This unique event will host progressively-minded decision makers from a variety of industries. Attendees will be exposed to the latest cutting edge principles provided by the brightest minds from various high performing organisations globally.
Karen Blackett is an OBE, business leader and champion of diversity. She is the current Chairwoman of MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK, with clients such as Sky, Tesco, GSK, Coca-Cola and Audi, to name a few.
During Karen’s tenure at MediaCom, the agency has won “Agency of The Year” for an unprecedented two years in a row (2013 and 2014). In her personal capacity, Karen has won “Women in Marketing” and has featured 5 times in the Power List of Britain’s 100 Most Influential Black People (heading the list in 2015, the first businesswoman to do so).
Countless studies show that a happy and diverse workforce leads to greater productivity, creativity and success. In this session, Karen will draw on her experiences which show that great cultures generate great success. She will discuss how to create a culture where people can bring themselves to work.
Karen will also examine the traits of some of the most successful business leaders in the UK and discuss how to create a talent pipeline to ensure retention.
Dr. Nicole Cunningham-Snell
HEAD: LEADERSHIP & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL
Shell is a global energy and petrochemical company with more than 80,000 employees in more than 70 countries. Earlier this year, Shell released its Powering Progress strategy which aims to accelerate it’s transition to a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society’s progress towards the goal of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change.
Shell is embarking on a leadership and cultural journey, as a key enabler of delivering this strategy across the various Shell businesses. This centres around enabling colleagues to have a Learner Mindset, be purposeful and be their best selves to accelerate change through external and internal collaborations.
In this session, Nicole will share insights into the approach being taken, including embedding the leadership and cultural themes into business priorities, supporting leaders in transforming their own leadership and enabling a movement in their organisation to bring the ‘new’ into being to deliver the strategic outcomes.
She will also share some of the lessons learnt so far and stimulate conversation in the room for reflection and practice sharing.
Prof. Sally Maitlis
PROFESSOR OF ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR & LEADERSHIP
OXFORD UNIVERSITY: SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL
Oxford University is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest university in continuous operation.
Sally Maitlis is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, where she directs the Oxford High-Performance Leadership Programme. Sally’s main area of research is how individuals deal with challenging issues in their work, including the experience of pursuing and losing meaningful work, and the impact of common mental health conditions on those in senior leadership positions. Sally specialises in qualitative research, closely observing individual, team and organisational processes.
In this session, Sally will present her latest work and findings on lessons for “resilient leadership”, discussing how to look after yourself and lead others in uncertain times, and the implications for building mental healthy organisations.
DANNY KERRY (MBE)
HEAD COACH: MEN’S HOCKEY
ENGLAND & GREAT BRITAIN HOCKEY
Danny Kerry (MBE) is the Head Coach for the Men’s England & Great Britain Hockey team, which he has served since 2018. He is the man behind one of the great Olympic stories where he led Team GB Women’s Hockey to a historic gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
In this session, Danny will share the ways athletes have evolved and how he has adapted to work, motivate and manage high performing athletes. Danny has coached at International level for 16 years and will provide insight into developing his teams and working with the countries top talent. In this session, Danny will provide insight on the following areas:
Michelle has two decades of international experience working in the private sector and is recognised globally as an expert on gender equality and organisational culture. In 2019, the Women Tech Founders, which is dedicated to advancing women in the tech industry, awarded Michelle with the Inspiring Innovator Award, for her outstanding achievements in the sector. Her most recent position was as the Director of Inclusion at Netflix.
Michelle is currently a senior advisor to the UN Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign, where she leads the NextGen Leadership Development Programme. She also heads up the global Leadership Inclusion Academy at the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute. She has been featured in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Business Insider and The Times.
Equality stops and starts with leaders. The call for leaders to advance gender equality at work is really an invitation for them to lead. In this session, Michelle will provide you with the tools and practical ways which every leader can use to create inclusive cultures and advance both men and women equality in the workplace.