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WEBINAR: Mental Toughness and Youth Work – Social Impact Bonds

June 13 @ 14:00 - 15:00 UTC+1

This live webinar will be in partnership with Ambition. Ambition is a leading national body and youth charity that sits at the heart of a network of organisations working with young people across the country.

This is the third webinar in this series focusing on how mental toughness has been and can useful be included within social impact bond programmes

So far in these series of webinars we have introduced mental toughness and the 4Cs framework. We have also explored its practical application with young people and with staff with youth work organisations. We have also looked at several real life case studies

This final webinar of the series looks at how mental toughness has been and can useful be included within social impact bond programmes both as a development strategy and for measuring and evaluating impact.

The most successful SIB in 2016, the New Horizons programme, which won the 2016 Cabinet Office Social investment Public Service Transformation Award, incorporated the MTQ48 assessment into the programme.

This webinar has a wider appeal. Many funders now seek evidence of change in enablers such as mindset and soft skills as well as in outcomes to be confident that changes are sustainable and long term.

The session will include:

  • A brief overview of how SIBs work (and how funders are seeking evidence in this area)
  • An explanation of how understanding Mental Toughness can be used for assessment, diagnosis and evaluation in SIBs.
  • How developing mental toughness is a key factor in important outcomes such as
  • Behaviour
  • Employability
  • Aspirations
  • Engagement – in voluntary and social activity

This session is designed for those who might be working with SIBs or considering this in the future or wish to enhance their capability to bid for funding and support.

About Doug

Doug is the CEO for AQR International – founded in 1989, AQR is now recognised as one of the most innovative (and fast growing) test publishers in the world working in more than 80 countries.

AQR established its reputation initially as a leader in Team Building and leadership development. His work has been featured on BBC Television where Prof John Adair described the material as “highly effective”.

In recent years, Doug has worked with Professor Peter Clough to define mental toughness and to create the world’s leading measure of mental toughness. Doug is now recognised as a leading authority on the application of mental toughness to organisations of all types and to the world of education.

Each participant will be provided with the opportunity to complete the MTQ48 psychometric measure in full confidence and free of charge.

There will also be an opportunity for attendees to purchase the Kogan Page books – co authored by Doug Strycharczyk  Developing Mental Toughness and Developing Employability and Enterprise at a 20% discount (with free shipping in the UK and US) through the Kogan Page website using a discount code.



June 13
14:00 - 15:00
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