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Key Skills Lecture Series

LSBU Alumni’s popular Key Skills Lecture Series is part of our event programme designed to help you improve your skills set. Attend all three sessions in a series and you will receive a Certificate of Attendance, which can be included on your CV as evidence of professional development.

The Spring 2017 Leadership Series featured alumni speakers with years of experience in their fields: 


Previous Key Skills Videos

“Breaking Bad Habits” with Helen Raphael

Bad habits such as being late or procrastinating develop over time and could hinder our work or study. LSBU alumna and Addiction Therapist, Helen Raphael, outlines how to identify bad habits, break free from them and implement positive strategies to enhance career and wellbeing.

“Developing Your Resilience” with Damian Piper

We all face challenges in the pursuit of our goals, but the key to success lies in our resilience to life's setbacks. LSBU alumnus and Leadership Coach, Damian Piper, presents his model on how to improve performance by developing a strong mindset.


"Introduction to Emotional Intelligence" with Dr. Helen Deane

Emotional intelligence is about how people and organisations function, enabling us to enhance relationships and inspire others. LSBU alumna and Training Consultant, Dr Helen Deane, explains how effective emotional management can boost leadership, teamwork and management skills.


“Assertiveness: the art of saying ‘No’” with Linda Kelly

Assertiveness is a skill regularly referred to in social and communication skills, often confused with aggression. Assertiveness means standing up for your personal rights in a direct, honest way whilst always respecting the feelings of other people. LSBU lecturer and independent Training Consultant, Linda Kelly, addresses the assertiveness agenda in the workplace and everyday life.


“Mastering Negotiation Skills” with Stefan Kadlubowski

An experienced negotiator, Stefan owes his success to his skill in creating mutually-beneficial partnerships. He started his business in 1998 with very little financial support. Through successful business strategies and “negotiating the right deal”, Stefan grew his business into what is now one of the UK's most successful dealer groups.


"Smarter networking" with Dorothea Stuart

Dorothea Stuart is an Executive Coach and Human Resources & Business Consultant with substantial experience in human resources management and employee communications. Dorothea outlines various techniques of networking that create successful business opportunities.