Skill Capability Series

MSEL - Skills Capabilities

Skill Capability Series

The Skill Capability Series is a set of professional and personal development seminars for Murdoch students. Each seminar aims to develop generalist and career-relevant skills needed in professional life that students might not get from their typical studies.

Each seminar is free for Guild members and $14.95 for non-members.

Seminars are held on Murdoch’s South St campus and typically run at the end of the day to fit with most student timetables. Further, each student will receive a certificate of participation on completion of the session. Below are the seminars on offer for semester 1 in 2019.

Fostering Teamwork

This seminar introduces key leadership skills for working in a team. Participants will learn about the role they play as an individual operating in a team setting and how they can foster the team’s performance.

Learning Outcomes
In conclusion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the differing factors that influence the performance of a team
  • Know thow to influence these factors to help a team be more effective?
  • Apply skills to help manage group differences and foster cohesion/productivity

Delivery Details

This seminar will be held in Murdoch University’s Learning Link space 513.1.005. It will run on the 10th of September from 12.00pm-2.00pm.

Building Resilience

This seminar focuses on preparing participants to recover from setbacks and deal with a crisis. Participants can expect to learn about practical strategies to apply and use during difficult times.

Learning Outcomes
In conclusion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand what is resilience and why does it matter
  • Know what is involved in being a resilient person
  • Be able to impart a self-administrable intervention strategy

Delivery Details

This seminar will be held at Murdoch University’s Post Graduate Suite in room 460.2.031. It will run on the 12th of September from 12.00pm-2.00pm.

Crucial Conversations

This seminar aims to familiarise participants with key skills to have difficult conversations with other people. Participants will be given the opportunity to put practice handling challenging scenarios to prepare them for conflict situations.

Learning Outcomes
In conclusion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand when crucial conversations should occur
  • Provide an actionable system/toolkit to implement
  • Know how to succeed in difficult conversations

Delivery Details

This seminar will be held at Murdoch University’s Launchpad space (which is the first room inside the main entrance). It will run on the 24th of September from 12.00pm-2.00pm.

Time Management

This seminar introduces and discusses the fundamentals of getting organissed and using your time well. Participants can expect to learn skills and concepts that are applicable to one’s professional and personal life.

Learning Outcomes
In conclusion of the seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify and set key goals that they want to achieve in life
  • Use a means for organising their time effectively across a schedule
  • Develop strategies for overcoming obstacles and procrastination

Delivery Details
This seminar will be held in Murdoch University’s library in the Launchpad space (which is the first room inside the main entrance). It will run on the 26th of September from 12.00pm-2.00pm.

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The Murdoch Guild would like to acknowledge and express thanks for the contributions made by James Serpesedes and Alex Drane in the development of the Skill Capability Series. Their dedication and conscientiousness to development of the program has helped provide a foundation for years to come.