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Delve deeper into thought provoking content and insight to equip you with professional tools, personal development and technical understanding to push at the forefront of an evolving industry. 

 

 

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Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

You've Got Them in... What Now?*

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Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

You've Got Them in... What Now?*

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Reserved for Event Partner

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Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Making Infrastructure Accessible*

Louise Hetherington

Structural Engineer @ Atkins

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Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

Making Infrastructure Accessible*

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Louise Hetherington

Structural Engineer @ Atkins

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Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

The Future of Flexible Working*

Antony Childs

Head of People Development & Operations @ Sir Robert McAlpine

As an industry, we are slowly, but surely understanding the overall benefits of implementing ...

As an industry, we are slowly, but surely understanding the overall benefits of implementing flexible working for our employees. However, there is still push back based on industry inertia and a skewed perspectives of WHO benefits from flexible working. Join this workshop, to uncover practical approaches of implementing the right flexible working programmes that ensure your team is not only surviving but thriving on your project.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what flexible working means in the 21st Century
  • Learn how to overcome the common barriers to flexible working
  • Learn what practical steps you can take to also make it happen!

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

The Future of Flexible Working*

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Antony Childs

Head of People Development & Operations @ Sir Robert McAlpine

As an industry, we are slowly, but surely understanding the overall benefits of implementing ...

As an industry, we are slowly, but surely understanding the overall benefits of implementing flexible working for our employees. However, there is still push back based on industry inertia and a skewed perspectives of WHO benefits from flexible working. Join this workshop, to uncover practical approaches of implementing the right flexible working programmes that ensure your team is not only surviving but thriving on your project.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand what flexible working means in the 21st Century
  • Learn how to overcome the common barriers to flexible working
  • Learn what practical steps you can take to also make it happen!
 

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Technolog-ish. 101: Surviving the Language of Change*

Katya Veleva

BIM Consultant, Mentoring Lead @ Women in BIM

There are a lot of voices threatening that our industry is not changing fast enough. They may be ...

There are a lot of voices threatening that our industry is not changing fast enough. They may be right. So how do we change, how do we  ensure our teams are fully equipped to keep up and flourish within a transforming industry landscape? Katya Veleva will be sharing her experience and observations from supporting award winning architecture practices to implement, adopt and deliver quality digital processes and information.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn what kind of leadership and work processes work with digital innovation? 
  • Develop proven methods to communicate with the teams in transition?
  • Understand the impact of external factors on current employees - It's not all internal

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

Technolog-ish. 101: Surviving the Language of Change*

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Katya Veleva

BIM Consultant, Mentoring Lead @ Women in BIM

There are a lot of voices threatening that our industry is not changing fast enough. They may be ...

There are a lot of voices threatening that our industry is not changing fast enough. They may be right. So how do we change, how do we  ensure our teams are fully equipped to keep up and flourish within a transforming industry landscape? Katya Veleva will be sharing her experience and observations from supporting award winning architecture practices to implement, adopt and deliver quality digital processes and information.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn what kind of leadership and work processes work with digital innovation? 
  • Develop proven methods to communicate with the teams in transition?
  • Understand the impact of external factors on current employees - It's not all internal
 

Wed 9 Dec

16:30 - 17:30

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Tackling Mental Health in the Workplace*

Stephen Haynes

Head of Programme @ Mates in Mind

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Wed 9 Dec

16:30 - 17:30

Tackling Mental Health in the Workplace*

THEME:

Workshop: Business Committment to Inclusivity

Stephen Haynes

Head of Programme @ Mates in Mind

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Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

How to Give a Duck*

Chrissi McCarthy

Managing Director & Founder @ Constructing Equality & The Duck Project

Although construction has moved forward in many areas, women in the industry still face career ...

Although construction has moved forward in many areas, women in the industry still face career barriers due to their gender. Furthermore, there is a lack of knowledge and support when it comes to overcoming these challenges. Hear an inspiring leader navigate businesses and individuals towards a better understanding of the experiences faced by women in today's industry.

Drawing from over twenty years of research and experience in construction, in this session, you will learn how to identify inappropriate behaviour, how to talk about your experiences from a place of strength and discover some solutions to these challenges.

Key takeaways coming soon...

Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

How to Give a Duck*

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

Chrissi McCarthy

Managing Director & Founder @ Constructing Equality & The Duck Project

Although construction has moved forward in many areas, women in the industry still face career ...

Although construction has moved forward in many areas, women in the industry still face career barriers due to their gender. Furthermore, there is a lack of knowledge and support when it comes to overcoming these challenges. Hear an inspiring leader navigate businesses and individuals towards a better understanding of the experiences faced by women in today's industry.

Drawing from over twenty years of research and experience in construction, in this session, you will learn how to identify inappropriate behaviour, how to talk about your experiences from a place of strength and discover some solutions to these challenges.

Key takeaways coming soon...

 

Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

Wearing Multiple Hats*

Anusha Shah

Director, Resilient Cities @ Arcadis

Throughout our careers, lives, and even just in our day-to-day, we take on many roles and try ...

Throughout our careers, lives, and even just in our day-to-day, we take on many roles and try our best to kick a** at every one of them. In this interactive seminar, we'll go through strategies for identifying and mastering key soft skills such as checking in to ensure you're continuously learning, raising your business acumen, and finding support to get yourself where you want to be while also balancing your work, family life and personal interests. 

Key takeaways include: 

  • How to prioritise your work load when you are being pulled in many directions
  • How to master execution of tasks and hat switch successfully 
  • Learn first hand approaches to avoid burnout

Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

Wearing Multiple Hats*

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

Anusha Shah

Director, Resilient Cities @ Arcadis

Throughout our careers, lives, and even just in our day-to-day, we take on many roles and try ...

Throughout our careers, lives, and even just in our day-to-day, we take on many roles and try our best to kick a** at every one of them. In this interactive seminar, we'll go through strategies for identifying and mastering key soft skills such as checking in to ensure you're continuously learning, raising your business acumen, and finding support to get yourself where you want to be while also balancing your work, family life and personal interests. 

Key takeaways include: 

  • How to prioritise your work load when you are being pulled in many directions
  • How to master execution of tasks and hat switch successfully 
  • Learn first hand approaches to avoid burnout
 

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

Level Up Your Career with the Power or Negotiation*

Sophia Cavalli

High Performance and Brain Hack Specialist and Founder @ Sophia Cavalli

Knowing how to negotiate is an important skill not limited to boardrooms or multi-dollar deals. ...

Knowing how to negotiate is an important skill not limited to boardrooms or multi-dollar deals. On any given day we are negotiating with someone professionally or personally. Negotiating effectively requires a different mind-set – moving away from conflict and toward collaboration. This interactive session will reveal to you the building blocks that deliver more collaborative relationships and cutting-edge brain techniques for achieving your goals. Whether you want to successfully negotiate deals, disputes, new initiatives, or even a raise, learn how to build collaborative relationship and create win-win solutions.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Learn winning strategies and approaches for improving your negotiation skills
  • Learn how to turn conflict into an opportunity of collaboration
  • Experience cutting-edge brain techniques

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

Level Up Your Career with the Power or Negotiation*

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

Sophia Cavalli

High Performance and Brain Hack Specialist and Founder @ Sophia Cavalli

Knowing how to negotiate is an important skill not limited to boardrooms or multi-dollar deals. ...

Knowing how to negotiate is an important skill not limited to boardrooms or multi-dollar deals. On any given day we are negotiating with someone professionally or personally. Negotiating effectively requires a different mind-set – moving away from conflict and toward collaboration. This interactive session will reveal to you the building blocks that deliver more collaborative relationships and cutting-edge brain techniques for achieving your goals. Whether you want to successfully negotiate deals, disputes, new initiatives, or even a raise, learn how to build collaborative relationship and create win-win solutions.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Learn winning strategies and approaches for improving your negotiation skills
  • Learn how to turn conflict into an opportunity of collaboration
  • Experience cutting-edge brain techniques
 

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

So You Want To Build Your Network - Where to Start?*

Claire Rose

Deputy Director - Civils Programme Hinkley Point C @ EDF Energy

The lack of access to informal and formal networking is cited as being as a key factor for CEO ...

