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ISMAUK Masterclass Series 2021

New from ISMAUK -
Monthly Masterclass Events

Every month we will be holding an online Masterclass featuring a different expert presenter on subjects related to stress management, productivity, wellbeing, relationships, business tools and connected topics.


What’s the Format?

Masterclasses will be held online on every last Thursday of the month from 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm. Following a welcome by ISMAUK, our presenter will speak for 45 minutes followed by a Q & A session. The final half hour will be devoted to networking, enabling attendees to catch up, exchange thoughts on the presentation or about current issues.

Tech Toolbox Masterclasses will be held online on selected Thursdays, from 11.00 am – 12.00 midday. They will feature experts on different tech topics and include Q & A opportunities.

Who are the Masterclasses for?

The Masterclasses are of value to anyone with an interest in stress management, HR, workplace performance, wellbeing and associated themes. They will be especially relevant for organisers and practitioners in stress management, business leaders, managers and employees, HR managers, consultants and trainers.

Tech Toolbox Masterclasses are of value to anyone in the sectors mentioned above with an interest in tech tools that will help their business communicate more professionally and more effectively

How Can You Book?

Tickets must be booked in advance
Follow link to Eventbrite booking page for each Masterclass
ISMAUK members: free
Non-members: £10 per Masterclass


Masterclass Schedule


Thursday 11th March, 11.00 am – 12 pm

Tech Toolbox

How to create graphics that wow your audience

With Susan Kabani

Founder and CEO of Ugenie, digital marketing specialists

Digital marketing is an important tool for all businesses. A big part of this is creating professional graphics that wow your audience. If you don't have the budget to hire someone to create your graphics, it's never been easier to create your own, using Canva. Canva is an amazing platform used by millions that gives you all you need to create visual content including –

  • Stunning presentations
  • Eye-catching social media graphics
  • Professional layouts for posters, documents and other visual content

Susan has created many of the digital assets for her fast-growing membership platform, Ugenie. In this Masterclass, she will show you how to make the most of Canva, taking you through all the basics and revealing her top tricks.



Thursday 25th March, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Resetting the Button: Wellbeing and sustainability in the changing world of work

with Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, world-leading expert on workplace wellbeing


Professor Lennart Levi, Founder and Director of the Division of Stress Research at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

What does the pandemic mean for the changing nature of work? What role should management and the culture of the organisation play in minimising stress and enhancing wellbeing?

Sir Cary emphasizes the importance of moving from stress management as a methodology to developing an entire workplace wellbeing strategy that prevents stress and improves employee health and productivity. The pandemic has given us the opportunity to reset the button and reboot – if ever there was a need for wellbeing, it is now.

To counteract global risks, disaffection and disruption, United Nations member states have agreed on Agenda 2030, comprising 17 Sustainable Development Goals. SDG 8 aims at “… promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”. This contrasts sharply with current labour market realities, where un- and underemployment remain high and working conditions precarious.

Professor Levi asks how we can cope with a situation in which there are extremely powerful stressors in our living and working environment. He suggests we do this by promoting sustainable development, but this also depends on our individual and collective resilience and coping abilities. Are we up to the task in the post-pandemic world?



Thursday 29th April, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Hope, Adversity and Personal Transformation - Get Up Close and Personal with the Authors

with Jonny Benjamin MBE, Britt Pflüger, Paul Hargreaves

Panel discussion

The panel will discuss a new book, The Book of Hope, co-written by Jonny Benjamin and Britt Pflüger. In the book, key voices in the field of mental health speak about the spectrum of their experiences of mental health and the power of speaking up and seeking help. There is always hope, even when we cannot seem to seek it within ourselves.

The contributors share their experiences with anxiety, psychosis, and more, and what helps them when they are feeling low. The panel will also discuss Paul Hargreaves’ new book The Fourth Bottom Line, the successor to his previous book Forces for Good, published last year. In the book, Paul discusses the need for personal transformation within those of us seeking to change the world and outlines 50 characteristics of good leadership, to help redefine what leadership looks like.


Thursday 27th May, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

with Sam Rathling

Chief Visionary Officer and Founder, Linked Inbound


Summary TBC





Thursday 24th June, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

Subject and speaker TBC

Further Masterclass Dates to be Announced




What's Going On

“I am delighted to support the ISMAUK Online Stress and Wellbeing Summit and its noble mission to highlight these important and often neglected areas of significance in the workplace.”

Stephen Fry, Actor, Writer and Presenter

What they said about the 2020 Summit

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