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Minutes of the AGM on 6 July 2022

Signatory Meetings

Minutes of the AGM on 6 July 2022

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Annual Trustee Report year ending 31 December 2021

Signatory Meetings

Annual Trustee Report year ending 31 December 2021 as approved at their meeting on 15th June 2022

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Annual Accounts for year ending 31 December 2021

Signatory Meetings

Annual Accounts for year ending 31 December 2021 as approved by trustees on 5th April 2022

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MBC Signatory Call 12th May 2022

Signatory Meetings

Minute from bimonthly signatory call held on 120522

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MBC Signatory Call 3rd March 2022

Signatory Meetings

Summary from Signatory on March 3rd 2022

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Minutes MBC Signatory Call 10th November 2021

Signatory Meetings

Signatory call on Nov 10th. Updates from Akin Gump and BMO. A run through of the new Introductions Toolkit from Kate Dodd

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20th Sept 2021 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

Minutes and summary of the Signatory Call - 20th Sept 2021 Resources shared in Signatory Resources Tab

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17 March 2021 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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20 January 2021 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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11 November 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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8 September 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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Signatory updates provided - rolling summary

Signatory Meetings

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6 July 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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9 March 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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13 January 2020 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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9 September 2019 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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11 July 2019 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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17 June 2019 signatory call minutes

Signatory Meetings

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MBC Trustee meeting: 13 December 2021 Agenda

Trustee Meetings

Agenda for 6th Trustee meeting of 2021. Held on 13th December 2021

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MBC trustee meeting 7 September 2021

Trustee Meetings

Final agenda (minutes of the meeting are available on request - please contact mbc@byrnedean.com)

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MBC trustee meeting 24 June 2021

Trustee Meetings

Final agenda (minutes of the meeting are available on request - please contact mbc@byrnedean.com)

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MBC trustee meeting 20 April 2021

Trustee Meetings

Final agenda (minutes of the meeting are available on request - please contact mbc@byrnedean.com)

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MBC trustee meeting 10 March 2021

Trustee Meetings

Final agenda (minutes of the meeting are available on request - please contact mbc@byrnedean.com)

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Mindful Delegation transparent Icon

Communications

Small transparent logo for use in email signatures or documents

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23 April 2021 - Update on trustee roles and responsibilities

Communications

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Trustee Bios

Communications

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MBC CIO constitution

Communications

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Openness and respect transparent icon

Communications

Small transparent icon for use in email signatures or documents

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Respecting rest periods transparent icon

Communications

Small transparent logo for use in email signatures or documents

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Smart meetings and email transparent icon

Communications

Respecting rest periods transparent icon

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Signatory call follow up 20 September 2021

Correspondence

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29 June 2021 - MBC and our technology workshop on 20 July with Shine Offline

Correspondence

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26 May 2021 - signatories call follow up and transaction taskforce

Correspondence

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Signatories update on incorporation July 2020

Correspondence

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Funding proposal to signatories July 2020

Correspondence

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Signatories update

Correspondence

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Mindful Delegation transparent Icon

Communications

Small transparent logo for use in email signatures or documents

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23 April 2021 - Update on trustee roles and responsibilities

Communications

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Trustee Bios

Communications

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MBC CIO constitution

Communications

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Openness and respect transparent icon

Communications

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Respecting rest periods transparent icon

Communications

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Smart meetings and email transparent icon

Communications

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Burges Salmon Smart Meetings

MBC Resources

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Shine Offline Introductory Materials

MBC Resources

Shine Offline Introductory Materials

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MBC Briefing Deck

MBC Resources

PDF version of briefing on the charter inclusive of introduction video to charter (link), introduction to MBC 4 pillars, myth busting slide and contact details for joining the MBC

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MBC example resources for use on social media

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MBC sample wording to introduce MBC to a third party

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MBC Wording for a pitch, proposal or similar document

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MBC signatory event – A summary of key themes - September 15th Event 2021

MBC Resources

A summary of themes from September 15th MBC Signatory Event 2021

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MBC and project work - Keeping the people in mind

MBC Resources

An article from a project team who work with law firms a lot with their thoughts on managing projects mindfully

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Annual evaluation form

MBC Resources

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MBC - Covid and a return to the office - discussion note

MBC Resources

A discussion event was held in September 2020 (as the UK's first lockdown restrictions began to be lifted) to explore collective thinking around and the application of MBC to the next phase of people working both in the office and remotely. This note summarises the output from breakout group discussions.

