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Organisational Resilience: Practical Steps You Can Start Tomorrow

Webinar recording: How might we prepare and adapt to challenges and disruptions to survive, prosper and be future-ready? Where do we start?


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Professor David Denyer of Cranfield Executive Development, and Deloitte’s Rick Cudworth, Partner, discuss crisis and resilience, in this webinar recording and help you tackle the year's number one priority.

During this 60-minute webinar we explore:

Why is resilience the number one strategic priority for business leaders today?
We find ourselves in a time of unprecedented challenges. Shocks and crises are becoming an everyday occurrence. Even more difficult in many ways is the adaptation required over a more extended period as the context changes. This type of need for change can be insidious, only becoming apparent when it is too late. Sticking to the status quo which served well to date may lead to disaster in the longer term.

Why was the global preparedness level in business for the pandemic so lacking?
What can we do better and how to plan for future threats and leverage opportunities?

Where do I start?
The crucial question and the basis for our webinar. What are the practical steps businesses can start taking tomorrow, to build organisational resilience?
From HR and Talent: capability building and building skills, to the right leadership skills for executives.

How do we implement it?
Assessing the benefits and drawbacks of various approaches to building organisational resilience, from incremental internal capability development to large-scale, transformational change programs.

This webinar was tailored for both business leaders and talent leaders alike as leadership teams worldwide grapple with this urgent strategic priority.

About the Speakers:

David Denyer is Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change and Commercial and Development Director at Cranfield School of Management. He has published a large number of important and highly cited articles and book chapters. He is strongly committed to, and has a significant track record of, developing the next generation of researchers. 

David is a founding member of the International Evidence-based Management Collaborative. In 2009 he obtained a prestigious Advanced Institute of Management Research Fellowship. David has a significant track record of successfully delivering research projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research Service Delivery and Organisation and the private sector.

David works with organisations to build capabilities of change, leadership, resilience and high reliability. He helps senior leaders in a wide range of organisations to establish strategic direction and deliver sustained performance improvement. David designs, facilitates and delivers compelling learning events for senior executives. He was voted HR magazine’s 2012 “Most Influential UK Thinker”.  In October 2016, David became a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Rick Cudworth
is a leader Organisational Resilience, Business Continuity and Crisis Management with over 30 years’ experience. He is a Partner at Deloitte and founded the Crisis and Resilience practice, which now has over 50 specialists in this subject.

Rick has worked with Cabinet Office, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Home Office, HM Treasury and various NHS organisations on projects in this field. He has undertaken several high-profile Independent Post-Event Reviews examining the root causes and effectiveness of response to crisis events, including reporting to Parliamentary Select Committee.

Rick is also Chair of the British Standards Institution Technical Committee for Continuity and Resilience, and has worked on the development of British and International Standards for Business Continuity, Organisational Resilience and Crisis Management.



Thinking: brilliantly applied for the decade ahead

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