Personal and Professional Development Mini Conference

Personal/development

Start Date: 03 Mar 2020

Start Time: 12:30 PM

End Time: 6:00 PM

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Capacity: 41

Venue: CMI, 3rd Floor , London, WC2B 6SR › View map

Students price ?: Free

Member price: £50

Member price: £50

Non-member price: £60

Our opening session presented by the Chair of the CMI London & South East Regional Board highlights The Professional Progression and  is aimed at opening people’s eyes to where they might find opportunities for personal progression. Neil Constable drawing on both his work in the performing arts and CMI experience will open the mini conference looking at how to progress professionally, whether that is by gaining a management qualification and professional recognition such as Chartered Manager or addressing some of the constraining edges of the ‘glass box’, gender, ethnicity, age etc. This session is all about professional progression and is aimed at ensuring people are undertaking structured CPD to ensure that they are maintaining and developing their skills. With a light touch on process, coverage will be given to progressing to and using Chartered Manager as one way of enabling delegates to formally demonstrate their skills.

The Employment Options session explores the various ways of working that are available, PAYE, Contract, Agency, self employment, interim, consultancy etc. and would also touch on portfolio careers and interim and identifies value that a recruitment agency can add in this process and the pseudo mentoring support that they can provide for their candidates.

The Your Digital Profile session is aimed at ensuring that people are clear about being ‘visible’.  This helps their employer and also improves their employment prospects as many employers now check out prospective employees on the web before interviewing them.

The Consultancy session touches on the things that need to be addressed in setting up a Consultancy: Business and Marketing Plan; Financing; Delivery; Competency; etc. and the wider aspects of working for yourself.

The Value of Networking session is a 15 minute introduction to the purpose, techniques and pitfalls of Networking followed by a 15 minute practical session that bleeds into the break where delegates continue networking.

The Communication session will explain the benefit and skill of communicating clearly and effectively.

Robustness and Resilience: Work in the 21st Century is always delivered in a high pressure environment and can adversely affect our mental and physical health.  This session will help to identify what skills an individual and a business can develop to manage the impact on health and wellness.

The Chartered Manager Session will showcase the benefits of attaining the Chartered Manager Award and talk briefly about the process (reference should be made to the webinar for a step by step presentation of the process of applying for Chartered Manager).  The speaker should also ensure that people are clear about the need to undertake CPD to ensure that they are maintaining and developing their skills and to make them aware that CMI and IC are great places to get CPD focussed on the needs of Managers and Consultants.

Agenda

Time
Topic

12:30pm

 Registration, lunch and Networking

1:30pm

 Welcome 
 Zarina Naqvi FIC Institute of Consulting representative on CMI London and South East Board

1:40pm

 Professional Progression
 
Neil Constable CCMI

2:05pm

 Employment Options
 
Philip Baker CMgr MCMI

2:30pm

 Your Digital Profile
 Michael Lassman, Equality Edge

2:55pm

 The Pros and Cons of being a Consultant
 Veronika Weisweiller MIC, Chair CMI CPD and Institute of Consultants London Networks,  Principal Poly - Contact

3.20pm

 The Value of Networking
 Philip Baker CMgr, MCIM
 This presentation will be followed by a short structured networking session to allow you to meet a  number of other attendees in a ‘controlled’   manner

 3.50pm 

 Break
 There will be an opportunity to continue networking in a ‘safe’ but less structured environment

 4:05pm

 Communication 
 Tara Furlong, Designing Futures Ltd

 4:30pm

 Robustness and Resilience
 Julia Oyeleye, Health & Wellness Training Ltd

 5:00pm

 Chartered Manager Award
 A presentation about the benefits of being a Chartered Manager and the process to achieving the award

 5:10pm

 Panel Discussion chaired by Zarina Naqvi
 Philip Baker, Chartered Manager, Veronika Weisweiller

