Mar30,2016 Meeting Outcomes (in blue)
1. Level 2 topics report: cultural awareness seems most pressing.
Agreed to proceed in building Level 2 by asking people 3 questions on topics of their choices.
Gist: We will all go on LinkedIn and Facebook to encourage others to help by
contributing 3 questions.
Details:Ask your friends to send in 3 questions (and multiple-choice answers)
on a topic of their choosing. Contributors will need to quote one or
more reference sources of how they arrived at these questions/answers.
The intention is to compile all these questions (after discussion and
refined) into the Level 2 question pool, while the reference materials
will form the Level 2 standard.
Even More Details: Contributors would need to send in their 3 question/answers
sets via their own LinkedIn post (aka LinkedIn "Pulse"). Their posts
are intended to be a living document, as LinkedIn posts are updatable.
It should be the understanding that the Level 2 standard is not meant
to be the "be all and end all" of soft skill standards. Certificate
holders of IITTI Level 2 are not expected to be experts in all or any
of the topics covered, but as a starting point of their life-long
learning journey. Level 2 exam is a starting point to make aware and
pique interests of the various soft skills needed in the 21st century
global business demands.
Objection: This is totally non-rigorous! There could be a lot of holes!
You may not be comprehensive!
Answer: We focus on the MOST pressing topics, and the MOST business-relevant
questions. IITTI Level 2 is like a bachelor degree; successful exam
candidates are expected to have a general working knowledge of the
various soft skill topics, not a specialist.
Objection: I am an image consultant, and I don't do many of the topics!
Answer: IITTI Level 2 is designed based on the NEEDS of multinationals (MNCs).
Think of this as a tremendous opportunity to form alliance with your
fellow trainers in other fields to fulfill the needs of MNCs. Think
of IITTI as your business growth opportunity!
Objection: The content of Level 2 is huge! I can't cover all in 3 weeks, let
alone 3 days!
Answer: Isn't this great! You can be retained by your clients for 3 months
out of a year! You shouldn't be content when you get a 3-day workshop,
you should think being retained by your clients on a long-term basis,
something like a corporate accountant or lawyer.
Objection: Clients will NEVER pay for a 3-month retainer!
Answer: That's what people thought about retaining a social media specialist too,
not too long ago! The 21st century business is all about company culture,
which is based on soft skills. A company ignores this at their own peril.
For details, visit the various resource areas of IITTI.org; we have prepared
many research results for you to educate your clients.