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Post Graduate Diploma in Soft Skills Development (PGDSSD)

Post Graduate Diploma in Soft Skills Development (PGDSSD)
International Certification from: EduPro, UK
National Certification from : BOLD

Offered by: FutureLeaders and ABP Training Institute in collaboration with Future Icon

Classes start: 03 July 2020
Last date of registration: July 01, 2020
Call for registration: 01776 888 555, 01844 17 80 17


[1] Anyone who has completed a bachelor’s degree in any subject can join our program.

[2] But in a special case, final year students of bachelor’s degree at any university can join with the following condition: we cannot award the PGDSSD certificate before his or her completion of the degree from a university.


Here are the requirements of the PGDSSD Program

(1) There will be 12 exams on 12 modules/themes: 30% marks

(2) Comprehensive assignment on how you have or you can apply the 12 modules of soft skills in your personal/precessional life: 30% marks

(3) One-on-one interview to assess knowledge and skills on 12 themes/modules: 30% marks

(4) Class attendance and active participation: 10% marks

02 Semesters | 12 Themes | 48 sessions | 06 Months | 12 Exams | 120 Credits (UK system)


Topic-1 | Communication
– Verbal Communication
– Non – Verbal Communication

Topic- 2 | Leadership
– Fundamentals of Leadership
– Leadership Process

Topic- 3 |Emotional Intelligence
– Personal Intelligence
– Social Intelligence

Topic- 4 |Productivity
– Time Management
– Stress Management

Topic- 5 |Interpersonal Skills
– Empathy and Tolerance
– Networking

Topic- 6 |Team Work
– Building Trust
– Collaboration

Topic- 7 | Positive Psychology
– Positive Attitude
– Conflict Management

Topic- 8 | Work Ethic
– Proactive Initiative
– Professionalism

Topic- 9 | Critical Thinking
– Curiosity and Open-Mindedness
– Contrarian Approach

Topic- 10 | Self Confidence and Adaptability
– Self Confidence
– Adoptability

Topic- 11 | Negotiation Skills
– Fundamentals of Negotiation
– Win-Win Negotiation

Topic- 12 |Creative Problem Solving and Decision Making
– Problem Solving
– Decision Making



Established in 2005, FutureLeaders™ is arguably the best leadership and soft skills training firm in Bangladesh today. It has an excellent track record of serving mainly the corporate sector (MNCs and top national groups) but also designed and executed many training interventions for the social sector (such as UN agencies, INGOs and leading NGOs). In a limited way, FLS also served some government agencies.



Academy of Business Professionals (ABP)

ABP is one of the leading and fastest-growing training and consultancy institutes in Bangladesh. ABP is registered as ‘Advancing Business Professionals Limited’ under the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to provide business consultancy, professional training, and placement services. ‘Academy of Business Professionals’ and ‘Sustainability Concern’ are the service marks owned by ABP for training and consultancy respectively.

ABP specializes in affordable and effective consultancy and training in management, communication, social and environment, audit, individual efficiency and effectiveness, which are delivered by a team of industry experts with a focus on ethical conduct. Within the last couple of years ABP organized more than 30 local and international seminars and workshops in different public and private universities including the University of Dhaka on business management i.e. HRM, Logistics and Supply Chain, Project Management, Sales and Marketing, Islamic Banking and Finance and many more. Around 4,000 people have received different services from ABP. ABP is a Learning and Exam Centre (LEC) of Edupro, UK and approved Silver Learning Partner of ACCA, UK.



BOLD stands for “Bangladesh Organization for Learning and Development”. It is the premier national-level think tank as well as membership-based organization for personal and professional development. BOLD’s vision is to be the apex platform for developing talents and human capital in Bangladesh. And it’s mission is to serve its members (trainers, consultants, facilitators, L&D professionals in HR departments, teachers at universities, colleges, and schools) to excel as professionals and entrepreneurs in their respective fields and actively contribute to creating a vibrant learning community in Bangladesh.



Edupro is registered in the UK as an awarding body with the objective to develop educated professionals in the field of business management, engineering management, and IT.

We design and award a wide range of qualifications which are comparable to QCF level 3 through to level 7. Our qualifications are designed by subject expert academicians, which are delivered globally.

