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New events for April 2016 - March 2017, featuring Sir Dave Brailsford, Baroness Rebuck, Michael Heppell and Herminia Ibarra...

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  • Events Schedule 2016-17

    1The 1% FactorSir Dave Brailsford

  • Events Calendar


    12 April 9.30am-12pm

    The 80 Minute MBAJohn Knell and Richard Reeves1.30-4pm

    Talent LaddersRichard Reeves

    10 May9.30am-12pm

    Instant ImpactNeil Mullarkey


    1966 and All ThatSir Geoff Hurst

    6 September9.30am-12pm

    Why Should Anyone Work Here? Gareth Jones


    Get It DoneGraham Allcott

    21 September9.30am-12pm

    Networking Made EasyJulia Hobsbawm


    Rock Your PresentationNigel Barlow

    4 October9.30am-12pm

    Mind GymOctavius Black


    Start With WhyPeter Docker

    11 October9.30am-12pm

    Lets Get Digital! Dave Coplin


    SUMO (Shut Up, Move On)Paul McGee

    3 November9.30am-12pm

    Anything Is PossibleJames Cracknell


    Trailblazing LeadershipBaroness Gail Rebuck

    8 November1.30-4pm

    The 1% FactorSir Dave Brailsford

    17 January


    How to Be Brilliant 2017Michael Heppell


    Act Like a Leader, Think Like a LeaderHerminia Ibarra

    24 January9.30am-12pm

    MindfulnessRohan Gunatillake


    The 80 Minute MBAJohn Knell

    7 February9.30am-12pm

    The CoachJamil Qureshi


    Corporate WellnessDorian Dugmore

    14 March9.30am-12pm

    Make Your Brain WorkAmy Brann


    Black Box ThinkingMatthew Syed

  • Business success is always hard earned, but The 80 Minute MBA proves that the journey there can be fast and fun. Think of The 80 Minute MBA as your reduced Shakespeare for business John Knell and Richard Reeves have sorted the great business ideas and key insights from the rest, so you dont have to.

    This entertaining, high-energy, high-impact presentation will make you think differently about business, and about how to get ahead. All in less time than it takes to run a meeting. Make sure you escape one to attend!

    About John Knell and Richard ReevesJohn Knell is one of the UKs leading thinkers on the changing face of work and organisations. John has worked with a wide range of corporate clients, including Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Eversheds, Lloyds, TSB, Siemens and UNICEF.

    Richard Reeves is a strategy consultant, policy-maker and writer. Before his move to the US, he worked as director of strategy to the UKs Deputy Prime Minister and taught on the Senior Executive Programme and MBA Programme at London Business School.

    The 80 Minute MBAThe fastest MBA programme in the worldJohn Knell and Richard ReevesTuesday 12 April9.30am-12pmWellcome Collection

    Find out more and book at or call 020 7600 4222

    The 80 Minute MBA

  • We all know people are the key to business success. But companies need to do more than look for talent in the marketplace, they need to look within. Talent doesnt always come pre-packaged with the right qualifications, university degree or CV; companies can save time and money by finding and nuturing the skills they need among their existing employees.

    At this event, Richard Reeves will explore how we can build robust talent ladders for upward mobility and true diversity. Forget talent scouts, you need talent ladders.

    About Richard ReevesRichard Reeves is a strategy consultant, policy-maker and writer. He is currently a senior fellow in Economic Studies, policy director of the Centre on Children and Families, and editor-in-chief of the Social Mobility Memos blog at The Brookings Institute in Washington DC. Before his move to the US, he worked as director of strategy to the UKs Deputy Prime Minister and taught on the Senior Executive Programme and MBA Programme at London Business School.

    Talent LaddersHelp your best people climb to the top Richard ReevesTuesday 12 April1.30-4pmWellcome Collection


    Find out more and book at or call 020 7600 4222

  • The ability to create rapport with others is one of the most important skills in business. Neil Mullarkey will offer tips and tools to help you connect instantly and positively in your future encounters.

    During this interactive session, Neil will use improv to show how to communicate more effectively to build credibility and win over colleagues, clients and employees. Hell explore the power of names as the first thing that someone gives to you, as well as the importance of smiling and eye contact to establish trust, friendliness and reliability. Discover how to really listen to others, find things in common and respond to what they have to say, recognising that

    conversations are always opportunities for collaboration. You only get one chance at a first impression, learn how to make it a great one at this event.

