Leadership Workshop Series

Many organizations actively seek employees who are competent at taking charge, guiding others, articulating a vision, inspiring critical thinking, and stimulating the collective energies of the group. Hence, in today’s competitive job market, it is increasingly important that applicants demonstrate their qualifications through both hard skills, such as their specialized training, and critical soft skills, including leadership.

Program Description 

This series of two-hour workshops aims to introduce you to the general concept of leadership, and to provide an overview of the different skills that are crucial to leading successfully in management roles. The workshops guide you to identify the relevance of leadership in your career path, assess your strengths and weaknesses, reflect, and have the opportunity to begin to conceptualize concrete plans for achieving growth. You also learn to identify your leadership style, set the direction for a group, and promote teamwork using techniques for conflict resolution and effective management of change. Furthermore, over the course of the seven workshops, you receive a variety of tools and strategies that will aid you in putting your leadership skills into practice.

Those who attend all workshops in the series (7 sessions) will receive a letter of attestation from the University that verifies completion of the Leadership Workshop Series.

Learning Outcomes

By participating in these workshops, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how leadership is relevant to their career path
  • Assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Begin the process of self-initiated leadership development
  • Explain how leadership is relevant to their career path
  • Assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses
  • Begin the process of self-initiated leadership development
  • Discuss the importance of emotional intelligence in your career and leadership endeavours
  • Describe four emotional skills and evaluate your abilities with them
  • Identify and use techniques to improve your emotional skills
  • Describe the functions of teams and team leaders
  • Comment on team performance determinants and leadership practices for team effectiveness
  • Identify ways to manage group norms
  • Determine effective strategies to manage team conflict
  • Define two sources of motivation for work
  • Describe a leader's role in communicating a vision
  • Practice effective goal-setting techniques
  • Identify factors that aid in task assignment in different contexts
  • Use strategies that aid in providing clear and impactful feedback
  • Identify ways to effectively handle performance issues
  • Identify the source of problems and predict where they may arise
  • Follow seven steps to arrive at adequate solutions
  • Understand the importance of adapting problem-solving techniques to different social and cultural contexts
  • Describe the negotiation process and identify negotiation opportunities
  • Apply the principled negotiation model in practical simulations.



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