Take a leap into a world of inspiration

We have a selection of exciting Academy events for you to attend to get a taster of life at the Academy. To join us at one of these events please email us at info@chiefexecutive.com, stating which event you would like to take part in or call us on 0845 118 1028.

Don’t worry if you are unable to make any of these dates – one of our Chairmen will be pleased to talk to you personally and arrange an alternative meeting.

Director’s hub – Christchurch (27 February 2018)

The Dorset, Salisbury & Andover Academy are expanding their Directors’ Hub and invite you to join them on 27th February 2018.

The Hub provides relevant and practical business knowledge to be a stronger Director or aspiring to be a Managing Director/CEO.

▪ Expert speakers
▪ Meet your peers
▪ Collective learning
▪ CPD Accredited

Time: 3pm to 6pm.
Venue: Captains Club, Christchurch

Contact Gráinne’s Deputy Chair, Sarah to book your hub seat by calling 07468 413628 or by emailing grainne@chiefexecutive.com.

Personal Power with Marcus Child – Northampton (7 March 2018)

An opportunity to experience the Academy for Chief Executives at an inspirational day at Highgate House, Creaton, Northampton with Marcus Child presenting Personal Power and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience Stephen Salt’s peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Accelerating the increase in the equity value of your business – and why it makes sense even if you never plan to sell… with Phil Ives – Bury (13 March 2018)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the benefits that Academy members gain each month as they access world class expert speakers, share learning and take part in peer board sessions to gain the view of other business leaders on their own particular challenges or opportunities in a confidential forum.

For our March meeting we will be joined by Phil Ives. Phil is a partner in Shirlaws Group and in Assay Advisory, specialises in fast growth businesses, runs interactive, informal and entertaining sessions focused on what you can do to increase equity value; why doing this doesn’t necessarily involve increasing profits or revenue – and why it makes great sense even if you never plan to sell.

More about the meeting:
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member and will have the opportunity to meet some of current members who will explain how membership has benefited them personally and professionally. There is no cost to attend other than your time.

To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Millennials: What we really need to know about this generation – Christchurch (14 March 2018)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club & Spa, Christchurch on Wednesday 14th March, with renowned speaker Martina Buchal while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Martina is a leader, collaborator, and trained peace practitioner who serves as the World Merit Global Ambassador and One Young World Coordinating Ambassador for North America. Together, we can co-create a solution; a new way of being for you and your company where the fantastic benefits from engaging with millenials brings an enlightening approach.

The Dorset, Salisbury & Andover Academy will be hosting Martina Buchal, on Wednesday 14th March 2018 at Captains Club & Spa, Christchurch.

To experience the peer group first-hand and to see for yourself that different perspectives can really impact on your decision making and direction, please contact me via my office 07468 413628 or via email at grainne@chiefexecutive.com

More about the meeting:
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy MEMBER.

Overview:
After a delicious 2 course lunch the afternoon is filled with a peer group board session. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

The human firewall with Robert May – London (14 March 2018)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the Chesterfield Mayfair, London on Wednesday 14 March from 08:00 to 16:30 with Robert May and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

Our day will start with Robert May: a TEDx speaker and the Ambassador for Cyber Security for the Institute of Directors. He is also Chairman of the IoD in Surrey, Managing Director of Ramsac Limited and he is dedicated to making IT simple. Rob was ranked number 26 in the 2017 Top 100 Global SME Influencers. He also runs a business school within Ramsac, a vehicle to grow and develop people and our economy’s future leaders. He has the freedom of the City of London and has twice exercised his right to walk sheep over London Bridge. He is an award-winning entrepreneur who started his first business when he was twelve. Most recently he was named as the first honorary lifetime member of the Cloud Industry Forum for his contributions to the sector. Rob makes complex subjects straightforward by using real life examples, humour and pragmatism. He is passionate about his work, positive about life and committed to helping people understand and grow.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Emotional Intelligence Leadership with Hannah Miller – Southampton (15 March 2018)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 15th March from 08:00 to 16:30 with Hannah Miller and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

What we know about Millennials with Martina Buchal – Bristol (15 March 2018)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership in Bath on Thursday 15 March. Join Martina to gain a greater understanding of the millennial generation; their values, wants and needs, along with other successful leaders who are members.

