The Management School hosts a series of free online webinars to provide you with a toolkit of skills to help you excel in your career. Each theme offers new ways of thinking about international business issues and will be presented by a member of our academic staff or alumni with industry expertise. You can access the recordings of previous webinars, free of charge, at any time, wherever you are located in the world.
GDPR for Marketers
In this session, Steve Kuncewicz, Partner at BLM, will deliver a session on managing the implications of the new General Data Protection Regulations. There will be a focus on privacy, E-regulations, examples of poor and best practice and sources of information and guidance.
Steve specialises in intellectual property, media and communications-related issues, working mainly with the creative, digital, technology and advertising sectors with a nationally-recognised niche specialism in issues involving social media.
Mindfulness in the workplace: Insight and Techniques
In this session, qualified Counsellor, Kath Caffrey, will provide you with tips on how to use mindfulness in the workplace, with exercises you can use ahead of presentations or interviews.
What is evidence based management? How do you do it? What difference does it make?
Rob Briner, Professor of Organizational Psychology at Queen Mary, University of London and Scientific Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Management as he explores evidence based management.
Professor Briner’s research has focused on several topics including well-being, emotions, stress, ethnicity, the psychological contract, absence from work, motivation, work-nonwork and everyday work behaviour. Beyond academic research Rob helps practitioners and organizations make better use of evidence, including research evidence, in decision-making as well as encouraging academics to make research more accessible.
Engaging with International Markets
David Stringer-Lamarre (LLB Hons 1986) is Managing Director of Fortis Consulting London and the Chairman of the Institute of Directors London Region. He will discuss how companies can prepare themselves to engage with markets outside the country that they are located. This will include market research, entry strategies and importantly cross-cultural business engagement skills. “You can have the best product or service in your ‘home market’ but if you do not effectively engage with your international target market you will not succeed.”
How HR can take advantage of social media
Tim Scott (BA Hons Philosophy 1997), People Director, Fletchers Solicitors and Founder of The Work Consultancy, discusses the rise of digital and social technology, current and future technology trends and the digital skills gap. Tim considers what this means for HR professionals, how they need to respond and will conclude with practical tips to take away.
Technology transforming business - who exactly leads?
John Hanley (BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering, 1979), Founder of Run the Change, explores technology business models and who controls the innovation agenda going forward. From the more traditional General Electric, NASA and Philips to the technology led innovators such as Airbnb and Uber, John will also explore what this might mean for the roles that can be played in the new generation of business models.
Life Design Series (Three webinars)
Serial entrepreneur, life coach and alumnus Willem Gous (MSc Information Systems Management 2015) offers key insight into the secrets of designing and living the life you have always wanted. Avoid the biggest mistake that leads to being stuck in a life you dislike, being overworked and unhealthy, ending up in a repetitive cycle of life where every year seems to be the same as the previous. You can find the resources that Willem mentions throughout the webinar by clicking here.
Webinar one concentrates on the beliefs and fears that hold you back from living the life you always wanted
Webinar two concentrates on providing clarity about the life you really want and planning the life you always wanted.
Starting a Business: The Personal Journey
Serial entrepreneur, life coach and alumnus Willem Gous (MSc Information Systems Management 2015) guides you through the personal and emotional challenges of starting a business. Gain an insight into the personal development tools that can help you on your journey, navigate partnerships and mentorships, and how to avoid self-doubt.
The 'Why and How' of Becoming a Successful Freelancer
During this webinar serial entrepreneur, life coach and alumnus, Willem Gous (MSc Information Systems Management 2015), will share how you prepare and launch yourself as freelancer. He will help you reduce stress and uncertainty while increasing your chances of success.