Skill Capability Series

MSEL - Skills Capabilities

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 2 in 2018.

Learning to Lead

This seminar introduces and discusses the fundamentals of leadership. 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 that there are different types of leadership and what they are (Full range leadership model)
  • Understand that leadership is not a purely innate trait, an individual can alter it
  • Explain several strategies and actions that can enhance your own leadership capabilities

Delivery Details
This seminar will be held in Murdoch University’s Post Graduate Suite, in room 460.2.031. It will run on the 29th of August from 5pm-7pm.

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 why is it important to be a team player
  • Know that there are different types of people within a team, what are you?
  • Apply skills to help manage group differences and foster cohesion/productivity

Delivery Details

This seminar will be held in Murdoch University’s Learning Link room in 513.1.005. It will run on the 30th of August from 5pm-7pm.

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 460.1.031. It will run on the 5th of September from 5pm-7pm.

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 Post Graduate Suite in room 460.2.031. It will run on the 6th of September from 5pm-7pm.

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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.