Leading People and Culture in Uncertain Times

9th and 10th May 2017|Heythrop Park Hotel, Oxfordshire

Navigate and lead your people to success in an ever-evolving cultural and economic landscape

Investment in culture has never been more rewarding

Culture is a tangible and often undervalued asset in business.

In these times of sociological, economic and technological change, inertia around leadership and culture has never been more destructive.

We understand the responsibilities leaders must embrace for their people.

Join us for a two-day conference to discover frameworks, ideas and practical solutions to the complex challenges facing your business today.

Expert speakers and interactive workshops will give you actionable next steps to influence positive change in yourself as a leader and the culture within your business.

Topics include:

Leadership in Uncertain Times



Organisational Design

Talent Development

Leadership Styles

Work/Life Balance

Managing Change

Motivation and Engagement

Five Generation in the Workplace

View the full agenda

Leave with strategic and tactical insight on how to grow a business in uncertain times by tapping into the opportunities provided by your human capital

– acknowledging the need to value and reskill people in response to the changes taking place in society, especially in relation to technology.


Book now to secure your seat.

Early bird and table packages, perfect for management teams, are available.

Early bird rates (available until 31st March)

Individual ticket: £995 + VAT

Table Package (6 delegates): £4,975 + VAT

Standard Rates (from 1st April):

Individual ticket: £1,250 + VAT

Table Package (6 delegates): £6,250 + VAT

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For more information, please contact the Shirlaws Group Events Team on 0118 909 0012 

or email eventsuk@shirlawsgroup.com.

Our Speakers

Tim Leberecht

Andy Hurst

Breda Ferarrio

David Milton

Kai Murray

Phil Ives

Roderick Cameron

Ron Tanner

Tim Cornell

Day 1: Tuesday 9th May

9:00am – 10:00am
The Ballroom Foyer

Registrations and Arrival Teas/Coffees

10:00am – 11:30am
The Ballroom

Session 1: Leadership in Uncertain Times

Leading business in the uncertain times of the 21st century is different to what has gone before. Leaders today need to develop their leadership muscle to adapt to the uncertainty they face on a daily basis. Discover practical tools that will allow you to identify what leadership skills and capabilities you already possess that support you today and what other skills and capabilities you may need to develop to thrive in these uncertain times.

11:30am – 11:45am
The Ballroom Foyer

Morning Teas/Coffees

11:45am – 1:15pm
The Ballroom

Session 2: Millennials Work for Purpose, Not a Paycheque

Gone are the days where employees are loyal to one company for their entire careers. Your team are no longer solely driven by wealth creation but does your business have a vision that will provide direction and meaning, and enable you to retain your best talent? Giving your employees a purpose will enable them to visualise a future with your business.

1:15pm – 2:15pm
The Terrace Restaurant


2:15pm – 3:45pm
The Ballroom

Session 3: Culture as a Strategic Asset

Culture is a much talked about term today, however, from the Shirlaws perspective, culture is simply not an adjunct to the way the business operates, rather it must be integrated into all areas of the business as it is the foundation upon which a business is built.

In this session, you will discuss and explore how culture can be used to ‘future proof’ your business and accelerate the achievement of both its commercial aims and the development of future assets.

3:45pm – 4:00pm
The Ballroom Foyer

Afternoon Teas/Coffees

4:00pm – 5:30pm
The Ballroom

Session 4: Transforming Organisational Design to Unlock the Best in Your People

Organisational design supports business performance – how well a business performs is directly linked to how the organisation is designed and people work together. In these uncertain times, is the historic design of organisations fit for purpose? Does a command and control structure still work and will it sustain the organisation’s growth? What changes to organisation design need to be considered in order to succeed in a volatile world? What is the impact of digital technology on your business structure?

7:00pm – 7:45pm
Heythrop Park Foyer

Drinks Reception

7:45pm – onwards
Enstone Suite

with after-dinner guest speaker, Tim Leberecht