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 external companies.  Find out what External Workshops we have on this year by clicking here.

 

NB on the Development Level you must have completed the Leadership Questionaire to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie as this will help you to choose your 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

 

Development Level:

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. 

 

Advanced Level:

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. 

 

For more information contact:

Kerry Lyon, Student Leaders Co-ordinator
Visit NH212 (Students' Association Building, Level 2, room 21)
studentleaders@GCUstudents.co.uk

 

 

 

    


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