Jon Penn, Group Chairman of the Bath, Swindon and Bristol area would like to invite you to organise an introductory call with him to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.
Please contact Jon’s PA, Lizzie, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
Millennials: A massive generation that is informed, decisive and has incredible buying power as well as the capacity to shape the world we live in. In fact, they have already started. More globally minded than ever, with non-traditional approaches to life and work. These are buyers and employees of today as well as future leaders of our companies and countries. As such it is a generation worth noting and understanding on a deeper level for many aspects of life and business.
You will gain a deeper understanding of this age group, and be equipped with new tools and insights to assist in engaging with them better.
The Academy for Chief Executives helps business leaders to grow their organisation by giving them expertise and insight into running a world class business. There is no cost to attend the meeting – which is designed to give you a flavour of what membership provides – you will leave the meeting with ideas you can use immediately to improve your business performance.

Virtuality and reality: AI and humans – London (15 March 2018)

Virtuality and Reality: AI and Humans with Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, strategic thinker and forecaster, considered amongst the best by governments, the City and the academic world.

Rear Admiral Christopher John Parry, CBE is a former Royal Navy officer who was the first Chair of the UK Government’s Marine Management Organisation until 2011.

This is also a great opportunity to find out more about the Academy for Chief Executives.

Accelerating the increase in the equity value of your business – and why it makes sense even if you never plan to sell…with Phil Ives – Kent (29 March 2018)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational group meeting on Thursday 29th March with renowned Academy Speaker Phil Ives. You will also have the opportunity to engage in a peer group board session with other high-profile business leaders.

More about the meeting:
Phil supports a broad range of business leaders around the world in many different sectors – all of whom are serious about change, and restless to drive their organisations forward quickly. Through experience, Phil knows that all businesses hit points in their life-cycle when they get stuck and enter periods of frustration, stress, and, sometimes, disillusion. Typically, they struggle to know how to jump to their next growth phase, with 96% ultimately suffering terminal decline. Phil argues that what created initial successes rarely delivers sustainable or scaleable growth, or significant equity value. There are specific assets and systems to be built in order to enter the 4%.

Phil is known for:
Fast growth: Revenues, Profits and/or Equity Value
Challenging Habits
Leveraging Core Capabilities / Assets / IP
Designing and Implementing Transformational Business Systems
Building Culture as an Asset
Re-energising Business Leaders and their Businesses
High-energy, Engaging Presentations that Deliver Radically New Perspectives

The Role of the Company Director with Jo Haigh – Kent (26 April 2018)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational group meeting on Thursday 26th April with renowned Academy Speaker Jo Haigh. You will also have the opportunity to engage in a peer group board session with other high-profile business leaders.

More about the meeting:
Jo has bought and sold over 400 companies in the last 27 years, specialising in owner managed companies. Jo is a regular presenter for the Institute of Directors on corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, and delivers over 150 events on multiple topics every year to organisations in the UK and Europe. Jo has held circa 40+ Non-Executive Roles over that period in companies across the country and helped many businesses through successful transactions.

Jo’s Workshop will include:
How the board functions and board member’s roles
An overview of statutory books
How to run an effective board meeting
Corporate variety
The legal role of directors and their compliance
Companies Act 2006
A director’s guide to staying out of jail
Basic statutory and criminal liability
How a director should enforce health and safety
Director and Officers liability insurance

How to price your platypus: confidence in setting prices and keeping margins with David Abbott – Christchurch (18 April 2018)

This is a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational session at Captains Club Hotel & Spa on Wednesday 18th April, with renowned speaker David Abbott while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

The Dorset, Salisbury & Andover Academy will be hosting David Abbott on Wednesday 18th April 2018 at Captains Club Hotel & Spa in Christchurch.

