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Contextual Leadership - hosted by Belfast and London Chapters

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Date 22 February 2023
Time 18:00-19:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Online
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Alumni events

Our Belfast and London Chapters are hosting an exciting event on Contextual Leadership. Join to hear from both chapter leads - Rachelle Gaskell and Neil Poole - and Alumni speaker Torben Nørby followed by a Q & A session and virtual networking. This event is free to attend, but registration essential as you will be sent joining instructions a day prior to the event. The event is open to all, so please invite your classmates, friends and colleagues who you think would be interested.

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About the Theme – Contextual Leadership

Leadership is contextual. Understanding the leadership context is imperative when deciding on how to lead most effectively or influence the context to support engagement and performance optimally. Leadership Context was the research theme for Dr. Torben Nørby's global leadership context study involving more than 125 leadership experts from across the globe. Tenured leaders and Human Resource Professionals with at least 15 years of leadership experience from at least two different organisations. In addition, a range of researchers and professors specialised in Organisational Context and Leadership.

Torben will talk about the research findings, the five layers of leadership context and how to translate the different contextual factors into leadership demands.

About our Speakers:

Dr. Torben Nørby

I have been a leader since 1990, and I still am. I spent the first ten years of my career in the Danish Army, ending my service as a Captain. I have been working with leadership and organisational development since 2000. I joined Henley's Doctor of Business Administration programme in United Kingdom in 2016. The first 18 months comprised the Master in Business and Management Research. During summer 2018 I transitioned into the doctoral phase, which I completed in 2021. My research was and is, focused on leadership context and its effects on effective leadership – I have just launched my post-doc follow-up study aiming to deliver an instrument measuring leadership context to the benefit of leaders, leadership developers and recruiters.

My experience as an external consultant has been an integrated part enabling researching the complexity of the dynamics between context, leadership and performance. A few highlights. Over the past fifteen years, I have assisted in growing more than 25 Senior Leadership Teams and Boards towards higher levels of trust and cohesiveness. I have facilitated the people and culture change side of eight large-scale organisational transformations, including integrating, separating and restructuring organisational units.

Also, I have implemented more than 15 Corporate Leadership Academies, including tailoring leadership principles, toolboxes and training to the companies' strategic aspirations. Finally, I have been engaged in the training, coaching and discussion about how to make leadership work in real

life with thousands of leaders.

Rachelle Gaskell

Rachelle graduated in 2014 with her Executive MBA, whilst in London as an active alumna and upon relocating for work in 2019 to Northern Ireland she launched and runs the Henley Belfast Chapter. With a background in Transformation spanning across Sales & Marketing and Operations Rachelle has lead significant change management programs and today is a Global Program Director working across Training Transformation for Citi's Global Transformation Program.

Neil Poole

Neil is an Associate Partner, St James' Place Wealth Management and completed his MBA at Henley in 2012. Neil's Finance career has seen him work in China, France, the Netherlands and UK. Neil also runs our London Alumni Chapter.

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