Leadership Programme at David Game College
The rationale behind the David Game leadership programme is simple: to help our students to better understand the nature of leadership and what it means to be a good leader in the 21st Century. Although such a mission is ambitious, especially as leadership is one of the most talked about, but least understood of topics, it is still possible to provide students with an overview and help guide and shape their own views.
The course has six key parts:
- Leadership – what is it and its biological origins
- The traits and behaviours of good leaders
- The challenges of leadership in the 21st Century
- Decision-making under pressure – crisis leadership
- Power, influence , prestige and leadership
- Historic figures that demonstrated leadership
The course perspective takes into account cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology as a basis to explain many of the characteristics and traits of leadership and why much modern behaviour becomes maladapted in the prevailing environment. It is aims to motivate students to consider becoming leaders at some stage in their careers and understand the importance of taking responsibility for their own actions, as well as becoming resilient to set backs and never, ever, giving up!
The course will be run by John Dalton who has taught leadership in 14 countries to a wide range of clients, including ambassadors, Royalty, CEOs, head of NGOs and numerous executives of multinational companies. John has studied leadership for the last 20 years and he is especially knowledgeable of status striving, status threats and the neurobiological approach to leadership. He is a chartered biologist and has taught GCSE and A level students for 27 years, providing him with a critical insight into how students’ think and behave.
Starts Thursday 24th January from 5-6pm in the Small Auditorium (A214)
As part of our medical programme at David Game College, a series of lectures and seminars is arranged that covers a range of medically-related topics.
The lecture on the biology of cancer will cover the following topics:
- Which animals also get cancer – not just humans
- What is cancer?
- The special case of Naked Mole Rat!
- Medical facts around cancer
- Correlations and causations
- The cell cycle, mutation and genetic basis of cancer
- Genomic instability
- Why evolution helps explain cancer
- Cell transformation
- Necrosis and apoptosis
- Tumour formation
- Genetics: proto-oncogenes; tumour suppressing genes and miRNAs
- Epigenetics and cancer
Everyone is welcome, but we expect those who are applying for medicine or medically-related courses to specially attend as the content could prove very useful for knowledge development and towards helping out with potential interviews.
Monday 21st January 5:30pm in room A214
Our Principal Mr Game and UFP Director Mr Kaveh at JSB College in Seoul, running Alevels and UFP, all taught by young teachers with degrees from Oxford or Imperial College. Newest member of David Game Group.
Happy New Year! Taking a look back over the past academic year we have achieved a lot. We are pleased to release our first issue of our new e-magazine Londinium. Take a look at our magazine here to find out what else we got up to this year. https://issuu.com/davidgamecollege/docs/londinium_2018_v15