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Understanding Yourself and Others

Enhancing Wellbeing for Master’s

Tutor: Dr Paul Seldon
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: Adobe Connect
Maximum Course Capacity: 20

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 blended learning course 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. 

This course includes pre-course activities (~20 minutes) to complete before the live course and to engage with during the course: your attendance will be marked by participating in all pre-course and course activities.

On completion of this course and with pre- and post- course materials 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

  • There are no further sessions taking place this academic year.

Leadership Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: 
MS Teams
Maximum Course Capacity: 200

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 blended course 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.

This course includes pre-course activities (1-hour) to complete before the live course. During the live course we will discuss the application of different leadership styles and the situational leadership theory to different scenarios. 

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

  • Wednesday 02 June 2021, 13:30-15:00, Microsoft Teams

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Interpersonal Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: Adobe Connect
Maximum Course Capacity: 200

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 blended course you will learn how to communicate clearly with others, recognise confirming behaviour and analyse difficult student-tutor scenarios.

This course includes pre-course activities (1-hour) to complete before the live course. During the live part of the course we will discuss the scenarios and possible solutions.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

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

Dates

  • Wednesday 19 May 2021, 10:00-11:00, Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday 08 June 2021, 10:00-11:00, Microsoft Teams

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Myers Briggs

Tutors: Dr Caroline Hargreaves
Course Level: Level 1

Mode of Delivery: Adobe Connect
Maximum Course Capacity: 15

This blended course introduces you to the Myers Briggs® Type Indicator (MBTI ®), 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.

This course includes pre-course activities (~30 minutes) to complete before the live course and to engage with during the course: your attendance will be marked by participating in all pre-course and course activities.

On completion of this course and with pre-and post-course materials, you will be better 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

  • There are no further sessions taking place this academic year.

Negotiation Skills

Tutor: Dr Helal Ahmed
Course Level: Level 1
Mode of Delivery: Adobe Connect
Maximum Course Capacity: 30

This blended course 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.

This blended course includes pre-course activities (1 hour) to complete before the live course. During the live course you will practise negotiating and influencing with others.

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

  • There are no further sessions taking place this academic year. The 2021-22 course programme commences in October and dates will be advertised from late September 2021.