Our learners have an opportunity to achieve a global certificate through our centers.



Future Icon – A Way to Success.
Future Icon – the leading Corporate Training provider and Business Transformation in Bangladesh. We offer highly effective human capital development training programs. We provide customized training to the specific needs of each company. These programs are designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for each person to become more autonomous and motivated to achieve results.




Quazi M. Ahmed
Lead Consultant


Educated and trained in the USA, Japan, Norway, and Bangladesh, Quazi M. Ahmed is one of the top leadership and soft skills facilitators in Bangladesh. He is considered as the pioneer of the modern approach to L&D in the country. He has completed the following certifications in recent years: Certified facilitator, from InsideOut Coaching/Development (USA & India), Certified Professional Trainer from Global Trainers Federation, Certified L&D Professional from Aon Hewitt Learning Center and Certified PPA Practitioner from Thomas Assessment Pvt. Ltd. (UK and India).

Mr. Ahmed received the “Global Training and Development Leadership Award” in February 2017 which was presented by the Mumbai-based World HRD Congress in its 25th-anniversary celebrations. With more than 25 years of training, teaching and consulting experiences, he has facilitated training sessions attended by close to one hundred thousand people in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors in Bangladesh. In addition, he has conducted training and or presented keynotes in Afghanistan, USA, UK, Denmark, Malaysia, India, and Nepal.

In recent years, he has successfully completed individual and organizational capacity development assignments for various private, nonprofit, government sector organizations in Bangladesh and Malaysia Afganistan such as the following: Walmart, Coats, Samsung, Ericsson, Huawei, GP, Robi, DHL, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA), Republic of Afghanistan, a2i Programme (PMO Office), UNDP, ILO, UNHCR, UNOPS and many more.

LinkedIn presence: https://www.linkedin.com/in/quaziahmed/


Jishu Tarafder
Corporate Trainer | Soft Skills Activist | Leadership Coach | Hospitality Consultant | Artist |


I am a training & development professional from Bangladesh. I have over 35 years of professional experience in diverse areas including hospitality management, general management, hotel & resort development, hospitality education, corporate training, executive coaching, inspirational speaking, sales & marketing, market research, customer service, business development, organizational development, painting, photography, videography, entrepreneurship, leadership and corporate wellness.

During my long professional career, I have inspired numerous individuals & organizations to achieve their respective mission, vision and goals. I have also helped them develop their competencies in order for them to achieve excellence.

My avocations & interests include personal development, public speaking, painting, photography, videography, sculpting, landscaping, farming, gardening, yoga, meditation, science, philosophy, simple living, homesteading, eco-resorts, eco-tourism, spirituality, and nature.

My vision is to contribute extensively in creating a better world through various human development and philanthropic activities.

My mission is to create a positive impact in people’s lives through speaking, training, coaching, and mentoring.

My lifestyle philosophy is to adopt a minimalistic, simple, eco-friendly, and artistic lifestyle incorporating the best human values in life.

My personal value system includes conscience, leverage, aesthetics, simplicity, synergy, integrity, and creativity (classic).

I would like to welcome you to be associated with me.

Live a beautiful life!

LinkedIn presence: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jishutarafder/


Moinuddin Chowdhury
Communication | Emotional Intelligence | Teambuilding| Motivation | Improving English


Lead Visionary and Chief Executive Officer, Motivational Speaker and Author Society for Leadership Skills Development (SLSD) |Cell: +8801711705618 | e-mail: chowdhurymoin@yahoo.com
Mr. Chowdhury is one of the most popular and successful Senior Adjunct Faculty Members at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in the Department of English. He is also a very inspiring Adjunct Faculty Member as Professor for the MBA-Programs at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). He is a professional and passionate human resource development expert with a special focus on effective business communication, Leadership & Management Skills, Positivity for inspiration, ‘Competency-Based Training (CBT)’ and Social Business Entrepreneurship. He is a Guest Faculty for BCS Officers of different Cadres for Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD). He has already spent more than 12 years of his professional career as an expert of English Language Teaching and HRD Professional. He has attended many national and international training courses and workshops at home and abroad. His professional attachment includes ILO, EU, USAID, and World Fish Centre as National Professional Consultant, Knit Asia, Auto-Tex Group, Epyllion Group, Youngone, Mondial Orient Ltd. C&A, Auchan International Ltd. ETC, SPEED, STS, BRAC, Grameenphone, FHI-360, Jobsbd.com, the Prothom-Alo jobs, Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM), CSDC, Ishpahani, Computer Sources, and many other renowned organizations in Bangladesh.


