Greenlands Masterclass - Mastering the Moment NEW

Event factfile

Date of event: 13 October 2020
Event ends: 13 October 2020
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership. *Up to 2 Places*
Greenlands Masterclass - Mastering the Moment NEW


The future’s bright, the future’s robots, right? So what will mark out the top performers? Creativity and people skills.

Artificial intelligence can’t improvise or empathise, and lateral thinking and flexibility will only become more important as gadgets and algorithms eat your lunch. In a VUCA world you need more than spreadsheets – you need to think on your feet, bringing strategy to life without resorting to management-speak. Here’s a chance to practise the real skills of leadership – listening, taking the initiative and forging a winning narrative – preparing you for the moments that matter.

Key Learning Outcomes

By the end of the event you will have:

  • learned the skills of the professional improv performer
  • enhanced your active listening skills
  • reflected on how to be a more effective leader
  • gained confidence in moments of uncertainty
  • become more self-aware
  • understood some dynamic leadership theory and neuroscience
  • had an enormous amount of fun

Event Content and Delivery Style

The day is highly interactive. You will be on your feet for much of the time, working in pairs and small groups; there will be no sitting back. You will experience the exercises and reflect on how they relate to everyday business. You will leave the day with a list of books and articles to read, and some great TED Talks to watch.

Who Should Attend?

This is for leaders who want to flex their style, increase their ability to spot opportunities and handle the unexpected. You will have spotted that your role models don’t always know the answers but do ask the right questions, while marshalling resources nimbly and bringing together teams to tackle whatever comes their way.

Key words

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

It is relevant to the development of Creativity, Adaptability, Improvisation, Agility, Communication, Influence, Inspiration.

THP, The Henley Partnership

Neil Mullarkey

Neil Mullarkey

Neil is a unique communication expert. He studied Economics and Social Sciences at Cambridge, where he was President of the Footlights.

In 1985 (with Mike Myers) he founded the Comedy Store Players, Europe’s top improv troupe. He still performs with them. He appeared in two of Mike’s Austin Powers movies.

Since 1999 he has travelled to 24 countries, bringing the skills of theatre and especially improv to public and private sector organisations. Recent clients include Google, Amex, Deloitte, Accenture and Tesco.

*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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Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,Greenlands,Henley-on-ThamesOxfordshire