British Council and Clore Leadership Fellows and alumni are leading in the arts, culture and creative industries across the globe. You are a dynamic and influential network and one that both organisations are keen to continue to support. We are operating in a time of great change and uncertainty, of shifting contexts and demands on us as leaders of people, of places and ultimately of our shared planet.
In this context we wish to understand better the common threads of leadership learning that would best support our alumni and invite you to join us at three online facilitated conversations this April and May.
The online sessions will combine input and provocation from thought leaders around the world, an opportunity to offer brief snapshots of good practice, and to explore leadership learning needs with your global peers.
Information about all three sessions can be found below – you are free to attend any or all – and we look forward to seeing you there.
Please note: ***BOOKINGS HAVE NOW CLOSED TO ATTEND LIVE ON ZOOM. You can still sign up to receive a recording of the event/s using this form.
Adaptive Leadership - Place
What does a flourishing culture look like in our local and regional contexts? How can we be adaptive, innovative and responsive to the cultural needs of our location and our communities.
Thursday 4th May 2023, 2-4pm (GMT) / 3-5pm (BST)
Chair: Skinder Hundal MBE, Director of Arts, British Council
Panellist: Dr. Dwinita (Tita) Larasati – Product Designer, lecturer and researcher at Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia and active in Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF), Indonesia Creative Cities Network (ICCN), and Bandung City of Design, UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
Pannellist: Teesa Bahana - Director of 32° East, an independent non-profit organisation, focused on the creation and exploration of contemporary art in Uganda. Teesa also runs the KLA ART festival, and international residency exchange programme with partners from across the world.
Adaptive Leadership - Planet
How can we lead with a global context in mind? What is the role of culture and cultural diplomacy in a world facing global challenges, global inequality and an uncertain future?
Wednesday 10th May 2023, 9.30-11.30am (GMT) / 10.30-12.30pm (BST)
Chair: Rehana Mughal, Director, Creative Economy, British Council
Panellist: Ananya Bhattacharya - a social entrepreneur specialising in gender, culture and sustainable development and an electrical engineer from the Jadavpur University and a Commonwealth Scholar with Masters in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University. Ananya is Co-Founder and Director of banglanatak dot com headquartered at Kolkata and working across India for inclusive and sustainable development using culture based approaches since 2000.
Panellist: Syed Jazib Ali - Jazib is a documentary practitioner with a sharp eye for human interest. His work focuses on global advocacy projects that help bring inclusive sustainability, societal equality and fair human rights.
Adaptive Leadership - People
How can we lead people creatively, collaboratively and with impact? What are the leadership practices and models which we are turning to and exploring in these times? How do we stay well and resilient as leaders?
Wednesday 31st May 2023, 3-5pm (GMT) / 4-6pm (BST)
Chair: Hilary Carty, Executive Director, Clore Leadership
Panellist: Boitumelo Tumy Motsoatsoe - the founder and Managing Director of Ayama Creatives (PTY) LTD and former Head of Programmes at Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA). Tumy's core interest areas are inclusion, access and impact. She is deeply passionate about leadership, women and young people and has played a critical role in the development of various platforms, campaigns and programmes with partners including: Rand Merchant Bank, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, British Council and the Mandela Institute for Development Studies. In 2022, she was selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship in the Leadership in Business track, in 2019, she was selected as one of the Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans and was selected as one of the international fellows for the Chevening Clore leadership Programme.
Panellist: Amayah Pelegrin is a creative strategist, coach and facilitator whose mission it is to awaken the full potential of people and organisations to thrive and co-create a sustainable future. She has delivered leadership development projects and coaching programmes for over 700 organisations and individuals in the UK, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia on creativity, organisational development, climate action and intercultural understanding, and her most recent research “Feel Your Feelings: Thriving in the Cultural Workplace” is an exploration of how embodied emotional intelligence is crucial to our ability to creatively and collectively lead through times of crisis. She runs her own consultancy, The Field, regularly collaborating with other organisations dedicated to creative change making, and is a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme.
These online facilitated conversations are part of a partnership project between British Council and Clore Leadership with the aim of mapping international leadership programmes and outcomes, and supporting the co design and creation of leadership learning delivery pilots to support alumni needs.
If you are not able to attend a particular session please do sign up to receive a recording, alongside an opportunity to contribute your thoughts on leadership learning needs and an opportunity to contribute to programmes as they develop.
All the workshops will be in English and will have live captioning. A transcript will be provided after the event.