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Advancing Leadership webinar series

Throughout 2020, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) will be hosting a series of ‘Advancing Leadership’ webinars. Find out more about which sessions can cater to your development needs and interests.

These free webinars will bring together leading experts from industry and academia to discuss how individuals and organisations can grow their leadership practices in order to increase their resilience and effectiveness in a VUCA environment; aligning commercial imperatives with positive outcomes for society. The first three sessions in this series are:

Personal leadership in action

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and changing world, the ability of an organisation and its stakeholders to thrive, is directly influenced by the qualities of its leaders. Individuals who deepen their personal leadership practices, can expand their positive impact within their organisation and in society.

In this session, we will explore how employees at all levels can harness their leadership potential to influence the culture of their organisation, drive change and embed resilience, authenticity and purpose into their decision-making.

Watch the webinar recording here.

Communicating for Leadership Impact and Influence, 11am – 12pm, Thursday 23 April 2020,

Successful leaders understand the critical importance of being effective and authentic communicators, how to have a positive impact within their current and future sphere of influence, and the benefits of inspiring and motivating others.

In this session, we will explore how influencing skills can be used to create positive change, infuse confidence and overcome barriers. We will also consider the role of purpose and communication in organisational culture and stakeholder cooperation.

Further details and registration

Leadership Dilemmas and Solutions, 11am – 12pm, Thursday 21 May 2020

Further details available shortly. Registration is available online.

Please register your interest to receive details of forthcoming sessions in this series. Please note that a recording of each session swill be sent to all those who register to attend.


The topics of the ‘Advancing Leadership’ webinars are based on key themes and questions raised by participants during our 2019 Introducing Leadership webinar series. Recordings of those previous sessions are available online:

Evolving theories of leadership

This session examined how leadership theory has changed over the past 60 years and why a new form of leadership is required for progressive organisations and individuals.

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Purposeful leadership

This session explored what we mean by purposeful leadership and how individuals can ensure that purpose is at the heart of their organisation, as well as embedded in their own leadership style.

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Leadership development in the 21st century 

This session considered how can we advance leadership development and offer up different approaches and practical examples being deployed by businesses today.

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