Great British Executive Education at the Gulf doorstep
Following on from the Leadership Influence toolkit launched in 2016, the British Council and ChangeSchool are delighted to bring you the recordings and learning materials from “The British Council Leadership webinar” series 1 & 2 beamed across six GCC locations from March to April 2018 and then October to December 2018 You identified Entrepreneurship and Employability in the workplace as key themes that would benefit your career. Faculty from the UK’s top universities and business schools will bring you the latest thinking on these themes. We have created a stellar set of fifteen modules to deliver the skills and techniques that you need roughly divided across entrepreneurship and employability. Each session is an hour-long. We have faculty from Cambridge Judge Business School, London Business School King’s College London, University of West England and Cranfield University. Join us and experience these life-changing insights. Your hosts for these series is Neil Marshall and Viren Lall. Continue your lifelong learning journey with us and boost your CV by taking advantage of our Certification Programme.
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The table below shows you which recordings you need to watch to get each certificate.
|Certificate||Faculty||Potential Session topic|
|Season 1 Employability Certificate||Adj Prof Viren Lall, FRSA||Transitioning a career|
|Dame Mary Marsh||Being ready to take opportunities|
|Adj Prof Neil Marshall||Developing diverse talent|
|Season 1 Entrepreneurship Certificate||Prof Jaideep Prabhu||Frugal innovation|
|Dr Giulia Calabretta||Great ideas using Design Thinking|
|Dr Stephanie Hussels||Sketch out a business model|
|Dr Stephanie Hussels||How to test the market|
|Season 2 Employability Certificate||Dr Kate Daubney||What is your employability and how can you use it?|
|Dame Mary Marsh||How to succeed in teams and prepare for leading them|
|Prof Julian Birkinshaw||How to become a better manager|
|Adj Prof Viren Lall, FRSA||Influence, persuasion and personal branding|
|Season 2 Entrepreneurship Certificate||Sarah Campbell, FRSA||Using design thinking to start a business|
|Prof Gurpreet Jagpal||Being Entrepreneurial in the workplace|
|Dr Jeff Skinner||What to do before you write a business plan|
Themes of your Gulf-UK alumni sessions
The webinars were delivered live across six countries – Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia during March and April 2018 and October to December 2019. Top-ranking delivery Faculty from diverse background and selection of universities delivered highly engaging segments on specialised topics on entrepreneurship and employability.
Please find below a list of all the webinar, faculty bios, introductions and links to recordings. Whether you did attend the session or doing it for the first time, we encourage you to go and review the webinars and learning materials to put it into practice.
Live Online Faculty
Dr Kate Daubney
Head of King’s College Careers & Employability
PhD, University of Leeds; Diploma in Career Guidance and Development; Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
A careers advisor of 18 years’ standing at the London School of Economics, Imperial College Business School and now Kings College London. Her strategic interests are in embedding employability across the HE curriculum, and how to enable people to make better-informed decisions about their futures. Her specialisms are globally mobile professionals and mid-career change, freelance careers, PhD and post-doctoral researchers, and entrepreneurship. Her personal message: Many people associate employability with the early stages of a career, with proving your ability to get the first job. But your employability is a lifelong development journey, and being aware of the professional development. She will kick-starting Season 2 of the webinars on entrepreneurship and employability and will lead the opening session on “What is your employability and how can you use it?” on 23rd October 2018. See her introduction below. Book your place here
Sarah Campbell, FRSA
Head of Learning, The Victoria and Albert Museum of Design and Fine Art
An expert in the application of Design Thinking to user experience, Sarah was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship for her work in the field. She has also served as Chair of the Engage Journal Editorial Advisory Board. Sarah is a firm believer in design thinking to unleash creativity. She has done extensive research on the repertoire of 21st Century skills we will all need to develop and deploy at some stage in our careers and her session on design thinking to start a business explores just that She will lead the first webinar in the entrepreneurship stream titled “Using design thinking to start a business”. See her introduction below and Book your place here
Professor Gurpreet Jagpal (Gups)
Professor and Director of the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, UWE
Dame Mary Marsh
Non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc and member of the Governing Body at London Business School
MBA (London Business School)
Dr Jeff Skinner
Executive Director, Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Faculty at London Business School
PhD (UCL), MBA (Distinction, LBS)
Professor Julian Birkinshaw
Deputy Dean (Executive Education), Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at London Business School.
Thinker’s 50 List
PhD & MBS at Ivey Business School at Western University
Viren Lall, FRSA
Adjunct Professor, International Executive Educator, Entrepreneur
Executive MBA (distinction) London Business School, UK; MSc in Advanced Computing (distinction) King’s College London, UK;
Viren Lall is a business transformation leader, an adjunct professor of management, and an executive education trainer including at London Business School. He created £400m of organisational value by transforming business units. His business transformation hothouses were voted the best in BT’s corporate memory.
For ChangeSchool, Viren leads on the client and academic relationships and specialised executive education programmes. An entrepreneur and corporate transformation leader with twenty-four years of experience in multinationals such as BT, Adobe Systems, Dell Corporation and UNIDO, as well as UBS, Vodafone and Lloyds of London as clients.
Viren delivered on the British Council Sponsored Leaders Influencing Toolkit programme to 180 GCC Arab alumni in 6 countries from March 2016 to June 2016. He also delivers on the Ministry of Higher Education Oman’s yearlong Certified Entrepreneurship Educator’s Programme. Here’s a link to a video of co-delivering in Oman https://youtu.be/SUwVy9SfDEU
He has advised and coached globally on innovation and change practices and leadership and was published “Organisational Change Explained” by Kogan Page.
Viren’s message: Whether you are an employee or an entrepreneur if you are not consciously building your influence on a daily basis you will end up being “trumped” by those that do so. Viren had kicked started the highly popular Season 1 series with his webinar on “Transitioning your career”, recording can be accessed below. His new webinar will look at critical levers of influence, persuasion, building power and an authentic personal brand that transcends job roles.Book your place here
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