“Leadership in Tough Times: Confronting Complexity and Inspiring Hope”
Thursday, 25 April 2013. Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London.
We are pleased to launch our third event in the Business Perspectives series, which focuses on Leadership. The event will explore leadership in the current climate, how best to lead for growth in challenging times and manage a team through cutbacks, loss and stress. We’ll discuss how leaders can inspire a sense of direction and moving forwards in difficult contexts, drawing on the insights and experience of our speakers and participants.
The event will be led by Jean Hartley, newly appointed Professor in Public Leadership at the Open University Business School, who together with leading practising managers will explore leadership in both the public and private sector.
We’re delighted to announce that joining Professor Jean Hartley at this event will be Caspar de Bono, Managing Director B2B at the Financial Times, and Sue McAllister, Director General of the Prison Service, Northern Ireland. Both of them are leading complex teams in challenging times and will share their contrasting experience and insights, alongside other leading field experts.
During the daytime masterclass, participants will be able to explore leadership best practice through action learning and workshops with peers. You will be able to take practical tools, techniques and ideas back to your organisation. The focus will be to explore the best and worst of leadership in the harsh current environment – is there a silver cloud amongst the gloom?
The stand-alone but complementary evening event will be hosted by the Dean of the Business School, Professor Rebecca Taylor and will include key notes from industry leaders.
The full programme will be announced in the coming weeks, however, to register your interest or to book a place please visit our website where you can find full details of costs and Alumni Early Bird discounts.
We would also like to hear your view on this topic. Write a short blog to share your perspectives (400-500 words) and you could win a ticket to the April event.
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