Students from KCL Entrepreneurial Institute test their skills under pressure at the Defence Academy

02 February 2018 / Categories: DA News and Events

The Defence Academy's Shrivenham Leadership Centre (SLC) hosted 30 members of the King’s College London (KCL) Entrepreneurial Institute as part of their leadership and resilience training.

The ‘Skills Under Pressure’ course is a bespoke course designed to explore the key themes of leadership and resilience under pressure. Interventions are centred around the experiences and lessons learnt by military staff operating under extreme conditions, which are contextualised to help students understand and face the pressures associated in the world of everyday business.
Julie Devonshire, Director of the KCL Entrepreneurship Institute said:
“This was amazing thank you so much, so valuable. We learnt that true leadership is not about delegating tasks but instead delegating authority. Empowering people to reach a broad outcome and managing the risks inherent in this is real leadership.”
The students took part in a series of lectures, syndicate discussions and practical case studies as well as some time out to discover the academy’s surroundings and facilities, such as the Technology School, where the ‘impressive’ range of military vehicles (tanks) are on show. An up close and personal fireside chat with Air Cdre Miller, Deputy Commandant, Joint Services Command and Staff College, talking about when and how he applied resilience and leadership in tough circumstances concluded the final evening. 
Student Alicia Beylan, President of KCL Tech Society said:
            ‘Without a doubt, this was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had’.
The Defence Academy brings together expertise and experience across a range of fields important to Defence, in order to provide higher education and training to military personnel, civil servants, and the private sector. 
Do you have the right skills to lead under pressure? Would you like the unique opportunity to experience learning from some of the academy’s influential military experts? Contact us now to find out more about the Skills Under Pressure course.    
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