The lack of access to informal and formal networking is cited as being as a key factor for CEO and Board advancement opportunities for women. This session seeks to share why networking is important and how you can develop your network to support your career aspirations, providing some hints and tips to help you network effectively and share how organisations can help support inclusive networking.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how to develop your network authentically
  • Understand why networking is important for you and how our organisations can help create networking opportunities
  • Learn how to leveraging your network effectively

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

So You Want To Build Your Network - Where to Start?*

THEME:

Workshop: Taking Charge of Your Career 2.0

Claire Rose

Deputy Director - Civils Programme Hinkley Point C @ EDF Energy

The lack of access to informal and formal networking is cited as being as a key factor for CEO ...

The lack of access to informal and formal networking is cited as being as a key factor for CEO and Board advancement opportunities for women. This session seeks to share why networking is important and how you can develop your network to support your career aspirations, providing some hints and tips to help you network effectively and share how organisations can help support inclusive networking.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how to develop your network authentically
  • Understand why networking is important for you and how our organisations can help create networking opportunities
  • Learn how to leveraging your network effectively
 

Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Leading the Field: Owning Your Role Through Technology*

Reserved for Event Partner

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

Leading the Field: Owning Your Role Through Technology*

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Reserved for Event Partner

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

 

Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Using Empathy to Design*

Asia Joanna Grzybowska

Founder @ Mycelium Studio

Join us for a seminar to explore how empathy can be used as a tool in the design process. As we ...

Join us for a seminar to explore how empathy can be used as a tool in the design process. As we are creating and serving our local communities, it’s crucial for us to truly understand the needs and wants when we think of the built environment. After the seminar experience first hand how normal ageing might feel and how it changes the user’s experience of the build environment.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the initial steps you can take to empathise towards the community you’re serving
  • Learn how small changes can make a big difference when it comes to inclusivity
  • Find out how empathy can help You to built deeper relationship with your client or end user

Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

Using Empathy to Design*

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Asia Joanna Grzybowska

Founder @ Mycelium Studio

Join us for a seminar to explore how empathy can be used as a tool in the design process. As we ...

Join us for a seminar to explore how empathy can be used as a tool in the design process. As we are creating and serving our local communities, it’s crucial for us to truly understand the needs and wants when we think of the built environment. After the seminar experience first hand how normal ageing might feel and how it changes the user’s experience of the build environment.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the initial steps you can take to empathise towards the community you’re serving
  • Learn how small changes can make a big difference when it comes to inclusivity
  • Find out how empathy can help You to built deeper relationship with your client or end user
 

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Real-World Impact with BIM*

Anna Wylie

Digital Engineering Manager @ PERI

This workshop will give you knowledge and real-world case studies on how to successfully ...

This workshop will give you knowledge and real-world case studies on how to successfully implement BIM, produce results and have an impact on your projects. Focusing on People before Process or Technology, explore how to bring about effective change and achieve the anticipated, yet rarely realised, benefits of BIM.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about key tools that can improve the way you approach and implement BIM
  • Develop your understanding of how people impact the success and failure of BIM projects
  • Build your knowledge in order to confidently set realistic targets and expectations from BIM

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

Real-World Impact with BIM*

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Anna Wylie

Digital Engineering Manager @ PERI

This workshop will give you knowledge and real-world case studies on how to successfully ...

This workshop will give you knowledge and real-world case studies on how to successfully implement BIM, produce results and have an impact on your projects. Focusing on People before Process or Technology, explore how to bring about effective change and achieve the anticipated, yet rarely realised, benefits of BIM.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about key tools that can improve the way you approach and implement BIM
  • Develop your understanding of how people impact the success and failure of BIM projects
  • Build your knowledge in order to confidently set realistic targets and expectations from BIM
 

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Digital Construction: Moving Towards a Human-Machine Partnership*

Alicia Nahmad

Founder @ Architecture Extrapolated

The building industry accounts as one of the largest contributors to climate change. If we ...

The building industry accounts as one of the largest contributors to climate change. If we design and build as we do now we'll be faced with resource depletion, more pollution and more waste.

Through case studies of architectural scale built structures, Alicia reflects how human compatible novel digital design and construction methods can augment on-site construction techniques by reducing material waste whilst building beautiful and efficient structures.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the advances in digital fabrication and computation as enablers to address the increasingly urgent requirement of decreasing embodied energy and waste in construction
  • Understand how digitally augmented design and construction can aid in reducing material demand both in terms of structural volume and during the building process, specifically for concrete structures.
  • Speculate on hybrid construction methods that enable emergent technologies to become integral part of the construction ecosystem, and change the way we build today for a better tomorrow

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

Digital Construction: Moving Towards a Human-Machine Partnership*

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Alicia Nahmad

Founder @ Architecture Extrapolated

The building industry accounts as one of the largest contributors to climate change. If we ...

