8 Skills for Success

We have launched an online program that includes our EtonX skills program, which we believe can help bridge the gap between traditional education and the skills necessary for success in the modern world. By providing access to this program online, we hope to reach a wider audience and make our mission of sustainable and equitable education a reality for more people around the world.

The program covers the following topics in a self-study format, including self-assessment tests and worksheet activities that engage the student with the content:


Growth Mindset

Students will learn to identify their personal ambitions and any fears that may prevent them from reaching their goals. Instructors will describe the difference between a fixed and growth mindset and provide personal examples of each.


Students will learn to recognize situations that trigger their stress response and understand how stress affects their ability to perform. They will discover techniques to manage high stress levels and improve their resilience.

Making an Impact

Students will gain an understanding of their own communication style and how it affects their interactions with others. Through self-evaluation and guided activities, they will learn about the concepts of aggression, passivity, and assertiveness. The course will delve deeper into the nuances of assertiveness, covering the four key steps to assertiveness and their application to different scenarios in everyday life. By the end of the course, students will have a deeper appreciation for the importance of assertiveness in achieving their goals and building positive relationships with others.


Students will develop an understanding of the various forms of creative thinking. They will learn how to recognize and categorize these different types of thinking, and how to apply them to solve problems in a variety of contexts. In addition, students will be introduced to a range of techniques that can help them generate a multitude of ideas. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive toolkit of creative thinking strategies at their disposal, which they can use to approach problems and challenges with confidence and ingenuity.

Effective Communication

Students will delve into the importance of active listening and its impact on effective communication. They will learn how to identify different aspects of verbal communication, including tone, pace, and body language. Moreover, students will have the opportunity to practice two different active listening techniques, enhancing their ability to listen attentively and communicate effectively.

Through reflective exercises, students will be able to evaluate their own performance and identify areas for improvement. These activities will encourage students to be more mindful of their communication style and how it affects their interactions with others. By the end of the workshop, students will have a deeper understanding of the importance of active listening and how it can improve their communication skills in various contexts.


Students will have the opportunity to delve into the fascinating topic of body language and its impact on our emotions. They will explore the nuances of facial expressions, learning how subtle changes can convey a wide range of emotions. Additionally, students will analyze the role of language choice in shaping our emotional responses. By examining these elements in detail, students will gain a deeper understanding of how nonverbal and verbal cues can work together to create a powerful emotional impact on an audience.

Pitching Yourself I - II

Students will have the opportunity to delve into various aspects of public speaking, including the importance of a personal pitch. This includes discovering and highlighting personal strengths, virtues, and skills that can contribute to the success of their pitch.

Moreover, students will learn how to effectively plan the structure of their pitch, considering factors such as the audience they are targeting and the message they want to convey. With the guidance of the instructor, they will then have the chance to perform their pitch speech in front of their classmates, receiving valuable feedback and insight into their presentation style and delivery. By the end of the course, students will have not only improved their public speaking skills but also gained a deeper understanding of themselves and their own unique abilities.

Critical thinking

Students will learn how to analyze and evaluate information effectively, identify assumptions, and recognize patterns of reasoning. They will learn how to evaluate arguments and evidence, distinguish between fact and opinion, and draw logical conclusions. Additionally, students will be able to apply these critical thinking skills to real-world situations, enabling them to make informed decisions and solve complex problems.