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Students discover their leadership qualities at workshop series
As part of the Student Training and Workshop Series, the Office of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Program (SLP) conducted its second DISC analysis training recently. The workshop provided students with training opportunities to sharpen and develop their skills as well as prepare them for successful leadership.
Themed "Discover your Leadership Personality," the workshop was intended to help students become better communicators, learn how to resolve and prevent conflicts, appreciate the differences of others and gain credibility to positively influence others.
DISC is a behavioral model that examines the behavior of individuals in their environment or within a specific situation. Based on behavioral variations in individuals, their general characteristics and unique value can be determined. DISC is used by consultants, coaches and trainers in an assortment of areas including human resources.
"The workshop armed me with knowledge that I am going to use forever. This training helps tremendously because leaders have to know how to deal with people. I learned many new techniques; first, how to analyze the personalities of the people I deal with and second, how to use the right phrases in order to communicate effectively with different personality styles," said accounting major Abdullah Sweileh.
"The workshop groups individuals according to the dominant features in their personalities. It also demonstrates how the weaknesses of each personality might affect individuals especially when dealing with people with opposite characteristics. The workshop helps students to analyze personalities, know more about their own weak and strong characteristics, and helps them deal with all kinds of personalities no matter how sensitive or how bossy the other person is," said Haya Raed Hasan, a sophomore in computer engineering.
"Understanding people's personalities is a unique skill that everyone should learn to master. This training aids students in their day-to-day dealing with people and teaches them the tricks of effective communication. In addition, the training clearly demonstrates that there is no right or wrong personality and that people are different but they are predictably different, which makes us all unique in our own way. The Student Training and Workshop Series provides students with personal development to enhance their skills to become effective leaders," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
The Student Leadership Program continues to provide students with training opportunities under the Student Training and Workshop Series, which is intended to augment student learning and personal development under professional guidance and support. The series coaches students to make decisions with integrity, maintaining high ethical standards and understanding the interests of a diverse community.