Connect

Connect provides access to the world’s most admired, successful, innovative companies – providing participants with the inspiration and knowledge to find solutions to core leadership and organisational challenges and to own and action them.

"I have done the MBA, I have done the business school courses but Connect is in a league of it’s own. A truly powerful programme which has made me think differently about my leadership and my business." Frederico Santos, Customer Director, Carglass Portugal

Connect 2020

Connect is our leadership programme. It provides unequalled inspiration, education and connectivity through our highly participatory and experiential approach to learning.

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Connect gives you unique access to speakers and companies including:

What is Connect?

Connect has at its heart four key elements:

Leaders learn best from leaders
Participants access inspiring, successful practitioners who have been there and done it.

Peer-based learning
Leaders from different businesses, industries and sectors learn alongside and from each other.

Learn from the world’s best
Leading organisations from China, India, USA and across Europe share their stories.

A rich, relevant curriculum
The curriculum addresses core business themes including:

  • Purpose
  • Innovation & Disruption
  • Service Excellence
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Sustainability
  • Resilience

Combining unparalleled access to world’s best companies, a new external peer group and sessions to land the learnings Connect provides a radically different model for learning and a tangible return on investment.

Who is Connect for?

Connect is perfect for the top talent of your business. Leaders who are tipped to be the next board directors.

They will be people with the desire to explore and adapt their leadership styles in times of profound change. They will already have a forum to put into practice what they learn – their “own train set” as a Connect Alumnus put it.

It is primarily designed for teams and brings together leaders from worlds that would not normally interact – each year 90 leaders from the private sector, social sector businesses, and public-sector participate.

 

More detail:

Behind the Brand visits

Wavelength opens the doors to some of the world’s most iconic brands for you to experience first-hand how they create and sustain brilliant customer service, recruit and retain great talent, innovate and excel in an online omni-channel world. Our hosts have included: LEGO, Ikea, Apple, Google, Four Seasons, Pret A Manger, John Lewis, Eden Project, and Virgin Atlantic.

Highly Participatory Events

We gather speakers from around the world to address our themes of service excellence, digital innovation, employee engagement, organisational and personal change, and purpose. Recent speakers include senior leaders from Southwest Airlines, Unilever, LEGO, Guardian Media Group, Google, Tesla, Southbank Centre, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and commentators.

 

Our Learning Structures

Tangible structures ensure the maximum ROI. These include: two bespoke in-house workshops to help participants prepare, leverage and embed the lessons; extensive resources – articles, videos, a private digital platform – to help participants connect and share the lessons learnt; and the Wavelength 8 framework which distils the characteristics of high performing organisations into a powerful collection of stories Connect participants can share with colleagues.

 

Our Learning Pedagogy

The learning style of Connect has remarkable similarities in approach to the respected educational pedagogy from Italy, Reggio Emilia. These include: reciprocity of learning, we collaborate to ask questions, seek value, and find transferable lessons; the amplification of learning, we emphasise the importance engaging the wider community in what has been learnt to drive maximum value and impact; and multiplicity, we return to themes on numerous occasions to bring an holistic understanding of the many ways to address challenges.

What our clients say

Connect is a Gatling gun of inspiration! The best leadership programme I’ve been on. It had a real impact on the way I lead and two years on I still use the stories and insights.

Tom Lane, Chief Operating Officer, RBS Busines Banking

Connect helped me navigate a time of profound change – for my industry, my company and for myself. It could not have come at a better time, and proved to be a real anchor and inspiration in a time of immense uncertainty.

Suzy Hay, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Guardian News and Media Group