Empowerment Conference: Midlands and North of England 2018: DECIDE, COMMIT, ACT, SUCCEED REPEAT

Why is it so hard to do the little things that would improve our life and the life of those around us. You have a sense of direction and vision, all you require is someone to hear and listen to you, direct and implement the vision.  You hold the drive and passion to make that change, but services need to listen to you support and guide this future generation.


Supplemtry Schools Conference 2017- Diversity and Cohesion

“Community made up of different backgrounds and Ethnicity and Cultures. The main difference between culture and religion is that culture is based on the shared values of human being, its tend to be manmade while religion is wholly associated with the God, The Creator and most of the religion in the world claims their religion Read more about Supplemtry Schools Conference 2017- Diversity and Cohesion[…]

May 2016.   Public Policy Exchange: “Positive for Youth, Positive for Society: The Future of Youth Services”- London

Empowering Minds Director Sofia Mahmood, facilitated discussions and debates alongside a panel of experts @ Public Policy Exchange Conference in Central London about Youth Services, the event bought together Directors, Operations Mangers, Commissioners Youth Workers from across the UK, to share practice and the challenges being faced in this sector and ways to overcome them.  Read more about May 2016.   Public Policy Exchange: “Positive for Youth, Positive for Society: The Future of Youth Services”- London[…]

March 2016.  Barnardo’s 11th National Black Workers and Volunteers Conference

At one of England’s respected organisation  Barnardo’s 11th National Black Workers and Volunteers Conference” theme: 150 Years on, what impact are we making for Black communities? Empowering Minds Director Sofia Mahmood was invited as the Key Note Speaker.  Empowering Minds delivered interactive workshop ranging from group activities to a thorough Prevent training session.  This combination helped staff further develop their understanding of Prevent from multiple aspects.  Empowering Minds delivered tailored staff training and project management tools at this conference.


October 2015.  Regional Youth Work Unit, Yorkshire and Humber in Partnership with University of Hull “Countering the Myths of Radicalization”

Empowering Minds, Director Sofia Mahmood was a Key Note Speaker- opening the event amongst a panel of senior management staff members across Yorkshire and Humberside.  The Conference collaborated with organizations Youth Work Unit of Yorkshire and Humber and the University of Hull Youth Work and Community Development team to counter the Myths of Radicalization and negativity attached to Prevent. This supported and guided all attendees see where the necessary work needs to be done, share practice and best ways of working to tackle a controversial subject within society.

Empowering Minds delivered training and project management toolkits so attendees could have resources to use when they returned to their respective work places.

Empowering Minds shared best practice at the Conference and updated panellists and audience members on the recent changes made to the Prevent Strategy.  This included engaging discussions on work that needs to be done in the areas of extremism, radicalism, racism and the current European immigration movement […]

December 2016. Fashion to Acceptance. Female Conference. In partnership with Bradford College

We live in a society today where young females struggle to balance their lives between what is expected of them from society, media, peers yet what is imposed by culture and family. One can sit and state that an individual has a choice in being who they want to be without influence and dictatorship.

However, where does this choice of having a identity and being your own person stem from. Is it simply growing up and the temptation of media impact from a billboard that is high up in the high street that catches the eye of every young female that walks by?


December 2016. “Road 2 Riches”- Male Empowerment Conference @ Bradford College

“Road 2 Riches,” a thought provoking, motivational conference to address and challenge young people choices for success, dealt with language and behaviors young males face and act upon daily.  It dissected the objectification of women, the effects of derogatory name calling for both males and females based on gender and sexual orientation and issues faced Read more about December 2016. “Road 2 Riches”- Male Empowerment Conference @ Bradford College[…]

November 2016.  “Calderdale Young Peoples Service Staff Conference 2016

Empowering Minds Director Sofia Mahmood was invited as the key note organization to talk about Prevent and Community engagement.  Empowering Minds opened the event amongst a panel of Senior Management staff members. Throughout the day delivered workshops that gave clear and concise language about what Prevent is.  It allowed staff members to see Prevent at a National level and how to incorporate its agenda at a grassroots level.