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PdOC Masterclass Part 1: Prepare Yourself for Leadership

When Jun 22, 2016
from 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where Postdoc Centre, Eastwood Room
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The PdOC Society and Personal and Professional Development (PPD) are pleased to offer the masterclass:

Prepare Yourself for Leadership

Do you aspire to be an effective leader?  Do you want to develop a greater understanding of what makes a good leader?  How do you develop your own leadership ‘style’ that is authentic for you?  Are you preparing for a future leadership role (in or outside academia?) 

All great leadership starts with you. The ability to  "… keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, and blaming it on you!”


About the Masterclass

This masterclass, led by Jefferson Cann from Extraordinary Leadership, will focus on developing self-leadership – the essential bedrock for any future leadership development. The interactive Masterclass is based on the experiential exploration of key concepts, capabilities and actions. Each participant explores their individual experience of each element of leadership, e.g. managing stress and tension, creating adult-to adult relationships, handling conflict, and this individual experience will then be shared in pairs or small groups and developmental actions identified and practised. These new experiences, understandings and commitments will then be captured in personal action and development plans.

Learning outcomes

This Masterclass will help YOU begin to understand how YOU can become an effective leader via;

  • appreciation of other's perspectives, language and value systems,
  • understanding that awareness and connection lie at the heart of leadership whatever leadership "style" might be used,
  • exploring the importance of clarity and strength of purpose,
  • understanding the importance of and ability to access and maintain positive and professional adult-to-adult relationships,
  • how to manage stress, internal conflict and maintain effective focus,
  • understand how to create and maintain trust for self and others.

This masterclass is open to all postdocs working in the University, Colleges or University Partner Institutes.  

Date: Wednesday 22 June, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Download the Masterclass slides and notes (pdf)

Masterclass part 2: Leading Others

If you would like to extend the Masterclass to 'Leading others' please register for the follow-on afternoon session from 2.30-4.30pm.  Details and registration 

About the speaker:

Since 2003, following a successful, senior, international, 25–year career in pharmaceuticals, Jefferson has been delivering Leadership Performance Coaching at board level and below across all sectors and has developed high-level expertise in personal, team and cultural leadership development.

Jefferson’s primary aim as an international leadership coach, facilitator, speaker and consultant is the development of high performance leadership behaviours, enabling the fulfillment of the individual, their teams and their companies/institutions through living and leading without fear. 

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