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Strategic You – Creating and Achieving Your Visionary 2022

27th January 2022 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Never has there been a more important time to set goals, dream bigger, think creatively, and be strategic.

Individuals and organisations are facing a completely new landscape in life, work and world defined by volatility, complexity, and ambiguity. Despite these conditions, most of us still focus on the short term and make plans as if the world were predictable.

Strategic thinking is not only for senior executives, it’s an unwritten part of life, careers and all job descriptions. Recent studies reveal that strategic leaders are the most highly sought after and effective managers and executives and they have a unique advantage in the areas of career advancement, achieving results, salary negotiations, political acumen, networking and making a difference to others.

In this one day workshop, led by Dr Sam Collins (CEO of Aspire), named as ‘One of the Top 200 Women to Impact Business and Industry’ by Her Majesty The Queen and ‘A Woman Shaping the World’ by CNN, you will be able to focus and apply your strategic skills either personally, in your career, for your team or organisational results or in community/social initiatives.

Benefits you will gain:
  • Create a 2022 vision and ‘chunk down’ your vision into real milestones and goals.
  • Move away from a to do list mentality and focus on what you must achieve.
  • Learn to say no effectively and focus on the critical priorities.
  • Challenge the status quo and never take the accepted answer for why things happen.
  • Network with others who see the world differently, and who will help you solve your challenges.
  • Cope with fear of the unknown, become aware that fear and discomfort are an essential part of strategy.
  • Move away from being seen as a “reliable doer” instead of a “strategic thinker” who can bring others along.
  • Be more determined and less distractible.
  • Focus on yourself and get out of your comfort zone. Helps to keep you on your toes and out of your inbox!
  • Leave with an action plan, support and accountability.

Attendees: Managers, directors, executives from corporate and small/medium business, professional services, academia, government and charities.

Dr. Sam Collins started Aspire 20 years ago, taking her own strategic leap. True to her form, this won’t be your usual ‘sit and listen’ lecture. Expect lots of discussion, idea sharing, coaching, inspiration and tools. There will be lots of networking and quiet spaces to reflect.

Those who have previously attended our workshops over the past 20 years have consistently fed back that they are different to anything else, best in class, inspiring, powerful, space to think, challenging, innovative, personal yet business focused, fun, empowering”.

Covid Protocols

We are committed to the safety and well-being of all our event attendees, volunteers and staff members by implementing our safety protocols to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Please see here for the extensive plan set in place by our venue.

We will also be requiring that people attending in-person provide evidence of a negative lateral flow COVID test.

£397.50 + VAT (Usual price £795 plus VAT)

50% special rate until January 31st, 2022

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Date:
27th January 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Cost:
£397.50
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Venue

Etc Venues County Hall, London, UK
The County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB, UK
London, SE1 7PB United Kingdom
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"Wow! Thanks again for giving me the start of year rocket boost I needed."

Nadine Smith

Global Marketing and Communications Director, Centre for Public Impact.

“I found the Strategic You seminar really valuable. I really enjoyed the space to think and came away with a practical framework to tackle my challenges going forward.”

Rina Amin

Global Head of Digital Strategy, Janus Henderson Investors

“Truly inspirational, and personally for me, Strategic You was life changing. It was one of the best seminars I have ever attended.”

Nisha Manaktala

Head of IT, AutoProtect Limited

"I chose the 'Strategic You' event to help me focus on key priorities for the next year. The fog lifted and I felt completely refreshed and re-energised."

Mandy Clarke

Director, Halcrow

10% discount on the normal rate for 2 people
15% discount for 3-5 people
20% discount for 6-9 people
25% discount for 10 people plus

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10% discount on normal rate for 2 people
15% discount for 3-5 people
20% discount for 6-9 people
25% discount 10 people plus.

Over the past 21 years of Aspire for Equality, we have found that taking the time away from daily life and your organisation provides new inspiration, diverse perspectives, innovative ideas and an escape from ‘business as usual’ that surpasses an internal course or training event where everyone is from the same organization.

“We had a really positive experience and we’ve received great feedback from our group of female employees who have participated in events to date. Would I recommend Aspire for Equality? Absolutely!” – Laura Howard, Global Lead HR Business Partner, IS, Astrazeneca

“A massive thank you for an incredibly thought provoking workshop….we now have 30+ women empowered to share some messages and learning in our organisation.” – Laura Simarro, HR Business Partner, Thames Water Utilities Limited

“It’s been a pleasure to watch the fantastic impact your work has had on our group, to watch people develop from what they have learnt from you and to see so many of them grow as a result of being part of your sessions. What you do is powerful. I too have learnt a lot, grown in confidence, altered my mindset and picked up some bright ideas along the way.” – Kathryn Kennedy, Leadership, Talent & Inclusion, The Home Office

“Over 300 female managers and partners have attended the course over time and the feedback has been incredibly positive. Reports of increased self-confidence, clearer vision in terms of building and progressing careers means a greater chance that these people will stay with us. That is very positive for them as individuals as for us as a business. A win:win.” – Mark Sherfield, Management Executive Partner, BDO LLP

“Great content, fantastic energy and a room full of invigorated, inspired leaders. Thanks for your amazing vision and for taking us all along with you. The vibe though Avtrade has changed since I stumbled across Aspire. Today we’re a force for change, inspiration and encouragement to leaders (whatever gender) and to all staff across the company.” – Tracy Keegan, Director of Contract Management, Avtrade Ltd

“Our group of female leaders are more confident, assertive, better networkers and thriving as a consequence of attending your program. I am now counting on them to pay that forward by supporting, encouraging and coaching other women who are trying to find their purpose, voice and authentic leadership style in their careers.” – Elizabeth Vega, Global CEO, Informed Solutions

“I left feeling re-energized, re-focused and strong! I have already received feedback from other team members who attended the Aspire workshop who are applying their new-found techniques with positive impact and I am confident they will become a network of trailblazing women within our organization and beyond.” – Diane Smith, Head of Talent, Learning and Development, Babcock International Group

Dr Sam Collins, Founder, Aspire for Equality

Sam is a leading global voice on gender equality and change for workplaces, organisational culture and community impact. Sam has been named one of the ‘Top 200 Women to Impact Business & Industry’ by Her Majesty, The Queen, one of the ‘Top 10 Coaches’ by The Independent and ‘Leader in the Workplace’ in the Ogûnte Women’s Social Leadership Awards. She has contributed to The Financial Times, The Guardian, CNN, The Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, the BBC World Service and Psychologies Magazine. She is also the author of the internationally bestselling book, ‘Radio Heaven – One Woman’s Journey to Grace‘.


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