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Management and Leadership Development Weblab
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Management and Leadership Development Weblab

On the 20th and 21st of March 2021, our Master PMC, HOPE and FRAME students participated to a very interesting WebLab on Management and Leadership Development with our lecturers Federica De Benedittis – Career Development Service Office at SCS – and Tina Marisa Rocchio – Assistant Head of School at St Stephen’s School.

Thanks to the contribution of Federica De Benedittis, our students learned about VUCA. This is a trendy managerial acronym – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity – that tries to represent a new way of approaching difficult situations in terms of changes, of predicting the future, of interconnection and clarity.

At the end of this workshop, the students were able to understand the VUCA context, to tackle the related challenges, know the new set of soft skills required in the Sector and how to acquire them.

With Tina Marisa Rocchio the students focused on public speaking and how to speak in an effective way, understanding the different contexts, proactively managing and dealing with the audience. They worked on being aware and managing their mindset, fears, imagination and key messages. The class practiced in standing and poise to instill authority and confidence.

Thanks to the lecturer, our students now know the basis for an impactful presentation of the Project Work in a group.

It was a very participative WebLab as students teamed up, forming mixed groups on Zoom, working on practical exercises and delving deep into the subjects.

The School prepares students to face the world of work in the Third Sector with the most current and updated tools, in order to Be The Change.

I really appreciated the mood created by the lecturer because it greatly stimulated participation in a very relaxed and at the same time professional environment. Everything about this lesson: the topic, the lecturer’s way of explaining things while interacting with the students, the chance to engage in a private conversation during the exercises, the advices and suggestions given.

PMC Student about Tina Marisa Rocchio

I really enjoyed Federica’s lecture. In my opinion, she was very nice and spoke very clearly to all of us. She told us that she has many years of experience in the humanitarian sector and I have tried to absorb all her advices like a sponge. I found her very empathetic and I appreciated when,  talking about her work, she was almost moved. She really made me understand how important are soft skills in this kind of job. I liked the exercises she made us do, based on the soft skills and perceptions of ourselves.

HOPE Student about Federica De Benedittis


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