The building industry accounts as one of the largest contributors to climate change. If we design and build as we do now we'll be faced with resource depletion, more pollution and more waste.

Through case studies of architectural scale built structures, Alicia reflects how human compatible novel digital design and construction methods can augment on-site construction techniques by reducing material waste whilst building beautiful and efficient structures.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the advances in digital fabrication and computation as enablers to address the increasingly urgent requirement of decreasing embodied energy and waste in construction
  • Understand how digitally augmented design and construction can aid in reducing material demand both in terms of structural volume and during the building process, specifically for concrete structures.
  • Speculate on hybrid construction methods that enable emergent technologies to become integral part of the construction ecosystem, and change the way we build today for a better tomorrow
 

Wed 9 Dec

16:30 - 17:30

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

How to Dig Out the Cash From Down the Back of Your Data Sofa*

Brittany Harris

CEO and Co-founder @ Qualis Flow

Have you ever typed data into a spread sheet and wondered - Where is this all going? Why am I ...

Have you ever typed data into a spread sheet and wondered - Where is this all going? Why am I doing this?

This presentation dives into the dirty data secrets of the construction industry, leads you through the nightmarish tunnel of incompatibility and inaccuracy and out the other side to the future of data driven insights and real tangible bottom line savings!

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Learn how to automate data capture without overhauling your existing supply chain
  • How you can make that data your most valuable asset
  • How can you achieve both those things AND be more sustainable to boot!

Wed 9 Dec

16:30 - 17:30

How to Dig Out the Cash From Down the Back of Your Data Sofa*

THEME:

Workshop: TechXConstruction

Brittany Harris

CEO and Co-founder @ Qualis Flow

Have you ever typed data into a spread sheet and wondered - Where is this all going? Why am I ...

Have you ever typed data into a spread sheet and wondered - Where is this all going? Why am I doing this?

This presentation dives into the dirty data secrets of the construction industry, leads you through the nightmarish tunnel of incompatibility and inaccuracy and out the other side to the future of data driven insights and real tangible bottom line savings!

Key Takeaways Include:

  • Learn how to automate data capture without overhauling your existing supply chain
  • How you can make that data your most valuable asset
  • How can you achieve both those things AND be more sustainable to boot!
 

Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Taking Charge, Taking Control: the Power of Influence*

Reserved for Event Partner

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

Wed 9 Dec

11:40 - 12:40

Taking Charge, Taking Control: the Power of Influence*

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Reserved for Event Partner

Details coming soon...

Details coming soon...

 

Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Lead Yourself to Lead Others*

Jo Field

Founder & Managing Director @ JFG Communications

There are core differences between a manager and a leader, which we have experienced in some ...

There are core differences between a manager and a leader, which we have experienced in some shape or form. Anyone can be a manager, but it takes something else to become a true leader. You don't have to be in power to be a leader. Join interactive seminar session to hear the key steps you can take to positively influence those around you.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the core differences of a manager and a leader - which are you to your team?
  • Learn new methods to uncover your leadership skills
  • Understand the importance of YOU when thinking of others

Wed 9 Dec

12:50 - 13:20

Lead Yourself to Lead Others*

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Jo Field

Founder & Managing Director @ JFG Communications

There are core differences between a manager and a leader, which we have experienced in some ...

There are core differences between a manager and a leader, which we have experienced in some shape or form. Anyone can be a manager, but it takes something else to become a true leader. You don't have to be in power to be a leader. Join interactive seminar session to hear the key steps you can take to positively influence those around you.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the core differences of a manager and a leader - which are you to your team?
  • Learn new methods to uncover your leadership skills
  • Understand the importance of YOU when thinking of others
 

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Nurturing Leaders of Cultural Change & Innovation*

Anna Westrin

Manager Global Leadership Development @ Skanska

Having a diverse workforce and an inclusive work culture have a direct link to performance. We ...

