Events - 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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, May 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:

Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 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

Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 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 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, May 25, 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.

Register to attend on LEADS

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 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! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT

Are you tired of trying new time management strategies at the beginning of the semester, just to find by week three you have fallen back into your old habits? You are in luck, this workshop is for you. We will discuss how to break your old habits, how you may be sabotaging your time management efforts, realistic time management strategies and how to maintain them throughout your entire semester. You may think you have heard all there is to know about time management, but this workshop will present these age old strategies in a way that is fresh and relevant for you.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 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 on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Monday, March 21, 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:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 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 avoidance influence personal credibility
  • Qualities of admired leaders

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

This is the only opportunity to take this workshop in the morning!

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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 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)

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 5:30 PM to 7:00 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 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.

Monday, March 14, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

"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.

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?

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 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:

Saturday, March 12, 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.

Topics include:

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST
Portal Hackathon Logo

YOU are: a natural problem solver, someone who loves to code, interested in enhancing the student portal, and looking to make your life at UWaterloo a bit easier.

WE are: testing our student portal development framework and are looking for enthusiastic developers to code away.

Friday, March 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 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, March 10, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 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:

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

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 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

Register on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 12:30 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 on LEADS (using your Quest user ID) 

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

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:

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

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 on LEADS (using your Quest user ID)

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