Since March 2022, Riga Technical University works in cooperation with partners from Italy and Spain (Dramblys, FacilitAscolto and CNAAbruzzo) to enhance self-leadership skills for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be.
Through the Erasmus+ project EU-leadS, RTU has been actively participating in the development of resources aiming to reinforce its mission of equipping its students with transferable skills. Indeed, the objective of this initiative mainly concerns the development of methods and approaches encouraging the learning of self-leadership skills in entrepreneurship and European SMEs. To do so, RTU has focused on working with students from all programmes and collaborating with the Latvian NGO Riga TechGirls, which has shared its valuable experience and expertise.
After a fruitful learning mobility hosted by Dramblys in November 2022, the International Projects Unit at RTU has offered two workshop session on self-leadership to students. During 2 hours, participants have been able to learn and share about self-awareness, self-empathy, setting goals aligned with values, recognition of emotions, and so on, using tools developed by the EU-leadS partners. In the same way, RTU provide its students with resources on virtuous practices, tools and testimonies, guidelines for using tools and methods as well as a report on the lessons learned, these documents being available both in English and Latvian in this article.
In May 2023, RTU and Riga TechGirls project managers participated in the dissemination event hosted by CNAAbruzoo, in Pescara, Italy. During the event, the members of the consortium have shared about their different perspective on the continuous learning of self-leadership in different environment to external stakeholders, and explored together potential follow-up intiatives.
More information can be found on the social media dedicated to the project.