 5:40pm

 Questions, Summary and Close
 Zarina Naqvi, Director of Chartered Institute of Management Board London and South East

 6:00pm

 Event Closes

Speakers

Zarina

Zarina Naqvi

Zarina is a management consultant and non executive director working with boards of directors across sectors and disciplines to leverage and optimise the whole organisation. She founded and runs Maxima Associates, following a senior career in Finance in global companies such as USA TODAY, Intercontinental Hotels , Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken +++ which she left to set up businesses which she has now sold. Having been an owner manager, Zarina finds the idiosyncrasies of long established owner run business of particular interest and believes that a key element to creating a sustainable economy is to strengthen this sector.
She has a recent masters from UCL in Technology Entrepreneurship and is a fellow of the Institute of Consulting and their Champion on the London and SE Regional Board of CMI.

Philip Baker

Philip Baker

Philip Baker is Vice Chair of the CMI London and South East CPD Network. Philip worked in design practice for 18 years, setting up a specialist subsidiary in 1994. Following a stint as Director of Health and Safety in a Consultancy Practice, Philip established his own consultancy in 2003. Effective networking is a key to the success of his business. Philip is a seasoned speaker on networking and has run a number of well received structured networking sessions for CMI and other organisations.

Tara Furlong

Tara Furlong

Tara Furlong, FSET, MBA, Adv Dip (Applied Linguistics), Adv Dip (Language and Literacy), BA(Hons) 1st class. Tara is Director of Learning at Designing Futures Ltd and is a specialist in English language, literacies and digital learning integrated into vocational and professional practice. She has been working in professional training, development and management for two decades including in relation to communication and presentation skills.

Michael Lassman

Michael Lassman

Michael is the founder of Equality Edge, an independent consultancy, working with clients to improve diversity and communication practices in both the real and virtual worlds, by so doing, maximising business benefit for time invested in social media activity.

He is a dynamic presenter and facilitator offering a creative approach to using various social media platforms as online marketing and communication tools. He helps people to raise their personal and organisation brand reach and value through effective use of their chosen social media.

Supporting the growth of online communities is a passion, which has led him to become a serious blogger, an effective user of many social media platforms and an established LinkedIn trainer and strategist.

He is the Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses Greater London Region.

Julie Oyeleye

Julia Oyeleye

Julia, a Health and Wellness Consultant, adult education lecturer and in-house complementary therapist for a leading law firm will talk about the real effects of stress on the human body and mind. She will share her knowledge of natural health techniques from her past 20 years in clinical practice that are proven to support people to adapt to stress and live life from a place of prevention.

Veronika

Veronika Weisweiller MIC

Veronika Weisweiller has a wide portfolio of business experience.
Following language studies, a spell as an interpreter and owning a language school, she ran market research projects globally for many years.
For the last 20 years, as a business adviser/consultant, drawing on her experience in all aspects of business planning and administration, Veronika has supported business owners and staff in a range of sectors on their journeys of business startup and growth. She is a Director of the Federation of Small Businesses.
A qualified trainer, Veronika has designed and delivered a range of courses, including on ´Setting up a Consultancy.´

Neil

Neil Constable CCMI

Neil Constable was appointed Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe in October, 2010. Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international enterprise and educational charity dedicated to the exploration and understanding of Shakespeare through education and performance. The reconstructed iconic Globe Theatre has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, annually welcoming over 1 million visitors and audiences from all walks of life and from many different countries. In 2017 Neil was named alongside Emma Rice, the Globe’s Artistic Director, as the joint 10th most influential people working in theatre and the performing arts in The Stage’s Top 100.

Neil trained in Stage Management & Technical Theatre at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has worked extensively in the theatre and arts industry for 30-years, latterly running cultural organisations. He is Chair of the London & South East Regional Board and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of Society of London Theatre, a Member of Creative Industries.

Additional Information

Buffet lunch from 12.30pm

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to CMI Events at CMIEvents@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207485.

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