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Strategy and Entrepreneurship Webinars


Responding to Disruptive Business Models

How could an established company respond to a disruptive business model that invades and cannibalizes its main market?


  • What you will learn

    This question has become particularly pressing for an increasing number of established companies that have seen their markets invaded by new and disruptive business models. The success of these invaders in capturing market share has created a sense of urgency in established firms and has prompted several to seek ways to limit the cannibalization of their main markets. We will explore various strategies that established firms could use to respond. For each strategy, we will identify the key ingredients for success and the major pitfalls to avoid. Specific company examples will be used to highlight the points made.


    SPEAKERS:

    Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship


    RELATED COURSE:
    Developing Strategy for Value Creation


    Bridge the gap between strategy and innovation, and give your organisation the competitive edge. Discover ground-breaking and creative new approaches on the Developing Strategy for Value Creation (DSVC) programme.

The five myths of innovation

In this webinar, Professor Julian Birkinshaw talks about his research on the myths and realities of innovation in large organisations.


Making innovation happen

During this session Professor Birkinshaw explained why so many companies struggle with innovation and what improvements can be made.


  • What you will learn

    During this session Professor Birkinshaw explained why so many companies struggle with innovation and what improvements can be made. Most companies need to develop new technologies, products and services, but lack the breadth of perspective that is needed to develop truly original ideas. Often, they also do not have the internal capabilities to translate their ideas into action. Professor Birkinshaw provided some insights into how these obstacles can be overcome.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Julian Birkinshaw, Term Chaired Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Making Innovation Happen

    Harness the true value of innovation and create an environment where new ideas, products, services and ways of working are encouraged and supported.

Finance Webinars

Financing the Entrepreneurial Business

Professor John Mullins speaks about the Financing the Entrepreneurial Business programme; who it’s for, what the programme entails of, and the benefits participants walk away with.


  • What you will learn

    Whether you are a high-potential entrepreneur seeking capital investment or an investor eager to maximise returns on your investment – learn how to create the best conditions for financing high-growth businesses with this Programme. Professor John Mullins explains the programme in detail.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    David Ratcliffe, Programme Associate

    John Mullins, Associate Professor of Management Practice in Marketing and Entrepreneurship


    RELATED COURSE:

    Financing the Entrepreneurial Business

     

    Collaborate with experienced entrepreneurs and investors and learn how to navigate each stage of the deal cycle.

How to deal with tax avoidance

The taxation of multinationals continues to be controversial. Professor Chris Higson discusses the recent OECD ‘BEPS’ proposals to clamp down on international tax avoidance. Could these recommendations be successfully enforced?


  • What you will learn

    The taxation of multinationals like Google, Apple & Amazon continues to be controversial. Professor Chris Higson discusses the recent OECD ‘BEPS’ proposals to clamp down on international tax avoidance. Could these recommendations be successfully enforced? What are the implications for companies trying to create value for their investors and for the global accountancy firms whose business it is to serve their corporate tax clients yet ensure compliance with the tax laws? 90 OECD countries are committed to adopting these BEPS measures - yet at the same time they want to attract businesses to operate in their countries.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Chris Higson, Professor of Accounting Practice

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Accounting and Financial Analysis

    Accounting and Financial Analysis brings the economic world to life through rigorous fundamental deconstruction of financial statements. The course will give you a passion for reading balance sheets and put you a step ahead of your peers.

What should we do with all our money?

In this webinar, Professor Servaes discussed and addressed questions around the various notions of corporate liquidity and how to manage it.


  • What you will learn

    Companies have become increasingly cash rich. The largest companies in the world are sitting on trillions of dollars of cash. Is this a good corporate policy? What are the costs and benefits of sitting on large amounts of cash? Will holding more cash have a negative impact on shareholder returns? Should these funds be returned to shareholders and, if so, how? Or are there ways of deploying these funds without having a negative impact on shareholder returns? In this webinar, Prof Servaes addressed these questions and discuss various notions of corporate liquidity and how to manage it.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Ann White, Programme Director

    Henri Servaes, Professor of Finance

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Financial Strategies for Value Creation

    Take a step back from your business, explore the big picture and understand the wide variety of financial strategies available to increase its value.

Corporate finance on 'Fighting EBITDA'

In Professor Chris Higson’s webinar he explored what he calls the cult of EBITDA which is now very widely used as a performance measure by companies and investors.


  • What you will learn

    In Professor Chris Higson’s webinar he explored what he calls the cult of EBITDA which is now very widely used as a performance measure by companies and investors. 

     

    Professor Chris Higson explained why EBITDA is a number that needs handling with great care – it is not a proper measure of profit, nor of cash flow. It can make unprofitable businesses look profitable and, moreover, is very vulnerable to creative accounting. It completely ignores the balance sheet and the cost of the assets you need to run the business – as Warren Buffett put it: Does management think the tooth fairy pays for capital expenditures?

     

    In his webinar, Professor Chris Higson also considered the question of whether analysts have experienced a loss of focus on the rigorous measurement of income and of return on capital and he considers the overall impact on corporate valuations in today’s environment.”

