Events

The Center for Social Impact and Innovation at GCNYC Presents:

RESILIENCE AND RECONSTRUCTION: Exploring the Impact of
COVID-19 on The Common Good 

The Center for Social Impact and Innovation at GCNYC is excited to announce the Virtual Speaker series for fall 2020. The series, titled “Resilience and Reconstruction: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on The Common Good,” will be an international event, connecting people across several time zones, expressing the global impact of Glasgow Caledonian University’s mission for The Common Good.    

GCNYC Vice President and Provost, Jacqueline LeBlanc remarked, “I am thrilled that the first speaker series sponsored by GCNYC’s Center for Social Impact and Innovation will include representation from across the GCU community. Using Zoom as the platform offers us the exciting opportunity to make this a global event. We have much to learn from each other and from the exchange of ideas across campuses during these challenging times.” 

#COVIDANDCOMMONGOOD 

 

No Going Back: Post-Corona Reconstruction Program
with Professor Muhammad Yunus
 

Date/Time:
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
10:00 EST
15:00 UK
20:00 BD

Eventbrite Link: Click here to register!  

Description: 
Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and GCU’s Chancellor Emeritus, will be kicking off the event as the Keynote Speaker discussing his recent op-ed, “No Going Back: Post-Corona Reconstruction Programme.”  

We would like to thank the Yunus Centre at Glasgow Caledonian University and GCU London for collaborating with GCNYC to bring you this event. 

Bio:
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”  

In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 136 awards from 33 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.  

He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine. 

 


How Do We Lead in This Moment?
with David Grad and Nalini Saxena 

Date/Time:
October 8th, 2020
12:00 EST 
17:00 UK
22:00 BD 

Eventbrite Link: Link to the event registration is coming soon. Please check back shortly 

Description:
This unprecedented and prolonged crisis is testing values and leadership like never before. Leaders, the workforce and our diverse array of stakeholders are being forced to manage change across entire systems. Everything from where we work to how we work, supply chain-logistics and employee benefits to navigating new market realities including diminished consumer confidence and their renewed focus on family and community survival – all creating a need for strong, empathetic, values-based leadership. So – how do we lead in this moment? 

This Zoom workshop will explore how values-based leaders can learn from neuroscience to ensure they are equipping their most valuable stakeholders — employees, strategic partners, consumers, and communities  with the nourishment required for them to emerge from this crisis with renewed optimism and opportunity. 

Insights from neuroscience research, which places human capital at the forefront of leadership strategy, offer a framework to address the needs of all our stakeholders at a foundational level. This informs how we create conditions for people to be present, show up, engage, perform, and succeed such that organizations can do the same. Especially during crisis, neuroscience offers insights to leaders to optimize their human capital and thereby positively impact the greater good. 

Bios:
David Grad brings the skills of a strategic communication consultant, executive producer, actor, entrepreneur and corporate leader to his work as a facilitator, coach and professor. Trained to leverage the Kaufman Impression Management System and certified as a coach in Brain-Based Conversation Skills from the NeuroLeadership Institute, his multidisciplinary training and over 25 years of professional experience have provided him with diverse perspectives on the many dynamic elements needed to strengthen leadership presence, communicate effectively, and fully embody the role of a leader. David facilitates leadership presence programs and coaches executives and emerging leaders to better understand the perceptual, cognitive, behavioral and emotional factors that support their leadership roles.  

Nalini Saxena is a strategist and executive advisor.  She helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and organizations break through obstacles and reveal their latent talents, express their strengths, and achieve inspiring successes.  Her client list ranges from top tier global financial institutions to Shark Tank contestants. As a robust generalist, Nalini provides guidance and implementation on business strategy, financial strategy, leadership direction, management development, and communication. She has positioned small businesses to multiply their revenue by overhauling their approach to managing their business and finances.  A trusted guide, she expertly identifies the challenges inhibiting her clients and strategically maps out a clear, customized path to overcome these challenges.

Supporting Young People to Thrive During Pandemics and Other Major Threats
with Professor Antony Morgan and Professor Candace Currie

Date/Time:
October 15th, 2020
12:00 EST 
17:00 UK
22:00 BD

Eventbrite Link: Link to the event registration is coming soon. Please check back shortly! 

