Understanding Yourself and Others

Enhancing Wellbeing for Master’s

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1

Wellbeing is a state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy. Doing a Masters has the potential to affect your sense of Wellbeing as it is represents an intensive period of study requiring both study and research in a competitive environment. This workshop will examine responses to stressful events, consider personality type and benefits of stress management. A variety of stress management techniques will be considered and additional support and information sources identified.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Assess the value of short and long term stress management on your Wellbeing
  • Recognise stress and the indicators of stress
  • Examine your coping strategies to identify good practice and support
  • Implement your stress management plan to improve your Wellbeing

Dates

  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 15:00-16:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 05 February 2020, 15:00-16:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 20 May 2020, 14:00-15:30, South Kensington

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Leadership Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1

In order to be successful in inspiring and directing others you need to have good leadership skills. However, a great leader must also have the ability to help people develop their own abilities. In this workshop you will learn how leaders are expected to adapt to their situation by monitoring their team and supporting them in the ideal manner through the use of good interpersonal skills.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Analyse and evaluate different styles of leadership and the attributes of what makes a good leader
  • Analyse scenarios in applying the situational leadership theory
  • Employ good interpersonal skills and confidence when supporting and managing others
  • Create a leadership action plan

Dates

  •  Thursday 27 February 2020, 13:00-15:00, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020, 13:00-15:00, South Kensington

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Interpersonal Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1

When working with other people you need to be able to communicate your ideas clearly, take responsibility, assert needs and support one another.  In this course you will learn how to communicate clearly with others, employ confirming behaviour and analyse difficult student-tutor scenarios.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify key interpersonal skills and attributes that are required to work well with others
  • Employ active listening and communication skills
  • Employ confirming behaviour when working with others
  • Analyse and assess student-tutor scenarios that require specific modes of action

Dates

  • Tuesday 12 November 2019, 13:00-14:30, South Kensington
  • Thursday 13 February 2020, 13:00-14:30, South Kensington

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Negotiation Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1

This workshop introduces you to a range of approaches when negotiating or influencing others.  The focus will be on using a balanced negotiation strategy with a look at the stages of the negotiation process and the use of different influencing styles and principles.

On completion of this course you will be able to

  • Recognise the different strategies and stages of negotiation
  • Identify signs of conflict and how you manage those in a negotiation
  • Practise negotiating by employing appropriate strategy and communication
  • Identify and employ the different styles and principles of influencing others

Dates

  • Wednesday 06 November 2019, 13:30-16:00, South Kensington
  • Thursday 14 November 2019, 14:00-16:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 11 March 2020, 14:30-17:00, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 17 June 2020, 13:00-15:30, South Kensington

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Myers Briggs

Tutors: Dr Janet De Wilde
Course Level: 
Level 1

This workshop introduces participants to the Myers Briggs personality model, a popular framework to understand behavioural difference. It will help you to gain greater self-awareness and improve your understanding of others. The resultant insights may be applied to improve your working with others and progress in your studies.

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify the MBTI model as a framework for understanding and valuing differences in people.
  • Review the four dimensions of the MBTI model.
  • Interpret your MBTI “reported” profile.
  • Appraise your “best fit” profile.

Dates

  • Wednesday 13 November 2019, 13:00-14:30, South Kensington
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020, 14:00-15:30, South Kensington

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