Graduate Program

A capability building program for graduates

The goal of this program is for graduates to build capability in foundation skills and step into their roles with confidence. Once a month, graduates debrief the development of these skills with their individual managers after having completed workshops, peer-to-peer activities, and real-world application tasks.

I didn’t know I had so much growth in me until I started the course, I could feel myself changing and loved every minute of the experience.

Stage II

Example program

Month 1

Flip mindset

Develop a growth mindset, reframe negative thoughts and overcome debilitating fears.

  • Program roadmap
  • Induction
  • Virtual workshop
  • Application task
  • Manager debrief

Month 2

Regulate self

Adopt an ‘emotions’ vocabulary, and apply strategies for regulating negativity and the ‘amygdala hijack’.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Application task
  • Manager debrief

Month 3

Build resilience

See how to bounce back from setbacks, apply strategies to increase resilience and understand ‘grit’.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Application task
  • Manager debrief

Month 4

Manage time

Use methods for getting the most out of your energy, work rhythms and apply strategies for overcoming procrastination.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Application task
  • Manager debrief
  • Group coaching session

Month 5

Master communication

Listen and speak with a mindful approach, understand assertiveness and learn how to be ‘clear to be kind’.

  • Virtual workshop
  • Application task
  • Manager debrief

Month 6

Activity: Pressure Test

Apply skills in ‘Pressure Tests’, designed to test your development progress and identify what still needs work.

  • Group coaching: Preparation for the Pressure Test
  • In person activity: Pressure Test
  • Manager debrief


Delivery Options

In Person Program

Virtual Program

Hybrid Program

Key Outcomes

1. Graduates who learn foundation ‘soft skills’ to improve self-awareness.

2. Graduates who learn how to listen and apply a ‘growth mindset’ to new experiences.

3. Graduates who develop their ability to work with a variety of people.

4. Graduates who increase their ability to work autonomously where appropriate.

5. Graduates who build resilience and learn how to take on feedback and improve.

Possible Inclusions

1. Program roadmap

2. Induction

3. Welcome box

4. Workshops

5. Activities (e.g. Hackathon)

6. Guest speakers

7. Tools for application

8. Assets (e.g. eLearning, video)

9. Coaching

10. Participant management

Target Audience


Let Thinka Help You

    Our in-person delivery option maximises opportunities for robust conversation, experiential activities and intensive group work. This is no ‘death by PowerPoint’ experience – our facilitators are skilled in presenting and leading immersive experiences that get the most out of people. Supported by multimedia, attractive takeaway pages and practical strategies for using back on the job – this in-person approach is valuable for building strong bonds and bringing people together to collaborate.
    Our virtual delivery option breathes fresh life into the online experience with its almost ‘radio show’ feel. Our expert facilitators use a combination of multimedia, questioning techniques and break out activities to target micro-skills – with a focus on application. Supported by an online platform hosting custom-built materials, participants can be assured of lively, dynamic sessions that have a distinct bias to action. Going virtual keeps program sessions succinct, sharp and focused on targeting particular skills in a dynamic way.
    A hybrid model takes the best of in-person and virtual delivery options and blends them together, so there’s a healthy mix of face to face collaboration and targeted skill building. Depending on the program themes, we work with you to decide what is better suited to getting together in a training space versus what would sit comfortably in an online setting. This flexible combination allows you and your team to get the best of both worlds.
    This program is aimed at individuals who join an organisation, having recently graduated from university. While they will generally be specialists in particular technical skills sets, this program supports their development with foundation soft skills that increase their ability for self-management and working with others effectively.