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The Joint First Year Deanship Holds a Course Entitled: “Ten Habits of a Successful Character”


News of Male Students in Al-Abdiyyah Branch
Added on - 2021/10/05  |  اخر تعديل - 2021/10/05


Out of the keenness of His Excellency the Dean of the Joint First Year Deanship, Dr. Waheeb bin Dakhilullah Al-Harbi, to develop the academic and professional performance of the deanship students and to urge them to achieve more accomplishments, the Student Advising and Support Unit, under the supervision of His Excellency Dr. Ahmad bin Fawzi, the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs (male section) at Al-Abdiyyah, organized a training course entitled: “Ten Habits of a Successful Character”. The course was presented by His Excellency Dr. Mansur Samir Al-Saeidi on Tuesday, 21 Safar 1443 A.H.

The course, which was attended by a number of the students of the Joint First Year Deanship, had several main objectives, most importantly the following:

  1. Introducing the concept of a positive character.
  2. Introducing the ten habits of a positive character.
  3. Introducing how to define goals and arrange priorities.
  4. Identifying positive thinking processes.
  5. How to reach communicative proficiency and maintain psychological balance.

At the beginning of the course, the trainer participated with the students in representing some positive characters and how to set goals and arrange priorities to reach tangible results in their real life.

After that, the lecturer touched upon ten habits and explained each habit separately, in terms of its concept, its importance, and how to practice it. These habits are:

  1. Striving for excellence.
  2. Defining goals.
  3. Arranging priorities.
  4. Planning.
  5. Focusing.
  6. Time management.
  7. Exerting oneself.
  8. Communicative proficiency.
  9. Positive thinking.
  10. Maintaining a balance).

Through these ten habits, the trainer illustrated the habit of planning as a basic skill in the practical life of the students and a cornerstone in the growth of knowledge needed for their university skills. In this regard, a plan consisting of (6) levels was implemented that included the "lifetime" plan, for which each student has a mission to achieve by setting major goals. Then there was a plan of (3–5) years, which included identifying only two or three goals derived from the major goals. Next, the annual plan was tackled, represented in setting a practical program throughout the year to achieve one or more of the goals that were set at the second level. After this, there was the monthly plan for which a specific and clear table is set that can be accomplished within a specific date. This was followed by the weekly plan, which includes setting aside the first day of each week to study the monthly goals and lay down the steps and mechanisms to achieve them. Finally, there was the daily plan, which is likened to a cell in the body of the living creature as it is the structural unit of all the plans; it plays an effective role in achieving all the goals.

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