Career Development Course: Skills Marathon

Career Development Course: Skills Marathon

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This career development course is a skills-focused course for people of all backgrounds and experience who want to enrich creativity skills and convert creative ideas into reality. Participants will develop and enrich skills to spearhead a career transition or change. Individuals or small teams will develop their ideas over a series of workshops throughout 2018, culminating in pitching their proposal to an expert panel. Teams will include members with diverse skill sets including novice and experts in the skill area.

Learning Objectives

This career development course aims to:

  1. Enrich your creative thinking processes.
  2. Develop mindsets and actions for converting ideas into actions through evaluation.
  3. Skill development for adaptability and problem-solving.
  4. Develop group skills to bring about suitable solutions in diverse contexts.
  5. Shape and support innovation skills.
  6. Strengthen persuasive communication skills.

Course Content

This career development course will cover the following topics:

Planning your project

  • Creative thinking.
  • Diagnostic thinking.
  • Planning goals and gap analysis.
  • Scenario mapping.

Entrepreneurship skills

  • Problem-solving.
  • Negotiating.
  • User/customer focused.

Effective group participation and managing conflict in groups

  • Working with others and the essence of teamwork.
  • Handling productive conflict in groups.

Pitching skills

  • Presentation skills.
  • Power of persuasion.

Learning Outcomes

This career development course is designed to allow you to:

  1. Develop your understanding of innovation and innovation planning.
  2. Enhance your creative mindset, knowledge and ability to activate entrepreneurship.
  3. Develop intercultural competence and emotional intelligence (EQ).
  4. Lead innovation, change and transformation by engaging stakeholders.
  5. Develop a sense of 21st century skills including successful pitching.
  6. Influence others by communicating with credibility and personal power.

Intended Audience

This career development course is open to:

  • University of Newcastle Postgraduate students: course work and research.
  • Postgraduate students from other universities.
  • Members of the general public and recently completed postgraduates.

Professor Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender. Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.


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