Description:
Investing in the health and well-being of young people now is essential to secure well-functioning and prosperous societies for the future. Well-being (emotional, psychological and social) in particular has implications for their self-esteem, behaviour, attendance at school, educational achievement, social cohesion and future health and life chances. Creating environments that provide young people with opportunities to experience and accumulate the positive effects of well-known protective factors helps them to thrive during times of stress. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for individuals, communities and societies as a whole. The expected and unexpected health, well-being and social impacts on young people are currently emerging. This seminar presents a salutogenic framework to help understand how we can improve the readiness of young people to deal positively with life’s stressors as they come along.

Bios:
Professor Antony Morgan joined GCU in 2012 after almost 30 years in the NHS. He is a Public health scientist focusing on the social aspects of human development particularly in relation to promoting salutogenic and asset based approaches for young people’s health and well-being.

Professor Candace Currie joined GCU London in March 2019 and previously held Personal Chairs in Child and Adolescent Health at the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews. She is a behavioural scientist with a focus on bio-ecological explanations for inequalities in adolescent health.

 


Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
An Interview with Principal Niru Shamsun Nahar, Prosanto Kumar Datta and Nahida Akter 

Date/Time:
October 22nd, 2020
10:00 EST
15:00 U.K 
20:00 BD 

Eventbrite Link: Link to the event registration is coming soon. Please check back shortly!  

Description:
This session will be an interview with the Principal of GCCN NiruShamsun Nahar and two faculty members, Prosanto Kumar Datta, Assistant Professor, and Nahida Akter, Lecturer, exploring the work they do and the effect that COVID-19 has had on it.   

A partnership between GCU and Grameen Healthcare Trust, the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing was established in 2010 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The visionary college offers international standard nursing education and clinical practice to its students, as well as raising the status of the profession in Bangladesh and providing opportunities, education and training to women from impoverished backgrounds across the country.  

In 2013, the College celebrated its inaugural graduation when 38 graduates were awarded a Bangladesh Nursing Council-approved Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery.   “GCCN gives young women opportunities and prepares them to be leaders and change agents in health care for the future.” -Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chancellor Emeritus of Glasgow Caledonian University. 

Bio:  
Ms. NiruShamsun Nahar has been working at Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing since 2010. She joined as a Vice Principal and got promoted to be the Principal in 2015. Previously she worked for both government and non-government organizations at home and abroad. She had her Diploma in Advanced Nursing & MSc. in International Health from Queen Margaret University in Edinburg, Scotland. She has long been contributing in the development of Nursing education in Bangladesh by actively sharing her knowledge and helping others. She is actively involved in promoting social business.  

 

Health Economics and COVID-19
with Cam Donaldson 

Date/Time:
October 29th, 2020
12:00 EST 
17:00 UK
22:00 BD 

Eventbrite Link: Link to the event registration is coming soon. Please check back shortly!  

Description:  
Amongst many global challenges exposed by coronavirus and COVID-19 is that of resource scarcity and the consequent need to make trade-offs; especially in health and social care. Yet health economics has been strangely absent from debates and scientific advisory bodies during the pandemic. This paper will explore why that is the case, but, more hopefully, how health economics could and will contribute as we move forward. Issues addressed will range from how we finance and provide health and social care to more-micro and ethical issues associated with testing and ventilation, as Cam reflects on his personal journey, as a health economist, through the pandemic so far. 

Bio: 
An internationally-renowned health economist, Cam Donaldson is Yunus Chair and Pro Vice Chancellor Research at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he was inaugural Director of the Yunus Centre for Social Business & Health. Having spent the earlier parts of his career at the Universities of York, Newcastle and Sydney, Cam became Professor of Health Economics at Aberdeen University in 1996, before moving to Calgary to take up the Svare Chair and back to Newcastle to be Health Foundation Chair in Health Economics from 2002-2010. During his career, he has been a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Senior Investigator, an inaugural National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator and an Economic & Social Research Council Public Services Fellow. 

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