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MBC and Covid-19 - some thoughts

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MBC Toolkit

MBC Resources

A useful guide to implementing the Charter in your organisation

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MBC Evolution tool

MBC Resources

A tool to help organisations think about actions to take at different stages of involvement with MBC

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The Mindful Business Charter and what we might learn from horses?

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Implementing the Mindful Business Charter (two ideas and four rules)

MBC Resources

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MBC - A short history

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MBC logo

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Be brave logo

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Four pillars logo

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MBC logo colour

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MBC Pulse Survey

MBC Resources

Various members have used regular pulse surveys to monitor how they are progressing with mindful ways of working. We have been asked by others to produce an example set of questions. Attached is therefore a note which discusses pulse surveys and includes two sets of sample questions.

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Starting the conversation - MBC - with clients/suppliers

Signatory Resources

Notes for people to start the conversation with a client or supplier around MBC

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Working mindfully - discussion questions

Signatory Resources

Questions to ask when engaging with a client/supplier around working mindfully

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Mindful Delegation Checklist

Signatory Resources

Mindful Delegation Checklist

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MBC session on perfectionism from Roz Shafran 13th July 2022

Signatory Resources

MBC session on perfectionism from Roz Shafran 13th July 2022 SLIDES: Roz is very happy for people to use them personally and to share them with their teams but please do not circulate publicly or put elsewhere on the internet

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Burness Paul - mindful delegation top tips

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Burness Paul - smart meetings and emails top tips

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Burness Paul - respecting rest periods top tips

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MBC @ Aldermore

Signatory Resources

short animation from Aldermore on MBC

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Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Smart Meetings

Signatory Resources

Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Smart Meetings

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Lloyds Banking Group template for Sending Smart Emails

Signatory Resources

Lloyds Banking Group template for Sending Smart Emails

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Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Pillars

Signatory Resources

Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Pillars

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Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Mindful Ways of Working

Signatory Resources

Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Mindful Ways of Working

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Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Delegation

Signatory Resources

Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Delegation

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Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Being Mindful

Signatory Resources

Lloyds Banking Group template for MBC Being Mindful

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NANOsecond Email Etiquette / Guidelines from Matheson

Signatory Resources

As mentioned in Lorraine Roche briefing from Signatory Call on 20/09/21

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Holiday OOO Guidelines and Template - Matheson

Signatory Resources

As described by Lorraine Roach on Signatory call on 20/09/21

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Travers Smith - Mindful Business Charter Implementation Document

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Morton Fraser branded MBC framework

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Barclays Mindful Connections comic strip - last minute rescheduling

Signatory Resources

• Mindful Connections consisted of 12 episodes which were emailed on a weekly basis to all of Barclays Legal globally (c.750 employees). • The Mindful Ninja was created as a mascot for the series, a character who shares small but meaningful actions that all of us can take to help improve wellbeing and mental health for everyone • This was followed up by 10 episodes of Mindful Reflections where we caught up with Legal colleagues (diversity across geography, role, corporate title, gender, ethnicity, etc) to understand their favourite episode of Mindful Connections, what they were consciously doing differently now and suggestions for further improvements of Legal’s supportive culture.

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Barclays Mindful Connections comic strip - being heard

Signatory Resources

• Mindful Connections consisted of 12 episodes which were emailed on a weekly basis to all of Barclays Legal globally (c.750 employees). • The Mindful Ninja was created as a mascot for the series, a character who shares small but meaningful actions that all of us can take to help improve wellbeing and mental health for everyone • This was followed up by 10 episodes of Mindful Reflections where we caught up with Legal colleagues (diversity across geography, role, corporate title, gender, ethnicity, etc) to understand their favourite episode of Mindful Connections, what they were consciously doing differently now and suggestions for further improvements of Legal’s supportive culture.

