Personal Development Program - Teens and PreTeens
The Julie Nation Academy's Personal Development Program is a 10 Week, 20 hour training program comprised of both lecture and workshops.
Self Confidence, Personal Appearance, Public Speaking, and more!
The goal of this course is to develop and strengthen one's personal growth and professional appearance, while assisting in successful career preparation and advancement.
The object is to increase the individual's leadership skills and abilities in formulating a value system that supports the student in the building of self-esteem, confidence, and positive communication with others.
- One 2 hour Personal Development Workshop per week for 10 weeks
- Year-round special events, opportunities and graduate workshops
- Color Beauty Shot Photo Shoot (36 images)
Brief Course Description:
- Self Esteem &
- Visual Poise
- Communication & Vocal Expression
- Social Awareness
- Personal Leadership Skills
- Professional Attitudes & Agency Procedures
- Skin Care Analysis
- Professional Cosmetic Techniques
- Hair Care and Styling
- Wardrobe & Styling
- Health and Fitness
The Personal Development classes are scheduled according to age and interest. Classes are 2 hours a week for 10 weeks and a total of 20 instructional hours.
In-Depth Course Description:
The building of one's self-image and confidence is the key of these sessions. Self-acceptance, positive thinking and increased self-confidence are cornerstones to the entire program experience. The use of creative visualizations as a reference tool is often used. Job interview workshops are also included as an aid in learning professional presentation.
SELF ESTEEM & CONFIDENCE
The Julie Nation Personal Development Program's most important purpose is to honor and assist each student's inner beauty and strength as an individual. In encouraging an attitude of believing in oneself, and loving oneself, we support each student's growth in knowing that personal goals and dreams can be achieved. The power of self-confidence is the philosophy followed in each class session. Although formal religion classes are not taught, we acknowledge the value of the students choosing a spiritual path meaningful to them.
VISUAL POISE WORKSHOPS
Posture and body language is taught for each student to apply to personal life as well as professional situations. In addition to creating healthy posture habits, effective body language communication is taught for job interviews, stage and sales presentations. Techniques are presented in keeping with current trends and include pivots and turns, arm and head movement, coat/accessory techniques, expressions, terminology, visual poise, and use of props.
COMMUNICATION & VOCAL EXPRESSION
Communication skills are emphasized as they apply to successful personal as well as professional self-expressions. The tools of good speech are studied; breathing techniques, pronunciation, inflection, gestures, facial expression, vocabulary choices and emotion projection are included. Students prepare a dramatic reading and their presentation is taped for self-evaluation along with the instructor's recommendations for improvement.
This session focuses on the value of self-respect and consideration. Peer group pressure, establishing one's value system, confidence in being an individual, and making one's own decisions are topics also discussed. Our individual sense of responsibility towards daily habits that contribute to the well being of our environment and world-at-large is included. Etiquette is very important in any business and in life. Your personality and manners are reviewed, that can help you excel in any career.
PERSONAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS
The attributes of developing and practicing leadership skills are identified and demonstrated in real-life social and employment situations. The pride of standing on one's own feet, and creating one's own unique path to achieve self-chosen goals, rather than following the crowd is emphasized. The obstacles present in our culture to personal success are also discusses, as well as how to overcome these obstacles.
PROFESSIONAL ATTITUDES & AGENCY PROCEDURES
The three P's: Professionalism, Pride, and Performance are reviewed. Students chart their own evaluations and goals, envisioning the picture of their ideal self attributes assigned to their personal vision. Also, to advance one's career in modeling, a thorough understanding of agency registration and procedures is needed. Model's release forms and contracts are reviewed. The composition of the resume is accomplished. Students in class perform mock agency interviews with an agency director.
The skills needed to be confident and present oneself in a wide variety of social situations are reviewed and demonstrated. This included dining out, self-introductions, parties for all age groups, etiquette for weddings, funerals and special events. Travel courtesies and world-side customs, and the diplomacy appreciated by citizens of other countries are taught. For age-appropriate students, dating etiquette is also taught.
SKIN CARE ANALYSIS
Skin types are analyzed and an appropriate cleansing program recommended. Biology of the skin and comparison of products included. An appreciation of nutrition and health as an irreplaceable element in one's beauty program is emphasized, and personal plans are suggested.
PROFESSIONAL COSMETIC TECHNIQUES
Application of cosmetics and their appropriate uses are the objectives of these workshops. The sessions include color analysis for skin types, foundation, rouge, contouring, highlighting, mascara, eye shadow, lip line, manicuring, as well as understanding the use of application tools. Both color and black & white photography make-up are taught. Make-up appropriate for photography and runway appearances is covered. Students are expected to be able to learn the appropriate techniques to achieve either formal or informal result.
HAIR CARE AND STYLING
The condition and type of each student's hair is evaluated and daily care recommendations are made. Hair products are described in relation to their purpose and best use. Each student has his or her face shape defined, and their hairstyles recommended accordingly for both current and future styling decisions. These sessions are taught keeping job interviews, runway, and photography "looks" in mind. This section also includes exploration and mastery of a variety of current casual, daytime, and business styles as well as formal styles. Flexibility in look is stressed along with suitability for particular moods and fashion.
WARDROBE & STYLING
This session begins with finding the right colors and tones of clothes for the student, which depends on their skin and hair color. A variety of current casual, daytime, business and formal styles are explored. Particular moods of fashion are also discussed and studied. Current fashion trends will be analyzed and put into perspective in relation to each individual's body types.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Knowledge of nutrition and figure control is vital to good health, self-confidence, dignity and grace. Exercise and healthy eating is the primary way to achieve any figure goal.
The academy's aim is to compare and contrast different nutritionist's theories, hence compiling a personal philosophy suited to each individual. Exercises and aerobic workshops are included.