Events - October 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

This workshop will look at:

Saturday, October 31, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into:

  • Creativity through play
  • Barriers to creativity
  • Why creativity is important
  • Exercises to discover unexpected relationships

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID).

Saturday, October 31, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

In this workshop, you will:

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Ever shy away from a situation involving conflict? Unsure how best to handle the situation? Worried that the situation will escalate and get out of control? Conflict doesn't always have to be destructive. Conflicts can be opportunities to generate growth and strengthen relationships when approached in the right way.

In this workshop you will:

Friday, October 30, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Do you need help getting started or planning how to use your time effectively? In this workshop you will learn how to map out your important dates, build a weekly or daily schedule and create a plan for this term that will work for you. Although everyone is welcome, content will be geared towards students in the STEM and ARTS programs where specified.

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID).

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Do you need help getting started or planning how to use your time effectively? In this workshop you will learn how to map out your important dates, build a weekly or daily schedule and create a plan for this term that will work for you. Although everyone is welcome, content will be geared towards students in the STEM and ARTS programs where specified.

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID).

Monday, October 26, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Why is creativity important? Are some people 'born' creative while others are not? What's the difference (or similarity) between creativity and innovation?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into:

  • Creativity through play
  • Barriers to creativity
  • Why creativity is important
  • Exercises to discover unexpected relationships

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID).

Monday, October 26, 2015 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams? Do you find that you study really well for your first exam and the others do not get enough attention? If any of these statements describe you, come out to a workshop that will help you ‘Organize Your Time for Midterms and Exams.’ You will learn how to make sufficient time to study for all of your exams, how to minimize your stress around planning for exams and how to create your own organizational study plan.

Saturday, October 24, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

What does "global citizen" mean to you? This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment.

You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence

Saturday, October 24, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

​Leadership has been described as 'evolving self-discovery' – we LEARN leadership through experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory and discovering our passions and goals. Within this session leadership will be explored as a capacity that all members within a group possess.

​Topics include:

Saturday, October 24, 2015 — 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

How do you approach a situation that is new to you or make decisions? Personality Dimensions ® (PD) is a self-discovery process which helps to explain what motivates behaviour in people with different personalities. 

​You can expect to:

Friday, October 23, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

In this workshop, you will:

Friday, October 23, 2015 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

Commitment to a shared vision or goal. Open and honest communication. Mutual respect and trust. Most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team - but what if team members are new - what leadership style is needed?

This workshop will look at:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

What key elements make a speaker connect with an audience? Have you been in a situation where you have practiced and practiced what you were going to say and then felt after your presentation you hadn't related well to the audience? What's up?

Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Ever shy away from a situation involving conflict? Unsure how best to handle the situation? Worried that the situation will escalate and get out of control? Conflict doesn't always have to be destructive. Conflicts can be opportunities to generate growth and strengthen relationships when approached in the right way.

In this workshop you will:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Do you have difficulty planning ahead for your exams? Do you find that you study really well for your first exam and the others do not get enough attention? If any of these statements describe you, come out to a workshop that will help you ‘Organize Your Time for Midterms and Exams.’ You will learn how to make sufficient time to study for all of your exams, how to minimize your stress around planning for exams and how to create your own organizational study plan.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Many, many, many hours are spent in meetings - how can your meetings build relationships and achieve results?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into the:

  • Components of an effective team meeting
  • Roles within a team - productive and unproductive
  • Steps to plan a meeting and set an agenda
  • Strategies to increase participation within your meetings

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID).

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

Many, many, many hours are spent in meetings - how can your meetings build relationships and achieve results?

In this workshop you'll gain insight into the:

  • Components of an effective team meeting
  • Roles within a team - productive and unproductive
  • Steps to plan a meeting and set an agenda
  • Strategies to increase participation within your meetings

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID).

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

What does "global citizen" mean to you? This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment.

You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Do you find note taking in class to be difficult, boring, or perhaps you don't get anything out of your notes after the fact? Knowing effective strategies to organize information presented in lectures and textbooks can help to improve your concentration, increase your recall and save you time in the long run! 

Monday, October 19, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Commitment to a shared vision or goal. Open and honest communication. Mutual respect and trust. Most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team - but what if team members are new - what leadership style is needed?

This workshop will look at:

Monday, October 19, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

​Leadership has been described as 'evolving self-discovery' – we LEARN leadership through experience, feedback, reflection, role models, theory and discovering our passions and goals. Within this session leadership will be explored as a capacity that all members within a group possess.

​Topics include:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Commitment to a shared vision or goal. Open and honest communication. Mutual respect and trust. Most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team - but what if team members are new - what leadership style is needed?

This workshop will look at:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Ensuring sustainable leadership is the key to the long-term success of any club, group or organization. How adequately is your group prepared to fill existing or potential future vacancies in leadership? Are current members prepared to transition smoothly into a variety of roles and responsibilities? Do current leaders mentor others and 'give away leadership' to ensure the success of the club/group for the future?

This workshop will look at:

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