The Future is NOW

RBS Conference Centre, Gogarburn, Edinburgh EH12 9SB
Thursday 2nd May 2019 9:30am to 3:00pm Add to my calendar
Member : FREE   Guest : £15  

Note: Bookings can now only be accepted for non- RBS members, those who work for RBS should join the waiting list on the RBS Women booking site.

WIBF Scotland are delighted to be running a joint one day conference in conjunction with RBS Women. The theme of the event is The Future is NOW.

This unique event provides an excellent opportunity for you to assess your current skillset and personal readiness for the future of work. By understanding the current technological, social, and economic context we’re working in, you will be able to identify and develop key skills, and build a strong network that will help you now and in the future.

The conference will include a number of impressive keynote speakers followed by a panel Q&A and a networking lunch. After lunch you are invited to to take part in one of two interactive workshops on Creating a Mindset for Change or Realisation and Self-Determination.

Speakers for the day include:


09.30am Registration

10:05am Introduction and Speakers

11:45am Panel Q&A

12:30pm Lunch & Network

13:30pm Interactive Sessions

14.30pm Closing Remarks

Workshop Sessions:

Be Change Ready: Mental Strength for Resilience and Wellbeing - AEONA

How often do you have to deal with uncertainty or changes that are imposed on you by circumstances you don’t control? How does that affect you and make you feel? Energised and motivated or frustrated and stressed? What difference would it make if you could feel great? In this session, we look at how “it’s not what happens to you but how you respond that makes the difference”. We look at how you can take control of your mindset, grow your mental strength and try out core tools and resources to make sure you have high resilience and wellbeing no matter what goes on around you.

Realisation and Self-Determination - ABSTRACT

In this presentation we explore Realisation and the fulfilment of your potential. Knowing what you want, when you want it and how to get it for yourself! Realisation in this context is the awakening of our ambitions. It moves our deep embedded thoughts into consciousness. It creates awareness of our capability and establishes where we are now. If nurtured, it can form our immediate or longer-term reality. Self-determination is the applied control to our realisation. It is our unique motivation that continuously drives us towards personal growth and fulfilment. David takes the delegates on an intelligent and interactive one-hour journey, beginning with an in-depth look at WHY this is important.

There will be a brief live interview with Sue Liburd MBE and Andy Nicol, former Scotland Rugby International Captain, member of the BBC Sport team and CEO of ABSTRACT, to demonstrate real life stories of the HOW. It culminates in a final session with the delegates establishing the WHAT for each of their own personal goals for them to take away and action. We ask ‘If not now, when and if not you, then who?

Getting there:

There are many commuting options. This includes using the Ingliston park and ride facility where you can use the Skylink 300 Lothian bus service into Gogarburn which takes just over 3 minutes to get to Gogarburn campus. There’s also a number of Lothian buses that stop at Gogarburn as well as the Tram. You should allow at least 10 minutes walking time if arriving by public transport to walk over to our Conference Centre. Visitor parking onsite is very limited. However, if you need a space, you will need to book in advance and we will do everything we can to accommodate this request.

Once your confirmation of booking has been received we will contact you to request Dietary/Allergy information, Workshop Choice and Transportation method. We look forward to welcoming you to the first Scotland WIBF conference.

Note: Bookings can now only be accepted for non- RBS members, those who work for RBS should join the waiting list on the RBS Women booking site

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RBS Conference Centre
Edinburgh, EH12 9SB

RBS Conference Centre,Gogarburn,Edinburgh,EH12 9SB


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