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Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development Programme (in Collaboration with Dale Carnegie Training®)

The Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration collaborates with Dale Carnegie Training® to provide trainings and workshops to students in the hope of equipping them with practical business and leadership skills and thus, granting them a distinct competitive edge in the ever-changing business world.
Hosted by Dale Carnegie Training®, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development Programme is embedded in the course BUS B328F Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities which is a 10-credit undergraduate level course. The course is designed to enable students to develop and refine their innovative ideas for new ventures and to test if the new ventures could become viable and successful enterprises.
The Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development Programme consists of two phases:

Phase 1: Business Leadership Development Workshops
Embedded in the course BUS B328F Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities, Business Leadership Development Workshops consist of 6 sessions. Students can learn leadership skills in business sector through attending the workshops.
Certificate of attendance will be issued to students who have attended AT LEAST FIVE workshops in Phase 1.
The schedules of the workshops are as follows:
First Workshop: Project a Business Professional Image
  • Discuss the contributing factors of making a strong positive impression (How we look, how we act, what we say, and how we say it)
  • How to dress appropriately in different business occasions
  • Understand the connection between behavior and image
  • Become aware of our destructive and constructive behaviors that may holds us back or move us forward in our professional career
  • Ways to project our confidence and gain trust from other business professionals
Second Workshop: Build Memorable Impression and Open Career Doors through Networking
  • Increase our abilities to network professionally
  • Tips to maximize the networking event
  • Improve our skills in building productive relationships
  • How to break in and move on
  • Maximize rapport-building in our conversations
  • Create a self-commercial for yourself
Third Workshop: How to Build Your Personal Brand via Social media
  • The value of business social media for personal branding
  • Identify the basic features of the top 5 business social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Youtube, Blog & Twitter)
  • How to utilize different social media platform to sell yourself
  • Do’s and Don’ts in different social media platforms
Fourth Workshop: Winning Cooperation Across Generations
  • Work with and communicate more effectively with diverse generations
  • Connect with and gain buy-in from different generations
  • Provide sincere recognition and appreciation that motivates each generation
Fifth Workshop: Diversity: Global Travel and Culture
  • Understand the challenges of business travel to other countries
  • Learn basic guidelines for understanding global business cultures
  • Develop more awareness of cultural differences
  • Make a more professional impression in other countries
Sixth Workshop: Business Presentation Skills
  • Qualities of outstanding presenters and presentations
  • 12 qualities of outstanding business professional presenters
  • 12 ways to minimize fear and anxiety presenting in different business occasions
  • The importance of preparation and knowing our audience
  • Review the basic structure of crucial business presentations
  • Ways of opening and closing that make a memorable impression
  • Manage Q & A sessions effectively
  • Tips to build rapport with the audience

Phase 2: "Skills For Success" Programme
There are 10 sessions in the "Skills For Success" Programme in the form of experiential learning, personal coaching, group activities and Business Fair. Upon completion of the programme, students are deemed to master the capabilities needed in today’s business environment by learning to strengthen interpersonal relations, manage stress, and handle fast-changing workplace conditions and finally become persuasive communicators, creative problem-solvers, and confident, enthusiastic future leaders.
The "Skills For Success" Programme consists of 10 sessions:
Session 1
Build a Foundation for Success
  • Learn methods to connect with others
  • Familiarize ourselves with the Five Drivers of Success
  • Expand our capacity to achieve our vision by committing to breakthroughs
Recall and Use Names
  • Focus on people as individuals
  • Create positive first impressions
  • Use methods for remembering names
Session 2
Build on Memory Skills and Enhance Relationships
  • Apply a process for memory improvement
  • Become familiar with the principles for improving human relations
  • Identify opportunities for improving professional relationships
Increase Self-Confidence
  • Use our experiences to communicate more confidently
  • Communicate with clarity and conciseness
  • Discover how past experiences influence current behavior
Session 3
Put Stress in Perspective
  • Recognize the impact negative stress has on our results and effectiveness
  • Commit to using concepts and principles to better handle stress
  • Discover more effective ways to prepare for and address challenges
Enhance Relationships and Motivate Others
  • Persuasively communicate in a clear and concise way that moves people to action
  • See how consistent application of the Human Relations Principles improves results
  • Discover how relationships help us advance toward our goals
Session 4
Energize Our Communication
  • Recognize that including action in our communication releases nervous energy
  • Become more natural when communicating with others
  • Become more animated to energize and engage others
Make Our Ideas Clear
  • Demonstrate clarity when giving directions
  • Learn to present information in a logical sequence
  • Reinforce the value of demonstrations when explaining information and give constructive feedback
Session 5
Coaching Session
  • Coaching on application of facilitated techniques in sessions 1-4
  • Past analysis of what could have been applied better or different to produce improved results
  • Application commitments
  • Learning Transfer Project
Session 6
Disagree Agreeably
  • Demonstrate a process to organize our thoughts in impromptu situations
  • Communicate our ideas effectively even when we disagree
  • Strengthen our personal opinions
  • Identify application opportunities
Gain Willing Cooperation and Commit to Influence Others
  • Influence people through trust and respect
  • Achieve cooperation versus compliance
  • Discover the power of finding points of agreement
  • Discover how to coach for improved performance
Session 7
Manage Our Stress
  • Increase our ability to control worry and stress
  • Learn from others how to confront our fears
  • Recognize that we can triumph over adversity
Develop More Flexibility
  • Implement a wider range of communication skills
  • Apply the power of risk-taking
  • Become more open-minded to change and opportunity
Session 8
Build Others through Recognition
  • Concentrate on the strengths of others
  • Develop skills in giving and receiving positive feedback
  • Discover the value of sincere appreciation
Inspire Others
  • Communicate with strong and powerful feelings
  • Connect with others on an emotional level
  • Inspire others to think and act differently
Session 9
Business Fair
  • Presentations by business leaders to motivate and inspire Open Universities program participants
  • Suggested Topics for Discussion ex. Selection criteria from HR experts, Infuse entrepreneurial spirit in business practices, What it takes to be a charismatic leader etc.
Session 10
Demonstrate Leadership
  • Positively influence the attitudes of others
  • Use positive approaches when coaching people
  • Deal with challenging situations more effectively
Celebrate Achievements and Renew Our Vision
  • Recognize breakthroughs resulting from this program
  • Inspire and motivate others by communicating our visions
  • Commit to continuous improvement

About Dale Carnegie Training®
Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie Training® has evolved from one man’s belief in the power of self-improvement to a performance-based training organization with offices worldwide. It focuses on giving people in the public and private sector the opportunity to sharpen their skills and improve their performance to build positive, steady, measurable results. Headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, Dale Carnegie Training® is represented in all 50 of the United States and in over 65 countries, and is dedicated to serving its clients throughout the world. Over eight million individuals have participated in Dale Carnegie Training®, many of whom participated specifically to strengthen their ability to:
  • Communicate persuasively
  • Build teamwork
  • Enhance customer focus
  • Develop leadership
  • Generate enthusiastic cooperation from others
  • Motivate others to peak performance