Leadership Day promises to inspire
12 May 2014
Northern Ireland’s leading
executives will converge in Belfast on 22 May for the inaugural Leadership Day,
organised by the Institute of Directors and The William J Clinton Leadership Institute, and supported by law firm
Tughans and the Chief Executives’ Forum.
Delegates will hear from a
range of international and local speakers with the opportunity to debate and
challenge their own perceptions of leadership.
The day will begin with a
presentation on the findings of a global PwC study investigating the challenges
faced by CEOs around the world, followed by a panel discussion and workshops on
how the issues raised such as innovation, strategy, transformation and
governance, can be addressed in Northern Ireland.
Proceedings will close with the annual
IoD Leadership Lecture from the founder of the US-based Ohio TechAngels Funds,
John Huston, who will discuss how successes and failures in investments can be
traced back to the quality of leadership.
Chairman of the IoD NI, Paul
“The aim of the IoD is to support and
develop local leaders by providing a rich portfolio of networking, mentoring
and professional training which will prove indispensable to, not only their own
business, but our wider economy.
“Leadership Day - and the
opportunities to learn and discuss - is relevant to business leaders from
organisations of every size from start-ups to corporates and public sector
bodies. The event is open to all and I look forward to welcoming new faces to
Anne Clydesdale, Director of the William
J Clinton Leadership Institute at Riddel Hall, said:
“The IoD and the Leadership Institute
have much in common - to equip business leaders with the correct tools, direction,
advice and knowledge required to lead a business to success.
“Leadership Day will become a key
event in the Northern Ireland business diary and I strongly encourage
representatives from across all sectors to attend - no matter what your
industry, business success doesn’t come without strong leadership.”
Ian Coulter, Managing Partner of the law
firm Tughans, said:
“As a founding member of Riddel Hall,
Tughans are delighted to sponsor the first collaboration between the William J
Clinton Leadership Institute and the IoD.
“Strong leadership is the driving
force of successful businesses in Northern Ireland. Being able to discuss these issues in a forum
such as that offered by Leadership Day is a great opportunity to underline this
and hopefully act as a catalyst for the businesses attending.”
08:30 – Breakfast
- Presentation of PwC
CEO report, Honor Mallon
- Panel (Ian Coulter,
Tughans; Angela McGowan, Danske Bank; and Mark Nodder, Wrightbus) to consider
the implications of the report for local leaders.
11.00 – Delegate workshops to address issues surrounding
innovation, tomorrow’s workforce, strategy, and succession planning
12.30 – Leadership Lecture with John
Huston, Founder and Manager of the Ohio TechAngels Funds
13:15 – Lunch
To book your place at the event, which
begins at 8:30am on Thursday 22nd May in Riddel Hall, Belfast, please visit www.iodni.com/events or contact the IoD NI on 028 9068
For more information about membership
or events, follow @IoDNI on Twitter.