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The psychology of leadership: motivation and resilience

19 Jan 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

For many, the world has become a much scarier place. This, combined with extended periods of home working, have led to well documented and widespread feelings of isolation and anxiety across workers at all levels. That's involved serious challenges around motivation and focus, collaboration with colleagues and productivity. Managers and leaders have, for some time now, been in the unenviable position of trying to...
SPEAKER(S): Jonathan Coppin, Psychotherapist, Moult Coppin Limited | Géza Palocsay, CEO, Adevinta Hungary
CHAIR: Stephen Pierce, Deputy Managing Director & Chief HR Officer, Hitachi Europe

Internal talent: Identifying & developing rising stars

10 Feb 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
CHRO, talent, learning & culture

Businesses would be nothing without their people. There has been much discussion about succession planning in businesses at the top level, but with the integration of the new generation of workers, the importance of leadership being able to identify, develop & support rising stars and breeding new talent has increased dramatically. In this session, we will look at the...
SPEAKER(S): Nick White, Head of Junior Talent EMEIA, Fujitsu | Nick Allan, CEO, Control Risks
CHAIR: George Mann, Senior Account Manager, Multiverse

Leading through lockdown: integrity, purpose & governance

18 Feb 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CHRO, talent, learning & culture

In this session we will look at how COVID-19 has changed the way organisations govern and the importance of the board leading with transparency and purpose. The pandemic brought about a whole new way of working, with an increased focus on how we communicate and engage with...
SPEAKER(S): Sir David Behan, Chair, HC-One | Atholl Duncan, Chair, Black Isle Group | Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, London Stock Exchange
CHAIR: John Dembitz, Portfolio NED & Chairman

The language of risk: articulating risk concepts

11 Mar 2021
Risk, ethics & geopolitics
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs

What does risk mean to your organisation? Risk has often been side-lined as a tick box exercise, reviewed annually but very rarely developed and only ever brought into the limelight in times of crisis. Not understanding & addressing your risk effectively can impact the business in the short, medium & long-term.
SPEAKER(S): Alex Hindson, Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer, Argo Group | Marcia Cantor-Grable, Chair of the Board Risk Committee, Societe Generale
CHAIR: Christopher Burt, Co-founder & Director, Risk Coalition

Sustainability: ESG & responsible reward

22 Apr 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Climate, sustainability & society
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

In this session we will explore sustainability initiatives and practical examples of what businesses are doing to enhance their ESG focus. As pressure mounts on the work organisations must do to play their part in such an important global theme, we will hear about some of the ways boards are...
SPEAKER(S): Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher | Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability, Kingfisher | Laszlo Bekefi, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Hungary
CHAIR: Claudine​ Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy, Argent Services

Is it time to rethink the Board model?

13 May 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs

The changes to the way we work created much debate in C-Suite on whether the current board model is outdated. Organisations are tackling the developing requirements of their people and clients, and aligning new strategies has never been more important to the future success of the business. But is the...
SPEAKER(S): Nikki Demby, Chair of Remco, Essentra plc & Partner, Stork & May | Alice Maynard, NED & Chair of Nomco, Financial Conduct Authority
CHAIR: Patrick Dunne, Chair EY Foundation, Author of "Boards"

Digitalisation: How the speed of innovation is changing business

27 May 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CIO, information security, digital & data

The world of work changed dramatically in 2020, with the pandemic forcing companies to embrace technology more than ever before. Businesses need to have the right processes in place to help support productivity internally, with many already sighting improvements in the culture. With this comes the increased capability of supporting customers who's...
SPEAKER(S): Andrew Rear, Non-Executive, Chairman Buckle | Dax Grant, CIO - Global Operations, HSBC Bank | Indhira Mani, Vice President, Barclays UK | Ed Greig, Chief Disruptor, Deloitte Digital
CHAIR: Katie Fuhrman, Head of Partnerships, Multiverse

A combination of difference: Talent, productivity & diversity

10 Jun 2021
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs

Board diversity has been a consistent challenge for many organisations over the past decade. Senior leaders have met on countless occasions to share challenges and solutions only to find themselves facing the same barriers that have prevented their business from improving the inclusiveness of the workforce. The impacts of a lack of...
SPEAKER(S): Fiona Hathorn, CEO & Portfolio NED WOB UK
CHAIR: Monica Chadha, Portfolio NED, Queen Mary University of London

Tackling Inequality to Unlock Talent

15 Jun 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs
CHRO, talent, learning & culture
Affordable & social housing
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors

What can employers do to improve access to their best jobs and opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? We will hear how you can improve social mobility on every level of your organisation and build a diverse pipeline of talent by reaching and supporting young people facing barriers to employment.

Know your Audience: The changing consumer landscape

24 Jun 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
Alignment, change & transformation
CEO & entrepreneurs
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CMO, marketing, communications & sales

Throughout COVID-19 organisations have responded in various different ways to ensure they can to operate and deliver services to their customers. Despite the necessity of these changes, businesses have seen their customers’ requirements develop and...
SPEAKER(S): Zsolt Zaprel, CEO, IPG Mediabrands
CHAIR: Juliet Slot, NED, British Olympic Association

Letting your people lead you

14 Jul 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
CEO & entrepreneurs

What can we learn from our people? What has COVID demonstrated to CEO’s and business leaders about the importance of trust? In this session we will explore the importance of identifying our peoples core skills to put them to optimum use with the objective of improving the wider performance of the business. Perhaps more than ever, organisations relied on...

What I wish I knew before I was a CEO

15 Sep 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
CEO & entrepreneurs

In this annual session, we hear from current & former CEOs on their experiences of leading organisations from the very top. Speakers have shared insight into what they wish they would have known before taking the job, what they would do differently if they start over, the main challenges they have faced and how they overcome...

Effective optimisation of the workforce: Tech enablers for your people & clients

07 Oct 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CIO, information security, digital & data

Changes in the way we work and developing new skills throughout the workforce is integral to the future success of organisations as organisations evolve their internal capability. In this session we will explore how technology is enabling businesses to better optimise the way they work, bringing their...

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