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     The four basic sub-skills: 

              Relaxation, Attention, Motivation & Memory 

​       The two Core sub-skills: 

              Communications & Computations 

        The four Higher Order sub-skills: 

             Concept Formation, Problem Solving,

                Creativity & Precision Learning. 

Hello, my name is David Hall, and I am both honored and grateful to be part of this project. I am a veteran of the army.
I have been with my wife for 23 years. I am 60 years old since July of this year. I have a degree in general education and have taken many computer and technology courses.

I am the owner of a computer training and consulting business. 
I teach 2 days a week at the Pacific Grove adult school and work as a freelancer the rest of the time.
I also enjoy doing business consulting and coaching for companies.
On some level, for most of my life, I have been encouraging others to improve their lives.
This program gives me an outlet to speak to groups about that subject. Making our lives better is part of the goal of Skilligence and, with the right tools, we make it happen. I am happy to be here with Menko, to help introduce you to this workshop. Skilligence will help you discover the skill of intelligence and introduce you to many tools that will broaden your horizons.
Thank you for coming with us on this journey. We wish you good fortune.

Welcome to the Skilligence® Workshop. 

My name is Menko Rose.
I am 89 years old, a veteran of WW II, rifleman, 90th Infantry Division,
three battle stars and a Purple Heart. 

I have four daughters and four grandsons, married 30 years the first time and fifteen years the second time. I graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Economics, a Masters Degree in Education from CSU Hayward with a school Counseling credential, a Ph.C. in Learning from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a Marriage, Family and Child Therapy license, retired.​
These workshops have been designedfor veterans returning from military service as they integrate themselves into civilian life and face what is often a confusing, challenging, and an abrupt change in culture. This change can bring both obstacles and opportunities. Developing one’s intelligence helps overcome obstacles and expand opportunities. Non-veterans have also found the material very helpful.
 In each class, we will describe:     * The skill 
   * How it fits into the intelligence hierarchy - - and with the other nine skills     * How very improvable it is * Suggestions for improving it * Examples of how its improvement raises intelligence ·   * Resources where more extensive and detailed skill-building instruction is available

In each of ten skill classes, we will introduce participants to one of the ten major component skills of intelligence and how to improve it. 
Improvement in each of these ten sub-skills improves overall intelligence.


                       About the SKILLIGENCE® WORKSHOPS

The purpose of this workshop is for participants to learn: 
         1. Both the value and the feasibility of increasing learning ability.              
                                        2. How to design a lifelong intelligence building program. (our major purpose.)  
         3. How to schedule and implement this program. 
         4. To do this, we will give each participant, I hope, an understanding of each of the ten major component skills of ​intelligence and its place in the intelligence hierarchy; as well as a little skill building in each session. The emphasis, however, in each lesson, will be on imparting the ability to continue the skill building of each of the ten skills. 
We think this work is very important: (being able to improve adult learning ability). It was only recently that increasing adult intelligence was thought by academics to be worthy of reasonable effort. Before that, it was nothing but ridiculed. But increasing one’s level of learning ability is increasingly becoming not only more realistic, but also more important -- very important, if not critical.  For in order for us to vote intelligently in this confusing, complex world, in order to relate kindly within evolving kinds of relationships, and to find and cope well with the jobs and careers available in today’s and tomorrow’s rapidly evolving economy, we all need to improve our ability to learn.  And, fortunately, it turns out that adult intelligence, the ability to learn, is, in fact, remarkably improvable.


Co-Leaders: Menko Rose and David Hall