Overview of the CPD Leadership Conversation Events
Overview of the 2019 CPD Leadership Conversation Events:
- Each one is exploring our theme of Daring to Lead® in Wales.
- Each one is very different, involving diverse contributors (and views) and supported by many organisations and professional networks, for which we are hugely grateful.
- All provide a great CPD opportunity to consider what leadership means to each of you.
- Each one is chaired / facilitated by Barbara Chidgey (Executive Chair, Leading Wales Awards)
Our full event programme:
Thursday 21st March at Gofod3, in the Cardiff City Stadium (12:30 – 13:30) – our contributors are Ruth Marks (CEO, WCVA) and Ian Price (Director, CBI Wales)
Tuesday 9th April at Cambria Business School, Coleg Cambria (17:30 – 19:00, arrival from 17:00) – our key note speaker is Gemma Morgan. David Jones OBE, CEO Coleg Cambria will officially launch the awards.
Daring to Lead® in Wales
The 2019 Leading Wales Awards® has a theme of “Daring to Lead™ in Wales”. The nomination process will seek nominations of individuals in Wales (in all sectors and at all levels of responsibility) whose leadership is courageous, inspirational and transformational.
Courageous leaders are individuals who know exactly what they stand for and then stand for it. They have clear values and a strong moral compass, enabling them to take risks that maybe go against the grain of their organisation. They make decisions that lead to transforming ways of working or their organisation. Their boldness inspires their teams and positions their organisation to benefit the economy and society.
Such individuals have a clear value that it is “not about them” but is about their team, business, organisation or community; they are not celebrity-seekers. They do not shrink from critical feedback. They genuinely care for those they work with and for. Their courage comes from the heart, as does their passion for the business, organisation or community.
Those currently in senior leadership roles draw on these attributes and values in order to lead their colleagues and organisation through these times of instability and uncertainty. They provide the context and direction, together with the ability to engage teams in finding the route through the day to day, whilst not losing sight of the transformational agenda.
They pay full attention to the pace-setting (transactional) leadership required for setting and delivering on goals, have clarity in targets, the monitoring of performance and the measuring of success. Importantly though, they complement that leadership approach with other leadership styles displaying their courage, their ability to inspire, influence, build trusted relationships and engage others. This enables them to lead transformation.