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March 2019

Creativity School: How to be a superhuman ideas machine
Speaker:
Marc Lewis
Tue, 12 Mar 2019
Marc Lewis, Dean of the multi award-winning School of Communication Arts 2.0 dispels the myth that creative ability is a rare gift and proves that we all have ample reserves of creative potential. If we remove fear and blame, embrace differences and appreciate the impact of our environment, then organisations can create a culture for new ideas, better solutions and more creative people.
Tackling Success: Reflections on winning and wellbeing
Speaker:
Jonny Wilkinson
Tue, 5 Mar 2019
In his pursuit of kicking perfection, Jonny Wilkinson became one of the greatest rugby players of all time. This success is only part of Jonny’s story. At this event, we hear unique insights on the pressure of expectation, the stress that goes with it and the impact on his health and wellbeing.
Who Dares Wins: Leading from the front
Speaker:
Ant Middleton
Tue, 5 Mar 2019
Special forces training is no walk in the park. The rules are strict and they make sure you learn the hard way. Through sheer determination and by confronting life’s challenges, Ant has come to know the meaning of true leadership and how to build effective teams. Find out the power of a positive mindset and why courage is as important in business as it is on the front line.

February 2019

The 80 Minute MBA: The fastest MBA programme in the world
Speaker:
John Knell
Tue, 5 Feb 2019
The 80 Minute MBA covers the syllabus of an MBA programme but at supersonic speed. It delivers a hit of high-quality business inspiration, covering key issues such as leadership, culture, sustainability and communication. This is your fast-track to business excellence and a must for those at the start of their leadership journey.
Impact: Seven steps to improve your people skills
Speaker:
Neil Mullarkey
Tue, 5 Feb 2019
If you can’t get on with people, you can’t get on in business.We need knowledge and technical skill to do our jobs, but it’s the soft skills that really set us apart. Neil shares 7 simple steps to improve our people skills: listening, being curious about people, being aware of eye contact and body language, letting people talk, not taking yourself too seriously and ending an encounter without ruining it.

January 2019

Powerful Presentations: 7 steps to confident public speaking
Speaker:
Robin Kermode
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Most of us are relaxed and confident when we’re with our friends and family. We can tell a story or even tell a joke. But put us on a platform and we can feel very different. When we speak to an audience, we often put on a public mask and use a different voice. Why can’t we seem to be ourselves when we give a talk? In 7 simple steps, Robin Kermode reveals how to be a confident and authentic speaker as well as improve the way you connect with and speak to other people.
Courage: Leadership lessons from the Met
Speaker:
Bernard Hogan-Howe
Tue, 22 Jan 2019
Bernard Hogan-Howe reflects on his career as police commissioner at the Met, one of the most high-pressured leadership roles there is. He led a process of transformation by setting a clear vision to guide his officers in the most challenging moments. Find out why setting values, being courageous and building trust is so important.
Customer Excellence: Inspire employees to deliver great service
Speaker:
Andrew McMillan
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Andrew McMillan believes that the customer experience reflects a company’s internal culture. You can’t make employees deliver great experiences but you can create an environment where they want to, for themselves and for their customers. Here he reveals what the best organisations do to deliver memorable experiences and drive customer loyalty. It starts with happy and engaged employees.
Workplace Wellbeing: How to manage people well
Speaker:
Cary Cooper
Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Cary Cooper is leading the movement to improve workplace wellness in the UK and globally. He believes that managing the health and wellbeing of your people is fundamental to the success of your organisation and is the responsibility of every line manager. Find out why organisations - and the managers within them - need to think more carefully about the opportunities that healthy, high-performing employees can bring through increased productivity.

November 2018

Managing Up: How to lead from the shadows
Speaker:
Richard Hytner
Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Richard Hytner, former Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, believes it is time to celebrate the second-in-commands. Richard delivers insights into some of the most powerful advisers from the world of business. Find out what motivates the so-called No. 2s, what makes them great, and what bosses can do to help them flourish.

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