BRITISH IRANIAN BUSINESS
& PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY
Reflecting back on 2022 and looking ahead into 2023, it is clear we have been facing unprecedented challenges. We have each been impacted in one way or another and these impacts affect our daily lives. Listening to our members and community, we would like to invite you to join us in listening to subject matter experts in the field of psychology and mental health on how to recognise and acknowledge the impact of crisis as well as exploring tools and ways to support and cope with these.
The format for the evening will consist of introduction and presentations from our esteemed speakers followed by panel discussion and Q and A. If you have a question that you would like to ask the speakers, please email it to email@example.com ahead of the event.
Professor Dame Til Wykes
Dame Til Wykes is a professor and Head of School at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London as well as a consultant clinical psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She has developed, tested, and implemented novel treatments for people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. She led the NHS-wide infrastructure to support mental health research for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and is NIHR Senior Spokesperson on mental health research. Her research has had an impact through the development of the CIRCuiTS cognitive remediation software. She influenced national and international research strategies through the European ROAMER (Wykes et al 2015), and UK Mental Health Research Goals projects (Wykes et al 2021). She has championed Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) by founding the renowned Service User Research Enterprise which employs excellent researchers with experience of using mental health services. Her influence was recognised by the British Psychological Society, a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDTM for the Largest Mental Health Lesson, a Damehood from the Queen (2016) and by the EPA for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in Working to Improve Mental Health Care in Europe and in 2022 the Research Prize from the International Neuropsychological Society.
Dr Samineh Shaheem
Learning & Development Senior Consultant | Knowledge Entrepreneur | NeuroLeadership Executive Coach | Professor of Psychology and Leadership | Keynote Speaker
For nearly 25 years, learning and development has been the main focus of Dr Shaheem's career in a deep and deliberate manner, through the application of psychological and adult educational principles and practices. The intertwined nature of multiple roles throughout her career (such as a Learning & Development consultant, Professor of Cross Cultural Psychology & Leadership, leadership roles in public and private organisations and entrepreneur) are inseparable and constantly leveraged to engage in purposeful work to make a positive impact.
So when Dr Shaheem works as a consultant or coach, her comprehensive and broad academic background colours and frames both the process and outcome of that engagement. Similarly, as a university professor, Dr Shaheem's consulting projects breathe life and relevance into her learning sessions.
As Dean and Executive Director of Graduate Programs of Hult International Business School, Dr Shaheem merged and managed the kaleidoscope of her experiences in order to inspire, educate and transform countless lives by helping both staff and students progress towards their potential.
Furthermore, Dr Shaheem's reach and impact extend across multiple continents through different dimensions. For close to seven years, she was a co-host on a talk radio show called 'Voices of Diversity' and had a monthly column in the largest circulating newspaper in the Gulf region, called 'Psyched Sundays.' She has published a number of books and articles, is a senior research fellow and regular keynote presenter at conferences & Tedx speaker.
She was also the founder of the first anti bullying campaign in the UAE, 'Bolt Down on Bullying' and the founder and director of Balanced Leadership Circle, an association that aims to confront and prevent gender inequality. Through her social media platforms (approx 140K in total), she has touched the hearts and minds of many people worldwide. On International Women’s Day in 2018, Dr Shaheem was recognized by the Mayor of London for her extraordinary contribution to the UK.
Dr Danny McGuigan
Lives near Edinburgh in Scotland with his partner and travels extensively for his work.
Danny provides Leadership Development coaching to executives up to European Corporate president level to clients across the globe including:
The European Patent Office (EPO) in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany, the Institute of Electrial and Electronics Engineers (IEEE, HQ in New York), Siemens AG, Fujitsu Siemens, Europol (The Hague), HCA International (London), Aspen Heathcare (London), Cadburys (Ireland), NHS Scotland (several Healthboards), GenesisCare, SSE, the University of Glasgow, the University of Strathclyde Graduate Business School and many more.
Danny’s coaching role also leads him into training and development interventions in challenging areas that include managing pressure at work, mediation, conflict management, team building and change management.
At the core of his training lies the role and the power of human emotion in everyday conflict.
Danny's doctoral research on the friendship experiences of senior executives in the private and the public sectors in the UK continues to inform his coaching approach to leadership development.
Born in Belfast in 1954 Danny was 15 when the Northern Ireland “troubles” flared in 1969. As a cradle catholic living on a catholic housing estate the daily grind of everyday life was overshadowed by the dark fear of never knowing what violence was going to happen next. Danny understands now that his very high stress levels in those years were linked to his perception / feeling that he had very little control over his daily life in Belfast.
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Tickets are not refundable.
Tickets include dinner.
The ticketing system will close 3 business days before the event or as soon as the event is sold out.
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