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For Universities

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For Universities

  1. 1. For Universities
  2. 2. Michael Schmidt Academic and Professional Skills Developer  Supporting Students, Staff and Young Professionals  To develop: Business and Life Skills – to work smarter and perform better.  Using: workshops and performance coaching sessions. My Experience:  Twenty years of teaching and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate Business and Health students in the UK and abroad.  Experienced presenter and facilitator – see ‘what other people said’ below
  3. 3. Topics Delivered Self Management People Management & Communication Career Development Smart Learning Techniques Academic Excellence Goal Setting Rapport Networking Skills Audit Acad. Writing Time Management Feedback: Give and Receive E-Portfolios (Mahara) Learning Styles Research Methods Self - Motivation Negotiation Skills Critical Reflection Creative Thinking Dissertation Management Decision Making Dealing with Difficult People Work-Life Balance Mind Mapping Information Research Skills Stress Management Effective Teamwork Public Domain CV Memory Techniques Critical Thinking Project Management Leadership Skills What colour is your Parachute Speed Reading Presentation Skills Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Performance Coaching Windmills Champion Super Learning Poster Presentations Train the Trainer LinkedIn
  4. 4. Teaching and Assessment on Business School Courses Undergraduate (Level 4-6) • Business Skills • Personal Development • Professional and Financial Skills (2 semester module) • Professional Development Postgraduate (Level 7) • Postgraduate Certificate in HRM (CIPD) • Organisational Behaviour (Master) • MSc Multi Unit Leadership and Strategy • Enhanced Business Management Skills (MBA)
  5. 5. Staff Development Resource Examples Academic Poster Creation • CELT ‘Learning resource of the month award’ winner Effective Assessment Assessment in Modern Languages: Getting It Right Michael Schmidt and Pol Ó Dochartaigh, University of Ulster, 2001. 104 pp ISBN 978-1859231470
  6. 6. Employability Resources How to develop & manage your Public Domain CV Career Kick-start Program guide-cvs-job-applications Example: A beginners guide to... CVs and job applications • Collaboration with the Careers Department. • 3 day workshop for graduates • 6 video clips available in the Guardian Professional section. 6 Posters available from:
  7. 7. Current Work Focus Employability & Performance • Personal and Professional Development workshops • Enhanced Business Management Skills • Internationalisation • Erasmus study and placement exchanges • Performance Coaching Technology Enhanced Learning & Teaching • E-Portfolios (large group assessment using Mahara) • MOOC international collaboration with 2 other countries • Blended Learning using Moodle (VLE) and free Web 2 technologies • Digital Story Telling
  8. 8. What Other People said about Michael Prof. Chris Edger, Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City Business School, Former HR Director for Mitchells & Butler Winner of the ‘UK HR impact of the Year’ Award 2010 ‘Michael Schmidt is an outstanding communicator combining a rare talent for making complex constructs simple for his students. He is that rare combination; both humorous and impactful - an excellent learning and development professional.’
  9. 9. What Other People said about Michael Pól Ó Dochartaigh Registrar and Deputy President, NUI Galway Ireland ‘Michael brought an outstanding mix of professionalism, intense work ethic and endless good humour to the job of research project officer when he worked for me in the late 1990s. I am not remotely surprised at his continued success since our project ended.’
  10. 10. What Other People said about Michael ‘Michael is an enthusiastic and fascinating lecturer. He is one of few who is able to mesmerize an audience of young students and have a real impact on the way they learn. I wish all students could follow Michael’s series of lectures and short courses in study techniques.’ Sven Åke Bjørke Senior advisor / University lecturer at Center for Development Studies & PULS (equivalent of CELT in the UK) University of Agder, Norway
  11. 11. Roland Ruhumuriza Budding Social Entrepreneur, Consultant BA Business & Marketing ‘I first came in contact with Michael while studying for a BA in Business and Management at Birmingham City University, as my lecturer for the Business Skills Development module. His delivery style and ability to engage all students is a benchmark for all other lecturers. He is a dedicated lecturer, keen to see all the students excel in their courses and progress further in their careers. As a mentor, Michael’s advices to me have always been invaluable and his enthusiasm for personal development is infectious. Without Michael’s advice and motivation I would not have been able to succeed and progress in my studies as well as I have done, and would certainly not have the same career prospects as I now have.’
  12. 12. What Other People said about Michael In developing a Post graduate program for Experienced business people: ‘Michael’s open, straightforward style gave students confidence and comfort to tackle more complex challenges. In a busy work environment, these coaching sessions really helped the quality and quantity of work, research and preparation that delegates could cover. Michael Schmidt was given a high score and rating. His topics were relevant, useful, of high value and helped to get the job done.’ Peter Thomas, Franchise Development Director, Mitchells and Butlers
  13. 13. Stephen Willson; Client Director, Centre for Leadership and Management Practice, Birmingham City Business School ‘Delegates’ comments in response to sessions by Michael Schmidt have highlighted his approachability and relevance being helpful and pragmatic. Our delegates are experienced company employees many of whom left school a long time ago with few qualifications. Michael successfully overcame their trepidation at studying and provided the tools and techniques to fit up to 10 hours of academic study into their already busy lives. He has been universally praised and I would add my commendation to his suitability in providing learner support.’
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