Workshops

On both the Development and Advanced Levels of the Student Leaders Programme you must complete at least 2 workshops: one Core Workshop and one Skills Workshop. You can choose to do more Skills Workshops if you want to learn and develop more of your skills.

 

We offer a range of Skills Workshops to choose from including workshops delivered by GCU staff and students, and also by external companies. 

 

NB on the Development Level you must complete the Leadership Questionaire at your Core Workshop to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie as this will help you to choose your Skills Workshops.

 

Core Workshops

 

Development Level – Effective Leadership

In the Development Level Core Workshop, you will identify common actions and behaviours associated with successful leadership, and develop techniques for identifying personality traits in order to maximise the performance of a team. You will also assess your own values, and identify the leadership skills you need to develop.

 

Advanced Level – Emotional Intelligence

In the Advanced Level Core Workshop, you will explore the competencies of Emotional Intelligence, and learn techniques to develop your emotional intelligence for leadership.

 

Skills Workshops

 

Motivation to Lead

The Motivation to Lead Workshop examines your personal motives, and considers how your motivation can be used to lead others. This Workshop also focuses upon how to self-motivate, how to motivate individuals, and how to motivate a team.

 

Time Management 

In this Workshop you will learn why time management is important and what prevents people from managing time effectively. You will also develop essential skills in how to overcome procrastination and prioritise your workload.

 

Effective Project Participation

In the Effective Project Participation Workshop you will develop the skills to be an effective member of a project team, and learn how to take ownership of your tasks as part of a project.

 

Managing a Team  

In this Workshop you will explore the development of teams, identify the range of team roles and apply this concept to building an effective team, and learn essential team decision making techniques.

 

Introduction to Public Speaking

In the Introduction to Public Speaking Workshop, you will explore the importance of preparation, and learn skills and techniques that will aid your public speaking ability.

 

Unconscious Bias Training

In the Unconscious Bias Workshop you will learn about the unconscious biases that we all have, and how to manage this bias in practice so that your actions, decisions and behaviours are fair and inclusive in both University and work environments. This Workshop is open to both levels of the programme. 

 

Introduction to Social Innovation 

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of what social innovation is and how it can be used to meet social needs.  You will develop and apply skills in divergent and convergent thinking to collaboratively develop and propose innovative solutions. 

 

Effective Project Leadership

In this workshop, you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours you need to effectively lead a project. You will develop skills in chairing a meeting, planning a project, motivating team members and delegating tasks.

 

Negotiation Skills

In this Workshop you will explore the importance of negotiation skills in leadership and develop techniques for successful negotiations.                          

 

Advanced Public Speaking

In the Advanced Public Speaking Workshop, you will explore the Communication Cycle, address anxieties related to public speaking, and develop skills and techniques to overcome them.

 

Coaching and Mentoring

In this Workshop, you will explore what coaching and mentoring are, and how they are implemented in practice. You will also develop essential skills in how to manage a coach/coachee relationship.

 

Strategic Thinking 

In this Workshop, you will explore and develop techniques for planning long term goals. You will apply strategic thinking individually and as a group and identify ways to meaure success. 

 

Unconscious Bias Training

In the Unconscious Bias session you will learn about the unconscious biases that we all have, and how to manage this bias in practice so that your actions, decisions and behaviours are fair and inclusive in both University and work environments. This training is open to both levels of the programme. 

 

Introduction to Social Innovation 

In this workshop you will gain an understanding of what social innovation is and how it can be used to meet social needs.  You will develop and apply skills in divergent and convergent thinking to collaboratively develop and propose innovative solutions.

 

Ideas With Impact

Do you want to be a trailblazing leader in your future field?

In this interactive, you will be introduced to the ‘design sprint’ process. Developed at Google Ventures, the design sprint has emerged as the go-to method for forward-thinking organisations/teams that seek to create and test new ideas. Join the Scottish Institute for Enterprise to develop your innovation skills and learn how to better inspire and manage others in solving problems.

What key skills will you practice in this workshop?..... Flexibility / Adaptability, Creative Problem Solving, Communication, Opportunity recognition, Collaboration 
 

 How To Make Change Happen

 

 

 

 

Join a team specialising in international social innovation to learn about the Social Innovation Spiral alongside the Design Thinking Process; and learn how to implement these processes when developing innovative ideas.  The workshop will discuss the experience that GCU has on enabling Social Innovation in South East Asia and Latin America; providing useful self-assessment tools designed for social innovators.  This is a continuation from the Introduction to Social Innovation Workshop.

 

Articulating Leadership to Employers 

Are you unclear on what leadership skills and qualities you possess? Then how are you going to tell an employer about them? This session will allow you to identify your leadership skills and qualities from the experiences you have had so far. We will then look at how you demonstrate these skills on CV’s, applications and in person at interviews.

 

Unconscious Bias Training

This session aims to help Student Leaders to support a positive and inclusive working and learning environment. It will explore the way that the brain processes information and makes short-cuts in doing so. The training will help you identify types of unconscious bias, teach how unconscious bias applies in practice and when unconscious bias occurs and how to manage it. 

 

Mindfulness

Are you interested in learning more about mindfulness? Why not attend our two hour session in the Student Leaders Programme. Mindfulness meditation offers simple yet powerful techniques that can be incorporated into our daily lives to help us cope with stress and increase feelings of contentment, and numerous studies have found that regular practitioners can experience:

  • A decrease in anxiety, low mood and irritability
  • Better and more fulfilling relationships
  • Lower levels of stress
  • A reduction in the impact of serious conditions such as chronic pain
  • An improved immune system

 

Making the Connection; Sports and Employability

Research shows that students who engaged in sport at university are more likely to possess career-enhancing qualities and earn a higher salary than those who did not. So, what exactly are the employability skills that involvement in sport develops? This workshop will help you to answer this, while also building an understanding of the employment routes that sport opens up and what employers are looking for during the application process.

 

 

For more information contact:

studentleaders@GCUstudents.co.uk

 

 

 

    


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