growth and development.


Communication Skills

This workshop will address:

  • The fundamentals of communication - listening, thought articulation, word articulation, patience and restraint in effective communication.
  • Understanding others - being pleasant and seeking out views of others, inclusive thoughts, sincere, technique of clarification, and the like.
  • The courage to make others hear you out.
  • Corporate culture in Sri Lanka pertaining to e-mails, business correspondence, meetings, and public speaking events.
  • Limits of individual (employee) authority in corporate communication.
  • Your position in the organisation and what’s acceptable communication etiquette when engaging others in the organisation.


Interpersonal Skills

This workshop will address:

  • Building trust and confidence
  • You and your personality.
  • Principles of: kind words, acceptance and generosity, equanimity and equity.
  • Accepting others for who they are – designations, org. structure, age, gender, experience, culture, etc.
  • Being assertive when dealing with people in the organisation and outside – customers, suppliers, etc.
  • Your interaction with others at corporate functions and events.
  • Building emotional credits with others.


How to become a Social Entrepreneur

If you always wanted to be your own boss and also do something good for the people and planet then this workshop is ideal for you.

  • Who is a Social Entrepreneur?
  • How to start a Social Enterprise?
  • What is Human-centred Design?
  • How to be a sustainable worker?





Entrepreneurship Skills

Think Different, Entrepreneurship, another career path to create your DESTINY.

  • Entrepreneurship as a career
  • Case study discussion
  • Is there an Entrepreneur in you?
  • Key components entrepreneurs should master
  • Group activity
  • Question and Answer

Labour Law

Employment relationship, considered by many as the third most important relationship is no longer a contract between the Employer and Employee only.


State intervention with a view to bridge the gap of power imbalance  between the two parties has resulted in the tripartite relationship today. In the Sri Lankan context, there are about forty legislations passed in this regard, and the Speaker intends to discuss them briefly in categorizing them such as Terms and Conditions of Employment, Industrial Disputes Settlement/Adjudication, Collective Bargaining, Termination of Employment and also Judicial Decisions.