Tuesday 20 June 2023

6:30 pm - 10:00 pm 
Introduction, Drinks & Dinner at the Oxford Wine Cafe

Wednesday 21 June 2023

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

9:00 am - 10:45 am
A Look at Where We Are Now

- 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 am - 11:15 am

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Coffee and Networking Break 

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm
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 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch and Networking Break 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee and Networking Break 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Bringing it Together

- These conversations will include:
   - How to manage expectations
   - How to build trust
   - How to motivate and coach
- Review and discussion

5:00 pm 
Close of Day 

7:00 pm 
Dinner - Location to be confirmed 

Thursday 22 June 2023

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

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

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Financial and Business Acumen - Further Analysis 

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

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch and Networking Break

2:00 pm - 3:15 pm 
Financial and Business Acumen - What Is Happening Today

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

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm 
Coffee and Networking Break

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm  
Financial and Business Acumen - Large and Small

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

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 

4:30 pm 
Close of Day 

7:00 pm 
Dinner - Location to be confirmed 

Friday 23 June 2022

Leading Through Transformation
Speaker: Steve Elstein, Co-Founder of Courageous Co.

9:00 - 14:00 
The word 'Transformation is on the lips of every executive leadership team, whether it be driven by evolving market forces, emergence of new technologies or geopolitics. To effectively lead and deliver on a Transformation strategy, you must win hears and minds over to new ways of thinking and working, even if they seem hard to reach today. 

In this Leadership Lab, you will explore the Five Mindsets for Transformation needed to drive meaningful change. You will assess your innate thinking preferences and consider how these impact your own approach to leading transformation. You will explore techniques that help decode how your teams are wired and where they might need support to best enable meaningful change to occur. We will then apply our Framework for Leadership Interoperability to capture potential area where you can increase transformational capacity within your organisation. 

You will use experiential techniques to identify the degrees of stretch needed to move yourself, your team and your stakeholders forward. You will start to plan how to embed this into your existing workstreams. This will be an energising and interactive session that will give you some tangible outputs you can use immediately. 

14:00 - Close of Day