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Webinar - Uncharted Territory: How Uncertainty Can Power Change NEW

7 March Dr Margaret Heffernan
Event information
Date 7 March 2024
Time 14:30-16:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 50 Places*
Venue Online
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The future doesn’t exist behind a locked door and we don’t have the key anyway – it is, by definition, unknowable. So, as we try to deal with an economic and climate crisis, and see social and political unrest as never before, what do we do? It’s not easy but, to start, we need imagination and forward planning.

If we can’t plan, we can't prepare our teams, organisations and institutions. This session is packed with unconventional wisdom and key skill building to help harness the unknown and create a more powerful future.

Learning outcomes

This session will help you:

  • Gain a greater insight into uncertainty: what it is and where it comes from.
  • Understand the dangers of wilful blindness.
  • Value experimentation.
  • Recognise the sources of collective intelligence.
  • Make decisions with imperfect knowledge.

Who is this for

  • Leaders who want to become more resourceful to themselves and their teams in facing the certainly uncertain future.
  • Leaders who want to be able to recognise their blind spots and reach out to harness wider sources of data and intelligence.
  • Those who want to increase their confidence and response-ability in an ever more complex future.

Professor Margaret Heffernan

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Professor Margaret Heffernan was a programme producer for the BBC for 13 years. After moving to the US, she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard & Poor. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and iCast Corporation, and was named one of the ‘Top 25’ by Streaming Media Magazine and one of the ‘Top 100 Media Executives’ by The Hollywood Reporter.

She is a Professor of Practice at the University of Bath, Lead Faculty for the Forward Institute’s Responsible Leadership Programme and, through Merryck & Co, she mentors CEOs and senior executives of major global organisations. Margaret chairs the board of DACS (a not-for-profit visual artists’ rights management organisation) and has advised the Casey Review into the culture and standards of the Metropolitan Police and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse led by Alexis Jay.

Margaret is the author of six books, her third book, Wilful Blindness, was named one of the most important business books of the decade by the Financial Times. In 2015, she was awarded the Transmission Prize for A Bigger Prize: Why Competition isn’t Everything and How We Do Better. Her TED talks have been seen by over 27 million people and, in 2015, TED published Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes. Her most recent book, Uncharted: How to Map the Future (published in 2020), was nominated for the Financial Times Best Business Book Award and was one of Bloomberg’s best books of 2021, chosen as the ‘Medium Best of the Best’ business book.

*Up to 50 places per member organisation. 'Up to' indicates the maximum number per member organisation. All places are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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