Covid-19 - Leadership Series

6-part webinar series

The Covid-19 pandemic presents today's leaders - both executive and non-executive - with challenges like no others before. Remote working under pressure will shine a microscope on our leadership skills - and the stakes are high. Some organisations will emerge stronger from this unprecedented disruption, dependent on the quality of leadership guiding them.
This six part webinar series has been developed especially for the Covid-19 crisis we are all living and working through. It is exclusive to Women on Boards and is relevant to non-executives and senior executive leaders in all sectors.
Designed and delivered by leadership experts, Julie Ashworth and Dr Malcolm McGregor of Broadreach Consulting, this series will show you tools to:
  • ensure quality collaboration and robust decision-making with a remote team;
  • make your virtual communication effective and inclusive;
  • move your organisation from surviving to thriving in the current situation.
Julie and Malcolm are both WOB Ambassadors and deliver our Getting to the C-Suite leadership programme.
See the next sessions above or browse the Event Calendar.
Recordings will be available if you are unable to join the live webinar/s.



Webinar 1: COVID-19 – an emergent opportunity?
The role of the board when strategy needs to pivot

COVID 19 has almost certainly prompted changes in your organisation. But are these changes reactive and fragmented? Or part of a cohesive redirection of strategy to emerge stronger from this unprecedented period of disruption?
In this webinar we will focus on how to both lead and manage an emergent strategy. We will explore a range of tools that will help challenge and check your strategic thinking, and ultimately improve the quality of your new approach.

If you missed the live session, you can purchase the recording here

Webinar 2: The role of the Non-Executive at times of crisis
Checks and balances to make better decisions

It’s an unusual and confusing time, undoubtedly putting executive leaders under significant stress. What should non-executives do to support them? And how can they retain effective oversight in such fast-moving circumstances?
In this webinar we will unpick what the role of the Non Executive Director is and how you be effective during this crisis. We will explore some checks and balances to help you in better decision making, both as a board and in constructively scrutinising decisions taken by the executive team.

If you missed the live session, you can purchase the recording here

Webinar 3: How to be visible in lock down
Making sure you keep the right people informed

It’s not just about visibility on a screen! Maintaining profile in a remote organisation presents a new challenge. And, as 90% of our communication is non verbal, how can we get our message across if we aren’t physically present?
In this webinar, we will look to answer questions such as: How do I remain relevant remotely? How can I influence with virtual communication? And should I be leading or managing? Or both?

If you missed the live session, you can purchase the recording here

Webinar 4: Working well under pressure
Solving problems and deciding on the best solutions collaboratively

All change brings pressure, and some people and businesses thrive under it. What do they have which allows them to succeed, where others may be falling apart? And how can we stay on top of our game, whilst under stress in both our professional and personal lives?
In this webinar we will look at working with complex problems in a VUCA* environment, collaborating well under pressure and tools to support both these outcomes. We will also explore how to manage yourself when you’re under pressure.
*VUCA = volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous

If you missed the live session, you can purchase the recording here

Webinar 5: If chaos is the new normal, how can you be effective?
How to evolve, adapt and respond to change to grasp opportunities 

When the world is changing around you so dramatically, how can you tell if you are being effective? How can you retain control within constant change? And how do you find the opportunities amidst the chaos?
In this webinar we will talk through some models that will help you adapt your effectiveness to a fast-moving context.  We will examine how to modify your usual responses so that you can grasp opportunities in times of chaos.

To book this session please click here. 

Webinar 6: Chairing complex meetings remotely
Making sure the virtual boardroom is inclusive and effective

Board meetings become more frequent in times of crisis, and are required to address more complex problems. Whether your chairing or attending a virtual meeting, it’s important to be able to contribute effectively.
In this webinar, we will consider how you can use your time constructively and use digital tools to facilitate effective, efficient decision-making. We will also explore how to ensure all virtual attendees are heard – including yourself.

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Times: 10.30am - 11.30am

Webinar information:

  • Week 1: Wednesday 15th April 2020 

  • Week 2: Thursday 23rd April 2020

  • Week 3: Thursday 30th April 2020

  • Week 4: Thursday 7th May 2020

  • Week 5: Thursday 14th May 2020

  • Week 6: Friday 22nd May 2020

webinar information and registration details are sent to attendees prior to the session.