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Cass leadership programme enters second phase

A second group of students have signed up for the Airmic leadership programme arranged in partnership with Cass London Business School. Students will be taking part in the programme which has been designed to help risk management professionals develop strategy and leadership skills as their responsibilities increase and careers develop.

The first masterclass takes place on 21 November. Airmic Deputy CEO and Technical Director Julia Graham described the new intake of students as “maintaining the very high standard set by the first intake who have just finished their programme”. Airmic chair Lynda Lucas, who met the first group at both the start and end of their programme, commented: "I was very impressed with their overall presence and gravitas, which comes with confidence and maturity."

As part of the programme students are required to prepare a dissertation, to be assessed by a group of Airmic board members. The first winning dissertation which faced some stiff competition from other students was written by Jonathan Blackhurst of Capita, who argued that risk professionals should adopt a new approach and be willing to abandon old ways if they are to be fully effective in supporting the leadership of their organisation.

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