Building a Culture for the Future

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Date of event: 12 June 2019
Event ends: 12 June 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. *Up to 2 Places*
Building a Culture for the Future

*BOARD* Exclusive to main board, divisional board and their direct reports only.


The 4th Industrial revolution propelled by abundance technologies such as artificial intelligence + Disruptive business models such as Uber + The shifts required to inspire and motivate the millennial workforce + global volatility = organisations must think very differently about the strategic culture competencies they will need to build to thrive.

To keep pace with the remarkable potential of exponential growth models, leaders need match capability innovation with an equally pioneering approach to growing the capacity of the organisation. By unleashing the vast, largely untapped, inner resources of their people, leaders can build the next generation organisation; self-correcting, self-improving, self-renewing.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will:

  • considered the impact of disruption from the fourth industrial revolution, new business models and the millennial workforce on your current and future organisation
  • rated your organisation against the five cultural and capability shifts that the world’s most forward-thinking and progressive organisations are making
  • learned about the most significant cultural roadblocks standing in the way of high performance and innovation – fatigue, fear, distraction and indifference – based on our global research in association with the Harvard Business Review
  • assessed your personal and leadership capacity to lead change – you’ll use our energy and leadership audits to quantify the impact of behaviours that undermine your energy, and therefore capacity, and that of your teams
  • learned key strategies for building a culture grounded in the science of high performance – one that the world’s most forward-thinking organisations – such as Google, Facebook, Schneider Electric and Goldman Sachs – are adopting
  • identified your personal leadership for developmental growth and how that translates into you creating more capacity for the organisation to grow – you’ll learn how to identify the counter-intuitive and counter-cultural qualities you, your team and organisation will embrace to successfully evolve into your future self and organisation

Event Content and Delivery Style

What is your organisation becoming?

In light of the disruption from technology, business model innovation and a new agenda being set by the millennial workforce, what does that means for the culture you need to build in the coming years? We will work together to de-code the playbook of the world’s leaders in embracing new ways of working and to diagnose your organisation against five shifts being made by these companies.

Could your organisation be 10 times faster, better, cheaper?

So-called exponential organisations (such as Airbnb, GitHub, Amazon, Facebook, Oculus VR) have demonstrated the potential to build a business that’s 10 times faster, cheaper and better than conventional market-leading organisations. Aside from a new approach to business models and technology use, the companies have a very different culture, which is the foundation of their success – we’ll look at how that works.

Exponential capabilities require exponential cultures

Organisations like Google, Goldman Sachs and Coca-Cola have recognised they need to create a new way of working that’s grounded in how people are designed to perform at their best – we’ll look at the framework for how that translates into practical action and determine the human roadblocks that stand in the way of increasing the capacity and agility of your organisation.

How, as the chief energy officer, you will build a culture of the future

By using our diagnostics, you will assess your own behaviours and how they enhance or limit your capacity, as well as understand how your behaviours serve or undermine the capacity needs of those you lead.

Building a performance pulse

An introduction to key strategies being adopted by forward-thinking organisations to build their culture of the future. You will learn techniques, grounded in science, that you can apply immediately in your teams as a series of micro-experiments to increase their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual capacity.

Identifying you and your organisation’s growth zone

Future organisations will depend on a culture of continuous feedback and personal growth. Neither are easy or as straightforward as demand, and immediacy continues to push people’s focus into reactivity. We will work with a framework to identify the most pressing areas for you and organisation’s development, so you can balance short- and long-term focus, performance and growth more effectively.

The session will be a blend of short taught input, facilitated individual and group exercises, and reflective learning.

Who Should Attend?

Main board, divisional board and their direct reports only. This event is only for delegates working at that level.


The primary theme is ENGAGEMENT and the secondary theme is ORGANISATION.

It is relevant to the development of Disrupt, Change, Culture, Future, Pace, Leadership, Strategy, People.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Jean Gomes

Jean Gomes

Jean Gomes is a New York Times best-selling author and Chairman of The Energy Project, which helps organisations to overcome the human obstacles that stand in the way of sustainable high performance.

Over 30 years, Jean has work with leaders at progressive organisations including Google, Microsoft, Sony, eBay, Nike, BMW, Unilever and Goldman Sachs. Jean lectures at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and INSEAD’s LEAP Leadership Programme.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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