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“Direct Thyself”: Self-Management Skills for Self-Leadership

Faced with a challenging work life, many people simply cope. But ‘making the best of it’ seldom allows us to do our best. Effective self-management is essential for the professional who wishes to do their best, lead themselves and lead others, and is a foundation of setting and achieving valuable, fulfilling goals. This workshop is for the professional who understands that their own self-management is both beneficial and right at hand.

Date: TBA
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room to be confirmed
Fee: $ 745.00 CAD plus applicable taxes


This workshop begins your progress from a demanding work life to where you can begin understanding and practicing the primary elements of self-leadership. Self-management will be surveyed as an outcome of self-awareness and as an introduction to leading others effectively, with an eye to fostering your own exceptional performance at work and in life.

Who Should Attend

Professionals: individual contributors or those who lead others, with a focus on those who have recently begun leading/managing (first-line managers, mid-managers who have risen to the next hierarchical level of leadership responsibility, etc.).


At the end of this course the participant is able to:

  • Evaluate your preferences, strengths and values.
  • Understand and apply crucial elements of personal prioritization and time and stress management to your professional and personal lives.
  • Recognize how motivation can play a role in your own self-management.
  • Create self-motivating strategies to increase effectiveness.
  • Know the basic issues of communication to manage the relationships around you.
  • Produce your own personal development plan to advance your own self-management/self-leadership goals.

Topics Covered

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness (preferences and values)
  • Prioritization and time management
  • Stress management
  • Self-development and self-motivation
  • Communication issues
  • Goal-setting


James Beatty Hunter, B.A., MPhil., Graduate Diploma in Management (Leadership) is a consultant in leadership development, working with individuals and corporations to advance their leadership learning needs and goals. He also teaches the graduate level courses “Leadership Theory and Practice” and “Developing Leadership Skills” at McGill School of Continuing Studies.

James is a co-founder of TRT Universal, a management consultancy firm specializing in leadership development for individuals and organizations. He is also an associate of Robert Saggers & Associates. He has worked in leadership development and management consultancy in the real estate, telecommunications, civil aviation, and education industries. He is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (Step I & II) and is currently working towards his certification in co-active coaching with The Coaches Institute of San Rafael, California. His ongoing interests include the development of leadership capabilities within and for transitional periods, how narrative can help with the effective development of personal and corporate identity and its place in fostering leadership, and how both cognitive and behavioral approaches to understanding psychology together lead to dynamic leadership development.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing to pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received up to 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
Receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop.
No Refunds are issued if your cancellation request is received within 7 days of the start date of the workshop, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.
Please note that if no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.
McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca