Most people accept that post-pandemic (whenever that is) the world will be a different place in many respects. That certainly applies to the world of business where the model for how we used to do things has been thrown out of the window as the effects of international and local lockdowns, and everything that goes with it, has caused the biggest impact in living memory.
One fact that will not change is that a highly engaged workforce will deliver better results than a disengaged one (and UK PLC is near the relegation zone of the global productivity league – and that was before Covid-19).
So, if you want to know what you can do to gain competitive advantage and positively impact the bottom line through getting engaged – tune into a series of free webinars starting on 7th October 2020 led by our IoD East Midlands engagement ambassador, John Jennings FIoD.
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John Jennings BSc (Hons), CMICS, MLIA (Dip), FIoD.
Helps business leaders to engage their people, their business and themselves to achieve extraordinary results. He is a coach, trainer, mentor and people developer.Background:
John Jennings is an expert in employee engagement, culture change, governance and leadership style.
John’s career over 35 years in both the public and private sector has seen him hold senior operational and executive board-level roles for a range of highly reputable UK & US businesses. These include Prudential, Egg, Experian and Totemic as well as leading the internationally renowned Curve Theatre’s operations in Leicester.
He lectures and presents on the key competitive advantages that business leaders can gain by placing an employee-centric approach at the heart of business strategy, how to apply key governance principles into the day-to-day workings of any business, regardless of size and complexity, and the impact that individual leadership styles play in achieving great results.
Professional Qualifications and Associations:
In addition to being an accredited coach and trainer, John is a Companion Member of the Institute of Customer Service (CMICS), and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD) in April 2016. He is the IoD East Midlands Regional Ambassador for Employee and Business Engagement. In addition to being a qualified financial adviser, John is also PRINCE2 accredited and is a qualified SixSigma black belt practitioner. He is a member of the External Advisory Board for the University of Leicester and was also a participant in the government-led Business in the Community Scheme, mentoring Head Teachers in the East Midlands. Consultancy activities:
Currently, John is an Associate Director of Chris Cooper, Business Elevation. Professional Development and helping others to develop and realise their potential are his passions and he holds Associate Tutor status with the Business School at the University of Leicester. He lectures to alumni, undergraduate and postgraduate students on a range of management topics including governance, communication and strategy and he also delivers a series of masterclass workshops to the University of Leicester Summer School international student cohort.
Over the past 5 years he has also partnered with Nottingham Trent University School of Business to advise on, and deliver for, the Executive MBA and undergraduate MBA programmes, focussing specifically on Governance, and how Directors can develop their own knowledge, skills and mind-set to deliver exceptional and sustainable results.
He has recently linked up with Dr Phil Considine (formerly at NTU), albeit in very challenging circumstances, to help deliver the Comparative Corporate Governance module for the University of Strathclyde to an international cohort.