Masterclasses

Expert-led, Interactive Masterclasses

Gain skills and knowledge of a range of business processes and leadership methods through these expert-led interactive masterclasses. Our masterclasses run through three different themes each year: the self, the team and the organisation, and cover many different topics that will inspire and motivate.

Contact Us

Email: uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk
Tel: 01443 482482
Twitter: @USWCommercial

Wednesday 30th January 2019, USW Exchange Boardroom, 9.30am - 1pm

Everyone has a manager, and your relationship is crucial for the success of yourself and your organisation, it is one of mutual dependence.

Building a successful working relationship with your boss is critical to retention, happiness, job satisfaction and productivity. You need to understand individuals, positions, needs and how to exceed their expectations even though they may be in a different location and have different ways of doing things.

This masterclass will explore how we can empower ourselves by learning a skill that helps us to become masters of our own destiny. We will aim to get you thinking about unlocking a more enjoyable and more productive workplace and relationships.

Fees

£65 per half-day session

To book, click here or email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk

In association with the Institute of Leadership & Management, we are pleased to offer members 50% off.

Wednesday 27th February 2019, USW Exchange Boardroom, 9.30am - 1pm

Want to generate more value from your work, more quickly? Need to adapt to changing environments? Want teams to collaborate more effectively? Scrum is the most widely applied agile framework. Scrum teams champion the most effective ways of working, with learning at the core. They work in short timeframes, generating quick results, whilst upholding quality. Respect, empowerment, self-organisation and collaboration all operate at the heart of scrum, all bound within a simple to understand process. If you want to experience what Scrum can offer, this masterclass will immerse you in some of the core ways of working.

Fees

£65 per half-day session

To book, click here or email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk

In association with the Institute of Leadership & Management, we are pleased to offer members 50% off.

Thursday 28th March 2019, USW Exchange Boardroom, 9.30am - 1pm

Culture is powerful. If you work with it, it's like swimming with the current; progress is easier.  If you're working against it, progress is hard or sometimes impossible.  And culture can make or break cooperation between different teams and organisations.  The ways we solve problems, talk to each other or dress for work that we don't even notice any more may seem strange or even offensive to people in other teams and work cultures. 

Culture is invisible and not written down, it is hard to understand and even harder to change. Its roots go deep into the team's history, the behaviour of its leaders, and the other cultures - national, organisational and professional. For successful collaboration and effective strategy, we need to grapple with this complex issue.  This workshop will help you begin to recognise and work with your own and other work cultures.

Fees

£65 per half-day session

To book, click here or email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk

In association with the Institute of Leadership & Management, we are pleased to offer members 50% off.

Thursday 18th April 2019, USW Exchange Boardroom, 9.30am - 1pm

“You look tired”, or “unfortunately I have bad news” . Consider these statements and think about how they may affect your mood or the person you said them to. This masterclass will look at the types of words we use and the impact they have on us and, in a work context, performance. Looking at the the use of language to manage peoples' perceptions and influence their subsequent actions, this session will give you some tools and tips to improve your communication with your peers, staff and even customers.

Fees

£65 per half-day session

To book, click here or email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk

In association with the Institute of Leadership & Management, we are pleased to offer members 50% off.

The following masterclasses have previously been delivered at the university, and can be offered at your premises.

  • The Chimp in the Room: the action of personal change
  • The Resilient Leader: meeting the challenge
  • Gravitas: what is it and how do you get it?
  • Powerful Teams: from the ordinary to the extraordinary
  • Harnessing Team Creativity: beyond brainstorming
  • Leading Positively Through Change
  • Developing a Coaching Culture
  • Systems Rethinking
  • Ecology Checks: getting into the habit
  • Good With People
  • Perception and The Journey to Self Awareness
  • Leading Without Authority
  • Big Data: why soft skills matter
  • Succession Planning: staying one step ahead
  • Wicked Problems
  • Organisational Culture: how to identify and work with it
  • Own Your Own Mind
  • Current Issues in Leadership: avoiding prejudice, bullying and discrimination 
  • Turning Difficult into Effective; the Performance Conversation

For more information contact us on 01443 482 482 or email uswcommercial@southwales.ac.uk.

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