Leading after lockdown – how has lockdown challenged our leaders, and what does great leadership look like?
Leadership is the challenge to be more than average, and we can all be leaders, no matter what our job title. Our Quarterly meeting will help you identify your strengths, consider how to apply these in a post-lockdown workplace, and become the inspiring leader who can motivate and lift a team.


  • 12.45: Zoom room opens for chat and networking
  • 1.00: Meeting starts; Chair’s welcome and CITL business
  • 1.10: CEO Update
  • 1.15: Karen Walls: Leadership after lockdown.
    Karen will look at how lockdown and the pandemic has changed what we need and expect of our leaders, and what you can do to develop your skills as an inspiring leader, no matter what your current job role.
  • 1.40: Networking break
  • 2.00: Cristina Lago and Claudia Glover: Talking to the media and promoting your brand.
    Claudia Glover and Cristina Lago, journalists of Tech Monitor, a business technology title part of the New Statesman Media Group, will share some tips and advice on how to successfully talk to journalists and other media contacts to raise your “personal brand” and that of your organisation. They will present examples of good interviews (and not so good ones) and what reporters usually expect when talking to senior IT executives.
  • 2.20: Laura Dawson: How to tame the meetings taking over your diary.
    Laura will share some tips for identifying the must-attend meetings, those that you really don’t need to attend, and how to prioritise the multiple demands on your time.
  • 2.30: Networking break
  • 2.50: Glen Ridgway: The wellbeing commitment; how, and why, you should give it the same priority as everything else.
    Glen will talk about emotional literacy in the workplace and how to balance empathy and boundaries for personal wellbeing and that of your team.
  • 3.10: Nick Jametta: Leadership after a personal crisis.
    Sometimes we break, and sometimes we need to heal. Nick is an award-winning mental health campaigner, speaker, and digital content creator and endorses the Mental Health Media Charter and is a trained Mental Health First Aider.  He will share his own experiences of overcoming mental illness and finding a new way to operate as a senior leader because of this.
  • 3.30: Networking and social break
  • 4.00: Close (unless people are still chatting in the Zoom room)

To book a place please email us at [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join us.