Webinar panel discussion: Coping with Change

Tuesday, 01 December 2020
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Paul Lake
    • Will Mellor
    • Karen Shenton ACII

Change is the one constant we face in life, both in our work and personal lives.

During this unpredicted time in our lives, we may have found ourselves in situations where we have had to deal with more change than ever. There are many different types of change that can affect us at any time and different approaches to manage this.

We will hear from a panel of speakers who have experienced significant changes. They will tell us their personal stories and the challenges they overcome.

Learning objectives
By the end of this session, delegates will receive:
- Personal review from speakers on personal reactions to change – what are the ‘trigger points’ and what helps
- Advice on coping with different life changing situations to define your attitude
- A raised awareness for mental health and its importance

Hosted by Sandra McDonald, Head of Clients Services at McLarens. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and you can pre-submit a question upon booking or ask on the day.

Speaker biographies:

Paul Lake is a former professional footballer who played for Manchester City FC and England under-21s between 1986 and 1992. A local boy and a lifelong City fan, he was acclaimed as one of the most promising young talents to have ever worn the sky-blue shirt. His glittering career, however, was tragically cut short following a serious injury from which he never recovered. After a decade spent working as a sports physiotherapist, Paul re-joined his old club in April 2010, taking on the role of Ambassador for Manchester City in the Community. In 2013 he was recruited by the Premier League as a Club Support Manager and now works with Academy players and staff at Everton FC, Leeds United FC and Manchester City FC.

Paul’s acclaimed autobiography, I’m Not Really Here, was published by Century in 2011.

Will Mellor is an English actor, singer and model. He is best known for his television roles, including Hollyoaks, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, No Offence and Broadchurch. Will met dancer Michelle McSween when they starred together in the stage musical Oh, What a Night in 1999, they married in 2007 and have two children.

Karen Shenton ACII, Director Create Solutions Ltd, started work in the insurance industry over 35 years ago, straight from school and have stuck with it like glue. She has worked for a Lloyd’s syndicate and Insurer for 18 years and became Director of Create Solutions in 2002, providing compliance and training support for the general insurance industry.

Karen is Chair of the MIIndful Wellbeing Supporters committee and Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the IIM. She is a past president of the IIM, a long-standing council member, has served on many committees and was awarded the CII exceptional service award.

Passion include work, swimming, walking, exploring in her old Land rover defender, mountains and the outdoors, fundraising, charity work, organizing events, spending time with family and chasing around after her four grandchildren. She loves meeting new people and mooching around charity and antique and trinket shops!

Many years ago, Karen had what she would call an awakening. Something clicked inside and she knew that my life had to change. Karen will talk about that moment and what positive changes she had to make then and still do on a daily basis.

Once registered online, joining details will be sent via your booking confirmation. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at your earliest convenience to allow someone else to book.

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.