John Dalton
President, FutureLeaders LLC, USA &. CEO at Dalton Consulting B’desh


President, FutureLeaders LLC (USA) and CEO, Dalton Consulting

Core Management Competencies: Project Leadership, MEL, Reporting, Strategic Thinking/Planning Public Management,

Technical Competencies: PFM, MEL, Change Management, Decentralization/LG Management/Service Delivery, Capacity Building, Integrity/Anti-corruption.

March 2020 in Uganda leading an anticorruption end-of-program review. From August 2020 I will be looking for project management and challenging consulting opportunities in Bangladesh, Nepal, or back in Africa. I will also continue writing winning proposals (PFM, LG, economic development) and drafting top quality reports on a contract basis.

Eleven (11) assignments as Chief of Party/Project Director/Team Leader among more than 50 international assignments to design, implement and evaluate projects in the areas of public management, performance monitoring, strategic planning; governance; integrity/anti-corruption, public finance management; and decentralization/municipal management and service delivery. Practitioner!

Privileged to have advised Presidents, Prime Ministers, and other senior ministers.

Excellent analyst, strategist, leader, mentor, writer, and trainer.

Highlights of Domestic US Experience:

Director, Office of Local Government Affairs, Massachusetts State Government – Led a team dedicated to local government empowerment and capacity development, public finance management, intergovernmental relations, and decentralization/home rule.

Founder/CEO of Community Development and Management Corporation (CDMC) – A community development/management consulting company for 13 State Governments and numerous cities.

Management consultant. Manager of teams of consultants implementing public sector management consulting projects at PwC. Senior consultant at KPMG

Senior staff in Massachusetts State Legislature (Home Rule Commission, Joint Committee on State Administration: Committee on Election Laws. Elected local government officials.

Countries of Work Experience

AFRICA and MIDDLE EAST: Uganda, Jordan, Liberia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Egypt, Tunisia, and Palestinian Authority.

ASIA and PACIFIC: Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Nepal, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Palau, Northern Marianas (Guam and Saipan).


NORTH AMERICA 25 State governments and Haiti


Mohammad Yousuf Efti
Sales Leadership Trainer | Youth Change Maker | Board of Director GGA-BD | Founder Future Icon


Yousuf Efti is Founder & CEO at Future Icon, Executive Director at BOLD, Consultant at FutureLeaders, Managing Director at Fast Aid Hospital Ltd. and Former Head of CSR at McDonald Group. He got the designation as a Global Goodwill Ambassador from abroad for his humanitarian work.

He was trained by a global Master Coach, author, and trainer from the Top University of UK. He has also completed Facilitation and Training Skills from renowned trainer and Institute of Bangladesh and Abroad. He completed his post graduations in Master in Business Administrations (MBA) with a major in Marketing and Master in Science (MSc) with a major in Mathematics.

Mr. Yousuf Efti, having solid 15 years working experience in sales at Opsonin Pharma Ltd, And total 18 years, worked with the country’s well-reputed conglomerate in Sales, Marketing, Training & Development area and worked directly in all the processes like TNA, Gap Analysis, Change Management, Content & Module Development, conducting sessions, evaluation, PMS, KPI setting & general sales issues.

Mr. Efti is leading four different organizations named as Fast Aid Hospital, Medicine Park, Daruchini Restaurant & Catering, and Future Icon by designing and developing all strategic models as well as monitoring entire functional activities. Introduced and penetrated with new products in the market, set different business plans, branding tools & techniques, and executed them successfully in different businesses by giving proper guidelines to the team.

Mr. Efti has a very sound knowledge of skill development. He has more than 3000 hours of training facilitation experience coverage with 5500+ employees and 8000+ of external trainees. He trained in complete career guidelines more than 55,000 students at colleges and universities. He has experience in providing inspirational speaking in different colleges, universities, seminars and public functions (more than 10,000 audiences in a program) as an inspirational speaker



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