The purpose of this leadership networking event is to discuss challenges and share practical tips for effective leadership through change.
Using the Lean Coffee format we facilitate discussion groups with leaders and change practitioners from a range of sectors, and debate the key aspects and challenges of leadership. Attendees will leave with key principles and practical approaches that can be used to develop a leadership style that maximises the effectiveness of your organisation.
There will be excellent Networking opportunities with other like-minded individuals from local authorities, housing, charity and health organisations.
When: 12th March 2020, arrival from 12:15, finish at 16:00
Lunch and refreshments: Lunch is provided and coffee and tea is available throughout the afternoon.
COVID-19: Please note that with the number of cases on the rise we will dispense with our customary handshake greeting and replace with an elbow tap. Hand washing and sanitising facilities are available in all the toilets at the National Gallery.
Where: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London , WC2N 5DN
Getting there: The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross or Leicester Square. All event attendees will need to enter via the main Sainsbury Wing Entrance - please see map below. Please note that bag checks will be in operation. The maximum size of bag allowed in the building is 45 x 25 x 25cm.
- Arrival with coffee, tea and networking
- Lunch with networking
- Opening presentation and workshop
- Coffee and tea
- Lean Coffee discussion groups
Greek Philosopher Heraclitus is famously quoted as saying "Change is the only constant in life". Leading others through change effectively is a key leadership capability. However, if change is an accepted constant, why do so many organisations put an emphasis on leading through change as a specialist skill set rather than it being fundamental to any leaders day job?
This session examines what the leaders role is in delivering successful transformation, and what style of Leadership delivers a lasting continuous improvement culture. This will be a practical and interactive session that will encourage collaboration and networking to share experiences with each other.
Developed in Seattle, USA in 2009, Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting at which participants gather, build an agenda and begin discussing. See leancoffee.org. Conversations are directed and productive because the democratic nature of the meeting, and because of the innate topic interest and expertise of the participants.
Our Lean Coffee discussion groups always receive fantastic feedback. The theme of Leadership is kept deliberately high-level so that the conversation can be directed by the group, not us.
The following diagram explains how the Lean Coffee discussion groups work.
Once you're booked on to attend then think of two discussion points (topics) to bring with you to the event that can feed into your Lean Coffee discussion group. It can be anything on the topic of Leadership. See the video below for some inspiration.
Please use the link at the top of the page to secure your place. If you have any queries then please contact Alison Ramsey on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07913 482 385.
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