Key Skills Lecture Series

It is important to continue to fine tune your business and employability skills throughout your career. The LSBU Alumni Association's Key Skills Lecture series is designed to help you improve your skill set and develop the attributes and knowledge that make our graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations. You may also use the knowledge you will gain in these workshops as transferable skills which can be used in other areas of your life.

These lectures are presented by recognised professional with years of experience and are free for LSBU Alumni Association members to attend.

To book your place on any or all of these lectures, please follow the link and book online. Alternatively, you can contact the Alumni Office on alumni@lsbu.ac.uk or 020 7815 6712.

Spaces are limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Spring 2014 Series

If you attend all three lectures of the spring series, you'll also receive a Certificate of Attendance upon request.

Developing the leader in you

Date: Wednesday 23 April 2014
Registration: 17:30 - 17:55
Lecture starts: 18:00
Location: Keyworth Centre, Room 806/7
Presenter: Dorothea Stuart, Executive Business Coach

Dorothea Stuart is an executive coach and Human Resources & Business consultant with substantial experience in human resources management and employee communication. Dorothea has worked with international companies, professional firms and individuals to help them achieve business and personal goals. As employers are increasingly seeking staff with strong leadership skills, this session will focus on developing the qualities to lead a team effectively such as motivation, building respect and taking initiative within the workplace. 

This event is now fully booked. Please contact the Alumni Office on 020 7815 6712 or email alumni@lsbu.ac.uk to be put on the waiting list for this event.

Mastering negotiation skills

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Registration: 17:30 - 17:55
Lecture starts: 18:00
Location: Keyworth Centre, Room 806/7
Presenter: Stefan Kadlubowski

Stefan Kadlubowski is a successful Entrepreneur and Director within the Motor and Property industries. Having won a multitude of customer service business awards, Stefan's businesses include a Volvo Franchise which is number one in the UK for customer satisfaction and a Mazda franchise that is number one for retail sales. Stefan started his business in 1998 with very little financial support, however through successful business Strategy and “Negotiating the right deal” Stefan business grew and is now one of the UK's most successful Dealer Groups.  An experienced negotiator who owes his success to his skill in creating mutually beneficial business partnerships, Stefan will outline how to create the right environment for meaningful negotiations to take place. He will share simple techniques that generate a “Win Win” situation and how to recognize potential disagreement before it turns into conflict. From negotiating a pay rise to getting that promotion, Stefan techniques will help you.

This event is now fully booked. Please contact the Alumni Office on 020 7815 6712 or email alumni@lsbu.ac.uk to be put on the waiting list for this event.

Smarter networking skills

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014
Registration: 17:30 - 17:55
Lecture starts: 18:00
Location: Keyworth Centre, Room 806/7
Presenter: Dorothea Stuart, Executive Business Coach

In addition to delivering the Leadership Skills Training, Dorothea will lead this session by giving her advice on successful business networking. In the current economic climate, there has never a more important time to become an effective and confident networker. Learn the techniques to make important contacts and create the relationships that will open up opportunities within the world of business and everyday life.

This event is now fully booked. Please contact the Alumni Office on 020 7815 6712 or email alumni@lsbu.ac.uk to be put on the waiting list for this event.

Autumn 2014 Series

***Booking for the Autumn 2014 Series will open on Monday 2 June 2014***

Assertiveness: the art of saying ‘No’

Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Registration: 17:30 - 17:55
Lecture starts: 18:00
Location: Keyworth Centre, Room 806/7
Presenter: Linda Kelly, Senior Lecturer (Careers Guidance, LSBU) & independent Training Consultant

Writing a successful business plan: an introduction

Date: Thursday 23 October 2014
Registration: 17:30 - 17:55
Lecture starts: 18:00
Location: Manor Lecture Theatre, London Road
Presenter: Michael Buckworth, Founder & Managing Partner of Buckworth Solicitors

Powerful project management

Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Registration: 17:30 - 17:55
Lecture starts: 18:00
Location: Keyworth Centre, Room 806/7
Presenter: Professor Jon Warwick & Dr Gary Bell (Department of Business Studies, LSBU)