Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Renegotiating 'value': Bonus vs Pro Bono

'Bonus vs Pro Bono' is the second in our series of Renegotiating 'value' seminars and seeks to explore the value of inspirational leadership in business. The seminar will be held in the St Martin's Hall at St Martin-in-the-Fields (Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ) on Thursday 4th November between 4.00 and 6.30pm.

The seminar speakers are:
  • Peter Hyson (Change Perspectives Ltd) has specialised in leadership development, working with both individuals and strategic teams to boost high performance. He has clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. His consultancies have included working with Directors in Professional Services, promoted because of their exceptional technical skills, to adjust to learning people-leadership skills; and a major Organisation Development project with a Government Department to re-assess its work-culture. He says, “After at least four separate careers, the key theme – and what excites me - is helping people and organisations exceed their expectations, to feel they have power and influence.” These portfolio careers also reflect an eclectic range of business skills and interests, including story-writing, for both business and pleasure and he will shortly be publishing a book about coaching and the “third IQ” - spirituality. His favourite management development insight is "The great coach is the one who brings out the greatness in others" (Nancy Kline).
  • Bruce Irvine is the Executive Director at the Grubb Institute. He is a consultant clinical psychologist with more than 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and young adults in a range of settings from high security to community based open access services, as a senior manager in the NHS he has lead on Partnership development and organisational change. As the consultant lead for Young Minds he was responsible for the work of 50 consultants working with Education, Health, Social Care and the Voluntary Sector. His voluntary responsibilities include chairmanship of the Voice for the Child in Care and Chair of Governors of Tavistock Mulberry Bush day unit. He is also an honorary lecturer at British and European universities on the psychological health of children and young people, and is currently working with a Scandinavian university developing programmes for business leaders and managers, and regularly participates in programmes on group and organisational behaviour in the UK and France.
  • Baroness Uddin is a Labour Peer and was the first Muslim woman in the House of Lords. Born in Bangladesh and brought up in England, she is an advociate of social reforms and equal rights. A formidable champion for women, Lady Uddin was invited to the House of Lords in 1998 for her contribution to the advancement of women's and disability rights. She began her professional and political career in the 1970's, in the East End of London, developing a number of leading edge and well-regarded services and organisations. Many of these have since come to be accepted as benchmarks for sustainable development and community engagement. Baroness Uddin has served on the Government's Select Committee on European Affairs and has chaired several Government task forces, under the auspices of the Prime Minister's office, the Home Office and the FCO. She also chaired the Government's Taskforce on Ethnic Minority Women Councillors.
To register for the seminar, which costs £5.00, phone 020 8599 2170 or email

Renegotiating ‘value’ is a seminar series organised by Faiths in London’s Economy (FiLE) in association with: Ethos HumanCapital; Faith Regen Foundation; The Grubb Institute; Mission in London’s Economy; the SmithMartin Partnership; St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace.

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