Free

Working where it’s hot, dusty and dangerous:Leadership in a Refugee Context

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

NW4 4BT

Boardroom, C219, College Building

The Burroughs

London

NW4 4BT

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description
An evening of conversation with MDX Honorary Doctorate Rachel Ellison MBE, who will be leading a panel on leadership in a refugee context

About this Event

Inspired by Rachel's book Global Leadership & Coaching: Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work this event will take a below the surface [psychoanalytically informed] approach to leadership in a refugee context. We hear from three different perspectives and ask:

1. What does it take to be a highly effective leader in a refugee context?

2. What can the rest of us learn from this, even if we do a completely different kind of job?

3. Your refugee experience – literally or metaphorically – how might it contribute to the kind of leader you are? Or the kind of follower?

Rachel will be joined on the panel by MDX academics.

Refreshments will be provided after the event.

About Rachel Ellison MBE

‘Rachel emits high, positive energy. She is probing and has great analytical skills. She makes me think real hard which is sometimes uncomfortable as in my environment you tend to have to think real fast rather than real hard.’

Prime Broker, Global Investment Bank

Executive Leadership Coach: Works with individuals and teams in commercial, public and third sector organisations. Industry sectors: international banking to broadcasting, retail to logisitics, elite hight performance sport to health, government and NGOs.

Coaching clients include: HSBC, Linklaters, Samsung, Marks & Spencer, Boots/Walgreen Alliance, Asda/WalMart, the Foreign Office, HM Treasury, Dept for International Trade (Brexit), HM Prison Service, the NHS, the BBC, UK Sport, UNICEF, Teach First. International Streetchild.

Former BBC broadcaster and international development aid director: Broadcasting to audiences of 185m people a week, translated into 60 languages, transmitted to 120 countries. First leadership role in a Category 1 warzone, launching ground breaking human rights / media-for-development-aid programme aimed at girls and women in Afghanistan.

Awarded an MBE: 'For the promotion of human rights and the self-empowerment of women in Afghanistan’. Won BBC Team of the Year after introducing a coaching style of leadership.

Honorary Doctorate, Middlesex University 2019

MA Professional Executive Leadership Coaching, Middlesex University 2009

Ashridge Business School – BBC leadership coaching accreditation 2007

BSc. (Hons) Psychology, University of Birmingham

Global Leadership & Coaching – Flourishing Under Intense Pressure at Work takes a unique and personal look at coaching, leading and working internationally and interculturally, bringing together inspiring, original and dramatic stories of leadership from around the world. From war zones to refugee camps, prisons to hospitals, elite sport to supermarkets, Rachel draws on psychoanalytic below the surface thinking to analyse, in an attempt to interpret and understand leaders’ decisions, motivations and fears.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

NW4 4BT

Boardroom, C219, College Building

The Burroughs

London

NW4 4BT

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved