Challenge of Business & Enterprise: Parents - we need you!
Date posted:Wednesday 30th May 2012
The Challenge of Business & Enterprise
Tuesday July 10th 2012
This year once again members of Year 12 from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Faversham and Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School are taking part in the above event. It is designed to help prepare students for the everyday pressures, thrills and dilemmas of the modern world of work. At this event the students will undertake a number of team-based “hands-on” activities; including a business simulation, role-play case studies and a marketing exercise that excites all. Most importantly, during the conference everyone will be practising and developing skills essential for effective management and success in the world of work.
Advisers: An essential part During the conference, each group of about 8 students will have an adviser from the "world of work" as a member of their team, and who will bring to the event knowledge and experience not normally available to the team. Advisers over the years have ranged from managing directors to graduate trainees and new entrants; from company trainers to shop floor workers from Jaguar, Halewood; from retired people to undergraduates. In other words there is no set role model or specific requirements for an effective adviser apart from enthusiasm and a willingness to "take part". Being an adviser Advisers help their groups of sixth formers become a team, working with them to run a virtual ice cream company, negotiate wages, carry out marketing exercises, and develop presentations etc. These exercises and activities nurture and develop markedly the skills of all those involved, students and advisers alike. e.g. team-working, leadership, oral communication and presentation, effective listening, problem-solving.
The Rewards: Valuable, cost-effective skills training. Almost without exception those who have been advisers at this conference in previous years have said not only how much they had enjoyed the experience; but also: • How much they had got out of it with respect to key managerial skills and personal development • How much they had learned from working with a group of young people • How they identified and hopefully rectified some short-comings in their own development.
Your commitment: Would be to join us for a day of challenging, enjoyable, beneficial and rewarding activities. The day will start with a briefing for all advisers at 8.00am and the day ends with refreshments at 4.30pm. Please get back to the school or to Andy Dixon at email@example.com if you have any queries concerning this day. I hope you can be with us.