At the end of 2019 business leaders were looking to understand the policy positions of a new UK government with an ambitious legislative programme. Six months on, and the country has been left reeling from one of the greatest external risks to face our people, businesses, and society in modern times. The external risk profile in the UK and globally has changed since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.The landscape has altered dramatically, and business leaders continue to grapple with ambiguity and face complexity in anticipating and understanding external risks and how to mitigate them. Against the backdrop of our response to Covid-19, now is the time to review all potential sources of external risk, to ensure nothing gets overlooked going forwards and to understand a holistic picture of the challenges facing business over the coming months and years.
Armed with the CBI’s latest intelligence and access to government insights, you will leave this online workshop with the knowledge needed to identify external risks, adapt your business plans to the changing environment, and make better, evidence-based decisions. This workshop will help you understand what the impacts are likely to be, and enable you to mitigate the risks, and identify the opportunities presented, through an open and frank discussion with experts and peers.
Having attended this workshop, delegates will:
This virtual workshop will be delivered in two interactive virtual modules over a two-week period. Each module will contain a mix of presentation and discussion activities designed to provide you with subject matter knowledge, build your capabilities and change your mindset. You will also be provided with a self-study exercise to complete in between the two modules.
You should plan for a time commitment of up to 3 hours per module, plus 2 hours of self-study.
What do we mean by external risk and why is it important?
Understanding the political climate
Assessing the economic climate
Changing social expectations, potential policy outcomes and environment
What does this mean for me and my organisation?
Sessions will be held with a variety of speakers from CBI:
October Workshop Dates
Note: delegates need to attend both modules to complete the workshop
All CBI members and non-members are welcome.
Those most likely to benefit from attending are:
Emma is responsible for the CBI’s Leadership Development offering, which includes the Executive and Strategic Talent Programmes, as well as other bespoke courses, virtual workshops and masterclasses. Emma joined the CBI in 2017 from EY, where she was a management consultant in the Financial Services team for many years, and prior to this has worked for Barclays, LBG and RBS. Emma holds an MA in International Relations and French from St Andrews University and is an accredited Executive Coach.