British Council Gulf-UK Alumni Network (All Webinars)

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

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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

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Professor Gurpreet Jagpal (Gups)

Professor and Director of the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, UWE

MBA MSc

Gurpreet was the former Director of Research, Enterprise and Innovation, and CEO South Bank University Enterprises Ltd. His main responsibilities include the strategic and day-to-day operations for London South Bank University’s (LSBU) research and enterprise activities. He was responsible for LSBU receiving the 2016 award for the Entrepreneurial University of the Year also by Times Higher Education. This massive transformation effort was a culmination of a deliberate two-year strategy focussed on launching and embedding a campus-wide culture for enterprise and entrepreneurship at LSBU. Professor Gurpreet Jagpal leads the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at the University of West England (UWE) Business School. The Business School has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year, 2018, by Times Higher Education. Gurpreet has also served as Chair of Institute Enterprise Educators UK and  Board Member – Association of Research Managers and Administrators Gurpreet’s message: It is essential to develop entrepreneurial skills. It is not just about launching a new venture as a startup; it is about starting a new business unit inside an existing company (being intrapreneurial); joining a fast-growing start-up as an employee and developing a whole framework of enterprise focussed skills that future proofs your career. Whether its individuals in their workplace or faculty lead designing curriculums its is important to think how we educate the current generation and how the current generation brings continuous learning and innovation as a part of their internal DNA. He will be giving a session on “Being entrepreneurial in the workplace” as a part of the entrepreneurship series but equally applicable to the employability series. Book your place here

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Dame Mary Marsh

Non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc and member of the Governing Body at London Business School

MBA (London Business School)

 

Dame Mary Marsh is a non-executive director of HSBC Bank plc and member of the Governing Body at London Business School. She is Chair of Trustees at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), Director on the Board of the LSO (London Symphony Orchestra) and Trustee of Teach First. She was the founding Director of the Clore Social Leadership Programme from 2008–15 where she led the leadership[ development of a number of leaders for the 3rd sector. Prior to that, she was the Chief Executive of the UK National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) from 2000-08. Dame Mary Marsh was CEO at the NSPCC from 2000 to 2008 and during that time, grew the charity from a £50m to a £150m turnover. She was also instrumental in the restructuring of the governance of the NSPCC and Royal Charter reform and the charity absorbing ChildLine, a service which supports thousands of children in the UK every year. That depth of experience has seen her hugely in demand for other roles over the past decade. She chairs the state honours and philanthropy honours committees, is on the board of the main honours committee, and in October 2012 was called upon by the then-minister for civil society, Nick Hurd, to review leadership and skills in the voluntary sector. No surprise then that at the 2012 Third Sector Excellence Awards she was given the Luke Fitzherbert Lifetime Achievement Award. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s 2007 New Year’s Honours list for services to families and children. Dame Mary Marsh joins for the 2nd time this season delviering an entirely brand new session on “How to succeed in teams and prepare for leading them”. You can view here previous recording below. We invite you to pre-book your place here

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Dr Jeff Skinner

Executive Director, Institute of Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Faculty at London Business School

PhD (UCL), MBA (Distinction, LBS)

Jeff is a Leader of the London Business School Entrepreneurial Summer School and creator of the UCL Technology Transfer division where he co-founded more than 30 technology-based spinouts that collectively raised more than £30 million in first round capital. Jeff has been in the knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship field for his entire professional career, first in the industry, then at University College London and then at London Business School. Jeff is also involved in planning and teaching the MBA, Masters in Management and Executive Education programmes in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship with high audience feedback scores. He initiated and supervised many international student entrepreneurship co-curricular activities including corporate challenges; venture competitions, speaker series, mentor schemes, thought-leadership publication, major events and ‘experiences’. He leads the ‘London Entrepreneurship Review’ and the ‘Talks in Entrepreneurship Leadership’ (TELL Series). Jeff also runs the Entrepreneurial Summer School in London that allows non-LBS students to apply for a rigorous, mentor support entrepreneurial development programme He is also a speaker and panellist on knowledge exchange and enterprise issues at dozens of national and international conferences with academic, technology transfer, and government and business audiences. He is the author of the Leadership Foundation’s publication Commercialisation Skills for Academics and Researchers and has written more than 20 teaching case studies, covering many aspects of university technology transfer. Jeff has also spoken at TEDx. Jeff has worked on ChangeSchool’s flagship Entrepreneurship Educator’s programme in Oman. His personal message, don’t write a business plan before you test the following elements of your idea. Book your place here

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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

Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean at the London Business School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the Academy of Social Scientists (FAcSS) and the Academy of International Business. Julian is a recognised expert on innovation, entrepreneurship and renewal in large corporations. He has written fourteen books, including Fast/ForwardBecoming a Better BossReinventing Management, and Giant Steps in Management, and over ninety articles in such journals as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Journal. He is regularly quoted in international media outlets, including CNN, BBC, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Business Week and The Times, and he speaks regularly at business conferences in the UK, Europe, North America and Australia. In 2015, he was ranked 43rd on the Thinkers 50 list of the most influential management thinkers in the world. He is passionate about developing better managers and bosses and has published several books in this area. In this webinar series, he will pick on some constructs of what it takes to be a better manager. Book your place here

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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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ChangeSchool team are available for breakfast seminars and speaking engagements (ranging from 45 minutes to 3 hours) on topics related to digital strategy, digital transformation, innovation,organisational levers of motivation and embedding change.

For details please contact Sofia Llewellyn-Jones on sofia@changeschool.org