Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Tonight! Be a Fire-starter at SHOUT!

Keith at the COT conference 2012

Tonight SHOUT welcomes inspirational speaker Keith Norman, back by popular demand! 

Don't miss this opportunity to stoke your inner passion for OT and career development with Keith's talk:

 “Be A Fire Starter: Using Occupation to Develop Self-esteem, Confidence and Enthusiasm” on Wednesday 11th December 2013.

Keith qualified from Sheffield Hallam University in 2011. He joined a private hospital group as an Occupational Therapist in March 2012 and worked at a men's rehabilitation hospital for approximately 18 months before joining Irwin Mitchell LLP, one of the UK's largest law firms, as a Client Liaison Manager. In this role Keith represents clients with a range of acquired conditions including spinal injuries, amputees, traumatic brain injuries, lung cancer and cerebral palsy. Before qualification Keith worked as a support worker for adults with learning disabilities, as a rehabilitation assistant for a private company treating Brain Injury in the community and as a Senior Lecturer in Vascular Biology at the University of Sheffield.

Keith is an old friend of SHOUT, and his presentation on moving beyond mindfulness by being what you do was very well received earlier this year. In his latest talk Keith takes a critical look at the concepts of self-esteem, confidence and enthusiasm, explores how we and our clients can experience more of these phenomena and invites us to consider the role of occupation in the development of these attributes. You can follow Keith on Twitter @beingyourdoing.

The talk will take place in Robert Winston Building. Registration and light refreshments are from 5.30pm in the reception/cafe, with the talk starting at 6pm and finishing before 7.30pm. Costs: £2 for students and BAOT members and £3 for non-members.

As many may be aware, the BSc Occupational Therapy course has just gone through a re-approval process and there will be a talk to introduce the new programme which all are invited to attend. This will take place at 4pm before the SHOUT event also in the Robert Winston Building, in room F518 which we hope will be of interest to you.

Hope to see you there!