Events - 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

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.

Register to attend on LEADS

Thursday, November 24, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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.

By the end of this workshop you will have the ability to:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

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. What are the necessary elements to create and sustain a motivating environment? What are some characteristics and/or actions that define people who are motivating? Does motivation come from within you or does motivation come from the group environment that is created?

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Monday, November 21, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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 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.

Register to attend on LEADS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 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?

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

  • Understand the four stages of the creative process
  • Utilize the SCAMPER to help create new ideas
  • Identify different strategies to increase your creative potential

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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?

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

  • Identify different communication styles
  • Understand how non-verbal cues and body language relate to communication
  • Understand that questioning-style and positive language impacts understanding and communication

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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?

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

  • Identify different communication styles
  • Understand how non-verbal cues and body language relate to communication
  • Understand that questioning-style and positive language impacts understanding and communication

Register to attend on LEADS

Monday, November 14, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Register to attend on LEADS

Monday, November 14, 2016 — 8:00 AM to Friday, November 18, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
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The University of Waterloo is joining over 100 countries to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from November 14-18, 2016. International education has significant benefits to our campus community and Canadian social, economic, and cultural well-being. 

Saturday, November 12, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

  • Feel confident implementing different strategies to encourage participation at your next meeting
  • List and describe the different roles people may have within a meeting
  • Apply intervention techniques when faced with challenging behaviours

Register to attend on LEADS

Saturday, November 12, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST

Have you ever wondered why you immediately click with some people, yet feel guarded around others? Personality Dimensions® is a self-assessment tool that has you discover your individual preferences, styles and temperaments, while learning to recognize and appreciate the preferences of others. Learn to improve your communication skills with others through a variety of highly effective tools and techniques that will allow you to explore your strengths and build on areas for development.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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?

By the end of this workshop, you will have to ability to:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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?

By the end of this workshop, you will have to ability to:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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?

By the end of this workshop, you will have to ability to:

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

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! 

Friday, November 4, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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. In addition, you can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at UW to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Saturday, October 29, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

Are you interested in technology and coding?

Come and join us for a day of fun, development and learning!  Don't forget to wear a Halloween costume.  We'll be giving away great prizes including a prize for best dressed!

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 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. In addition, you can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at UW to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

Thursday, October 27, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Register to attend on LEADS

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Have you ever written a test or exam and then are surprised at the mark you received? Do you try and memorize the material for your courses and not actually learn it? This workshop is for you! You will learn how to approach reviewing and test taking more effectively and we will discuss blooms taxonomy of learning, a variety of test formats as well as different strategies for learning and reviewing.

Register to attend on LEADS

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EDT

Wear your orange t-shirt on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 to show your support for Mental Health Wellness Day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 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.

Register to attend on LEADS

Monday, October 24, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

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

By the end of this workshop, you will have the ability to:

  • Feel confident implementing different strategies to encourage participation at your next meeting
  • List and describe the different roles people may have within a meeting
  • Apply intervention techniques when faced with challenging behaviours

Register to attend on LEADS

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