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Ann White, Programme Director

    Chris Higson, Associate Professor of Accounting Practice


    RELATED COURSE:
    Accounting and Financial Analysis

    Accounting and Financial Analysis brings the economic world to life through rigorous fundamental deconstruction of financial statements. The course will give you a passion for reading balance sheets and put you a step ahead of your peers.

Balance sheet innovation

In this webinar, Professor Chris Higson looks into how balance sheets are evolving as companies use asset-light strategies as a source of disruptive innovation, and to give competitive advantage.


Organisational Behaviour Webinars


The New Future: Leading Organisations in a VUCA world

During this webinar Professor Costas Markides will identify some of the most disruptive changes taking place and then describe how they are affecting companies and leaders.


  • What will you learn

    In the past twenty years, we have witnessed a tsunami of radical demographic, technological, societal and institutional changes. In combination, they have had a tremendous effect on how we work, how we shop, how we live our daily lives and what we value or consider important at home and at work.


    This session focuses on three things that leaders need to do in today's VUCA world:


    • Make their employees feel special

    • Use values as the control mechanism for the future

    • Create an organisational environment that unleashes the employees' suppressed creativity and energy.


    SPEAKERS:

    Professor Costas Markides, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Senior Executive Programme

    The Senior Executive Programme (SEP) equips you with the tools to drive change and create the future for yourself and your organisation - today.

Conflict resolution in teams

This session provides both a framework for understanding how to resolve conflict effectively, and a number of specific and practical tips for managing conflicts in your team.


  • What you will learn

    In his webinar, Professor Randall Peterson talks about how we manage conflict as the secret to healthy teams, organisations and families. Recent research suggests that conflict is not only something that healthy groups experience, but that is it actually essential to healthy group functioning

     

    This webinar provides both a framework for understanding how to resolve conflict effectively, and a number of specific and practical tips for managing conflict in your team. 


    SPEAKERS:

    Randall Peterson Professor of Organisational Behaviour

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Accelerated Development Programme

    Develop the practical skills, business knowledge and confidence to fast-track your transition from functional manager to inspiring business leader.

Managing team diversity

This interactive webinar identified and highlight the difficulties of various types of diversity in the workplace and showed how to get the most out of diverse teams.


  • What you will learn

    Organisations are becoming increasingly diverse. While there are many benefits of diversity in teams, there are also a number of drawbacks. This interactive webinar identified and highlight the difficulties of various types of diversity in the workplace and showed how to get the most out of diverse teams. Particular emphasis was placed on issues surrounding managing cultural diversity.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Dr Margaret Ormiston, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Leading Teams for Emerging Leaders

     

    Transform yourself into a leader who can inspire high performing teams with our new programme specifically designed for emerging leaders.

Management Science and Operations Webinars


The 100 year life

Professors Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott examine the profound consequences the 100 Year Life will have on how we structure our life and how firms and organisations deal with their employees.


  • What you will learn

    Increased longevity and better health mean that more than half of children born today in the Western world have life expectancy of a 100 or more. 

     

    In his work with Lynda Gratton, Andrew Scott examines the profound consequences this will have on how we structure our life and how firms and organisations deal with their employees. 

     

    Deep seated reforms and changes will be required and these changes are already manifesting themselves. In this session Professor Scott documented and explained the changes and delved into your individual and corporate readiness for these changes.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Jeremy Tozer, Programme Director

    Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Senior Executive Programme

    Gain the skills to develop and implement corporate strategy, manage complex stakeholder relationships, improve operational and strategic agility and drive performance.

Gaining brand traction

In this session Professor Tavassoli looked at how gaining traction is about bridging this design-delivery gap by embedding the brand into daily employee behaviours.


  • What you will learn

    In this session Professor Tavassoli looked at how gaining traction is about bridging this design-delivery gap by embedding the brand into daily employee behaviours. The action that resides inside the term Traction- and aligning the business to support this process.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Paul Hillan, Programme Director 

    Nader Tavassoli, Professor of Marketing

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Accelerated Development Programme

    Develop the practical skills, business knowledge and confidence to fast-track your transition from functional manager to inspiring business leader.

Building an evolutionary advantage

During this webinar Professor Hamel outlined exactly what it takes to embed the DNA of adaptability deep within an organisation. Providing proactive and practical examples, he showed how to build a company that is as nimble as change itself.


  • What you will learn

    We live in a world that is all punctuation and equilibrium, a world in which the future is less and less an extrapolation of the past. In this environment, the most important questions for any organisation is 'Are we changing as fast as the world around us?' All too often the answer is no. That is why most top-down 'change programmes' are actually catch up programmes in disguise. The challenge today is not merely to build a competitive advantage at a point in time, but to build an evolutionary advantage over time. 

     

    During this webinar Professor Hamel outlined exactly what it takes to embed the DNA of adaptability deep within an organisation. Providing proactive and practical examples, he showed how to build a company that is as nimble as change itself.

     

    SPEAKERS:

    Mark Bleackley, Programme Director

    Gary Hamel, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

     

    RELATED COURSE:
    Senior Executive Programme

     

    The Senior Executive Programme (SEP) equips you with the tools to drive change and create the future for yourself and your organisation - today.

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Executive Education Programme Calendar 2017

Covering leadership, finance, strategy, career transition, strategic marketing and HR, we have programmes running every month.

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