Mary Power Gives Engaging Presentation to Year 11 Students
Mary Power from mPower People presented to the Year 11 girls in PCT this week. During her presentation, she explained how differences in our personalities can impact how we relate and deal with each other.
The girls completed a very simple behavioural style quiz, giving them a small insight into what styles they might be. Mary discussed the strengths and weaknesses of each of these styles and how we need each of them in order to work well together. While this may be the case, it does also open the door for conflict.
Mary’s engaging presentation was very much appreciated by the students. The session will open the door for further discussions about working with our peers; being able to recognise different strengths and weaknesses in each other, and how to use different strengths to work with each other effectively when these differences present challenges.
Not only is this message important at school, but also within friendship groups, in the workplace and in the future as the girls head off to further study and work opportunities.
After the presentation yesterday, I think we all learnt to value our differences as women and the importance of collaborating with people who think differently. Mary set a great example of how women can work together to achieve great things. Amity Tsagaris
My take-away from our guest speaker presentation is that no matter who we are, what our strengths are, what our personalities are, we all have the ability to work together and cooperate in order to create a harmonious environment. Especially as young women, it is important that we support and respect each other, and help each other to achieve our goals. Sarah Durston
Mary has worked as a mediator, facilitator and trainer for more than 20 years. She has lectured in master’s programs at Curtin University and in the Law School at UWA. Mary has extensive experience as a facilitator, negotiator, mediator and trainer. Mary’s expertise takes her into the field of leadership and team development, specialising in what some may see as more ‘challenging’ projects. Mary has built up a formidable reputation in this area. (ref http://mpowerpeople.com.au/)