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  • BPS Birmingham is on the lookout for one of its members to take the helm as Marketing Chair. A role previously held by Tara Tomes, the current Chair of Birmingham Future, this is a great opportunity to use your existing marketing and communications skills and get more involved in the organisation. Working closely with the BPS Birmingham exec team, particularly Events & Marketing Assistant Scarlett Armstrong-Sly, you will help BPS Birmingham promote its membership and events, both to members and the wider sector and city. As Marketing Chair you will have the opportunity to attend both Aspire and Future’s Leadership Team meetings, as well as run your own meetings with the Marketing Leads that sit across each committee. Key responsibilities of the Marketing Chair • Organise a monthly marketing meeting to discuss activity across Aspire, Future and Leaders, and identify opportunities to communicate what we’re doing • Support and motivate […]

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  • Last month’s BPS Birmingham Future Leadership Development workshop for emerging leaders identified who was addicted to giving feedback. Andrew Marcinko, PhD Candidate in Work and Organisational Psychology at Aston Business School, explained why ‘feedback addiction’ has become a common habit and how to overcome it. In fast-paced, high stress business environments it can feel appropriate to focus less on formal quarterly appraisals and more on a ‘daily routine’ of giving the team feedback. This is believed to be more motivating because it encourages self-assessment and self-correction to rectify processes that went prevented achieving goals, but, when does this routine start being addictive and become demotivating? Andrew explained that a hi-stress team environment, such as first response units, have to analyse and react quickly and efficiently to make life-changing decisions. Their concurrent self-assessment feedback process regular focus on the steps taken, not just the long term goals and outcomes, is being […]

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  • Have you been thinking about joining a Governance Board but lack the confidence? Then get ready with The Effective Board Member Programme ‘Get on the Board’ – now taking applications for the September cohort. The free ‘Get On The Board’ programme from The Effective Board Member is designed to equip young people -who want to contribute to the leadership of organisation by becoming a board member-with the relevant skills, opportunities and governance knowledge. Many boardrooms lack the influential voice of young people who can bring contemporary views to the table of any organisation. With the focus on corporate governance ‘Get On The Board’ offers a unique opportunity to rise to the top, stand out and lead! This course will enable you to enhance your professional networks and provide leadership skills that are not ordinarily taught on conventional leadership or personal development courses. The programme is delivered by experienced facilitators who […]

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  • • Four Public Debates will feature James Burn, Pete Durnell, Beverley Nielsen, Siôn Simon and Andy Street • Debates start at Black Country Living Museum on Tuesday 7th March • Around 1,000 people expected to attend across four events • 84 days to Election Day. All of the five main candidates will appear at four Public Debates across the West Midlands in the lead up to the election of the first regional mayor on 4th May 2017. Councillor James Burn (Green), Pete Durnell (Ukip), Beverley Nielsen (LibDem), Siôn Simon MEP (Labour) and Andy Street CBE (Conservative) will line up for the events starting on 7th March. The Public Debates will be led by local newspapers across the region: the Express & Star, Birmingham Mail and Coventry Telegraph. The papers will be responsible for selecting members of the public to attend the Public Debates and putting their questions to the candidates. […]

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  • BPS Birmingham Future committee sponsors SimkissGuy Recruitment Ltd and Aston Business School launch a new partnership of free business insight breakfast events starting this month. Aimed at the regions professionals and business leaders, to gain insight and discuss the latest business issues with guest experts, they will offer an opportunity to network with like-minded people and develop valuable connections. You are warmly invited to attend the free launch breakfast event on Wednesday 22nd February at The Colmore Building. Esteemed academic Dr Andrew Glencross of Aston University will be delivering a presentation on the latest research and thinking on different Brexit scenarios and reflecting on his recent publication ‘Why the UK Voted for Brexit: David Cameron’s Great Miscalculation’. The new event for the regions professional sector comes at a time of exceptional growth and recognition for both BPS Future sponsors. Aston University announced this week it has one of the best […]

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