Events Calendar

Leadership: Leading Through and Beyond the Pandemic

29 April 2021 — 9:30am to 10:30am

Venue: Online Event

Leadership is seen as a critical success factor in business, but what happens when you add a pandemic into the mix!

We are living in unprecedented times; some kind of threshold is approaching though we aren't sure what it is nor how it will impact us and our businesses. We will share a few thoughts about what this means for us as leaders of businesses. What will we need to do that we might not be doing now? What action can we take to support the productivity, resilience and sustainability of our business and the people we work with?

Hear about the real life journeys our business leaders have been on through the pandemic. We will provide insight into what it has been like from a leadership perspective navigating furlough, temporary closure, virtual leadership, site relocation as well as the challenges involved in recruiting. We will hear first-hand how the leadership of the business has adapted to the pandemic challenges.

Learn more about Higher Performing Workplaces, a skills programme designed to help businesses grow by developing internal talent. Hear about the Empowering Leaders programme and the funding that is available to support your business access these professional development opportunities.

At this event, we will hear from a number of speakers including;

  • David Taylor, Leadership Programme Developer & Assessor at Leeds Business School’s The Leadership Centre.
  • Tim Knockton, Finance Director at Arc Inspirations
  • Mark Atkins, Director of Business Support at Sewtec Automation Ltd.
  • Dr Joanne Harvatt, Project Manager: Employer Engagement & Sector Specialist at West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

The Innovation Network Series

The Leeds Beckett University Innovation Network is a series of Events (online at present) focusing on innovation as a key driver for sustainable strategic growth and improving productivity. Hear from our businesses, academics and partners as we explore the challenges faced by businesses looking to innovate. In addition to hearing from expert speakers, the Innovation Network offers a great opportunity for knowledge exchange and builds the community with your peers.

Events are free to attend and are targeted at businesses, policymakers and anyone interested in innovation, technology and future trends.


This event is being delivered by Leeds Beckett Business School and Leeds Beckett University Business Centres along with our partners and speakers