WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS
CAUX-Initiatives of Change shares its wealth of experience with young people by offering a series of workshops to students, amongst others to members of AIESEC, the world's largest student-run organisation.
These workshops aim at inspiring, connecting and equipping students to work together more effectively in order to the tackle challenges in their immediate environment and lead diverse and intercultural teams in view of a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
If you are interested in having a 90-minute workshop in English at your university, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops since 2014
Since October 2014, we offer the following workshops:
- Teamwork Level 1: Working as a Team
In this workshop, you will experience and reflect on team processes and different roles in a team. You will also identify how your own team is doing with regards to a set of elements influencing its effectiveness and productivity and work on its improvement, and get a chance to appreciate your team members.
- Teamwork Level 2: Team and Intercultural Communication
When working with diverse and intercultural teams, it can help to have an understanding of how our identities, backgrounds and underlying values can influence ours’ and others’ behaviour in a team. This workshop will give you tips and tools for effective intercultural team communication and team leadership.
- Leadership Level 1: The Leader in YOU
This workshop will encourage you to lead confidently from your values and your very unique personality and to stand up for difficult decisions and for your life-balance. Looking at diverse leadership styles and inspiring examples, it will challenge you to see where and how you can exercise leadership in your own environment, connected to your goals.
- Leadership Level 2: Handling Leadership Challenges
When leading a team, we tend to face recurring challenges, such as how to appropriately support different people with different levels of experience, how to prioritise, how to make sure a delegated task is being done properly, and how to manage team members' motivation. In this workshop, you will explore some tools and do some practical exercises which can help you navigate through those challenges, together with your team.
Workshops in 2012-13
In 2012-13, the following workshops were provided at national AIESEC-assemblies and in Fribourg, Basel and Zürich universities:
- Your piece in world peace: Conflict transformation on the personal and global level
- Are you pulling on the same rope?: Guides to conflict transformation and team-productivity
- Values and ethics in leadership and the role of youth leadership today
Scholarships for the Summer conferences
Since 2011, 19 AIESEC-members from Switzerland have benefitted from scholarships to the Caux Summer conferences. In 2016, five scholarships are offered for the following conferences:
- Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (5-10 July 2016)
- Addressing Europe’s Unfinished Business (19-23 July 2016)
- International Peacebuilders Forum (19-23 July 2016)
Applications run through AIESEC Switzerland and can be submitted until 31 May 2016.