ISM CAREER WEBINAR SERIES FOR RESEARCHERS

UNIQUE ISM ONLINE EVENTS FOCUSING ON WELL-BEING, RESILIENCE, RESHAPING AND/OR RE-ASSESSING GOALS AND BELIEFS, AS WELL AS MENTAL SOUNDNESS!

Join us online for a winter and spring 2021 filled with resources, inspiration, and informative workshops with leading mental health advocates.

From January to April 2021, International Staff Mobility (ISM) offers a series of unique, dynamic and interactive online workshops, focussing on well-being, resilience, re-shaping and/or re-assessing goals and beliefs, as well as mental soundness. These online series are comprised of interactive workshops, in which the participants take part in group exercises and discussions in breakout rooms, as well as completing individual tasks. The workshops are specifically designed to address and acknowledge the challenges all of us face in the current situation, to equip participants with hands on tools that can ease these challenges, and to teach them how to cope with change, and unexpected events.

Please note that there are limited available free spots, so if you are interested in attending, it is on a first come, first served basis!

January

  • Workshop 1: “Winter Blues” The science behind
    29th January 9:00 – 10:00
    Registration is closed!

February

  • Workshop 2: The Power Within - Expanding Emotional Resilience and Managing Expectations
    Day 1 - 22nd February 10:00 - 12:00
    Day 2 -  25th   February 10:00 - 12:00
    Register using the links below

March 

  • Workshop 3: Balance during Uncertain Times - Mental Health and Well-Being
    Day 1 – 25th March 10:00 - 12:00
    Day 2 -  31st March 10:00 - 12:00
    Register using the links below

April

  • Workshop 4: Your Life by Design - Reshaping your Goals & Beliefs
    Day 1 – 26th April
    Day 2 – 29th April
    Register using the links below

Event Details

Day 1
  22nd February 10:00 - 12:00
 

Day 2
25th   February 10:00 - 12:00

Via Zoom   

Kathy Borys Siddiqui

Facilitator |writer| public speaker

Kathy has lived in 4 countries and on 2 continents. Growing up as an immigrant and a cross-cultural child she was able to discover a multicultural world that shaped her into the person she is today. As an adult she has experienced life as a repatriate as well as an expat and she is not a stranger to the challenges and opportunities that life abroad offers. After meeting her Danish husband, she moved to Denmark in 2008.

Kathy holds MA’s in Cultural Studies and in American Studies. She has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural Trainer, owner of Active Action, public speaker, writer, and facilitator. Kathy specialises in Cultural Awareness and Transitions, Emotional Resilience and Well-Being, Personal Branding and LinkedIn Networking

Workshop 2: The Power Within - Expanding Emotional Resilience and Managing Expectations

Please note that this is a two day online workshop in total 4 hours

Day 1 -  22nd February 10:00 - 12:00
Day 2 -  25th   February 10:00 - 12:00

The Power Within workshop will focus on the impact expectations have on our emotional and professional well-being. During the workshop, we will define what expectations are, and share tools to diminish their impact. The aim is to recognise situations that may trigger us to feel disappointed or anxious and have the knowledge and tools to overcome such challenges.

Day 1
Together we will:

  • raise awareness and learn how to Manage Expectations
  • learn about Good Habits and gain insight on how to implement them

Day 2
Together we will:

  • gain knowledge about Emotional Resilience, how it effects our everyday lives, and how to expand it
  • define anxiety and how to manage it

What will the participants gain:

  • awareness of how one reacts to change
  • ability to recognise and manage expectations
  • knowledge regarding emotional resilience, how to grow it and use it in everyday life

Registration deadline 15th February

Location: Zoom

Price: Free

Please note that there are limited available free spots, so if you are interested in attending it is on a first come, first served basis!

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Day 1  
25th March  10:00 - 12:00

Day 2
31st March  10:00 - 12:00 

Via Zoom


Workshop 3: Balance during Uncertain Times - Mental Health and Well-Being

Please note that this is a two day online workshop in total 4 hours

Day 1 -  25th March  10:00 – 12:00
Day 2 -  31st March  10:00 - 12:00

How do we bring back balance into our lives during these strange times of uncertainty? In this workshop, we will tackle a number of topics such as Stress and Anxiety, Well-Being, and Purposeful Routines. We will discuss Stress and how to manage it. Through research, and statistics, the participants will gain clarity and obtain tools to apply. The focus of this workshop will also be to clarify what is stress and what is anxiety and how participants can recognise the symptoms. Together, we will pin point what Well-Being is exactly and how the participants can have more of it in their lives by using the PERMA Model. Finally, we will acknowledge the important role that routines and an active life style have when it comes to well-being. 

