Can you develop essential employability skills by flying paper airplanes, being blindfolded or even putting up shelves? Well twenty final year business school students who earned their place on the Paul Dyer Challenge 2013 proved that you can!
With an emphasis on personal development, the Paul Dyer Challenge is designed to encourage the students to achieve their leadership potential, bolster their confidence, and enhance their management capabilities to allow them to develop essential employability skills for their careers after graduation.
The focus of this 3-day residential programme was on learning by doing through a range of fun in-class and outdoor activities, encouraging reflective self-assessment, building networked relationships and enhancing collaborative working.
The challenge ran over the 15th-17th November and proved to an eye-opening experience for many students and described by some as a ‘life-changer’.
“The challenges boosted my confidence in working with people and taught me how to be a good team player and an approachable, level-headed team leader”
“Through the challenge I learnt a great deal about what type of leader I am, and the balance I need to become a great leader which is something that I never understood before!”
“We were continually challenged to think outside of the box and be creative”
Paul Dyer, Alumnus of the University of Kent and former director of Towergate partnership, one of the UK’s leading insurance intermediaries generously sponsored these students to partake in this experiential leadership development programme.
For more information about the Paul Dyer Challenge, please click here to visit The Paul Dyer Challenge webpage.