Dimensions of Leadership: - The Business Leaders Forum's Summer Party

The final Business Leaders Forum event of 2015/16 saw the beginning of the new style of Business Leaders’ Forum Events, with talks from panel members from the Exeter Centre for Leadership Studies.

The University of Exeter Business School is going through a period of dynamic leadership change, and Interim Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, Richard Owen, was delighted to invite guests to the Business Leaders’ Forum Summer Party, an event themed around leadership. Guests were able to share experiences of leadership in a changing world and learn about the contours of leadership and its study, through an interactive discussion with our panel of Exeter Leadership Network Fellows, headed up by Val Brookes.

The evening was held at the Business School, hosted by Richard Owen and John Powell, Professor of Strategy and Head of Management. Guests enjoyed a panel discussion from our speakers, as well as a lively Q&A session afterwards. The panel consisted of; Alison Hogan, Director, Anchor Partners, Morgen Witzel, Partner, Western Writers Block, Jamie Stewart, Director, Stewart Associates, and Will Tasho, Group Talent Management Director, Hays plc.

The Business Leaders Forum Summer Party saw a step change in the way its events are run; moving away from the traditional two course sit down dinner, to a modern evening combining an indoor networking element as well as an outdoor marquee. A jazz trio was on hand to entertain guests throughout the evening, along with drinks, canapes and a ‘posh buffet’.

The Business Leaders’ Forum is a networking group for business people in the South, and is a membership-based organisation that enables people to stay up-to-date with current trends in business. The Forum also provides an invaluable means of exchanging knowledge and developing ideas through business peers and leading academics.

The new membership year starts in September 2016, if you are interested in joining the Business Leaders’ Forum, please contact the Partnerships Team at business-school-events@exeter.ac.uk. Membership will be priced at £150 + vat per person, for the academic year 16/17.