CFA Society Emirates Career Talk series on the topic of “Self Awareness: Your Key to Career Success.”

Webinar Overview

The webinar introduces an easy practical framework to enable participants to take control of managing their own careers effectively.

Key learning outcomes:

· Understand the four key aspects of effective personal career management.

· Understand how self-awareness is the key to future career success.

· Learn some techniques for improving self-awareness.

· Learn how the Mental Toughness concept provides the means for developing effective communication and negotiation skills, enhancing their influencing, teamworking and networking competency.

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Peter Sewell is an expert in psychology, careers and employability. After training initially as an Occupational Psychologist in the UK Government Employment Service, Peter then worked as a careers consultant at the Universities of Westminster, Bradford, and Huddersfield. He was a Senior Lecturer in Employability & Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Lancashire prior to joining the Careers, Alumni & Employer Relations team at Lancaster University Management School. During that period he worked on the development of the CareerEDGE model of graduate Employability which has been used by certain Higher Education institutions in the UK, Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Peter has a wide experience of working not only with students and graduates in Higher Education, but also with executives, lawyers, managers, entrepreneurs and creative professionals in business and the public sector. He recently joined the UK based business consultancy firm AQR International, as Head of Business Development – International & Education. Peter is a Chartered Psychologist and holds a BA (Hons) from Middlesex University, a MSc in Occupational Psychology and a PhD in Psychology.

About the Moderator

Binod Shankar, CFA has 25 years of experience as a banker, auditor, finance director, entrepreneur and financial trainer. He now spends his time as a keynote speaker, bloogger, and podcaster, and as an active volunteer on the Board of the CFA Society Emirates, where he is the Career Services Chair. Binod is a Chartered Accountant, a CFA charterholder and holds a Level 7 qualification from the Institute of Leadership and Management in Coaching and Mentoring.