Professional Development

Aligned with the values of WOS and our clients, this program empowers employees to develop self-esteem, confidence, lifelong learning, and metacognition. It also instills personal and professional core values and business culture literacy for workplace success. Our comprehensive mentorship through the interpersonal skills training cultivates professionals who are less prone to engage in workplace conflict, turnover, or absenteeism. Professional Development acts as a catalyst for equipping employees from diverse backgrounds with the necessary interpersonal skills to successfully navigate the workplace.

Our interpersonal skills training is tailored for motivated professionals seeking to enrich both their professional and personal lives. With four courses aligned to The Langer Workforce Maturity Arc, our program ensures individuals are prepared for lasting success in the workplace by enhancing their readiness to assimilate effectively into professional environments. The Langer Workforce Maturity Arc, rooted in Columbia University research, has been fundamental to WOS' nearly two decades of operation.


  • Self-Esteem: Provides a framework for further developing one’s self-awareness through an examination of self-esteem and self-acceptance, values, and career and life visioning.
  • Metacognition: Identifies knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to support individual and organization learning.
  • Socio-Economic Values: Covers navigation strategies for integrating personal, community, and professional values and goals through the application of various approaches.
  • Business Culture: Lays the groundwork for exploring professionalism, employer and employee expectations, conflict management, teamwork, and other interpersonal skills of leadership, ethical behavior, citizenship, and civic literacy.

With 40 hours of immersive in-person, virtual, or self-paced instruction, Professional Development is a deep dive into the interpersonal skills needed to be successful at work, school, or in your employees’ personal lives.

Self-Esteem Metacognition Socio-Economic Values Business Culture
Your Values, Self-Awareness Lifelong Learning, Learning Styles and Study Strategies Goal Setting and Time Management Attendance, Punctuality, Video Conferencing Relationship Building and Etiquette
Growth Mindset, Self-Esteem, Positive Self-Talk The Art of Listening, Asking Questions, Mind Mapping, Note Taking Emotional Intelligence, Empathy Teamwork
Feedback – Giving and Receiving Decision-Making, Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving Diversity in the Workplace Managing Conflict
Attitude, Resilience, Confidence, Failures and Successes, Imposter Syndrome Effective Communication Diversity in the Workplace continued, Community & Ethnic Solidarity Employer Expectations, Professionalism in the Workplace, Business Etiquette
Handling Stress, Anger Management, Wellness Business Writing Financial Literacy Transferable Skills, Professional Brand, Elevator Speech

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