FULLY BOOKED: The Accidental Leader Programme: Critical conversations

Speaker: Leading Figures


This programme of events comprises three sessions, the third session focuses on Critical conversations. In Association with ACCA, Chartered Banker Institute, CFA Society UK, CIMA, CISI, IFoA, ICAEW Scotland, ICAS, Law Society of Scotland, PMI & The Society of Pension Professionals, RICS Scotland.

Are you a born leader or a reluctant manager? Many of us have been in the position where we have been 'accidental leaders'. Some people are promoted to a management position without formal training, or end up taking on leadership responsibilities without the credit. The “accidental leader” series explores leadership in the 21st century, where leaders can be born, made…or just appear!

Session three: Critical conversations

Do you find it easy or challenging to initiate those conversations that are difficult but likely to make a difference? In our increasingly on-line world there is a temptation to hide behind email and avoid having those critical, professional conversations. In this session we explore the mindset and approach that might help you to have those all-important conversations - especially with those who never seem to be on your wavelength!   

This session will incorporate a mix of business theory with interactive audience engagement. There will be time at the start and end of each session for networking with fellow delegates. Attendance at the previous event is not a requirement!

Topics and dates:
Session 1 – Leadership on Tues 26 Feb
Session 2 – Delegation on Wed 20 March 
Session 3 – Critical Conversations on Tues 30 April

*Please note while the programme comprises 3 sessions each one is distinct, and you may therefore choose to attend only one or two of the three. 

Professional Bodies’ Forum of Scotland
Membership of a professional body is an ever increasing way of building your network and staying up to date with changes in the industry. Here in Scotland we can also see the greater benefit of occasionally working together to host events for all our different members, bringing investment professionals with legal professional, actuaries and accountants with pension specialists and financial planners. Every professional body works towards benefiting our individual membership and the Scottish Professional Bodies’ Forum allows us to work closer together to deliver unique events for all professionals within Scotland.

Speaker Details:

Leading Figures is a coaching consultancy serving clients throughout the UK, drawn predominantly from the fund management, accountancy, legal and consulting sectors. For many of their corporate clients they provide team coaching, often interleaved with 1:1 coaching. Coaching objectives tend to be related to leadership development and enhancing team dynamics. Before becoming coaches, both Thomas and Russell led businesses in the past. Following a 10-year banking career, Thomas became owner/partner in his family’s long-established seafood business. Meanwhile Russell became managing partner of a corporate actuarial/investment consulting partnership. Both grew their respective businesses by focussing strategically on the ‘people’ aspect, recruiting and developing talent to drive the business forward. The purpose of Leading Figures is to support other businesses and organisations in doing the same - to grow and succeed through the development of their people. Leading Figures currently work with several clients that are either individual, organisational or institutional members of the Professional Bodies Forum.

FULLY BOOKED: The Accidental Leader Programme: Critical conversations

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Event date: Tuesday 30 April 2019

Venue:  ACCA Offices, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX

Registration and refreshments: 8am
Presentation starts: 8.30am
Networking: 9.30am
Approximate finish time: 10am