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Volunteering & me – part 2

In the previous post about volunteering & me I was mentioning the communities I was part of in the past years and what I was doing there. In this post I want to put down all the training I benefited from (received and given for free) in these communities and more. Here goes:

  1. Leadership & Management 2009 AIESEC
  2. Effective communication 2010 AIESEC
  3. Public speaking 2010 AIESEC
  4. Product Management 2010 AIESEC
  5. Global competency model 2010 AIESEC
  6. Entrepreneurship 2010 AIESEC
  7. Become a trainer 2010 AIESEC
  8. Communication & presentation skills 2010 AIESEC
  9. Audience management 2010 AIESEC
  10. Needs assessment 2010 AIESEC
  11. Delivery methods 2010 AIESEC
  12. Preparing a session 2010 AIESEC
  13. Briefing & debriefing 2010 AIESEC
  14. First given training on “Presentation skills” 2010 AIESEC
  15. Goal setting 2010 AIESEC
  16. Ar of Feedback 2010 AIESEC
  17. All about coaching 2010 AIESEC
  18. Management & leadership 2011 BEST
  19. Effective meetings 2010 BEST
  20. Communication weekend training 2011 BEST
  21. Giving and receiving Feedback 2011 BEST
  22. Knowledge Management training 2011 BEST
  23. Entrepreneurship course 2011 at TU Vienna
  24. Myer-Briggs Type Indicator training 2011 BEST
  25. Strategic planning 2011 BEST
  26. Motivation 2011 BEST
  27. Delegation 2011 BEST
  28. Leadership styles 2011 BEST
  29. Coaching course 2011 TU Vienna
  30. Effective meetings delivered by P&G 2012 BEST
  31. Critical thinking 2012 TU Vienna
  32. Creativity (6 hat concept) 2012 TU Vienna
  33. Startup weekend training – pitch training 2013 Ideen Triebwerk Graz
  34. Growth hacking 2014 ABC BEST
  35. Pitching training 2014 ABC BEST
  36. 360 community management 2014 GDG
  37. Presentation skills GDG
  38. Fund raising BEST
  39. Unconscious bias at Google GDG
  40. Motivation GDG
  41. Design thinking GDG

And then I lost track of them.

I also started delivering on my own on topics that are dear to me: Impostor syndrome and Unconscious bias (and also some technical talks all mentioned in the previous post).

And lately, here in Vienna, I like to go to workshops offered by PWN . I joined so far:

  • Financial sustainability
  • Salary negotiations
  • Finding your purpose

If you look at my list you could say I did an entire school of social skills on the side of university. Well yes. Some of the courses were at university but the most are not offered there, so you gotta do self development somewhere else. This is what organizations are about: self development! Becoming a better you, exchanging ideas, becoming a “change agent”.

During all these training, I got to meet amazing people and I got amazing feedback that helped me improve and have a healthier and open mind, be more tolerant.

So what? you might ask.
Truth is, it is a personal story of how one can make use of such a rich palette of knowledge. Using it in the right moment and in the right way is a challenge for me too at times. This does not mean that the teams I work in always has effective meetings nor that feedback is my main tool to communicate. Not at all! Especially in professional life, where unfortunately, social skills STILL come last, (I am not saying EVERYWHERE but majority) it is much harder to establish yourself as… ultimately as a leader. It all adds up in the end. These training gave me the skills to be a good leader!

I leave this post here as a q.e.d: https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/why-do-people-quit-their-jobs-exactly-heres-entire-reason-in-3-simple-words.html