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London Alumni Event

Resilience in Turbulent Times

Date/Time: 23rd June 2016, 19:00 - 21:00

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016

Time: 19.00 – 21.00

Venue: Newcastle University London, 102 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ  

Join us for an evening of discussion on how ‘Resilience’ can help you or your organisation overcome vulnerabilities in turbulent times. In spite of a slow and steady global economic recovery, pockets of turbulence remain all around us from record borrowing levels, EU in-out referendum uncertainty, changing interest rate predictions and plunging oil prices. Our speakers will share their experiences, bringing you interesting ideas to support the design and evolution of resilience across Supply Chain, Global Strategy and Entrepreneurship to sustain productivity and growth in times of change.

This also provides a great opportunity for you to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet staff of Newcastle University Business School over drinks and delicious canapes.

Speakers:

1. Prof Fred Lemke, Business School Research Director - Resilience: Capturing Reputational Spill overs in the Supply Chain

2. Stuart Bailey, Head of Strategy and Design, Global Payments at Lloyds Banking –Resilience…How to build a strategy for personal success through the 3 ‘R s’

3. Jennifer Bradley, Director of Running Holidays (Former Deputy Director of DWP) – Remaining Resilient and Facing Challenges Head On

4. Adam Soliman, Founder and Director of CharbrewResilience: The Must Have Strength for Entrepreneurs

 

This event is free although registration is required here.

Agenda:

19.00-19.20:       Registration and Refreshments

19.20-19.25:       Welcome

19.25-19.40:       Prof Fred Lemke

19.40-19.55:       Jennifer Bradley

19.55-20.10:       Adam Soliman

20.10-20.25:       Stuart Bailey

20.25-20.40:       Q&A

20.40-20.45:       Closing speech from London Alumni branch

20.45:                 Networking

21.00:                 Close

 

Read more about the topic…

The world is becoming turbulent faster than organisations are becoming resilient. The evidence is all around us. Big companies are failing more frequently. Even perennially successful companies are finding it more difficult to deliver consistently superior returns. Strategic resilience is not about responding to a onetime crisis. It’s not just about rebounding from a setback. It’s about having the capacity to change before the case for change becomes desperately obvious.

 

Resilience: Capturing Reputational Spill overs in the Supply Chain

Developing resilience as a core component of protecting and enhancing global supply chains is increasingly a priority of global organisations. Mounting costs and heightened vulnerability of international supply chains have challenged global business leaders in recent years, as a result of which more progressive strategies to manage risk in the supply chain are emerging. Organisations need to protect the integrity of their supply chains to avoid damage to their reputations. Modern consumers have a very critical eye as they are looking for more than just price. Their verdict can have disastrous effects for companies that are unable to manage the undesired reputational spill overs from their business partners. It is time for assuming ‘Supply Chain Social Responsibility’ to strategically develop a resilient supply chain!

Prof Fred Lemke, Business School Research Director will explain ‘How Sustainability Drives Business Success’!

 

Resilience…How to build a strategy for personal success through the 3 ‘R s’

Resilience is vital for leaders who typically have to deal with everything from challenging projects and conflict among colleagues to office politics and personal matters on an almost daily basis. It is our personal resilience that helps us to thrive and grow in difficult circumstances, whether you are working in a start-up or a large organisation; whether it’s while supporting your team or facing yet another organisational restructure that puts your newly built team and your core operations at risk.

History graduate Stuart Bailey, Head of Strategy and Design, Global Payments at Lloyds Banking Group will share his strategy for career success through personal resilience.

 

 
Remaining Resilient and Facing Challenges Head On:

Organisational Resilience is a strategic imperative for an organisation to prosper in today’s dynamic, interconnected world. This requires leaders to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper and lead through change while building resilience capability in teams, especially in periods of austerity.

Economics graduate Jennifer Bradley, Director of Running Holidays (Former Deputy Director of DWP) , will share her experience of leading through massive changes in the Civil Service by viewing change as a positive, grasping the opportunities and learning how to succeed personally from organisational change.

 

Resilience: The Must Have Strength for Entrepreneurs

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is never a straight line. There are lots of ups and downs along the way. Starting up a new company is one of the most important but also most turbulent phases in organisational life, and associated with a low average survival rate of only 50% within the first five years following start-up. However, when people think of entrepreneurs, they often think of people who are innovative, resourceful, and ambitious. And while they may be all those things, a word that doesn’t often come up is resilience. Resilience is an interesting characteristic, because it has little to do with an entrepreneur’s actions and everything to do with their reactions.

 

Accounting and Finance graduate, Adam (Founder and Director of Charbrew) will share his success story where entrepreneurial resiliency and a change in mind set has helped him turn the lessons of experience into opportunities and succeed despite financial challenges.

 

 

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