Page:Additional Reading and Resources

Additional Reading and Resources 

 

This page contains workshop material, videos, additional reading and resources for the Core Workshop and Skills Workshops offered at Development and Advanced Level.  These materials can help to further your understanding and allow you to continually practise new skills you have gained from taking part in the Student Leaders Programme. 

 

Development Core Workshop - Effective Leadership 

 

The Development Core workshop concentrates on Effective Leadership below you can find handouts provided in the workshop and further information on aspects covered in this workshop. 

Download the Johari Window activity here. 

More information on the Demoncractic Leadership Model and its core functions can be found here.

The video below gives additional information on Situation Leadership providing an indepth explanation of the model: 

 

 

Development Level Skills Workshops

 

The Development Level of the programme offers a range of skills workshop.  Material handed out during each workshop and additional sources can be found under each of the workshop headings. 

 

Motivation to Lead 

 

More information about the Herzberg’s Motivational Theory can be found on the Expert Project Management website

The book 'Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; the search for optimal motivation and performance' gives a deeper look at what motivates us and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.  Please find the reference for this book below.  You can also access this book through GCU's online library:

Anon (2001) Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; the search for optimal motivation and performance. Reference and Research Book News 16 (3) p.n/a. [online]. Available from: http://search.proquest.com/docview/199549130/.

 

Time Management 

 

Download the Time Management Activity Log here

The app any.do is a great app for making to-do lists, keeping yourself organised and managing your time. You can have a look on the any.do website for more information. 

 

Effective Project Participation 

 

Podio is a collaberation tool you can use when working on projects, there is a free version avaiable including the app which you can download: 

https://podio.com/site 

 

Avaza is a productive platform that allows multiple people to collaberate on projects: 

https://www.avaza.com/

 

Managing a Team

 

Below you can find resources and worksheets used throughout the workshop:  

Download Belbin's Questionaire here.

This video contains information about Belbins Theory on Team Dynamics: 

 

More information on Tuckmans Team Stages can be found in the video below: 

 

 

Introduction to Public Speaking 

 

A brilliant TED talk on "The Surprising Secret to Speak With Confidence".  Caroline Goyder speaks about the secrets behind being able to speak confidently and with emotion: 

This video is has skills in public speaking which link to both the Development and Advanced Level. 

 

 

Introduction to Social Innovation 

 

The university is committed to Social Innovation and this is reflected in the universities motto 'For the Common Good.' You can find out more information about the univerisites involvement in Socil Innovation here.

More information on the Design Think Process and Ideation can be fund on the Interaction Design Foundation Website.

 

Advanced Core Workshop - Emotional Intelligence 

 

You can download the Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire to identify which competencies you have a strength within and which competencies you want to develop. 

Download the The Wheel of Emotion Handout and more information about the wheel of emotion can be found here

An interesting TED Talk on the power of emotional intelligence: 

 

 

 

Advanced Level Skills Workshops 

 

The Advanced Level of the programme offers a range of skills workshop.  Material handed out during each workshop and additional sources can be found under each of the workshop headings. 

 

Effective Project Leadership 

 

This video goes over all the steps in an elevator pitch and the different points you should hit during one: 

 

 

Negotiation Skills 

 

Some information on the Psychology behind Negotiation skills can be found on Church Resources.

More information on effectively communicating during a negotiation can be found in 'Crucial Conversations; Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High' by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler.  Please find the reference for this book below.  You can also access this book through GCU's online library: 

Patterson, K. D. et al. (2011) Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition, 2nd Edition. 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill.

 

Advanced Public Speaking

 

Below you can find resources and worksheets used throughout the workshop: 

Download the Plus Minus Action Worksheet 

Download the Transactional Model of Communication Handout

During public speaking we can often feel anxious and this has a knock on effect on our ability to deliver our talk.  Physioloigcal effects of anixety can cause our muscles to tighten and we become tense.  One of the first places this tension shows is in our breathing pattern. You can download a Deep Breathing Exercise to help manage anxiety before and during public speaking. 

 

Coaching and Mentoring 

 

Mindtools has a short and effective video on coaching and the steps involved in the GROW Model: 

 

 

Strategic Thinking 

 

Below you can find resources and worksheets used throughout the workshop: 

Download the SWOT Analysis Worksheet 

Lynda.com has an online module about strategic thinking: Lynda.com course in strategic thinking which provides additional information not covered in the workshop. 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact:

studentleaders@GCUstudents.co.uk

 

 

    


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