1st August 2022
Podcast

The second episode of the Conversations on Character Commonwealth Games special mini-series, presented in collaboration with the Sport Legacy Foundation, welcomes the ICC General Manager of Cricket, Wasim Khan MBE.

A former double winning Country Championship cricket player with Warwickshire, Managing Director of the Pakistan Cricket Board, and CEO of the Chance to Shine campaign and Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Wasim talks with Professor Tom Harrison about those character traits that have been integral to his career since breaking though in the 90’s, his work at Chance to Shine, and his hopes for how the Women’s T20 Cricket, making its debut at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, could inspire both a generation and a city.

More episodes, showcasing other leading sporting and regional figures, will be released throughout the games and the summer to come. Further details can be found here.

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Character Strengths for the Working World is an essential event for PSHE Leads, Careers Leads, and Character Education Leads within UK educational institutions. Join us on Thursday, 13th July 2023, from 9am to 5pm at the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Birmingham.

 

This one-day conference, organised byThe Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues at the University of Birmingham, aims to provide insights, knowledge, and networking opportunities for professionals committed to enhancing character development and employability skills in their students.

 

Our speakers will share their expertise and perspectives on educational policy and best practices for empowering students to excel in the working world through harnessing their character strengths. The event will include keynote speeches, policy and practitioner panels, interactive sessions, and opportunities to connect with a wide range of professionals and experts in the field.

 

Our line-up of distinguished speakers includes:

• Rt. Hon. Baroness Nicky Morgan (former Secretary of State for Education)

• Bec Tigue (Character Lead at the University of Birmingham School)

• David Harkin (CEO at 8 Billion Ideas)

• Adrian McLean (Character Ambassador and Multi-academy Trust Lead at Severn Academies)

• The Careers and Enterprise Company

 

Food and refreshments:

Morning coffee and pastries, lunch, afternoon tea, and a drinks reception will be provided as part of registration for you to enjoy.

 

Free resources:

There will be multiple free resources available for you to take away at this event. We will be launching a new workbook, based on research funded by the Society for Educational Studies, for use by careers guidance professionals and character educators to help students consider who they are, the character traits they aspire towards, and to align their career choices with this. We will also have multiple other free resources that educators can use within their practice based on over a decade of research at the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.

 

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited. It is essential to reserve your place in advance to avoid disappointment. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your institution's approach to character education and student employability. Register now to secure your spot at Character Strengths for the Working World.

 

Register here.