This session is a part of the Human Futures series forming part of The Skills Development Programme. All sessions under this grouping aim to build skills in empathy towards others, socio-emotional intelligence, self-reflection and resilience in preparation for entering the world of work.
As a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2021 (8 – 14 November) we will be celebrating enterprise and entrepreneurial people and providing support and information to any BU student who is considering setting up a business.
This skills masterclass will focus on what is takes to build an entrepreneurial mindset for the businesses of the future.We will talk about the importance of resilience, empathy, societal contribution, collaboration and networking skills and how you might go about developing these skills as a part of this session.
We will be discussing what is important to us and how we can translate a business idea that we are truly passionate about into a career by hearing from speakers who specialise in supporting local start-up businesses who are really making a difference in our society.
It will also showcase examples of companies whose values are closely linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Sukanya Ayatakshi-Endow, Principal Academic in Entrepreneurship, BU
Sukanya is an entrepreneurship educator, very passionate about the power of enterprise in changing society. She has initiated and led the creation of BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum , a collaborative inclusive platform to support the emerging landscape of social enterprises in Dorset and Hampshire and is active in the community through her work on ethnic minority businesses, community-led initiatives and is keen to develop more supportive environment for entrepreneurship to thrive in. She has a global reach with her research and professional practice work in entrepreneurship and is currently doing a lot of research work in the context of entrepreneurship in India
Gwyn Jones, Director of The Association of Sustainability Practitioners
The first 30 years of Gwyn's career were spent in the IT/Professional services world, setting up and running It Consulting organisations across Europe, Far East and Africa. In 2002 he decided to break completely from this and discover a different more meaningful and personally rewarding lifestyle.Since then he have explored many aspects of life and work and engaged with many leading thinkers from many areas of life: indigenous tribes, corporate leaders and sustainability 'guides'. This has lead him to lead and setup various organisations: Association of Sustainability Practitioners, the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability officers, Resilient Dorset, Transition Poole, Fairtrade Town Poole, and most recently Bournemouth University Responsible Project Management (RPM) and BU Social Entrepreneurs' Forum (BUSEF). He also is a part-time and guest lecturer at Bournemouth University in global sustainability and social enterprise.
During this session you'll hear from a variety of different speakers; all of whom have a connection to sustainability in their job role. They will give an insight into how sustainability is embedded into their roles and what skills they deem to be essential in order to be successful in applying for and doing these job roles in future