Conference Agenda

WATC Future Leaders Conference 12MAY2017
WATC Future Leaders Conference 12MAY2017
WATC Future Leaders Conference 12MAY2017
  • 08:15-09:00  –  Registration and coffee 
  • 09:00-09:05   –  Welcome, Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
  • 09:05-09:10  –  Welcome, headline sponsor, Sonia Bate, Managing Director, EDIT Development
  • 09:10-09:15   –  Welcome conference host, Harriet Minter, ex Guardian Women in Leadership, TV Gender Commentator
  • 09:15-09:30  –  Opening address, Ann Francke, CEO, Chartered Management Institute
  • 09:30-10:00  –  Stand Up/Stand Out – Dispelling the imposter syndrome, identifying your personal brand and the importance of building your network with Vanessa Vallely, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity
  • 10:00-10:30   –  The Disruptive Leader –  Five agile steps that make you a positive disruptor in the digital age. Become the leader the future needs by challenging old paradigms and igniting passion. Build your leadership career by taking collaborative exchange to an exciting new level; with Mandy Flint and Elisabet Hearn, 2020 Vision Leader
  • 10:30-11:00  –  Q&A Panel, facilitated by Harriet Minter with keynote speakers and David McQueen, Managing Director, Narratively Speaking; Tracy Jordan, Finance Change COO, Credit Suisse
  • 11:00-11:20 –  Coffee break/opportunity to browse market place stands
  • 11:20-11:50  –  Speaking Up/Being Heard – Finding your voice! The art of public speaking, making an impact, gravitas and presence with Sarah Lloyd-Hughes, Ginger Public Speaking
  • 11:50-12:20 –   Negotiating Your Future – A toolkit to enable you to negotiate your career and get the best deals for you and your organisation with Natalie Reynolds, AdvantageSPRING
  • 12:20-12:50   – Q&A Panel, facilitated by Harriet Minter with keynote speakers and Annabel Finlay, Senior Director, Lloyds Banking Group; Melanie Eusebe, Entrepreneur, Chair and Co-Founder, Black British Business Awards; Andy Lopata, Business Networking Strategist
  • 12:50-13:50  –  Lunch break/opportunity to browse market place stands
14:00-14:45  Elective session 1 (delegates choose one session)
  • Playing to your strengths – Identifying and optimising your key strengths. Putting your hand up for opportunities and tooting your own horn! with Jenny Garrett, Award winning coach, author, Reflexions Associates
  • Mentoring and sponsorship – How to build successful mentoring partnerships and secure internal sponsorship with Vanessa Vallely, WeAreTheCity
  • Being more assertive! – Learning how to communicate key messages, saying YES to things that matter, and NO to things that don’t with Kay White, coach, author, Way Forward Solutions

14:45-15:00   – Transition break/opportunity to browse market place stands

15:00-15:45  Elective session 2 (delegates choose one session)
  • The art of management – Includes how to effectively manage people, teams, and your superiors, with Des Christofi
  • Managing stress, life balance and your mental wellbeing – Incudes stress coping strategies, when to recognise the signs of burnout and mindfulness with Ruth Cooper-Dickson, Champs
  • Finding your inner POWERWOMAN– Disempowered vs empowered, how to make an impact, be heard and taken seriously with Harriet Waley Cohen 
  • 15:45-16:00  –  Coffee break/opportunity to browse market place stands
  • 16:00-16:15   –  The Art of Success – Research feedback from April French, PR Manager, Reed Smith. Research includes key findings from 100 senior leaders on how they achieved career success
  • 16:15-16:45   –  Senior leaders Q&A panel facilitated by Harriet Minter – senior leaders sharing their top tips for success; with Catherine Schlieben, HR Director Group Operations and Talent Acquisition; Worldpay; James Taylor; CEO, Healthcare UK & Ireland, Sodexo; Tamara Box, Managing Partner EME, Reed Smith; Caroline Graham, Director, Change Management, Barclays; Pamela Hutchinson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion EMEA, Bloomberg
  • 16:45-17:30   –  Meet the senior leaders – Speed mentoring with senior leaders panel/guests facilitated by Vanessa Vallely
  • 17:35-17:45   –  Summary and close, Harriet Minter, Vanessa Vallely