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Business academics facilitate international masterclass with YBI

Having partnered up with Youth Business International, Middlesex academics take their work in mentoring and youth entrepreneurship to a global stage

Middlesex academics with Master class in CanadaMiddlesex University Business School facilitated a week-long entrepreneurship masterclass with Youth Business International in Canada recently.

Dr Julie Haddock-Millar and Chandana Sanyal, Senior Lecturers in Human Resource Management, worked with the University’s partner YBI to share best practice and further develop the sector-leader’s expertise in volunteer business mentoring.

As part of the 2016 Mentoring Master Class, the Middlesex academics facilitated a number of training sessions on research methodology, mentoring practice and action learning.

The event was attended by CEOs and mentoring programme managers from over 18 countries worldwide including Australia, Argentina, Belgium, India, Kenya, Russia, Sweden and Tanzania.

Dr Haddock-Millar, who this month won an Innovation in Teaching of Research Methodology Excellence Award, said:“We work closely with our organisational partners and learners to enable inter-disciplinary and sector-wide collaboration, encouraging cross-fertilisation of innovation and good practice.

“We are delighted to be able to support such an important initiative on a global scale.”

The project is part of the global research project on mentoring and youth entrepreneurship awarded to Middlesex University Business School earlier this year.

The event was a great success and both Dr Julie Haddock-Millar and Chandana Sanyal have been invited to attend next year's Master Class.

The Middlesex academics were also recently invited to present two workshops on mentoring at the Brightside Trust, a charity that helps young people to fulfil their potential – regardless of their background.

“We are committed to supporting organisations to make positive changes in young people’s lives,” added Dr Haddock-Millar.

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