David shows you how neuromarketing can improve your communications, customer acquisition and development, product/service positioning and pricing. Customer influence can turbocharge your business! Price your Platypus with the confidence in setting prices and keeping margins.

To experience the peer group first-hand and to see for yourself that different perspectives can really impact on your decision making and direction, please contact me via my office 07468 413628 or via email at grainne@chiefexecutive.com.

More about the meeting:
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy MEMBER.

Overview:
After a delicious 2 course lunch the afternoon is filled with a peer group board session. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Cyber Security: The Human Firewall with Robert May – Bath (19 April 2018)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience Academy membership at Bailbrook House Hotel, Bath on Thursday 19 April. Join Robert May to gain a deeper understanding of cyber security and the risks to your business, along with other successful leaders who are members.

Jon Penn, Group Chairman of the Bath, Swindon and Bristol area would like to invite you to organise an introductory call with him to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.
Please contact Jon’s PA, Lizzie, (see booking information for more details) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
Our speaker is Rob May, MD of IT company Ramsac and IoD Ambassador for Cybersecurity, who will equip you and your business to:
• Understand how cyber crime can and will impact your business.
• Be aware of the latest scams being targeted at businesses of all sizes.
• Prepare for cyber security risks, both within your IT infrastructure and across all areas of your people and organizational activity.

The Academy for Chief Executives helps business leaders to grow their organisation by giving them expertise and insight into running a world class business. There is no cost to attend the meeting – which is designed to give you a flavour of what membership provides – you will leave the meeting with ideas you can use immediately to improve your business performance.

Accelerating the increase in the equity value of your business – and why it makes sense even if you never plan to sell…with Phil Ives – Southampton (19 April 2018)

An opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day at the De Vere New Place Hotel, Southampton on Thursday 19th April from 08:00 to 16:30 with Phil Ives and where you will engage in a peer group board session with other leaders like yourself.

There is also the opportunity to meet other successful CEOs like you who are wrestling with similar challenges. Find out how you can share and learn from them and come away with some answers. To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Promise Based Leadership with Malcolm Smith – Manchester (24 April 2018)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on Tuesday 24 April 2018 with renowned international speaker Malcolm Smith, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-minute telephone call with him to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

Please contact Mark’s PA Gill (gill.braoudakis@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:
Malcolm Smith’s interactive session on’ Promise Based Leadership’ explores the power of people above systems. His prime focus is on how energy is used in a transaction, whether this be a presentation, sales pitch or negotiation.

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:
To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.

Customer Value is King with Mike Innes – Manchester (25 April 2018)

There’s a unique opportunity to experience the Academy at an inspirational day session at ASE, Rowan Court, Concord Business Park in Manchester on Wednesday 25 April 2018 with renowned international speaker Mike Innes, while also engaging in a peer group board session with other leaders like you.

Mark Fuller, Group Chairman of groups based in the Greater Manchester area would like to invite you to organise an initial 15-minute telephone call with him to explore more, with a view to you attending (at no cost) if there’s a potential fit both ways.

Please contact Mark’s PA Gill (gill.braoudakis@chiefexecutive.com) to arrange a convenient date and time to talk.

More about the meeting:
The objective of the meeting is to give you an insight into how membership works and the benefits it brings to you and your business. You’d get a taste of what life is like being an Academy member, all distilled into a day session.

The morning starts with our speaker:
Mike Innes’s interactive session on Customer Value is King explores consistently creating real value for your customers. His workshop helps you answer the most important question – Why should customers buy from you?

Followed by the afternoon peer group session:
To experience the peer group first-hand and what it delivers, attendees come along with a genuine business challenge and see how a variety of opinions, experiences and different perspectives can really impact on your decision making, direction and growth.