Professional Development Webinars

Professional development webinars are organised by the Business School’s Alumni Relations Office and are run by professional and experienced coaches, including members of the Imperial College Alumni Network, the Career and Professional Services team or external contributors. Our webinars can be easily accessed by alumni living anywhere in the world free of charge.

We partner with Sensible Media Ltd for our external professional webinars – allowing us to offer expert webinars on a broad variety of career development topics. Recent webinars have included:

  • Giuseppe Conti on Overcoming Gender Biases in Salary Negotiation
  • Jeffrey Pfeffer on Office Politics and Leadership BS
  • Michael Watkins on The First 90 Days
  • Herminia Ibarra on Making the Transition to Leadership
  • Nicolas Constantinesco on Stories that Get You Hired Webinar

External webinars are advertised through your regular alumni newsletters.

Forthcoming webinars:

Linda Brimm on making international careers work, 7 Dec, 12.30 – 13.45

We host webinars throughout the year so make sure that you connect with us on Social Media, and that your details are up-to-date to receive our newsletters to find out about future webinars and Professional Development opportunities. We are currently working on our next peer-to-peer series of webinars.

If you’re interested in hosting a Peer-to-Peer Webinar, please get in touch with the Alumni Relations Office.

You can listen to previous peer-to-peer webinars here: 

  • How to avoid tax traps when starting up in the UK – Jimmy Tse
    The UK government introduced a number of tax reliefs in recent years to encourage investment in start-up and early stage companies. However, the rules governing these reliefs are complex and can all too easily result in the reliefs being lost without some forward planning. In this webinar, Jimmy Tse (MBA 2013), Partner at Ottien Rose, identifies a few such problems encountered in practice and offers some insights on how to avoid these pitfalls.
  • Communicate more Effectively, Create Rapport! – Robert Johnston
    Whether you’re presenting to the board or your company, justifying a business case to your manager/team or discussing a new proposal with colleagues, effective communication is needed for a good outcome. Yet without first creating rapport much of our effort to communicate is wasted. This webinar covers why & how to create rapport, helping you to communicate more effectively to meet your objectives of understanding an audience, informing, persuading or getting agreement. Watch and learn with Robert Johnston (MSc Management Science 1984).
  • Growing your brand on Instagram: Frame by Frame – William Wong
    For at least 16 hours a day, you have a tool of mass innovation and collaboration – your smartphone. Instagram is an app and photo/video sharing platform you need to check out. In under an hour, William Wong (MBA 1998) @intereverything will show you his tips and insights on how you could leverage the unlimited potential of Instagram, through sharing visually compelling content and stories on your brand. Frame by Frame. Check out the video here.
  • Getting early stage investment for your start-up – Matthew Stafford
    Starting a business is hard, especially when you’re a student or recent graduate. This webinar will guide you through those early stages of starting a business, getting early traction and attracting investment. In 2014 there is a huge amount of optimism for startups and technology with a greater amount of investment and support available than in previous years but this does not mean it is easy! This webinar by Matthew Stafford (Executive MBA 2010) will equip you with the knowledge, skills and network to be able to startup and seek the first investment necessary for your business.

You can listen to other previous webinars here: 

The Intelligent Career Framework; Taking Stock of Your Career
Working life is a journey and employment security is in the past. This webinar  presents a framework for helping people take ownership of their career. Presented by Dr Thora Thorsdottir.

Effective resilience strategies for effective people.
Build personal resilience, develop tools to help employees cope in challenging circumstances and how to build autonomy and flexibility at work. (Please note that the very start of the recording is missing, due to a technical issue.)

Analysing analysts: Understanding how industry analysts influence buyers of technology

Providing an overview of the industry analyst community worldwide, looking specifically at what analysts do, why they do it, their informational needs and how to build relations with this highly influential body of people.

Want to know more? Contact the alumni team on +44(0) 207 594 6137 or email us on alumni-business@imperial.ac.uk