Emerge Leadership client case study: George Dixon Academy June 2014
Client Case Study:
Emerge Leadership: Student Leadership development
programme at KPMG with Students from George
Errol Lawson - June 2014
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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
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
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. !
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Above: Errol Lawson speaking to students at KPMG
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”.
Other guest speakers on the programme
were former Birmingham young
professional of the year, Joel Graham-
Blake (left) and Partner at KPMG Andy
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.
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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
Gifted and Talented workshops
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
To discuss our programmes and how we might be able to serve your school or
organisation please get in touch. Email : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 00 44
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