Leadership Masterclass Series 2023

Published on Wed, 04/10/2023 - 16:21

Following the summer recess, we’re delighted to announce the continuation of the 2023 Leadership Masterclass Series for Airmic members with two further exciting Masterclasses in October and November for Airmic members.

Leadership Masterclass Four: Rebuilding Employee Trust, Psychological Safety and Well-being

24th October 2023 (9-11am)

The 2022 Engage for Success (EFS) Employee Engagement Survey reported that employee engagement dropped 11% during the Covid-19 pandemic with only a partial recovery of 3% since, leaving UK employee engagement levels still firmly in the red.

On the 24th October, Masterclass Four: ‘Rebuilding Employee Trust, Psychological safety and Well-being’ will explore how the global Covid-19 pandemic, increasing geopolitical trends and the continued economic crisis have undermined the psychological safety of many in society, changing the way people think, behave and work, possibly forever. Employee burnout, emotional exhaustion and mental challenges continue to feature with employee trust in employers hit hard. The critical risk this presents to organisations is clear.

Leading speakers Annette Andrews, former Chief People Officer of Lloyd’s of London and Perry Timms, founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR, will be in conversation with Zoe Towndrow of BPL Global as they explain how the employee psychological contract can be restored through effective leadership, employee-wellbeing strategies and trust rebuilding initiatives.


Leadership Masterclass Five: Leading Through Climate Change – What Next for Organisations?

29th November 2023 (9-11am)

With excessive heat and wildfires seemingly now becoming commonplace globally, the prospect of the harmful impacts of climate change is undiminished. With Conservation International reporting the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere being the highest in history, the ten warmest years since records began having occurred since 2010, and 20% of all global emissions caused by human deforestation, the future appears bleak. And yet, there is hope. If we act now.

The risks presented by climate change are at the top of most risk registers and risk professionals can help de-risk the climate transition. But organisations urgently need to rethink how they approach climate risk by taking meaningful action to continue to mitigate the risk to themselves, wider society, and the planet by embedding sustainable climate action into corporate activity. This requires clarity of thought and strategy, effective leadership, transparency, and credibility to be successful and long-lasting.


Leadership Masterclass Five: ‘Leading through Climate Change - What Next for Organisations?’ on 29th November will see leading speakers Ed Gillespie, Director, Greenpeace UK and Aliza Ayaz, Activist and UN Goodwill Ambassador examine what organisations need to do to lead from the front regarding proactive climate action and risk management.

Leadership Masterclasses are two-hour breakfast-style sessions providing members with additional networking opportunities. Places are limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis. To secure your place, email learning @airmic.com stating which Masterclasses you would like to attend.