Leadership Lunch and Learn

First Intuition ran some FREE bite-size leadership and management sessions with guest speakers and panellists.

These sessions were a great opportunity to learn from our expert tutors on the topics your company are facing today as well as hearing first hand how companies have implemented the changes.

Leading a team to success

Leadership Lunch and Learn

First Intuition ran some FREE bite-size leadership and management sessions with guest speakers and panellists.

These sessions were a great opportunity to learn from our expert tutors on the topics your company are facing today as well as hearing first hand how companies have implemented the changes.

Leadership Lunch and Learn

In these unprecedented times, the ability to lead and manage a team has changed. Managers are now having to move away from traditional techniques to those that can be used remotely. These short leadership lunch and learn sessions will give you the opportunity to develop new leadership skills which are relevant within to today’s world.

Below you will find the recordings and a summary of what each session covered. 

Managing Remote Teams

Before the pandemic hit around 6% of people worked from home. In 2020 this significantly increased to almost half the population. As we come out of the other side of restrictions it is predicted that many employees will retain at least an element of home-working in their role.

How do managers excel at leading remote teams? This leadership lunch and learn session included guest speaker and co-host C-J Green, Co-Founder of BraveGoose, who shared her expert tips and advice. In addition, the session also included a panel of experienced and successful managers including Louise Hazard, Senior R2R Manager at Greene King, Simon Mader, Head of Technical Accounting Compliance & UK Reporting at AstraZeneca, Carolyn Connery, Head of Employer and Provider Development at Chartered Management Institute, and Dennis Laudick, VP Marketing, AI/Machine Learning at Arm.

They considered some of the inherent challenges in remote work, the benefits it can bring, and experiences we can all learn from.

You can read a summary of the session here, or click the link below to watch the recording.

leadership lunch and learn

Building Team and Personal Resilience in a K-shaped Economy

In a very short period of time resilience has changed. Resilience was a remedy focused towards anxiety. It is now a capacity for enabling people, teams and organisations. Recognising the importance of the ability to withstand adversity and bounce back from challenging events over the last 12 months has been recognised by us all.

This session looked at what it means to be a resilient organisation, the importance of resilient teams and how we manage and develop resilient individuals. With guest speakers including ‘Eddie the Eagle’ Edwards, Olympian Ski-jumper, Charlene Lyons, Chief Executive Officer at Black Sheep Brewery, Caroline Ford, Global Digital Capability Lead at AstraZeneca, Doug Field OBE, Joint CEO at East of England Co-op, Lucy Pakes, HR Business Manager at Ashtons Legal, and Dyfrig Jenkins, Owner & Director of YOU. Development.Ltd

You can read a summary of the session here, or click the link below to watch the recording.

leadership lunch and learn

How to Transition to Hybrid Working

How to transition to hybrid working is a hot topic for many businesses as staff start to return to the office. Remote working and its flexibility is something many want to continue in their post-COVID workplace.

This session explored hybrid working and whether it is set to be the new normal for most office-based workplaces. Guest speakers offered tips and advice on managing staff in a hybrid work environment. We also discussed how hybrid working will require a significant culture shift and associated regulations. Guest speakers included Laragh Jeanroy who has of RSM UK, Katie Allen leadership consultant and coach, Will Farnell of Farnell Clarke Limited, Richard DeNetto of CBI (Confederation of British Industry), Barnaby Clark of COEL, and Rob Alder of the AAT.

You can read a summary of the session here, or click the link below to watch the recording.

leadership lunch and learn

Leading a Team to Success

Businesses are facing challenges of leading their teams to success following the changing landscape since the arrival of the COVID19 pandemic. Smaller firms often have no pathway for qualified staff to progress. Whilst, there are many qualified employees who are good at their jobs but are not sure how to take the next steps to progress in their careers.

In the session, we considered leadership styles, techniques, methods, and tools for success with particular focus on finance teams and the current issues of attraction, development, retention and motivation within them. Guest speakers included Carolyn Connery, Relationship Manager at CMI, Elena Kennedy, Associate CIPD at Stress Management Society, Kay Thompson-Barker, Director of Sea Light Development, Helen Kerrigan, ACA Director of Future Finance Training, and Luke Taylor, Partner at Smailes Goldie.

You can read a summary of the session here, or click the link below to watch the recording.

leadership lunch and learn

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