Authentic Leadership in a Crisis

09 Jun
  9th June 2020
  12:00pm to 1:00pm
  Virtual World

Free to members and non members

Presented by Professor of Business and Enterprise and Director of the University of Wolverhampton Business School, Clare Schofield.

About this Event:

Are you an authentic leader?

You may have heard about authentic leadership but wondered what makes an authentic leader and what it means for you, your role and your customers?

Organisations operate in an increasingly complex and competitive external environment and it is assumed that leaders are required to initiate and adapt to change to achieve competitive advantage and remain effective and efficient. However, at the same time, both consumers and employees expect organisations and their leaders to behave ethically and morally and this is now seen as essential to organisational sustainability and success.

In this session we will explore the role of leadership in navigating a way through and out of the other side of challenges presented by Covid-19.

The session will have four aims:

Explore the distinctive features of authentic leadership as an effective way of leading through change during times of acute uncertainty.
Share Clare’s experience of leading the Business School through the last three months which have required the team and her to change the way they work and support both students and the business community.
Explore how authentic leadership fits into the wider schools of thought on leadership
Support webinar participants to reflect on how they have and will lead their organisations through change now and into the future.

The challenges presented to all organisations and their leaders by Covid-19 are unprecedented in our lifetimes and will require resilient and moral leadership. The webinar will be led by Clare Schofield, Professor of Business Enterprise and Director of the Business School at the University of Wolverhampton. Clare has spent twenty years in Business Schools but much of her time has been spent supporting business leaders to develop and grow. Her academic discipline is entrepreneurship and she has been the Academic Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Programme in the NW.

In addition to leading a team of more than seventy academics supporting 3,000 students across the world, Clare is a member of the Black Country LEP Competitiveness Board, a member of the Telford Business Board and she leads commercial activity in the Faculty of Arts, Business and Social Sciences.