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Reimagine learning

Join bp and The Smarty Train for?free virtual learning experiences?to help you upskill and prepare for your future.


Our series of 75-minute virtual sessions?will introduce you to?five key skills?of the future.

Acute emotional intelligence

In a physically disconnected, screen-driven age, learn to properly understand your own feelings. This?will help you massively increase your ability to identify emotions in others to supercharge your ability to?work effectively with other people.?

In this session you will experience the benefit of naming your emotions, the impact of emotional?contagion and the importance of acute emotional intelligence at bp.?

Monday, 22 February 2021: 1pm - 2.15pm CST

Leveraging change

What do you see when you scan the horizon? Can you see change coming? Do you know what to do?when it hits? Uncover some life-changing ways to seize the opportunities you see.


Make your future?about leading the way in changing situations and even creating your own change.?In this session you will learn how to challenge existing ways of doing things and how to embrace?mistakes in order to create new opportunities for you and for society.?

Wednesday, 24 February 2021: 5pm-6.15pm CST

Learning to unlearn

What can Marie Kondo teach us about learning? She has perfected the art of consciously letting go of?once-useful items to make room for new ones to enhance and add purpose to your life.


In this session you will discover how to consciously own the unlearning process. You will learn tools to?develop new behaviours to make good decisions and will feel empowered to take positive actions.

Thursday, 25 February 2021: 5pm-6.15pm CST

Partnering with artificiaI intelligence

Sci-fi films often show AI in the workplace as being something to fear, with rogue machine-intelligence taking over. But what is the reality? After all, AI is going to be one of your new co-workers in the future.


In this session you will explore what these AI / human partnerships actually look like now and could look like in the future. Crucially, you’ll explore how to partner effectively and ethically with AI.

Monday, 1 March 2021: 5pm-6.15pm CST


Covid-19 lockdowns and isolation. Rising global political tension. Job uncertainty and ambiguity. Our world is stressful. It has never been more important to be resilient. Develop the ability to absorb, recover from, and even successfully adapt, to adversity and stress.


In this session you will learn how to upskill yourself to be resilient. You’ll be introduced to three tried and tested ways to build your own resilience.

Wednesday, 3 March 2021: 5pm-6.15pm CST