Tuesday 7 June 2022

18:30 - 22:30
Introduction, Drinks & Dinner at the Oxford Wine Cafe

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Financial and Business Acumen
Speaker: Stephen Brookson, Finance Expert, Coach and Author

9:30 - 11:00
Financial and Business Acumen - Fundamentals
- Quick run through of P&L, BS, CFS - Principles of each document
- Outline of GAAP, IFRS - and Non-GAAP measures

11:00 - 11:30 
Coffee and Networking Break 

11:30 - 13:00 
Financial and Business Acumen - Further Analysis 

- Detailed analysis of each document with associated 'pressure points', 'hot topics', key ratios, likely creative accounting issues

13:00 - 14:00
Lunch and Networking Break

14:00 - 15:15 
Financial and Business Acumen - What Is Happening Today

- What the last year has meant for accounting and where will we see the fault lines

15:15 - 15:45 
Coffee and Networking Break

15:45 - 16:00  
Financial and Business Acumen - Large and Small

- Listed company metrics, quarterly reporting, analyst presentations
- Management accounts - how to read, interpret and ask questions 

16:00 - 16:30 

Close of Day 

Dinner at Somerville College

Thursday 9 June 2022

Cognitive Agility, Conversations and Creativity: Part One 
Speaker: Dr Helena Boschi, Renowned Psychologist, Speaker and Author, Chequered Leopard

9:30 - 10:45
A Look at Where We Are Now

- Impact of the pandemic on the human brain and effect of ongoing uncertainty and change
- The problem with not knowing and 'experiential blindness' - and what we do about this 
- Why change is difficult during normal times - and how that has been affected by recent events
- Behaviours, language and emotions that we have reverted to using as a coping mechanism 
- What this means in terms of brain and cognitive health

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:45 
Coffee and Networking Break 

11:45 - 12:45
Silos and Tribes

- The importance of understanding the written/unwritten rules of the game
- Ingroup/outgroups - what being on the outside feels like
- How to create inclusive work environments 

12:45 - 14:00 
Lunch and Networking Break 

14:00 - 15:00
Language and Leadership

- Human motivation and how it works in the brain
- Five leadership imperatives
- What to say and not to say
- Keeping it simple
- Managing expectations - and how to say 'no'
- The language of trust
- Managing for higher performance

15:00 - 15:15
Coffee and Networking Break 

15:00 - 17:00 
Bringing it Together

- Real conversations played out by professional actors with commentary and discussion by the group
- These conversations will include:
   - How to manage expectations
   - How to build trust
   - How to motivate and coach
- Review and discussion

Close of Day 

Friday 10 June 2022

Cognitive Agility, Conversations and Creativity: Part Two
Speaker: Dr Helena Boschi, Renowned Psychologist, Speaker and Author, Chequered Leopard 

9:00 - 10:15
Cognitive and Creative Strategies to Get the Best Out of the Brain

- How creativity works in the brain
- Convergent versus divergent thinking
- Learning how to break conventional thinking
- Moments of inspiration
- How to foster a creative culture
- Why 'new enough' is sometimes better than 'new' (managing the balance between the unknown and the familiar) 

10:15 - 10:45
Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 - 11:15
Creative Tools and Techniques

 - A creative tool to stretch thinking, create new connections and generate alternative ideas and perspectives

11:15 - 12:00 
Group Exercise

 - Practising the creative tool as a group 

12:00 - 12:45
Presentations and Discussion

- Selling ideas (using language, associations and creative thinking) 

12:45 - 13:00
Final Q&A 

13:00 - 13:45
Lunch and Networking Break 

Leadership as Coach - Advance Your Leadership Impact from Transactional to Transformational
Speaker: Alex Lazarus, Behaviour Change Scientist and Executive Coach, Lazarus & Maverick

13:45 - 17:00
Leader as Coach 

Learn and practice coaching tools and coaching communication techniques proven to shift one's leadership style from transactional to transformational. The session will be highly practical and experiential to help you to begin coaching with confidence to improve their solution-thinking skills, to build trust-based relationships and to strengthen individual and team levels of efficiency and creativity.