Leading Professionals gather to discuss ‘Leadership in a Volatile World for Young Professionals’ at the YPS Leaders Conference

Young Professionals Society organised its highly successful Leaders Conference ‘22 at the Waterloo Centre in Manchester on Saturday 6 August 2022.

It was the inaugural conference that attracted many students, graduates, junior professionals, and senior leaders in different fields to discuss Leadership in a volatile world for young professionals and aspiring leaders.

During the event, several outstanding individuals were presented with awards, namely, Young Leaders Awards (Lady Zahra Niazi, Dr Yarjan Samad and Dr Tanveer Tabish) and Young Entrepreneur Award (Rimi Thapar) for their achievements and contributions to their fields of work and service.

The event was well attended with over 100 attendees joining from different parts of UK, including Oxford, Cambridge, Cardiff, Leeds, Bradford, Blackburn, Bolton, and Manchester just to name a few.

Professor Waqar Ahmed (President, YPS; University of Lincoln) welcomed the attendees and spoke about Young Professionals Society, its aims, objectives, functions, activities, and memberships.

The occasion was used to launch YPS’s new book publication called “Success Secrets” authored by Professor W Ahmed. The author highlighted the key ‘3 secrets’ to success from the book giving examples to explain the immense benefits of each secret.

Dr Nasar Ali (Founder and Chair, YPS) highlighted the importance of holding such events and the significance of YPS aims in helping and supporting young people with personal and professional development through learning key soft skills such as communication, leadership, innovation, time management, conflict resolution, etc.

The speakers included people from international countries such as Poland, Saudi Arabia, Oman, USA, Sweden, Nigeria, Ireland, Italy, and Canada. The Shadow Justice Minister Afzal Khan MP spoke at the conference about leadership in a volatile world from his own experiences and perspective working in the political sector and progressing from being at first elected as a local councillor, to lord mayor, to member of European Parliament and finally working as an elected member of the House of Parliament with different designations.

Other speakers included: Barrister Khadim Al’Hassan (Leeds), General Surgeon Ahmed El-Mallul (Poland), Dr Kabir Usman (Nigeria), Dental surgeon Dr Talal Khalil, Public Speaker & Storyteller Rona Barbour, etc. Other professionals present at the conference included pharmacists, entrpeneurs, scientists, academics, medical doctors, politicians, researchers, journalists, educators etc.

There were ample opportunities throughout the conference for networking and mentoring from other senior professionals and leaders. In particular, the youngsters benefitted immensely from these sessions receiving career mentoring.

Finally, the event provided speaking opportunities for young aspiring leaders to step on stage and practice their public speaking skills by talking about their views on leadership and the types of leaders they want to be in the very near future. There were three young speakers: Edward Sebastian Edge (17), Jax Ho (13) and Ali Muhammad (13).

Young Professionals Society will be holding this conference on a yearly basis and work is under way to organise the Second YPS Leaders Conference 2023.

CLICK HERE to view the YPS Leaders Conference 2022 Gallery.

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