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Barclays Mindful Connections comic strip - getting actions done

Signatory Resources

• Mindful Connections consisted of 12 episodes which were emailed on a weekly basis to all of Barclays Legal globally (c.750 employees). • The Mindful Ninja was created as a mascot for the series, a character who shares small but meaningful actions that all of us can take to help improve wellbeing and mental health for everyone • This was followed up by 10 episodes of Mindful Reflections where we caught up with Legal colleagues (diversity across geography, role, corporate title, gender, ethnicity, etc) to understand their favourite episode of Mindful Connections, what they were consciously doing differently now and suggestions for further improvements of Legal’s supportive culture.

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Embedding MBC in IT at A & O

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Osborne Clarke MBC Manager toolkit

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DLA Piper - Leading in the new normal booklet

Signatory Resources

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Capsticks Charter with Covid-19 in mind

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Pinsent Masons MBC Code of Conduct

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Weightmans - Our story

Signatory Stories

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Hogan Lovells 2019 MBC update

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Barclays' Mindful Business Charter Journey - the first six months

Signatory Stories

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Press release 7 October 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

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Businesses must learn to take their employees’ mental health seriously - Kate Dodd in The Scotsman

Monday, November 2, 2020

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Well, being kind is the key to ingredient to business success - The Law Society Gazette

Friday, May 29, 2020

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Workplace wellbeing should be at the top of everyone’s agenda – Richard Foley in The Scotsman

Monday, May 25, 2020

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Can lawyers learn to go home and get more sleep? - FT article

Friday, September 13, 2019

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No alarms and no surprises - Legal Business article

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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In praise of baby steps - Legal Business

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Barclays, Ruby Wax and Mental health - City AM article

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Press release 8 October 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

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Press release 14 May 2020

Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Press release 10 October 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Signatory Call - Thursday 17th September 2pm

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Signatory Call - Wednesday 21st September 11am

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MBC Trustee Meeting - Monday 12th December

Monday, December 12, 2022

MBC Trustee Meeting - Monday 12th December

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MBC INSIGHT SESSION - M

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MBC INSIGHT SESSION Running effective meetings with Katie Driver

Recordings

We all spend a lot of time in meetings, whether they be virtual, in person or hybrid. The quality of those meetings and the thinking they generate varies widely. Sadly, all too often the poor quality of meetings discourages people from preparing and participating as they might, which feeds a downward, and self-fulfilling, cycle in the quality of the meetings. The second pillar of the Charter obviously speaks about a number of the issues around meetings. The changes to the Charter in January 2022 specifically focussed on the need to run meetings inclusively, taking account both of location of participants and their neurodiversity. As part of our developing programme of events around specific aspects of the Charter and related issues, we are delighted to be hosting a session with Katie Driver of the Thinking Alliance. Katie is an accredited practitioner of the Thinking Environment®, a way of working developed by Nancy Kline which aims to generate the best possible thinking in the many different environments in which it’s needed – meetings being a prime example. Katie’s session will be about enabling better quality meetings and will draw on Thinking Environment® approaches which echo much of what the Charter speaks about. You can find out more about Katie and her approach in this post from May 2022 - Yes, you can have better meetings! | LinkedIn

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Roz Shafran webinar for MBC on Perfectionism

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Roz Shafran webinar for MBC on Perfectionism Find the slide in our Signatory Resources Area

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MBC Signatory Call & AGM - 6th July 2022

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Mindful Business Charter Survey Results 2022

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MBC Signatory Call Thursday 12th May

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MBC Burnout Session 1 - April 6th 2022

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MBC Burnout Session 1

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MBC Signatories Call March 2nd 2022

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MBC Signatories call 31 January 2022 Welcoming new members, signatory updates from Jo Wilson @ Dentons and Margot Goldman-Edwards @ Firefish. General updates from Richard Martin on recent Charter updates and the upcoming Signatory survey due out this month.

