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Seminar Series Archive

Details of seminars we have delivered previously are available below – if you would like to read about our upcoming seminars please click here to be taken to the main Seminar Series page.

2016/17 Seminar Series

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Neuroscience for organisational change: maintaining performance during times of uncertainty

Hilary Scarlett (scarlettandgrey.com)

Why Work with Dads?

Dr Anna Tarrant (School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds) and Joe Luscombe (Domestic Violence Team, Leeds City Council)

Solution-Focused Practice

Sarah Cimikoglu (Barnsley CAMHS) and Andrew Gibson (Conundrum Coaching)

2015/16 Seminar Series

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L.M. Montgomery and the First World War

Dr Laura Robinson (Professor and Dean of Arts, Royal Military College Canada)

Re-imagining child protection: another way is possible

Professor Bridgid Featherstone (Professor of Social Work, University of Huddersfield) and Amanda Boorman (Founder, The Open Nest)

ISIS: Ideology, history, theology

Hizer Mir (School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds)

The role of the wider workforce in delivering the public health agenda

Susan Blundell and Rachel Dukes (Public Health, Leeds City Council)

Lifelong Learning Centre Book Party

2014/15 Seminar Series

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Fragmentation or integration? Exploring service delivery approaches with children, young people and families

Dr Doug Martin (Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University) and Mary Armitage (Head of Integrated Processes, Targeted Services, Leeds City Council)

The Idea of the Caliphate

Dr Salman Sayyid (School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds)

Understanding the learning experience for deaf students: working with secondary school Teaching Assistants to improve learning outcomes

Jackie Salter (Programme Tutor, University of Leeds) and Rob Arrowsmith (Vice Principal, West Leeds Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre)

Enhancing communication skills in early years and classroom settings

Ann McCaffrey (Leeds Community Healthcare)

Effective language strategies as part of planning and teaching across the primary curriculum

Therese O’Sullivan (Learning Improvement Team, Leeds City Council)

2013/14 Seminar Series

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Birth of a brand: The story of marketing at M&S

Katharine Carter (Company Archivist, M&S Company Archive)

The impact of Islamic Law on modern western societies

Abdul B Shaikh (Tutor in Islamic Studies, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds)

Multi-agency working: Policy, research and the reality of practice

Sue Mills (Tutor in Child and Family Studies, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds), Pat Spedding (Cluster Development Manager, Inner North West Hub) and Irena Riley (Manager, Hawksworth Wood Children’s Centre)

Wise before the event? Managing critical incidents in schools

Dr Ruth Dennis (Acting Principal Educational Psychologist, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council Children’s Services)

Strategic HR in business

Tom Keeney (Director, Workforce Management and Employee Relations, BT Group / Regional Director for Yorkshire and Humber, BT Group)

Responding to domestic violence and sexual violence in Leeds

Rosie Campbell (Chief Executive Officer, Genesis) and Linda Stevenson (Training Coordinator, Domestic Violence Team, Leeds City Council)

2012/13 Seminar Series

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Bringing together education and the community: strategic and practical approaches to schools addressing partnership

Dr Andrew Williams (Executive Headteacher, Holmfirth High School and North Huddersfield Trust School) and Tracey Morgan (Learning Mentor at Fitzwilliam Primary School, Wakefield)

Positive approaches to supporting families

Sylvia Shatwell (Service Manager, Barnardo’s Willow Young Carers) and Mark Law MBE (Chief Executive, BARCA-Leeds)

Representations of Arab and Muslim women in the Western media: mythology or reality?

Dr Hiam El-Gousi (Tutor in Islamic Studies, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds)

Promoting the resilience of young people from care to adulthood: messages from research

Professor Mike Stein (Research Professor, Social Policy Research Unit, University of York) and Steve Walker (Deputy Director of Children’s Services, Safeguarding, Specialist and Targeted, Leeds City Council)

Ethics in business: perspectives from the private and public sectors

Dr Jamie Dow (Lecturer, Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied, University of Leeds) and Dr Rafaqut Rashid (GP Partner and GP Executive Member of Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group)

2011/2012 Seminar Series

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Early intervention and prevention: the Leeds experience

Andrea Richardson (Leeds City Council, Head of Early Years) and Sue Cassidy (Leeds City Council, Extended Services Provider)

Dialogue, tolerance and mutual understanding in Judeo-Christian and Muslim traditions

Abdul B Shaikh (Tutor in Islamic Studies, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds)

Young people’s voices

Joyce Thacker (Strategic Director, Children and Young People’s Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council) and Peter Lawrence (Development Director, Brigshaw Co-operative Trust)

Having an influence: effective communication in the workplace

Dr Elaine McNichol (Director, CPD4 Health Innovation, University of Leeds)

Adult and children’s services working together to improve outcomes for children, young people and families

Angela Scholes (Specialist Health Worker, Neonatal Abstinence Services), Gemma Hornby (Strategy and Commissioning Team, Leeds City Council), Alex Whincup (Drugs – Alcohol Liaison Midwife, Leeds Addiction Unit, Pregnancy and Parenting Team) and Dr Chris Buller (Consultant Psychiatrist and Named Doctor for the Leeds and York Partnership Foundation NHS Trust)

Credit crises, recessions and increasing wealth inequality: can Islamic finance offer an alternative to modern economic problems?

Sitara Akram (Tutor in Islamic Studies, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds)

Adult community learning: new challenges, new chances?

Jan Novitzky (Programme Manager, NIACE), Jane Hopkins (Head of Employment and Skills, Leeds City Council) and Lindsey Fraser (Communities and Partnerships Coordinator, Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds)