Events - 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Student communications

As a student, you receive a lot of emails from the university. We want to learn more about how UWaterloo communicates with you, and how you want to be communicated with. This is your chance to tell us how you want to receive different kinds of information from the university.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 — 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST

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:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

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:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

This information session is for new or existing students who want to learn about their study permit and temporary resident visa.  We will be talking about regulations surrounding studying and working in Canada, and when and where to submit renewal applications as well as how to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN).

Register for this workshop on LEADS

Monday, January 26, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."
H. Ford. Sr

Monday, January 26, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Student communications

As a student, you receive a lot of emails from the university. We want to learn more about how UWaterloo communicates with you, and how you want to be communicated with. This is your chance to tell us how you want to receive different kinds of information from the university.

We have different topics throughout the term so you can sign up for the session that interests you. As a thank you for participating we'll add $10 to your WatCard and we’ll also treat you to a pizza lunch.

Monday, January 26, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

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 for this workshop on LEADS

Saturday, January 24, 2015 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

"Great achievements are not born from a single vision, but from the combination of many viewpoints." 
Author unknown

How does the power of diversity create better groups/teams? How are diversity and motivation linked? The purpose of this workshop is to explore these questions.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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, January 24, 2015 — 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST

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, January 23, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

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, January 23, 2015 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to fall back into your old habits? In this workshop we will discuss how to break your old habits and how you may be sabotaging your time management efforts. We will also teach you a few realistic time management strategies and ways of maintaining them throughout your entire semester.

Register for this workshop on LEADS 

Thursday, January 22, 2015 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

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, January 22, 2015 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Academic skills support

There are a number of ways you can receive academic skills support. We want to learn what approach works best for you, and what other ways you would like to receive help on topics like study skills and time management.

We have different topics throughout the term so you can sign up for the session that interests you. As a thank you for participating we'll add $10 to your WatCard and we’ll also treat you to a pizza lunch.

Register for this consultation group on LEADS

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