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The commercial and environmental benefits of PSSs are compelling and well documented (Rolls-Royce earning over 50% of their revenue from services is cited to exhaustion). The opportunities are immense (three quarters of wealth world-wide is now created through performing services) and so politically PSSs are seen as key to industrial success in the 21st Century.
Adoption of PSS is frustratingly slow in mainstream manufacturing. Superficially the concepts find appeal but fail to gain traction, as the potential implications to a business are complex. As a research community we need to foster a better understanding of this concept, helping to visualize the potential impact upon businesses and society, and identifying pathways for the accelerated adoption of
Our intention is that the Spring Servitization Conference should play a key role in this process. We particularly will bring attention to the strategic issues associated with operationalizing the concept of servitization by considering how it transforms customer and partner relationships in the wider enterprise that delivering Product-Service System.
SSC 2013 will take place on the 20th & 21st May 2013 at Aston University. There will be a strong emphasis on industrial relevance and senior executives from leading manufacturers who share a passion for servitization in enterprise wide contexts will be attending.
Personal Branding is not a new concept. Business professionals and University students/alumni have been honing their personal brands for decades, long before the internet or social media. Over the past 5-10 years, social media has opened the floodgates allowing companies potential insight into future candidates and employees. It is more essential than ever that you take control of developing, strengthening, and protecting your own brand. Charles will share his knowledge and insight on how you can develop and strengthen your personal brand as well as share best practices on how you can better utilise LinkedIn resources and tools.
Main Learning Outcomes
· Acknowledge the importance of a personal brand
· How you can develop and strengthen your personal brand
· Better understand the full resources available through LinkedIn
Charles Hardy has over 15 years of experience in recruitment / talent acquisition experience, both in-house and in consultancy at IBM, TMP Worldwide, and now LinkedIn. Charles seeks to understand organisations' business objectives and workforce plans in order to develop bespoke resourcing strategies. Charles has a tremendous amount of knowledge on personal branding and a finger on the pulse of what organisations look for when recruiting, engaging, and hiring top talent.
The evening will give you the opportunity to network with fellow Alumni and develop your understanding of your personal brand.
To book a free place to this event please complete the online registration form below.
If you have any queries please email Zhenya Urilska
Dr John Blewitt Course Director for MSc Social Responsibility & Sustainability will be holding a webinar on Wednesday 8th May, which will be of interest to all those concerned with fashioning a better future.
The webinar will explore the growing use of resilience in discussions around sustainable development and sustainability solutions. Drawing from some of the findings of a soon to be published book by Dr John Blewitt and Daniella Tilbury, Searching for Resilience in Sustainable Development (Routledge-Earthscan, 2013), John will show how different interpretations of this key term leads to different types of policies and actions.
John will be using examples from the fields of business and the economy, eco-urban development, community regeneration, homelessness, individual psychology conservation and education. He will also discuss how the concept of resilience is addressed in the new innovative MSc Social Responsibility & Sustainability.
We try to make our webinars as interactive as possible, and there will be opportunities to ask any questions you may have.
To take part in our webinar, all you need is a computer with internet access and sound.
Tickets are £6 in advance or £7 on the door. You can buy them at www.wegottickets.com/sct/XQxWh9sgJf. The deadline for registration is 31st March.
Any money leftover will be split evenly between the Lymphoma Association (www.lymphomas.org.uk) and Sue Ryder (www.sueryder.org).
For more information please visit the facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/350788865017174.