    About Neil MullarkeyFrom co-founding the world famous improvisation group The Comedy Store Players with Mike Myers, through to numerous broadcast appearances, Neil Mullarkey has worked with some of the most talented names in comedy, film and television. Neil has an enviable reputation for creating a warm and affectionate rapport with his audience. He is now using his expertise to inspire people and businesses to embrace their creativity and enhance their communication skills.

    Instant ImpactHow to make a great first impressionNeil MullarkeyTuesday 10 May9.30am-12pmBAFTA


  • 1966and All That

  • Find out more and book at or call 020 7600 4222

    Join us, 50 years on, as we watch dramatic highlights and relive the day that England won the World Cup for the first and only time on Saturday 30 July 1966. As wild celebrations erupted inside Wembley Stadium and people poured onto the streets, it seemed there was just one man able to remain calm. Sir Alf Ramsey, the mastermind behind the nations greatest-ever sporting triumph, raised a warm smile but, remarkably, kept his composure as well as his seat on the bench.

    We explore 1966 and all that with hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst as he recalls the leadership and management techniques of the man who won the World Cup. Sir Alf, aka The General, possessed an astute football brain, was flexible with his tactics and as a technician was well ahead of his time. His greatest talent though was his ability to bring out the best in his players. Discover how at this inspirational event with unique first-hand insights from Sir Geoff.

    About Sir Geoff HurstJust five months into his international career, Sir Geoff Hurst made sporting history when he became the first and, so far, the only player to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final. He won 49 caps and scored 24 goals. He played for West Ham, Stoke City and West Brom and also managed Chelsea for two years from 1979-81 before leaving football to forge a successful career in the insurance business until his retirement in 2002.

    and All That

    1966 and All That How Sir Alf Ramsey won the World CupSir Geoff HurstTuesday 10 May1.30-4pmBAFTA

  • Imagine designing the best company on earth to work for... What would that company be like? How would you build and sustain its culture? As a leader, you need to know.

    In the past, businesses made people conform to the organisations needs. That old paradigm has shifted. Now leaders must transform their organisations to attract the right people, keep them and inspire them to do their best work. Discover the six attributes that create a culture in which people want to belong and outperform.

    About Gareth JonesGareth Jones is a fellow of the Centre for Management Development at London Business School and a visiting professor at INSEAD, Fontainebleau and IE Business School (Instituto de Empresa) in Madrid. Gareth was also director of human resources and internal communications at the BBC. At Polygram, then the worlds largest recorded music company, he was senior vice president for global human resources. Gareth co-authored the bestseller Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? with Rob Goffee.

    Why Should Anyone Work Here?How to attract top talentGareth JonesTuesday 6 September9.30am-12pmBritish Library

    Find out more and book at or call 020 7600 4222

    Why Should Anyone WorkHere?

  • In this technological age the potential for distraction is endless. Time management is no longer enough; its time to manage your attention and focus, your projects and actions, choices and habits.

    At this event, Graham Allcott will show you how to think like a Productivity Ninja someone who is calm, prepared and skilled at dealing with the enemy that is information overload. Discover how to keep your email inbox at zero, develop to-do lists that really work and transform your meetings so you and your team are instantly more productive.

    About Graham AllcottGraham Allcott is the founder of Think Productive, the UKs leading productivity training company. He is the author of Amazons top 5 most-gifted business book, How to be a Productivity Ninja. Graham was previously chief executive of Student Volunteering England and head of volunteering at the University of Birmingham. As a keen social entrepreneur, Graham founded Fruitful Consulting, a social enterprise consultancy and Intervol, an international student volunteering charity.

    Get It DoneHow to be a Productivity NinjaGraham AllcottTuesday 6 September1.30-4pmBritish Library

  • Networking isnt just a nice-to-have but a must-have skill for leaders. Creating and interacting with a diverse range of people can be just as critical to success as technical ability. Its easy to put it off though, even dread it.

    Queen of networking, Julia Hobsbawm, will show how you can cultivate connections and sha