British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture Series 2017

Wednesday 28 June 2017
British Council and Goldsmiths, University of London - British Council 'Knowledge is GREAT' Lecture

British Council and Goldsmiths, University of London


'How to be Productive and Live the Life You Want'

Professor Frank Bond, BA PGDip MSc PhD CPsychol ICTLHE.
Director, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

About the Lecture:

It takes a lot of work to lead a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. Over the past 25 years, Professor Frank Bond and colleagues have researched, developed and used techniques, such as mindfulness, to help people to overcome the barriers that prevent them from taking the actions that they need to achieve their ambitions. This practical talk will give people tools that they can use to work through the thoughts, feelings, and urges that prevent them from making the most out of their life.

Timings and Location:

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 28 June 2017. Registration will commence at 6.00 p.m. The venue is the Tan Chin Tuan Function Room 2, YMCA of Singapore, 1 Orchard Road, Singapore 238824
6.00 p.m. - Arrival and Registration
6.30 p.m. - Professor Frank Bond to commence talk
7.10 p.m. - Question and Answer Session
7.30 p.m. - Light Reception with Networking
8.30 p.m. - Event to Close

Please note: Timings may vary.

All registrations are subject to availability. We reserve the right to limit and/or refuse registration without assigning any reason. We will confirm all valid registrations with a reminder email. If you do not receive a reminder email but have a valid registration please email us at education@britishcouncil.org.sg for confirmation before arriving at the venue.

About the Speaker:

Professor Frank Bond BA PGDip MSc PhD CPsychol ICTLHE

Director, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Research interests include: Organisational behaviour, psychological flexibility, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Professor Frank Bond is the Director of the Institute of Management Studies and was previously Head of the Department of Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research and consultancy focus on identifying and enhancing the organisational and psychological factors that determine work effectiveness (e.g., productivity, innovation), leadership skills, and employee health (e.g., mental/physical health). Currently, he is developing methods to assess psychological processes, such as psychological flexibility (or psychological acceptance), in the workplace. He is also developing and testing theory-driven interventions for improving work-related productivity and health (e.g., through leadership training).

Frank has published widely in the fields of applied psychology and organisational behaviour, and his research has been funded by charities, industry, government, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Frank has consulted with a wide-range of organisations, for example, to enhance leadership skills in investment bankers and innovation potential at the BBC. He is a trustee of the European Association of Occupational Health Psychology and was recently President of the Association of Contextual Behavioural Sciences. Frank is currently on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals, including Work & Stress.

Prof. Frank Bond: http://www.gold.ac.uk/institute-management-studies/staff/bond/

Frank Bond has worked with UK Olympic and Paralympic coaches and teams over the past 12 years and trained all 32 of the UK Olympic Sport Psychologists in the performance skills required for success.

Coaching the Coaches: Team GB coaches are undergoing mindfulness training to help them cope with the pressure-cooker situation of the Paralympics.