10 December 2021 Volume :9 Issue :56

CHS Leadership and EQ Development Workshops

CHS Leadership and EQ Development Workshops
Attendants from one of the Leadership workshops.

The College of Health Sciences (CHS) hosted a series of one-day online Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Development workshops for staff and students in leadership positions.

The aim of the workshops was to explore and enhance current leadership capabilities and help develop skills in leadership on campus and in the community.

Hosted by renowned coach and mentor Ms Mariane Vorster, who has more than 18 years’ experience in strategic leadership development, the leadership workshop examined issues relevant to young student leaders, including leadership versus management, communication, assumptions and stereotypes, conflict management, reflection, and emotional intelligence.

The EQ workshop examined basic communication skills such as email etiquette.

Audiology student Aaliah Motala said she had learned a lot during the two-day leadership course. ‘What stood out for me is that as a young leader I have to understand my emotions and also those of other people,’ she said.

‘I am now better equipped to handle my emotions and have acquired skills in dealing with other people’s emotions which is a big plus in the leadership world.’

Said Physio student Mr Aman Ramdhani: ‘The workshop was very helpful and enjoyable. It made us aware of problems we hadn’t recognised before and helped us on the road to becoming better leaders.’

Pharmacy student Ms Keiyara Rameshwarnath said: ‘I am glad to know we are not alone and other disciplines have the same experiences as us.’

‘I am grateful for the opportunity. It was an eye opener and I came to realise where I need to improve,’ said Ms Ntombifuthi Mngadi.

Words: Nombuso Dlamini

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