Leadership Conversations 2022

Below we set out the dates and themes for our Conversations through to November. Some Conversations are marked “Fellows only” because attendance is restricted to Leadership Fellows. Others are marked “Fellows+” because we are very happy to welcome Fellows’ nominees, such as a member of their top team or a key business partner.

 

New Leadership Themes:

Wisdom in Leadership

Wisdom in leadership is about cultivating our presence and awareness to see more broadly and deeply into what is really happening and access a quality of response that is not available when we are caught up in the immediacy of their concerns.

Leading in these times

This theme will focus on conversations that have a specific relevance to ‘the times we find ourselves in’. They give us a chance as leaders to sense into how the wider forces at work in ‘these times’ are making themselves felt in our own leadership and organisations.

Growth

This will be a more practical theme, looking at how we expand our resourcefulness, competence and confidence by enquiring into core leadership challenges and dilemmas that we all face – learning from our shared experience and best practice as we do so.

To read more about these new themes please click here.

 

Leadership Conversation
Leader to Leader Exchanges via Zoom
14th Jan, 18th Feb, 18th Mar, 22nd Apr, 13th May, - From 12.00pm - 2pm
Leading in these times
This is a unique opportunity to be in a longitudinal learning conversation with Fellow leaders over a period of 5 months – amongst all the ups and downs that this extraordinary period in our history is presenting to us. A forum in which we openly share and honestly examine our own responses as leaders to events and experiences as they unfold over time, allowing us each to benefit from the longer term wisdom that emerges as we track our true trajectory though events, rather than being swayed by more immediate peaks and troughs. Fellows only
Fee: £195 for the 5 session series
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Leadership Conversation
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Keeping Perspective - "Seeing our Seeing"
From 10.00am until 4.30pm on Wednesday March 2nd 2022
One of our greatest challenges as leaders is keeping perspective, and nowhere is better than our time together in the Vicars' Hall for helping us restore it. This conversation will follow the 'WISDOM IN LEADERSHIP' theme and is designed to enable you to do a quick pause, check and reset.
It is an inevitable consequence of leadership that to some extent we get ‘sucked in’ to the ‘systems’ we are leading in, even though our job is to revitalise and renew these. More insidiously, we lose sight of how wider social forces are unconsciously shaping us – not always for the better. What are we ‘putting up with’ that we should be challenging? Also, as we focus on our own responsibilities, we can lose sight of why and how others are pursuing theirs. Fellows only.
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
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Leadership Conversation
Keeping Perspective - "Seeing our Seeing"
via Zoom
From 1.00pm until 7.00pm on Thursday March 3rd 2022
It is an inevitable consequence of leadership that to some extent we get ‘sucked in’ to the ‘systems’ we are leading in, even though our job is to revitalise and renew these. More insidiously, we lose sight of how wider social forces are unconsciously shaping us – not always for the better. What are we ‘putting up with’ that we should be challenging? Also, as we focus on our own responsibilities, we can lose sight of why and how others are pursuing theirs. Fellows only.
One-day remote Leadership Conversation fee: £290
Leadership Conversation
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For such a time as this... Complexity and Chaos
From 6.00pm on Monday 14th March 2022 until 11.15am on Wednesday 16th March
This two-night Conversation provides the space for you to be confident, still and discerning enough to detect the call of these times. You are invited to take a pause from life’s demands and come to a generative and creative space to reflect on your life, past, present and future. It is for those who want to pause, take stock, reflect and awaken to a freer and fuller expression of their leadership in these times today. LEADING IN THESE TIMES theme. Fellows+
Two-night Leadership Conversation fee: £995
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Fostering Wisdom
From 6.00pm on Thursday 7th April 2022 until 3.30pm on Friday 8th April
This conversation will follow our 'WISDOM IN LEADERSHIP' theme and focus on our unique role as leaders in fostering in our own organisations the kind of quality of learning, insight, attention and reflection that we are able to access in this community here at St George’s. How do we create ‘safe space’ within our own systems for people to be able to pause and look more deeply at who they are and what is needed of them – not just in a developmental setting, but in the day to day running of a demanding organisational setting. Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
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Leadership Conversation
78
Rehumanising Working Life
From 6.00pm on Thursday 5th May 2022 until 3.30pm on Friday 6th May
Are we losing the ‘human touch’ in our ways of working? What has our experience in the pandemic helped us see in relation to this? Are people increasingly being ‘instrumentalised’ by new expectations of performativity, new patterns of social control, including digital, AI, the new ‘machine age’ and other forces? What is the impact on mental health and performance? Why has ‘wellbeing’ become such a factor in our organisational lives? Is it working…?
