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The Leading Edge events

The Leading Edge events

The Leading Edge events

The Leading Edge: Ideas shaping a better world.

We are delighted to continue our Leading Edge speaker series and to be welcoming some of the world’s most prestigious thinkers to the University of Exeter Business School as part of our new series of online MBA events, The Leading Edge. 

This series of inspirational talks will provide a space for us to discuss some of the most pressing global challenges and consider how we can all play a role in shaping a better and more sustainable world.

If you are an MBA student, faculty or alumni, or a forward-thinking chief executive or business manager, this series will give you the chance to hear and share fresh perspectives on contemporary challenges in business.

If you are keen to explore creative and innovative approaches to tackling social and environmental challenges, this is your opportunity to join with managers from across the world and take part in provocative and thought-provoking conversations stimulated by our prestigious guests. 

The Leading Edge Autumn series will feature:

Monday 27th September 16:00 - 18:00 (BST)

Rebuild - How to thrive in the Kindness Economy

Mary Portas, consultant, author, broadcaster, and certainly one of the UK’s most high-profile women in business.

Monday 18th October, 16:00 – 18:00 (BST)

The Authority Gap:  Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it

Mary Ann Sieghart, Journalist, author, and broadcaster.

Monday 15th November, 16:00 – 18:00 (GMT)

The Promises of Giants:  How YOU can fill the leadership void

John Amaechi OBE, CEO of APS Ltd, respected organisational psychologist, best-selling New York Times author, and sought-after public speaker.

Monday 6th December, 16:00 – 18:00 (GMT)

Crisis Reimagined: the role of culture, creativity and the arts in stimulating recovery

Dr. Darren Henley OBE, CEO of the Arts Council England and member of the UK government's Creative Industries Council.

All events are online and are free to attend, book tickets here. The live talk will take place between 16.00–17.00 with an opportunity to discuss your thoughts and reflections afterward in the Leading Edge conversation sessions, facilitated in Zoom breakout rooms from 17:00-18:00.


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