Events for Business

The Future of Leadership

Wednesday 8 June 2022
7:45am - 9:30am

Join us in person at Lakeside Arts, University Park, University of Nottingham


Watch the live stream online - your choice!

About this event

Almost half of workers say they have become less career focused as a result of the pandemic, according to a study by Aviva. Reports of burnout, disillusionment and employee drift are increasingly common. As we look to the future, it is critical that employers re-engage their workforce. We must therefore consider the skills and characteristics we are going to need as leaders in the next year, 5 years, 10 years and beyond.

Leaders of the future will require both emotional intelligence and tactical skill, but how can we go about preparing and equipping ourselves for this? Paradoxically, one of the best ways to prepare ourselves for the future is by looking to the past. Drawing upon examples of great leadership in times of instability, change and crisis, this session will offer lessons from history that you can apply to the today and tomorrow of your leadership journey.


Dr David J. Appleby - University of Nottingham

Dr Appleby graduated with a BA (Hons) in the History of Art and Design in 1981. Following a career in industry, David resumed his academic studies with an MA in Comparative History, followed later by his PhD. In 2006 he joined the University of Nottingham, where he now works as a Lecturer in Early Modern British History. David is a historical adviser to the National Civil War Centre in Newark, and has served on the steering committee of the East Midlands Early Modern Colloquium. He draws on his particular interest in the management and leadership style of historical figures from the British Civil Wars and the Battle of Britain for this event.

Tony Brooks - Leadership Psychologist

Tony is an international Leadership Psychologist, trainer and speaker. He has over 20 years’ experience as a leader in organisations, followed by over 14 years as MD of his own company – The Leadership Training Workshop Ltd. Tony has worked with SMEs, owners and leaders, with a proven track record of delivering significant profitable growth and positive company cultures. He is a Masters qualified Psychologist and believes mindset is the most important area to focus on and improve for a leader’s journey. He is the author of 2016 book PI Leadership with a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.


TimeAgenda item
7.45am – 8.10am Breakfast and networking for those joining us in person
8.10am – 8.15am Welcome
8.15am – 9.00am Keynote presentations
9.00am – 9.10am Question and answer session
9.10am – 9.20am Elevator pitches
9.20am - 9.30am Close

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State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and is part of Productivity Through Innovation. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, the value of which is up to £100.00, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.

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