This conversation will follow our 'GROWTH' theme and explore what we are noticing about our leadership contexts in recent times - are they getting ‘harder’ or ‘softer’, ‘tougher’ or ‘kinder’, more or less tolerant and patient, more or less ‘human’? And what are the underlying forces driving this? We will also, in true St Georges style, hold the mirror up to ourselves – how are we finding it personally? How is our experience of leadership changing? Is something different needed from us in these times? What are we learning as we evolve our leadership? What is best practice nowadays? Fellows +
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
Leadership Conversation
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Achieving more purposeful connection as leaders
From 6.00pm on Sunday 15th May 2022 until 11.15am on Wednesday 18th May
This three-night Conversation will follow our 'GROWTH' theme and draw on: achieving a deeper CONNECTION with others through the principle of "connect not convince”; developing a keener sense of our personal PURPOSE as leaders, that is so key to how we focus our energies and define success, and achieving this all with a real sense of HUMILITY and desire to become ever more empowering of others. We will use this special time to make it possible for everyone involved to achieve multiple breakthroughs as we each review and refresh our own thinking about how we would most like to develop our future journey as a leader. Our aim is that by the end our personal strategies for achieving more purposeful connection as a leader over the coming year will be sharper and clearer than ever. Fellows +
Three-night Leadership Conversation fee: £1325
Leadership Conversation
Crafting your story as a leader via Zoom
From 1.00pm until 7.00pm on Thursday June 16th 2022
More and more of us feel under pressure to tell our stories as leaders. We are reluctant to come across as self-centred and yet we know that we are required to offer some sort of summary of our personal leadership journey. Should we expect to share some of our previous leadership experiences to establish our credentials for our current role? If we share some of our past experiences, how much should we be prepared to say about things that have gone wrong as well as those that have been a resounding success? Should we have one all-purpose personal story for any audience and maybe another which offers some real vulnerability for those we want to let up close? Building on our theme of “GROWTH”, we will engage with all of these challenges as well as supporting each other with crafting the core propositions in our personal leadership stories. Fellows only
One-day remote Leadership Conversation fee: £290
Leadership Conversation
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Crafting your story as a leader
From 10.00am until 4.30pm on Friday June 17th 2022
More and more of us feel under pressure to tell our stories as leaders. We are reluctant to come across as self-centred and yet we know that we are required to offer some sort of summary of our personal leadership journey. Should we expect to share some of our previous leadership experiences to establish our credentials for our current role? If we share some of our past experiences, how much should we be prepared to say about things that have gone wrong as well as those that have been a resounding success? Should we have one all-purpose personal story for any audience and maybe another which offers some real vulnerability for those we want to let up close? Building on our theme of “GROWTH”, we will engage with all of these challenges as well as supporting each other with crafting the core propositions in our personal leadership stories. Fellows +
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
Leadership Conversation
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The 'Character' of an Organisation - and how it is different from 'culture'
From 6.00pm on Thursday 30th June 2022 until 3.30pm on Friday 1st July
Further information and full agenda to follow
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
Leadership Conversation
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What can we learn from working with Government
From 10.00am until 4.30pm on Monday September 5th 2022
Further information and full agenda to follow
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450
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Working collaboratively across boundaries
From 6.00pm on Monday 19th September 2022 until 3.30pm on Tuesday 20th
Further information and full agenda to follow
One-night Leadership Conversation fee: £745
Leadership Conversation
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Organisations as Conversations via Zoom
From 1.00pm until 7.00pm on Wednesday September 21st 2022
Further information and full agenda to follow
One-day remote Leadership Conversation fee: £290
Leadership Conversation
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Wisdom in Leadership
From 6.00pm on Sunday 16th October 2022 until 11.15am on Wednesday 19th October
Further information and full agenda to follow
Three-night Leadership Conversation fee: £1325
Leadership Conversation
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Moving through the stages of Leadership Maturity
From 6.00pm on Monday 14th November 2022 until 11.15am on Wednesday 16th November
Further information and full agenda to follow
Two-night Leadership Conversation fee: £995
Leadership Conversation
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How change is changing - a generational lens
From 10.00am until 4.30pm on Wednesday November 30th 2022
Further information and full agenda to follow
One-day Leadership Conversation fee: £450