Plymouth Business School students were invited to apply to take part in the five day Catalyst personal development and leadership course, delivered by Embercombe: a charity and social enterprise, which is a leadership and sustainability centre of inspiration located in South Devon. Through a rich weave of experiential learning – group challenges, personal reflection, mentoring, peer-to-peer coaching, open space exploration, living in a sustainable community and working on the land – students come away from Catalyst with a deep connection to themselves, the bigger picture and their own leadership potential.
- Jiayi Hu (Jessica), studying BA (Hons) International Management – Stage 3;
- Wilfred Gosden, studying BA (Hons) Business Administration – Stage 3;
- Roya Vahabzadeh, studying BSc (Hons) Business Management – Stage 2;
- Congcong Liu, studying BA (Hons) International Finance – Stage 3;
- Natalia Wielek, studying BSc (Hons) Economics – Stage 3;
and will be funding five more places for Plymouth Business School students, for Easter 2017. These opportunities will be promoted in the new year. For more information contactPenny Hele.
International Finance student attends Catalyst
Congcong Liu, studying BA (Hons) International Finance, was one of the five students selected to attend Catalyst in 2016.
Plymouth Business School students attend Catalyst course
Plymouth Business School recently gave five of its students the opportunity to attend Catalyst – a 5 day, residential course at Embercombe
“The Catalyst course helps people understand more about who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, giving them tools and skills to make changes and take achievable steps towards reaching their goals.
Embercombe is such a lovely place and provides a great backdrop for the course. It gives people the context of sustainability, working on the land, social enterprise, plus living in a community with other people. The food was absolutely fantastic. It was all organic local produce, much of which was grown at Embercombe. The accommodation was great too. It was good fun staying in a yurt, which was really comfortable and it had a wood burner.
Catalyst has given me more confidence in myself, my skills and my abilities. I will use the skills I have gained in my future career by investing in people, working with their strengths, making sure they have the skills they need to be able to do their job effectively and feel confident in what they are doing. I will also ensure that I incorporate sustainability and environmentally friendly practices into every area.”