Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS DALE CARNEGIE?
Dale Carnegie Training founded in 1912, evolved from one man’s belief in the power of self-improvement to a performance-based training company with offices in all 50 of the United States and over 90 countries. Dale Carnegie Training programs are presented in over 30 languages and are utilized by over 420 of the Fortune 500 companies. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People became one of the most influential, best-selling books of all time.
WHAT ARE SOFT SKILLS AND WHY ARE THEY SO CRUCIAL
WHO CAN APPLY TO THE DALE CARNEGIE YOUTH PROGRAM?
The Dale Carnegie Youth Program is open to students ages 14-18. In addition, we offer classes for college students on demand.
HOW TO REGISTER?
You have two options to register for a course:
· By phone
The fastest and easiest way to register for our courses is online. You may browse the courses, add them to your cart and then complete the online registration process.
See below for instructions:
Phone: (787) 244-4862
Days: Monday through Friday
Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00
Classroom location information will be posted on the website approximately one week before the course begins.
Payments will be accepted by credit card, check, cashier’s check or money order.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The Dale Carnegie Generation Next Course has the same learning objectives as the World-Famous Dale Carnegie Skills for Success Course, adapted and put into context for teenagers 14-18 years old. As part of our commitment to support the development of the next generation of leaders in Puerto Rico, and hence the island's future, we will be offering Generation Next for a limited time with a registration price of $550 per student (original registration starts at $995).
ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
Yes, we do offer payment plans. Please contact us at 787-244-4862 to discuss.
HOW DO THE COURSES WORK?
The courses are interactive, participatory and are taught over several weeks. Time-phased learning helps to convert the new skills into lifelong proficiencies. Instructors combine all the elements needed in just one program, including: presentation, practice, coaching, open discussions, and real-life experiences to help participants improve their skills on the spot.
WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS?
HOW MUCH TIME WILL THE COURSE TAKE?
Depending on the subject, the formats will vary, but most of them will require a one-day weekly attendance of four (4) hours for six (6) days.
WHERE WILL THE COURSE BE HELD?
Public courses will be held in a training facility with classrooms that meet the course requirements. Locations are included in each open course description.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN EACH CLASS?
Each class has a maximum capacity of 20 students, except the “High Impact Presentations for Youth” or “Public Speaking Mastery” courses which have a capacity of up to 12 students.
WHICH STUDENTS CAN BE FOUND IN A GROUP CLASS?
You will normally find a mix of students from the community in regular open courses unless you are joining a specific school program where you may be in enrolled in a class of students from your same school.
WHEN WILL THE COURSES BE AVAILABLE?
See our courses page for currently available dates.
WHEN DO THE COURSES BEGIN?
Courses start every four (4) to six (6) weeks, but there may be a waiting list depending on the number of signups for each course. Skills are learned through practice. They are not learned by listening to lectures and tapes or by reading books and magazines. The methodology is conducted over a space period of time to implement the learning resulting in new habits that will remain with the participant for life. Great things will happen in the classroom, but what really matters is what we apply in the real world to experience real breakthroughs!.
WHAT IS THE PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH?
Dale Carnegie courses are highly interactive, focusing on student’s communication skills and a very active teamwork. The instructor is a communication’s facilitator instead of a lecturer. Regular reflective tasks and a personalized action plan with autonomous learning goals will ensure that students take their learning out of the classroom into their real-world environment.
WHAT IS A STUDENT COACH?
Student coaches are previous graduates of the Youth Program who volunteer to come back and work with other students. Coaches are there to be used as a resource, track a student’s growth, and encourage a student to push themselves outside their comfort zone when appropriate. Student coaches can take the program for a second time. They gain tremendous additional coaching from the Dale Carnegie Instructor and further develop their leadership abilities.