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Smart teenagers learn leadership at engineering firm
5:30pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
AMBITIOUS teenagers are taking part in a special event aimed at creating the business leaders of the future.
The course began at Didcot Girls’ School yesterday and continues next Wednesday. It is targeted at head and deputy head boys and girls along with senior prefects.
Grace Thompson, the group learning and development manager at hi-tech engineering firm Oxford Instruments, is leading the programme aimed at developing leadership skills.
She said: “At Oxford Instruments we believe that the more effective our leaders are the more successful the company will be.
“We offer all our employees the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.
“I’m more than happy to help our young people to recognise the importance of good communication and effective leadership and am convinced they will benefit from my workshops in their future careers.”
At the workshops, pupils will learn the principles of leadership and how to create high performing teams.
They will look how to chair meetings, communicate effectively and present to a wider audience.
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