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The Tao of Everest (Southampton Group)

CIPD Wessex Branch

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

The Tao of Everest (Southampton Group)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price * Fee Quantity
CIPD Student (free) 27 Sep 2017 Free £0.00
Member (free) 27 Sep 2017 Free £0.00
Non-Member (paid) 27 Sep 2017 £10.00 £0.00
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Event Details

Southampton Group

6.00 pm refreshments and networking, with the event starting promptly at 6.30 pm and finishing around 8 pm


High performing organisations are ones which empower their employees, encourage responsibility and advocate the freedom to challenge the status quo to deliver strong financial results, increased engagement and greater innovation. Inspirational leaders are critical to this success.  During this session our speaker Ian Woodall will share his experiences of climbing Everest and his insights into personal inspiration and practical leadership.  These things together help make Ian himself such an inspirational leader!

To give you an idea of what to expect from the session, below is an extract from Ian's book 'The Tao of Everest':

"As the first rays of dawn crept across the Tibetan plateau Ian Woodall stepped onto the summit of Mount Everest and into history as one of a select few to have climbed the world’s highest mountain by both its south and north sides.

During his first ascent from the south, Ian’s team were trapped at 24 000ft in the worst storm in Everest history which claimed the lives of eight fellow climbers. After the trauma and tragedy of the storm, Ian and his team nevertheless chose to try again, finally reaching the summit as the only ones left on the mountain.

Two years later while attempting the north side of Everest Ian stopped only a few hundred feet below the summit to try and help a dying American climber. The woman’s first words were, 'Don’t leave me’. Yet ultimately Ian had to leave her to secure the safety of his own team.

Nine years later Ian returned to 28 000ft on the north side of Everest to bury the woman he had been forced to leave behind. After wrapping her in the Stars & Stripes he slid her gently down the North Face to join her beloved husband lying somewhere below".

Using the power of emotional storytelling, Ian brings the triumphs and tragedies of climbing Mount Everest directly to his audience in a funny, poignant and inspirational story, showing how the insights gained on the mountain can enhance everyone’s Personal Inspiration and Practical Leadership skills.


Our speaker

Ian Woodall is a renowned speaker and has received many accolades from business and industry for his 'Tao of Everest' keynote speech.

Ian was born in England, but then spent twenty-two years in South Africa, before returning to the UK. Between 1996 and 2007 Ian conceived, planned and led five expeditions to Mount Everest, reaching the summit on two occasions.

Before embarking on his Everest expeditions, Ian worked as a school teacher, an internal auditor and a restauranteur, as well as serving as an Officer in the British Army.

Professional photography and video production may be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.


Is there parking at the venue?

Yes.  There is onsite car parking which is free to use.  Access to the car park is via St Andrew's Road (northbound).  A campus map can be found here.

What refreshments will be on offer?

Tea and coffee will be provided.

What is the refund policy for paid tickets?

We normally operate a two-week (ie 14 day) cut-off date for ticket cancellations leading to a refund.

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Do you have questions about The Tao of Everest (Southampton Group)? Contact CIPD Wessex Branch

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The Spark Conference Centre
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Hampshire
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

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