Having a diverse workforce and an inclusive work culture have a direct link to performance. We also know that our leaders lead our culture. For many years D&I has been a key strategic topic. Join this workshop to uncover insight on how to create an inclusive process when creating a business plan in a global yet decentralised organisation as and leave the workshop with concrete ways to develop inclusive leadership skills to create change and innovation.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Hear proven approaches to develop a business plan in an inclusive way, ensuring engagement and different perspectives from a diversity of leaders across the organisation
  • Learn how to develop leaders in a way that enable change in society (link to our purpose Building for a better society)
  • Hear concrete ways to develop inclusive leadership skills to create change and innovation and the benefits it can have for your business

Wed 9 Dec

14:20 - 15:20

Nurturing Leaders of Cultural Change & Innovation*

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Anna Westrin

Manager Global Leadership Development @ Skanska

Having a diverse workforce and an inclusive work culture have a direct link to performance. We ...

Having a diverse workforce and an inclusive work culture have a direct link to performance. We also know that our leaders lead our culture. For many years D&I has been a key strategic topic. Join this workshop to uncover insight on how to create an inclusive process when creating a business plan in a global yet decentralised organisation as and leave the workshop with concrete ways to develop inclusive leadership skills to create change and innovation.

Key takeaways include: 

  • Hear proven approaches to develop a business plan in an inclusive way, ensuring engagement and different perspectives from a diversity of leaders across the organisation
  • Learn how to develop leaders in a way that enable change in society (link to our purpose Building for a better society)
  • Hear concrete ways to develop inclusive leadership skills to create change and innovation and the benefits it can have for your business
 

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Championing Your Career*

Emily King

Client Solutions Director @ Mid Group Ltd

There is often a perception in the construction industry that you can only achieve certain job ...

There is often a perception in the construction industry that you can only achieve certain job titles based on your construction experience. The construction industry is changing, and more change is needed! As a result we need to understand, and more importantly value, the experience we have gained outside of the industry, and break the fallacy of putting together a “construction only CV” if you are applying for a construction job.

Join this workshop and learn from Emily, who has faced the challenges, and realised the opportunities, of having experience outside construction, and successfully Championed her Career!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand that you are more than the sum of your construction industry experiences
  • Identify what attributes are transferrable from your life experience and how these can be phrased as “construction based” attributes
  • Understand what differentiates you in this industry

Wed 9 Dec

15:25 - 15:55

Championing Your Career*

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Emily King

Client Solutions Director @ Mid Group Ltd

There is often a perception in the construction industry that you can only achieve certain job ...

There is often a perception in the construction industry that you can only achieve certain job titles based on your construction experience. The construction industry is changing, and more change is needed! As a result we need to understand, and more importantly value, the experience we have gained outside of the industry, and break the fallacy of putting together a “construction only CV” if you are applying for a construction job.

Join this workshop and learn from Emily, who has faced the challenges, and realised the opportunities, of having experience outside construction, and successfully Championed her Career!

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand that you are more than the sum of your construction industry experiences
  • Identify what attributes are transferrable from your life experience and how these can be phrased as “construction based” attributes
  • Understand what differentiates you in this industry
 

Wed 9 Dec

16:30 - 17:30

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Leading Laterally*

Natalie Barber

Project Director @ Buro Four

What does it mean to be a leader now? The modern 21st-century leader is constantly evolving, ...

What does it mean to be a leader now? The modern 21st-century leader is constantly evolving, learning and listening. You don't have to be at the top of the hierarchy to be a leader within your business. In this workshop, we'll run through some core aspects of how you can lead laterally.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how to identify opportunities to empower your position within your organisation
  • Understand how to gain endorsement for your ideas
  • Learn how to influence decision and change 
  • Learn to understand your audience and learn how to communicate to them

Wed 9 Dec

16:30 - 17:30

Leading Laterally*

THEME:

Workshop: Future Leaders

Natalie Barber

Project Director @ Buro Four

What does it mean to be a leader now? The modern 21st-century leader is constantly evolving, ...

What does it mean to be a leader now? The modern 21st-century leader is constantly evolving, learning and listening. You don't have to be at the top of the hierarchy to be a leader within your business. In this workshop, we'll run through some core aspects of how you can lead laterally.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn how to identify opportunities to empower your position within your organisation
  • Understand how to gain endorsement for your ideas
  • Learn how to influence decision and change 
  • Learn to understand your audience and learn how to communicate to them