Our next Manchester event

Thursday 21st March

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm- Manchester


Time - 10.00 am Registration and Refreshments for a 10.30 am Start

Presenter - Roger Porthouse - Director - Latent Capability Ltd

Topic - Dealing with Complexity and Uncertainty

Uncertainty seems to be the watch-word of the world but issues like Brexit will seem like a side-show compared to the challenges that businesses will be facing over the next few years.  Welcome to the fourth industrial revolution:  The Digital Age has arrived and is felling industry giants as well as traditional businesses at an alarming and accelerating rate.   In this session we will be exploring the challenge and our leadership response:

  • How do you identify the complex from the complicated and what are the appropriate strategies for dealing with different levels of complexity?   

  • How do leaders make sense of this new industrial age and what they need to do to embrace it and thrive?

  • What does this mean in the way we need to be leading and supporting our people?

Come prepared to take part in the debate and associated activities in an interactive session that will challenge your thinking and inspire new action.

Roger Porthouse is the Managing Director of Latent Capability Ltd, a people development company providing consultancy and training in Leadership, Team and Organisational development.

Latent Capability's mission is to help organisations unlock potential; as leaders, in teams and as individuals

With over 30 years' leading and shaping teams in small start-ups through to blue-chip global organisations, Roger shares a wealth of knowledge and experience in organisational change, team management and leadership development.


Members - £39.95 - Book Here

Non Members - £42.50 - Book Here

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Thursday 21st March

The Lowry Hotel 12 Noon - 2.00 pm

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