International Conference – Managing, Directing and Leading

30 September 2014 - 2 October 2014

Hilton Hotel, Mohrenstraße 30, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Continuing the innovative and participative approach to our conferences, and in the year marking the Centenary of the start of the First World War, our 2014 conference will address the theme ‘From Battlefields to Boardrooms – Managing, Directing and Leading’.

Using the catastrophic (for all sides) Battle of the Somme as an opening case study, we will analyse the importance of intelligence gathering, decision making, planning, strategy and motivation in the twin contexts of the military imperatives of 1914 and the business imperatives of 2014.

Who is it for?

Our international conferences are attended by a wide-range of business leaders, functional specialists, and observers and thinkers on getting the best out of organisations and their people. An opportunity to consider the big picture and the game changing issues of the day, delegates welcome the input from speakers, the ample time set aside for discussion and the debate and informal social networking which we facilitate.

Overview

2014 marks the centenary of the start of the First World War. Held in Berlin, our 6th international conference will be entitled ‘From Battlefields to Boardrooms’ and will be chaired by Dame Tessa Jowell M.P. Taking the catastrophic (for all sides) Battle of the Somme as an opening case study, we will analyse the importance of intelligence, decision making, strategy, planning, implementation and motivation in the twin contexts of the military imperatives of 1914 and the business imperatives of 2014.

Setting the scene, Stephen Bungay will consider the importance of and differences between leading, managing and directing, illustrating his presentation with a spellbinding BBC documentary film.

As ever, our international conference provides two outstanding days when we are able to consider our business issues from a different perspective and maybe incubate some novel solutions.

Content

Following from Professor Bungay’s opening story we will continue to pick up his issues as they impact on our businesses and organisations today:

• How do we develop relevant strategies and set about planning their implementation?
• What are the pre-requisites for successful implementation of our core business activities and the projects and change programmes which are inherent in achieving outstanding performance?
• What are the characteristics of successfully leading and motivating in good times and bad?

Basing their contributions on experience, case studies and contemporary thinking, our presenters will tell a compelling story covering 100 years of change.

A copy of our 2014 conference brochure can be viewed here.

If you are not a member but are interested in attending this event please contact Lynn Little on 020 7470 7104 or at lynn@crforum.co.uk.

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