Emerge Leadership client case study: George Dixon Academy June 2014

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Case study of there Leadership development programme we facilitated at KPMG with 16 students from George Dixon Academy.

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Emerge Leadership client case study: George Dixon Academy June 2014

  1. 1. Client Case Study: George Dixon Academy ! ! Emerge Leadership: Student Leadership development programme at KPMG with Students from George Dixon Academy! ! Errol Lawson - June 2014
 1CASE STUDY OF THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME AT SUTTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
  2. 2. Overview! In May and June 2014 Errol Lawson and the team from Emerge Leadership worked with KPMG in Birmingham to provide a unique leadership development opportunity for sixteen year 10 students from George Dixon Academy. The students that took part were identified by teachers as those having great potential whom with extra support would stand a greater chance of being able to go on and realise their potential. The programme consisted of four half day group coaching workshops over 4 weeks, on site at KPMG offices in Birmingham. A parents workshop took place at the start of the programme and parents were also invited to attend the celebration and certificate presentation at the end of the programme. ! ! The topics covered in the programme included:! ! Communication skills: Slam Poet and championship Boxer Matt Windle was our guest speaker in this session. Students had the opportunity to develop their public speaking and communication skills. ! ! Team working skills: Students took part in a range of experiential learning team work challenges. The challenges were designed to enable the leaders to consider the role they play in helping to make sure the team effective and to understand the relationship between the leader and the team. ! ! Goal Setting: Students were able to understand the power and purpose of goal setting and they were also given the opportunity to set goals for their lives in 6 areas. ! ! Personal Leadership: Students were able to understand what there core values are. In turn how their values effect there beliefs, their beliefs effect their behaviour and their behaviour their results. They were able to critically analyse their own behaviour and decide upon some changes that need to take place in order to improve their results. ! ! 2CASE STUDY OF THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME AT SUTTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS Above: Errol Lawson speaking to students at KPMG
  3. 3. ! ! The response and feedback from the students was fantastic. When asked for their feedback on the programme the students said:! ! Throughout this programme I’ve been able to develop my leadership skills, understand my strengths and areas for improvement and set my goals. I’ve learnt how to coach myself and others and I've learned how to realise my true potential. Nicole N. ! I have found this to be a great opportunity. I will take what amazing things I've learned and spread the message that anything is possible and you have the potential to be anything if you try. I am very grateful for this opportunity and I will use the things Errol has taught me in everyday life. H.Javed ! ! ! ! ! Ive learned a lot. Too stay focussed and they i have a lot of potential . Even when Im in class for example and someone says I cant do it, i think back to what Errol said and i believe that I can. D. Budhai ! “Ive learned things that will help me to progress in life and reach my goals in life”. L.Thomas ! ! Other guest speakers on the programme were former Birmingham young professional of the year, Joel Graham- Blake (left) and Partner at KPMG Andy Argyle. ! ! ! We would like to say a special thanks to all the students that took part. Anthony Hamilton the Head at George Dixon, Dawn Reid and Neil Finlay the teaching staff at George Dixon for their support. Maria and Andy at KPMG for kindly allowing to use their space to support the young people. 3CASE STUDY OF THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME AT SUTTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
  4. 4. ! ! About Emerge Leadership ! We specialise in going into schools and delivering coaching and workshops for students and teachers all on the topic of leadership. We run workshops that range from 2 hour sessions up to 5 week programmes, for between 16 - 60 students at a time. We cover a range of topics including: Public Speaking and Communication Skills Critical Thinking Skills Teamwork Goal Setting Gifted and Talented workshops Exam success Independent Learning Peer Mentoring and much more. We've worked in over 40 schools across the UK in the last 12 months, raising student aspiration and motivating them towards their potential. ! What makes us different from other providers are the amazing stories of real-life transformation that our facilitators share. We are known for stimulating change in attitude of even the most challenging students and enabling the top students to aim even higher. To discuss our programmes and how we might be able to serve your school or organisation please get in touch. Email : errol@errollawson.com or call 00 44 7852397747 4CASE STUDY OF THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME AT SUTTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

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