Leadership Conference Workshop Descriptions
Below are short descriptions of the workshops offered at Leadership For Life on February 2, 2013. These workshops will provide the opportunity to build and/or develop your leadership skills and competencies.
- Teaming Up: Communication, conflict resolution, and effecting change as a team member
Being involved in leadership inherently means being a part of a team. In this workshop, you will learn how to successfully work in and collaborate as part of a team, with a focus on communication, conflict resolution, and effecting change at any level.
- All in Good Time: Time & life management for engaged student leaders
This workshop will offer suggestions on how to better manage your time and schedule in order to minimize stress and maximize performance. Topics will include prioritizing; reducing procrastination; strategic scheduling; and overcoming the challenges of balancing academic, extracurricular, and personal responsibilities.
- Looking Ahead: Using your leadership skills and experiences to set yourself up for future success
Students are often not aware of the leadership skills that they have developed and are developing during their university experiences. This workshop will help you identify and translate key leadership skills that you can present in your resume for use in future studies, activities, and the workplace.
Hear from Peers: Student government and organizations panel
Meet and hear from some of the presidents of student governments and students who are active in organizations at McGill. These students will share first-hand experience and can provide ways and support in your goal to engage more in leadership at McGill. Each panelist comes with a wealth of experience and a unique perspective.
- A Change of Pace: Leading, and reacting, to change
Working with groups in educational, social and work settings inevitably involves dealing with change. Learn how to identify ways to react to and navigate successfully through change, all while maintaining a productive and healthy environment. This workshop will help you handle changing environments for the betterment of your team – no matter your role.
- Next Steps: Action planning and networking
Engage in facilitated discussions and activities to integrate all the ideas and inspiration from the day into your own action plan and build a network of peer to work with and keep inspired during the final workshop of the day.