ISM WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2023

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

Join us in-person for a winter and spring 2023 filled with resources, inspiration, and informative workshops with leading mental health and career development advocates!

International Staff Mobility (ISM) offers again a new series of popular, unique, and interactive onsite workshops and events focusing on:

  • Mental health and well-being
  • Career development
  • Communication and performance
  • Danish language and culture
  • Kids & family networking events

In these blended series of interactive workshops, we will dive deeper into the above topics providing you with inspiration as well as tips, tools and easy to use strategies that may support you in your daily life. Apart from enjoying a delightful lunch and meeting new acquaintances, these events will also have a career focus on giving you tips on career-related topics and cultural aspects in Denmark e.g. 

  • I need new ideas on how to enhance my job search! Where to start and how to take the first step?
  • How to create a tailored CV or resume that stands out to employers and what to expect at a job interview?
  • How to master the Danish hygge?

 

Each month’s theme will be conceptualised based on input from guest speakers, recruiters/headhunters, international spouses and expats. The workshops are interactive, solution oriented with individual tasks and provide hands on tools to apply in your professional as well as personal life. Feel free to join these informal and cosy events/workshops, where you will also get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals!

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 2023

The Winter Blues Buster - How to thrive during the Winter months in Denmark
Date: January 19th
Time: 09.00 - 12.30 (including lunch)
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1172 Copenhagen

MARCH 2023

Alternative job search methods; Why an internship or employment with salary subsidy? What does it mean and how does it work?
Date: March 1st
Time: 09.30 - 12.30 (including lunch)
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1172 Copenhagen

Register for the event

Registration deadline 23th of February

MARCH 2023

Imposter Syndrome - Calibrate and Combat
Date: March 20th
Time: 9.00 -12.30 (including lunch)
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1172 Copenhagen

Register for the event

Registration deadline 16th of March

MARCH 2023

How to prepare for job interviews? What are the dos and don’ts?
Date: March 31st
Time: 9.30 -12.30 (including lunch)
Location: Krystalgade 25, 1172 Copenhagen

Register for the event

Registration deadline 27th of March

Information about the Upcoming Events

MARCH

March 1st 9.30 -12.30 (including lunch)

VENUE

University of Copenhagen
Krystalgade 25, 1017 Copenhagen K

Facilitator

Dorthe Kingo Vesterlund

Project Manager at Business House Copenhagen

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Alternative job search methods; Why an internship or employment with salary subsidy? What does it mean and how does it work?

As an accompanying spouse pursuing a career in Denmark, you have the possibility to apply for measures promoting employment. These measures are known as internships (4-13 weeks) or employment with salary subsidy (3-6 months) - løntilskud in Danish.

Why begin an internship or employment with salary subsidy?

  • An opportunity for regular employment with the company afterwards
  • Opens possibilities of finding a job that matches your qualifications
  • References and network for finding a regular job
  • Clarify your qualifications and goals regarding education and work
  • Possibility of job training while receiving a salary
  • Improve your Danish skills

Come and get more information about these alternative job search methods and how they work! Join this informal and cosy event where you will also get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and enjoy a nice lunch!

The presentation will focus on the possibilities for spouses encompasses by the Integration Act (spouses who have been in Denmark for less than 3 years).

 

Registration deadline 23rd of February

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

Register here

MARCH

March 20th 9.00 -12.30 (including lunch)

VENUE

University of Copenhagen
Krystalgade 25, 1017 Copenhagen K

Facilitator

Kathy Borys Siddiqui

Facilitator |Writer| Public Speaker

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEEING WORKSHOP

Imposter Syndrome - Calibrate and Combat

Imposter Syndrome is real, and it can effect anyone. It is estimated that 70 % of people will experience at least one episode of imposter syndrome during their lifetime. In this interactive workshop we will focus on what Imposter Syndrome is, why it occurs, who is more likely to experience it and how can we change our thinking to diminish and potentially eliminate Imposter Syndrome from our lives. We will also learn and discuss the 5 Competency Types of Imposter Syndrome. The aim of this workshop is to raise awareness regarding the very important topic of Imposter Syndrome, acknowledge the reasons for experiencing Imposter Syndrome, discuss and learn about ways to combat Imposter Syndrome.

Together we will cover the following topics:

  • What is Imposter Syndrome
  • What causes Imposter Syndrome
  • Who is susceptible to Imposter Syndrome
  • How to combat Imposter Syndrome

The participants will:

  • Have a clear idea of what Imposter Syndrome is and what steps to take to overcome it
  • Gain knowledge regarding the 5 Competence Types of Imposter Syndrome
  • Discover and discuss tools to reframe Imposter Syndrome thinking

About Kathy Borys Siddiqui

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 an MA 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.

Registration deadline 16th March

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

Register here

MARCH

March 31st 9.00 -12.30 (including lunch)

University of Copenhagen

Krystalgade 25,1017 Copenhagen K

  

FACILITATOR

Mary K. Kobia

Senior Global Mobility Consultant International Staff Mobility

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

HOW TO PREPARE FOR JOB INTERVIEWS? WHAT ARE THE DOS AND DON’TS? 

Are you looking to excel at your next job interview? Would you like some assistance in improving your verbal and nonverbal communication skills as well and tips to overcome nervousness and stress before and during an interview?

This interview skills workshop provides you with the opportunity to learn about what skills are required in order to have a successful interview, and insights on what interviewers are generally looking for in a candidate.

The workshop equips you with the fundamentals of preparing for, acing, and following up on interviews and evaluations to get your next dream job. In this interactive session, we will go through:

  • Danish working culture
  • What to expect at a job interview?
  • Verbal & nonverbal communication
  • Practice talking about your top soft skills
  • How to create energy and engage your audience?

 

Don’t miss out on this interactive session, which breaks down the process of the job interview and provides you with great tips on dos and don’ts when going for an interview.

Feel free to join this informal and cosy event where you will get the opportunity to network with other like-minded professionals and get inspiration on how you can improve your performance.

 

Registration deadline 27th March

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

Register here

Past Events

JANUARY

January 19th 9.00 -12.30 (including lunch)

VENUE

University of Copenhagen
Krystalgade 25, 1017 Copenhagen K

Facilitator

Kathy Borys Siddiqui

Facilitator |Writer| Public Speaker

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL BEEING WORKSHOP

The Winter Blues Buster - How to thrive during Winter months in Denmark

Winter in Denmark can be tough, especially the dark, long days. It is common to feel as if all the energy has been zapped out during the dark, short days. However, all is not lost - there are tools to fight back, to stay motivated, focused, and thrive despite the cold winter. In this workshop we will identify SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), we will focus on tools and strategies that can increase energy levels and productivity. We will discuss the importance of self-care and well-being, and prepare an individual Thrive in Winter Toolbox. 

Together we will:

  • discuss symptoms of SAD and ways to combat it
  • focus on self-care and well-being routines that improve the mood
  • identify mood boosters
  • prepare Individual Thrive in Winter Toolboxes

What will the participants gain:

  • tips, tools and easy to use strategies to beat the blues
  • insight why self-care and well-being routines are fundamental
  • knowledge regarding symptoms and strategies to cope with SAD

About Kathy Borys Siddiqui

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.