Events - 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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 to attend on LEADS

Monday, June 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.

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

Register to attend on LEADS

Monday, June 27, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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:

Friday, June 17, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 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:

  • Principles of teamwork and collaboration
  • Stages of group development
  • Leadership action plan for team development

Register to attend on LEADS

Thursday, June 16, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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:

  • Leadership theories and their evolution
  • Self-assessment and principles of leadership
  • Discovering your passions and setting extreme goals 

Register to attend on LEADS.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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:

  • Explore and evaluate the different communication and leadership styles
  • Learn which style you use most commonly in certain situations
  • Delve into authentic listening
  • Learn the value of building trust and asking smart questions

Register to attend on LEADS

Monday, June 13, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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?

Saturday, June 11, 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?

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 to attend on LEADS

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:30 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:

  • Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool
  • Discover what's great about you and others
  • Gain a new appreciation for differences
  • Improve your interpersonal communications

Register to attend on LEADS

Friday, June 10, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

What qualities make the best leader? Have you ever wanted to be the type of leader others admire? Learn how to develop your credibility and your 'authentic' leadership potential.

In this workshop, you'll explore:

  • Your personal credibility through self-assessment
  • Leading with integrity and authenticity
  • How word choices, actions and avoidances influence personal credibility
  • Qualities of admired leaders

Register to attend on LEADS

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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:

  • Principles of teamwork and collaboration
  • Stages of group development
  • Leadership action plan for team development

Register to attend on LEADS

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 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:

Monday, June 6, 2016 — 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, June 4, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 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 to attend on LEADS

Saturday, June 4, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

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?

Register to attend on LEADS

Saturday, June 4, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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:

  • Leadership theories and their evolution
  • Self-assessment and principles of leadership
  • Discovering your passions and setting extreme goals 

Register to attend on LEADS

Thursday, June 2, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 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, June 1, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Do you find yourself panicking the night before an exam? Do you find that you forget everything you have studied when you start an exam? This workshop can help you establish a good test taking routine and reduce your test anxiety. We will also discuss how to create a final review and how to cram effectively.

    Register to attend on LEADS

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 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 to attend on LEADS

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 7:30 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:

    • Complete the PD® temperament self-assessment tool
    • Discover what's great about you and others
    • Gain a new appreciation for differences
    • Improve your interpersonal communications

    Register to attend on LEADS

    Monday, May 30, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 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:

    • Explore and evaluate the different communication and leadership styles
    • Learn which style you use most commonly in certain situations
    • Delve into authentic listening
    • Learn the value of building trust and asking smart questions

    Register to attend on LEADS

    Monday, May 30, 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

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 — 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

    Register to attend on LEADS

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 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:

    • Principles of teamwork and collaboration
    • Stages of group development
    • Leadership action plan for team development

    Register to attend on LEADS

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