For BCT Talks, the BCT invites speakers who are experts in their field to present and discuss a wide range of family-related subjects in a series of information talks for adults.
From picky eating and multilingualism in parenting to estate planning, job and parenting skills, these talks cover a variety of issues in a one-off session or in a series of workshops over several weeks.
BCT Talks are always live events and are held either at our Clubhouse on Chaussee de Waterloo 620 in 1050 Ixelles or online.
BCT Talks/Workshops are:
- free for BCT members (unless specified). Join us now!
- open to non-members as well, for a participation fee of 10€ (unless indicated differently).
- for questions email email@example.com
If the talk description says Registration via Twizzit:
- non-members please use this link: app.twizzit.com/go/bct-talks
- members please use your Twizzit app (on the home screen find 'Subscriptions' at the top centre, scroll down to find the talks form) or the website (use the linke above but remember to log in before you register!).
Toddler yoga @ Clubhouse
Sunday, 24 March & 14 April, 10:00 - 11:00
A great way for young children (of 2-5 years) to practise mindful movement, learn useful breathing techniques and have lots of fun! This monthly class lets young children (and their parents) move in healthy and fun ways to encourage stress reduction and focus, and to practise stillness and ease.
Emily Gold is a yoga therapist and teacher, doula and public health specialist, who is trained in a variety of yogic modalities.
Cost: 18 euros per 50-minute class (with a reduced rate for first-timers)
My Baby’s Milestones & Play Skills (0-6m) @ Clubhouse
A 2-session workshop (Thursdays, 15 February and 22 February) for BCT members!
11:00 - 12:00
Do you know how to play with your baby in a way that promotes their development? Would you like to learn how to play with your baby in an intentional way?
Regardless, if you are a first time parent or not, this workshop will teach you about the milestones and what your baby is expected to do in their first 6 months of their life. Join us in an interactive 2-part session where we learn ways to help our children develop and learn new skills through play. Hands-on fun & growth guaranteed!
These practical sessions will be given by Sineen Abu Al Itham who gained a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2013 from University of Alberta, Canada. Sineen has 10 years of experience working in early intervention with children who have a wide range of severe developmental disabilities, in Canada, Jordan and Belgium.
Cost: 40€ for the workshop of 2 sessions. Registration is essential and spaces are limited - please contact Sineen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Babywearing workshop @ Clubhouse
POSTPONED !! Friday, 23 February, 12:00 - 14:00
This workshop teaches the use of ringslings from newborn to toddlerhood.
Another FREE workshop on babywearing given by our enthusiastic volunteers with extensive experience.
As always, our sling library will be accessible for participants during the session to try out different models and/or to rent one. For more information about the sling library, visit https://bctbelgium.org/support/babywearing/
RSVP on Twizzit via the linked form, or from the app homepage click on subscriptions at the top and scroll down to find the babywearing form
- and also please remember to cancel in case you can't make it in the end, please!
Pensions transfers from the UK @ Online
Thursday, 21 March, 18:30 - 19:30
This Q&A session is to answer your questions on state pensions and pension transfers from the UK, are they a good idea or not? What are the regulatory issues and what can be achieved? Should you stay with your current pension or transfer to a SIPP or a QROPS?
This Q&A session will be given by Amanda Newell, who is a Financial Adviser at The Fry Group (www.thefrygroup.co.uk/be).
Job Skills - personal branding @ Online via Teams
Thursdays, 21 & 28 March, 21:00 - 22:00
This informative and practical 2-session workshop will help you understand changes in the job market and companies’ perspective. You will learn about personal branding - how to present yourself in a desired professional way.
This interactive workshop will be held in two parts, ending with elevator pitch practices and will include challenges between the sessions. Pengpeng Zhou will share her knowledge and experience to explain:
• What personal branding is
• Why it is important for job searchers, as well as people who wish to increase their influence at work
• How to uncover your unique personal branding
• How to leverage the story-telling method to convey your brand to a targeted audience?
Pengpeng Zhou holds a Master Degree in Human Resources and has over 12 years' HR experience at multinational companies including Microsoft, Cargill and is currently Global HR manager at BDO.
COST: FREE for BCT members - non-members attend for a fee of 40€
Participants sign up via Twizzit. From your BCT Twizzit app homepage, click on Subscriptions, scroll down, find the form for BCT Talks, click on it and sign up. Please write a few words on why you would like to join this workshop.
How to prepare for motherhood, how to navigate the identity shift @ Online via Zoom
Coming up this Spring...
In this online talk, you will learn about the birth of the mum, identity change/crisis and about how to handle the new challenges and expectations, feeling less overwhelmed and more confident. Not only for new mums - it’s never too late to reinvent yourself and create your own path.
This online talk will be given by member Eszter Bekesi-Szabo, a LCS coach, who mainly works on mindset and emotional management. Eszter has worked with over 100 mums from all over the world, helping them create their own unique ways in motherhood. www.eszterbszabo.com
Living in Belgium - tips for newcomers @ Clubhouse
18 April, 9:15 - 11:45
Join us for a coffee morning and learn about how to get a head start on life in Belgium, what you need to know in the beginning and what can make your landing smoother.
This information talk will include:
- A presentation "Living in Belgium - what every newcomer should know" full of humour, tips and interesting facts.
- a workshop "Reinventing your identity" by Tania Arler, a renowned family & expatriate coach and author.
- a “Question & Answer session” about life in Belgium.
This interactive talk will be given by Andrea Howard & Claudia Zapata, former BCT members and Relocation Client Manager & Talent Manager at Anywr Belgium (www.anywr-group.com).
Their ‘Spouse and Family Support’ package has been created for newly-arrived families. Anywr has been providing relocation support to families and companies’ HR teams since 1993.
COST: Free for BCT members / non-members may attend for a fee of 10€
Family yoga @ Clubhouse
Coming up....Sundays, 10:00 -11:00
Join Veronika for a Yoga Class for the WHOLE family! A weekend family Yoga class that introduces yoga to children (age 4-10 years) in playful way. The breathing exercises are a great way to reduce stress and help with focus and concentration. Yoga can teach kids kindness, sharing, compassion, mindfulness, awareness, and much more.
Veronika is a trained and certified children’s Yoga teacher - RYT (200h) and certified KAY (Kidding Around Yoga).
Cost: Free for members / 10 euros for non-members
Registration: Via https://twizzit.com/go/bct-talks or, in your Twizzit app, click on 'subscriptions' at the top of your home screen, scroll down to BCT Talks, click on it, find this talk, click on it and register.
Non-members register via this link: https://twizzit.com/go/bct-talks