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Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop

Leadership Models and Decision Making
Date: 15/12/22
Duration:15:30-17:30 (GMT)

Learn about leadership style and how to motivate others in this online workshop

Leadership skills are essential for all walks of life – whether it’s in an academic setting, professional career or elsewhere. Few people really excel in leadership from an early stage, so self-reflection and developing a personal style are critical to success. This workshop is a fantastic introduction to all things leadership and making effective decisions.

During the workshop Scholars will cover:

  1. Different models and frameworks of leadership
  2. Different styles of leadership and how they can work in in social and professional situations with others
  3. The difference between leadership and management
  4. How to motivate yourself and others for impact and manage upwards
  5. How to avoid typical leadership pitfalls and manage difficulties when they arise

Scholars will practise using different leadership models, and look at scenarios for how these might play out in real life. Scholars will also have the opportunity to do a quiz to understand your own personal leadership style and consider how to adapt your personal approach for success. Finally, there will be a chance to practise using coaching models to help with decision making and having courageous conversations with others.

The CSC’s Leaders in Sustainable Development programme of workshops focus on professional and practical skills and are designed to be interactive, with small groups of Scholars and Fellows taking part in each event.

This workshop will help to develop the following skill areas:

  • Adaptability/flexibility
  • Challenging bias
  • Collaborating
  • Decision making
  • Diplomacy
  • Impact planning
  • Influencing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership
  • Networking
  • Public engagement
  • Risk taking
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team management
  • Understanding ethics
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Work ethic

This workshop is relevant for Scholars at any point in their postgraduate studies or research.

There is no prior experience needed to attend this workshop.

Before attending, Scholars should ensure they have completed weeks 3, 4, and 5 of the CSC’s Understanding Development Impact training course on FutureLearn.

This workshop will be run by AccessEd, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting fair access to university for all young people. Alongside running in-school programmes for under-represented pupils, they also work with researchers across the world, training them to focus on outreach and public engagement skills, career readiness, and leadership development.

AccessEd workshops are designed and delivered by qualified teachers and academics with extensive experience of training researchers across the UK and internationally.