Webinar | Gaining measurable ROI from Leadership Development with the Advanced Leadership Programme

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  • When:
    Friday, 28 February 2020, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Where:
    This is a webinar session, 网络研讨会
  • Price:
    Free of charge

Registration will close February 26, 2020 at 12 PM

Much money is spent by companies on leadership and talent development. But where is the financial ROI? Can it even be calculated?

Nick Obolensky will share how this can be done, and how the Advanced Leadership Programme (ALP) of Complex Adaptive Leadership beat many business schools for the EFMD Gold Award in Executive Development achieving less than a 6 month payback for some 700 leaders. EFMD members number over 800 around the world and in China include CEIBS, Beijing University, Tsing Hua and over 70 other leading providers.  

Nick will show how a solid financial payback can be gained from programmes, and what it takes for those who are serious about business results, not just "Happy Sheets". As well as showing how short-term ROI can be gained, he will also share a case study of two leaders who, years after the programme, gained astonishing results in the first 5G rollout across the USA.

This webinar be held on Zoom (further instructions will be sent to registrants). It will be highly interactive showing new approaches together with polls, thought experiments, and breakout discussions to share experience. 

Who should attend? 

This information session will be of interest to HR Leaders interested in business results as well as operational leaders grappling with improving productivity.


15.00 Start
15.00 – 15.10 – Introductions, objective and method of workshop and housekeeping
15.10 - 15.20– Overcoming the HR challenges/objections to measure ROI: Political, Ideological and Practical
15.20 – 15.40 – Elements needed to gain ROI with examples: Participant Expectation, Content Innovation, Programme Differentiation, and Measurement Regulation
15.40 – 16.00 – Breakout sharing
16.00 – 16.20 – Case study example and ROI gains
16.15 – 16.30 – Q&A



Speaker Introduction

Nick Obolensky

CEO, Complex Adaptive Leadership Ltd

Nick’s speciality is improving organisational-wide effectiveness and transformation, based on empowering new forms of leadership, strategy and change. His experience includes:

Practitioner: UK Army Major (youngest at the time); Development Director/COS of a retail FTSE 100 company responsible for leading a large and successful organisation-wide transformation across 45,000 employees; CEO Tomorrow’s Company Ltd.; CEO of green energy technology start-ups;

Consultant: Executive Strategy Consultant of Ernst & Young (also ran Research Associates practice);

Academic: Professor of Leadership Nyenrode (MBA Professor of the Year more than once); visiting leadership professor: LBS, INSEAD, EHL, IMD; currently visiting professor at CEDEP, France.

Author: “Complex Adaptive Leadership – Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty” (Gower best seller,2 editions, as well as Chinese edition), “Practical Business Re-engineering – Tools and Techniques for Achieving Effective Change” (Kogan Page, with Chinese edition amongst other languages), “Leading Complex Projects” (ICCPM). His latest book “More for Less – How to lead an agile, adaptive and self-organising organisation” was published in summer of 2018. 




作为学者:曾任荷兰奈耶诺德大学(Nyenrode)领导力教授(多次被评为MBA年度最佳教授)、伦敦商学院(London Business School)、欧洲工商管理学院(INSEAD)、瑞士洛桑酒店管理学院(EHL)和国际管理发展学院(IMD)的领导力客座教授,现任法国欧洲高管发展中心(CEDEP,位于法国枫丹白露)的客座教授;

作为作者:个人专著有《Complex Adaptive Leadership - Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty》 (2014年第二版,2017年人民邮电出版社推出第二版的中文版《未来领导力 – 成为VUCA时代的复合型高适领导者》 ),以及《Practical Business Re-engineering – Tools and Techniques for Achieving Effective Change》(1993年), 2018年夏天出版《少即是多 –如何领导自组织化的敏捷适应性组织》。

Event contact

Hilary Wu