Soft Skills Workshop

When:  Jan 15, 2020 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

The world of work is changing forever.   The concept of working for one employer, in one office, with one set of colleagues is becoming obsolete.  Today, you may not have an employer, you may not have an office, and you may never even see your colleagues who could be anywhere in the world. 

Agile, remote working, Zoom, stress,  mobile phone, robotics, AI and Cloud, represent the world of work today, as much as the bowler hat, clocking in and out, the tea lady and the typing pool once used to.

This requires a different mindset, where we need to be flexible, and work well with others.  It is not good enough to have sound technical skills, you also need a complementary set of Soft Skills, and be aware of Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Labour, DISC Personality Indicator, Diversity awareness, Non-Verbal Communication, and you will need to build and work with teams that span the globe.

Research conducted by Harvard University, the Carnegie Foundation and Stanford Research Center concluded that 85% of job success came from having well‐developed soft and people skills, and only 15% of job success comes from technical skills and knowledge (hard skills).

In this half-day workshop, you will hear from experts and practitioners in the field, and receive one-to-one advice (please bring along a copy of your CV) which will help ensure not only that you will survive in this Brave New World, but you will be able to succeed and thrive.

Agenda (may be subject to change)


Keynote Speech

Deepinder Singh Chhabra, President, ISACA London Chapter



Introduction to soft skills and why we need them.

Kamal Khan, Director, ISACA London Chapter



Skills shortages and the solution ☐ Career development

Peter Meehan, SVP International, iQ4 Corp



Skills needed in cyber security based on transferable skills research ☐ How to network effectively please

James Morris, Director, NDK



Review of job market ☐ How to develop impactful CV’s

Iriana Gill, Hays



Careers advice – Five steps to a career in Cybersecurity

Emin Çalişkan, Director, Feltsecure Labs Ltd


18:15 Panel Discussion, “What is the most important Soft Skill and why” All speakers + Zuzana Biterova, ISACA London Chapter and Tejjashree Rao Royal Bank of Scotland Group



Dinner ☐ Networking ☐ One-to-one consultations





The meeting is free of charge for members.

Up to 5 CPEs for ISACA members

Non-members may attend the presentation for a charge of GBP10.00

Please try to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of the event.

Note that latecomers who arrive more than 10 minutes after the start of the event may be refused admission as late arrivals cause disruption to members in the meeting.

FILMING: This event may be filmed and results used for future publicity and display


41 members of which 5 were directors


4th Floor, Midcity Place
71 High Holborn
London, WC1V 6EA
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Clare Davidson
0207 1832211