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Learning Series: Thursday 20th May

Thursday 20th May

9:30 – 10:30: Inclusive Leadership
11:00 – 12:30: The Thinking Environment®; Getting Voices and Brains into the room
13:00 – 13:45: Feedback as a Tool for Growth 
14:00- 15:00: Agile Planning
16:30 – 17:30: Performance Readiness

Scroll down to learn more about our 5 free sessions and book your place today!

Inclusive Leadership with Amanda Bennett, Fair Play Ltd

9:30 - 10:30

In preparation for this session with Amanda we have recorded a short conversation about what is E, D & I, you can listen here.

Join Amanda in this interactive 60minute webinar to:

  • Revisit the language and meaning of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Build an understanding of how inequality and exclusion manifest themselves in organisations
  • Better understand the business case for diverse leadership
  • Explore inclusive leadership traits and behaviours
  • Share your experiences and best practice of inclusive organisations

Amanda is passionate about helping people and organisations grow and develop, and, with a focus on governance, diversity and inclusion, she     established FairPlay in 2013. She has worked with a range of organisations including the International  Paralympic Committee, Welsh Rugby Union and the      Premier League. She is an internationally recognised expert and  inspirational speaker on women in sport, in particular, women’s leadership.

Please note: Amanda is hosting two sessions with a limit of 25 people per session. 

The Thinking Environment®; Getting Voices and Brains into the room with steph vidal-Hall

11:00 to 12:30

This session will give delegates a practical experience of simple tools to create a Thinking Environment® and host meetings that engage everyone in the room, where diverse thinking and perspectives can be both heard and acted on. 

Participants will:

  • Understand the fundamentals of creating a Thinking Environment®
  • Understand how to increase engagement, and support independent thinking
  • Understand and experience, in breakout rooms, a simple tool to help you apply your learning in your organisation.
  • This session is suitable for anyone who wants to run better meetings and engage their whole team in working on the transition period we now face.


Steph is a Thinking Environment® coach and facilitator with over 25 years experience of working to support diversity of thinking and perspective, gaining consensus for sustainable ways of working that allow full engagement from all participants.  She is passionate about enabling people to bring their best thinking to navigating the new horizons we all now face, and her understanding of intrinsic motivation combined with her ability to build trust and clarity supports change from board to service delivery.


Feedback as a Tool for Growth with Trudy Wright

13:00 – 13:45

Skilled feedback is a powerful leadership tool for growth and development.  This interactive workshop clarifies the difference between criticism and feedback, considers how to approach asking for, as well as giving feedback, and introduces you to a feedback protocol which will always work.

Trudy is a personal/professional development coach whose extensive international experience and cross-cultural understanding closely informs her work.  She is passionate about working with individuals and teams to help them identify their values, strengths and inner qualities in order to achieve greater agency and improved outcomes in their professional and personal lives.

Agile Planning with Andy Brogan

14:00 – 15:00

In a complex and unpredictable world, staying on track with "the plan" can leave us off track with reality; busy delivering the things that once seemed right but which may no longer be fit for purpose.

So how do we keep our approach to plans and planning agile and responsive; capable of flexing as reality reveals itself but giving sufficient structure and intention for people to coordinate and for organisations to take a long-term view?

In this short session we will explore some simple approaches to planning that equip people to act with clarity and purpose, while helping them to stay agile and learning led.

Andy Brogan is Founding Partner of Easier Inc. Providing training, coaching and consulting services across sectors, his work focuses on removing the everyday frictions that arise between people and institutions; frictions that make working well and working well together harder than it needs to be.

"Andy revolutionised the way we think about quality and performance, and how to make this work in self-managing teams.” (Helen Sanderson FRSA, Founder and Wellbeing Leader, Wellbeing Teams)

Performance Readiness with Dr. Chris Shambrook

16:30- 17:30

“It never gets easier; you just perform better. As well as this being an essential mindset for athletes, it's an outlook that can drive powerful individual and collective approaches to performance for everyone involved in the pursuit of sporting success. This session will give you the chance to extend the same level of forensic preparation provided to athletes to yourself. Are you ready to perform?"

An accomplished speaker and author, Chris always focuses on translating the lessons learned from his career into highly practical and applicable concepts that people can begin testing out for themselves straight away. Couple Chris’s experience of working over 5 Olympic games with one of Team GB’s most enduringly successful sports, with 15 years of supporting leaders and performers in the world of work, and you’ll get a feel for the rich grounding of experience upon which his expertise has been refined.

“Chris is very experienced within and outside sport and is creative at coming up with brilliant new ways of thinking about problems and bringing out top performances.” Dame Katherine Grainger – Olympic Champion 2012, Olympic Silver Medallist 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2016.