February 15-26. The vPlus Festival is an online festival from Potential Plus UK, full of workshops, webinars and discussions for young people with enquiring minds, their families and schools.

Leadership In the Face of Adversity: How to Build Resilience and Keep Calm Under Pressure – Ben Ramsden – Family Session

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Leadership In the Face of Adversity: How to Build Resilience and Keep Calm Under Pressure – Ben Ramsden – Family Session

Family Session

This workshop will cover the following:

  • A brief history of leadership theory
  • Techniques and tools to help face adversity and cope with pressure
  • Some scenarios of leadership under pressure
  • Some activities that explore your response to leadership scenarios
  • Some resources to use when you are next faced with adversity
  • Questions and answers

The workshop will be pitched for families with activities differentiated for ability/experience.

Session Materials: Pen and paper (for notes); Smartphone/Laptop/E-device – This will be used for interactive resources

Note: This topic requires maturity and an ability to reflect

Session Presenter

Ben Ramsden

Ben Ramsden

Hello, my name is Ben and I have been involved with Potential Plus UK first as a child, then as a trustee and now as a workshop lead. My day job is as an officer in the British Army, in which I mentor Potential Officers and develop their leadership, communication and analytical skills. My previous role within the Army was developing bespoke training, mainly centred around leadership and management, in which I was fortunate enough to deploy across the globe and lucky enough to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours List (Military) 2021. I look forward to meeting you all.

Event Hours(1)

  • Fri 18 Feb

    18.00 - 19.00

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