23 November 2021

18:30 - 22:30
Introduction, Drinks & Dinner

24 November 2021

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

9:00 - 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 - 11:20 
Coffee and Networking Break 

11:20 - 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
- What the last year has meant for accounting and where will we see the fault lines

13:00 - 13:45
Lunch and Networking Break

13:45 - 15:30 
Financial and Business Acumen - Large and Small

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


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

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee and Networking Break 

15:45 - 17:45
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. 

17:45 
Close of Day 

25 November 2021

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

 9:00 - 11:00
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 - 11:30 
Coffee and Networking Break 


11:30 - 13:00 
Language and Leadership

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

13:00 - 14:00 
Lunch and Networking Break 

14:00 - 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

17:00 
Close of Day 

26 November 2021

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

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
- Enabling movement from the idea to a feasible preposition
- Selling ideas that 'new enough' (managing the balance between the unknown and the familiar) 

11:15 - 12:00 
Group Exercise

- Applying creative thinking and techniques to real problems/ challenges (based on a list generated by the group) 

12:00 - 12:45
Presentations and Discussion

- Presenting and selling new ideas in front of the group
- Collecting additional input

12:45 - 13:00 
Final Q&A


Orchestrating a Winning Performance and Strengthening Your Impact
Speaker: Michael Smets, Professor of Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford

13:00 - 13:45 
Lunch and Networking Break

13:45 - 17:00 
Orchestrating a Winning Performance and Strengthening Your Impact

The day positions "orchestrating" as the key mechanism that underpins personal development, business growth and overall competitive advantage. Central to this model is a mindset-shift from expert to orchestrator- leading your team to support and drive value creating throughout the business. The session is designed to produce actionable insights it will be highly interactive and include diagnostics for self-assessment and development.