Pre-training

Pre-training before you start your new course, placement and/or job

These whiteboard animations belong to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges.

 

The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to.

 

Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply.


The topics range from:

  1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework?

  2. Develop a complicated understanding

  3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar

  4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words

  5. Situation awareness (making sense of context)

  6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions

  7. Integrative thinking

  8. Reflective practice

  9. Persuasive skills

  10. Critical incidents

  11. Improvising skills

  12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant

  13. Evidence-based management

  14. The value of “good” theory and research

 

These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government.

Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.
03:49

Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Music from https://freetouse.com Track: Scott Buckley - Childhood
Develop a Complicated Understanding
02:44

Develop a Complicated Understanding

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO
Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar
02:34

Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Music Info: Happy Mood - AShamaluevMusic. Music Link: https://youtu.be/WKGonBhZicI
Re-Framing
02:32

Re-Framing

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Soft Corporate by NewHOfTechnology | https://soundcloud.com/ewfechnolohy Music promoted by https://www.free-stock-music.com Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US
Situation Awareness
03:07

Situation Awareness

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Royalty Free Music from Bensound, Music: https://www.bensound.com/
Current taken-for-granted assumptions
02:51

Current taken-for-granted assumptions

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO
Integrative Thinking
02:39

Integrative Thinking

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Royalty Free Music from Bensound, Music: https://www.bensound.com/
Reflective Practice
03:00

Reflective Practice

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO
Persuasive Skills
03:39

Persuasive Skills

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Music Info: AShamaluevMusic - Corporate Inspiring. Music Link: https://youtu.be/wBd0mbOAHXY
Critical Incidences
02:44

Critical Incidences

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Positive Happy by PeriTune https://soundcloud.com/sei_peridot Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/TutcA4JPa7Q
Improvising Skills
02:32

Improvising Skills

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Music Info: Fun Day - AShamaluevMusic. Music Link: https://youtu.be/195hM8_9JDw
Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant
02:14

Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Music Info: Fun Day - AShamaluevMusic. Music Link: https://youtu.be/195hM8_9JDw
Evidence-based management
03:06

Evidence-based management

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO Positive Happy by PeriTune https://soundcloud.com/sei_peridot Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/TutcA4JPa7Q
The value of “good” theory and research
04:44

The value of “good” theory and research

This whiteboard animation belongs to a series of 14 topic areas designed to help students (and managers) better prepare for their next job placement (internship / job rotation / during university coursework). They provide a novel take on how to be successful during your new job assignment (and/or during university coursework), especially when you find yourself in a situation where you are required to deal with complex unsolved problems, issues and challenges. For more details of the FOCUSED Project, please check out our official website https://www.focused-polyu.com/ The 14 topics are designed to provide you with a more holistic take and go beyond traditional and conventional pre-training. Taken together, they will enable you to learn BETTER, learn FASTER and learn MORE than you are used to. Each of the main topics covered provides you with (1) a brief background to set the scene; (2) what the topic is about; (3) three examples illustrating how to use the topic; (4) why it is important; (5) a brief “homework” exercise for you to apply. The topics range from: 1. What is “Staying F.O.C.U.S.E.D.” framework? 2. Develop a complicated understanding 3. Using metaphors to make the unfamiliar familiar 4. Re-framing and the importance problem-setting using positive “re” words 5. Situation awareness (making sense of context) 6. Current taken-for-granted assumptions 7. Integrative thinking 8. Reflective practice 9. Persuasive skills 10. Critical incidents 11. Improvising skills 12. Relevate: make the irrelevant relevant 13. Evidence-based management 14. The value of “good” theory and research These whiteboard animations are part of a $HK9.7M FOCUSED Project and generously funded by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of the Hong Kong Government. © FOCUSED Project, All rights reserved Supervised by July Rongjiao ZHU, Directed by Bobo Ho Yan TO, Produced by Moria Lanlan ZHANG and Heidi Hoi Yi FOO