Day 1 
Together we will:

  • pin point what well-being is 
  • raise awareness about Seligman’s PERMA Model 
  • make a mindful practices plan 
  • focus on the importance of routines and how to implement  them
  • explore the importance of leading an active life

Day 2  
Together we will: 

  • define Stress and Anxiety 
  • learn about symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • focus on how to manage stress and anxiety with applicable tools

 

What will the participants gain:

  • an understanding of stress & anxiety as well as the ability to recognise symptoms of each
  • an overview of SAD and what causes it
  • knowledge of well-being and find practices that work best for each individual
  • insight of the PERMA Model

 

Registration deadline 15th March

Location: Zoom

Price: Free

Facilitators: Active Action - Kathy Borys Siddiqui and Clinical Psychologist - Aina Masood

Kathy Borys Siddiqui holds MA’s in Cultural Studies and in American Studies. She has been able to combine her passion and profession as an Intercultural Trainer, owner of Active Action, public speaker, writer, and facilitator. Kathy specialises in Cultural Awareness and Transitions, Emotional Resilience and Well-Being, Personal Branding and LinkedIn Networking.

Aina Masood is a Mental Health Advocate with a MA in Clinical Psychology. She is passionate about mental health and destigmatizing mental health problems. She is working towards helping individuals and organisations be healthier, happier, and more productive.

Please note that there are limited available free spots, so if you are interested in attending it is on a first come, first served basis!

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Day 1  
26th April  10:00 – 12:00

Day 2
29th April 10:00 – 12:00

Via Zoom

Workshop 4: Your Life by Design - Reshaping your Goals & Beliefs 

Please note that this is a two day online workshop in total 4 hours

Day 1 -  26th April  10:00 – 12:00
Day 2 -  29th April  10:00 – 12:00

Your Life by Design workshop concentrates on taking a closer look at the participants’ goals and beliefs and seeing the benefits of refreshing and/or reshaping them. In order to do so we need to clarify what Thinking Traps are and how to manage them. It is equally important to understand why Limiting Beliefs stop Goal Achievement and how using the growth mindset can enhance goal achievement. The participants will explore the strategy of setting goals and defining what success vs. failure means to them. One of the take away tools that this workshop will provide is preparation to create a Goal Mind Map. 

Day 1
Together we will: 

  • identify Core Beliefs as well as Limiting Beliefs 
  • explore the 5 Principles of Goal Setting and SMART
  • discuss Success vs. Failure
  • clarify and prepare to create a Goal Mind Map

Day 2
Together we will: 

  • take a close look at values, strengths and needs 
  • concentrate on the overall life vision of participants 
  • incorporate the growth mindset approach 

 

What will the participants gain:

  • tools to enhance inspiration and motivation
  • understanding of growth mindset which amplifies reaching objectives
  • insight of Core Beliefs, how to identify and challenge them
  • knowledge regarding the principles of goal setting

 

Registration deadline 19th April

Location: Zoom

Price: Free

Facilitators: Active Action - Kathy Borys Siddiqui and Career Explorations - Anita Ehrhardt

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Previous Events

 29th January 9:00 – 10:00 

Via Zoom

Aina Masood

Mental Health Advocate

Aina has MA in Clinical Psychology. She is passionate about mental health and destigmatizing mental health problems. She is working towards helping individuals and organisations be healthier, happier, and more productive. Aina writes for The International Denmark to bring together her knowledge of psychology and expat experience. She is also a photographer and uses her pictures to reflect on her daily life and shares them on her blog. She is a psychologist, writer, speaker, mental health advocate, photographer, explorer, volunteer, and a wife making her way through the world and narrating the story of her life.

Workshop 1: “Winter Blues” The science behind

Has the holiday season been particularly over-shadowed by tiredness? Does the couch tempt you more than meeting people especially during the wintertime? Are you craving more sleep and more food? Is it difficult to work? JOIN this online interactive workshop and learn to build your own winter toolbox to fight the blues!

According to Danish health website (sundhed.dk), 5-10 % of the Danish population experiences symptoms of winter depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It can start as mild symptoms and result in a full-blown depressive episode affecting mood, and functionality of an individual. However, it is not all bad news, because by identifying the symptoms and being mindful, you can deal with it in a healthy, well-informed manner. In this workshop, we will learn about the science behind winter blues and building our own management toolbox for winter blues.

Topics covered:

  • What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?
  • Difference between SAD and winter blues
  • Facts and figures
  • Symptoms
  • Research focusing on winter depression
  • Brain chemistry involved
  • How to manage the symptoms?
  • Developing a personal toolbox

During the cold, corona-filled winters, staying motivated and productive might feel arduous. It would be my pleasure if I can help you combat this and develop understanding of ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the winter blues. You are welcome to join this event to learn, share, make informed decisions and at the same time, network with like-minded people.

Registration deadline 25th January

Location: Zoom

Price: Free

Please note that there are limited available free spots, so if you are interested in attending it is on a first come, first served basis!

This event has been held