The Science of Leadership

Venue: The Mining Institute

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jun 14, 2011
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One of Britain’s most charismatic and respected former soldiers, General Sir Mike Jackson, will be visiting the North East in June to offer his own unique insight on leadership to the region’s science and technology community.

The famously straight-talking Sir Mike, who was Chief of the General Staff at the time of the Iraq War, will share his thoughts and experiences in his role as keynote speaker at The Science of… Leadership event, which is being organised by Newcastle Science City. He will be joined by Dr Angélique du Toit, a leadership expert and senior business lecturer at the University of Sunderland.

This is the second event in The Science of… series, which kicked off back in March with a successful session on motivation, led by former England rugby player and Strictly Come Dancing competitor, Austin Healey. The events, which are held in the uniquely intimate surroundings of the Victorian lecture theatre at Neville Hall on Westgate Road, Newcastle, aim to combine science, business and personal development into a single session.

Calling on her own experience with companies such as IBM and Harley-Davidson, Dr Du Toit will explain the theory behind leadership and how we have learned to understand it, looking at how attendees can harness effective leadership to help their business grow and prosper. Sir Mike will then share his insightful experiences and opinions, based on his 45 years in some of the most senior roles in the British Army, including periods in Kosovo and Northern Ireland, culminating in three years as Britain’s most senior military officer.

The format includes talks from both key speakers, followed by an open discussion, concluding with informal drinks and snacks in Neville Hall’s famous library.

The Science of… Leadership takes place at Neville Hall, home of the Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers on Tuesday 14th June, with doors open from 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Attendance costs £25 and bookings can be made at Entrepreneurs and professionals from the science and technology sectors are welcome to attend.