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MBC Signatories call 31 January 2022

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Signatories call on 31 January 2022 - welcome to new members, update from Richard Martin on recent and forthcoming activity, discussion of proposed amendments to Charter wording, update on personnel changes, strategic review and planned signatory survey followed by updates from Svetlana Gurevich from Linklaters and Polly James from BCLP

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MBC Signatories Call Nov 10th 2021

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MBC Signatories Call Nov 10th 2021 - Welcoming to new members, a brief overview from Richard Martin, updates from Abbey Maskell and Amy Kennedy at Akin Gump and BMO given by Richard on behalf of Theo Clarke, and a first look from Kate Dodd at the new MBC New Making introductions Toolkit which can be found in the resources section of the website.

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MBC October Event - 7th Oct

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Our Mindful Business Charter event on 7th October 2021. We welcomed 12 new signatories to the Charter. We were pleased to welcome all you to our six monthly Mindful Business Charter event to welcome new members, celebrate our progress and think about the next stages of the movement’s growth. As part of this event we had a Q&A facilitated by Richard Martin in conversation with Richard Foley, senior partner of Pinsent Masons, who spoke about the benefits of involving clients in MBC and how to go about doing so.

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MBC signatories call 20 September 2021

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Our bi monthly signatory call. Thank you for Lorraine Roche @ Mathesons, Batoolah Dawreeawoo & Tanya Etheridge @ PGIM, Kate Hammerton @ Shoosmiths for sharing on this call. Find the minutes and briefing notes in the Signatory Resources

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A Mindful return to office life - September 15th 2021

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The changes businesses required of their people to adapt to lockdown changed the dynamic of the employer/employee relationship. Remote working lowered the barriers to the workplace and fostered inclusion as a result. As businesses around the world start to reopen their offices in earnest, we take a mindful look at some of these dynamics and what employers should keep in mind as the next wave of change is presented to their people. This event will feature Philip Aiken from Barclays and a panel of other MBC trustees offering a range of different perspectives.

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MBC signatories call 15 July 2021

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Our bi-monthly signatories call. Thank you to Laura Tokell (Womble Bond Dickinson) and Rachel Holder (Lloyds Banking Group) for their updates

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MBC signatories call 20 May 2021

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Our bi-monthly signatories call. Thank you to Lizzy Stewart (4 New Square), Lynda Clark (Morton Fraser) and Moira Slape (Travers Smith) for their updates.

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MBC/Law Society of Scotland - How the Mindful Business Charter can serve as a blueprint for a more mentally healthy workplace - 12 May 2021

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An event hosted by the Law Society of Scotland with knowledge sharing and practical tips from Charter organisations. • Introduction - Olivia Moore – Law Society of Scotland • An introduction to the Mindful Business Charter – Richard Martin • Embedding MBC in a transactional team – Simon Rajgopaul - Lloyds Banking Group • A client relationship perspective - Ilona McGowan – RBS • Business incentives, getting partners involved and using MBC as an HR tool - Emma Smith and Alasdair Sutherland - Burness Paull

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MBC May event - 13 May 2021

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Our Mindful Business Charter event on 13 May 2021 marked Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. We welcomed 15 new signatories and heard from two speakers: Dr Emma Jones - senior lecturer in law at the University of Sheffield and part of the International Bar Association’s global task force on mental health and wellbeing. Dr Mark Berelowitz - Consultant Child Psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Along with his Thai colleague Dr Tee, Mark studied the Thai boys football team who were trapped in a cave in the summer of 2018, and identified key themes to their resilience and survival. More recently Mark has been involved in supporting frontline clinical NHS staff during the COVID pandemic, and is helping the hospital plan for the post pandemic recovery.

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MBC stress awareness session - 13 April 2021

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During the session Richard Martin encouraged participants to be more aware of when they are feeling stressed and of what that is doing to them, gave insight and guidance as to how we can each individually better manage stress and stressful situations and reminded us of what MBC tells us about how we can help each other.

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The MBC - Lessons Learned and Myth Busting

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Insight from Kate Dodd and Matt Morgan of Pinsent Masons

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