It's not enough to have all the right processes and use the latest frameworks. If your culture doesn't allow innovation to happen, you won't get anywhere. Spend a week immersed into the best-practices and unconventional approaches to culture, leadership, organisational design and future of work. Every day will consist of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who are creating the best working environments for people. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip.
All lectures and workshops take place in the actual companies giving participants a better context of the topic. This programme is designed to give you inspiration and tools for your work, to help you see your challenges from a different angle and keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry.
Who attends this programme
HR directors and people managers
Business owners and team leaders
Managers in charge of learning & development
Service and experience designers
Everyone who wants to create a better company culture
What you will learn
How to create culture that supports creativity and innovation
Examples of great HR brands and internal communication strategy
Organisational design principles and frameworks
How to work with Gen Z
Mistakes companies make trying to create diversity & inclusion
Process of creating amazing employee experience
How to structure design and innovation teams for long-lasting results
What really motivates people and how to improve retention
Latest trends and new approaches in HR and L&D
MEET THE COURSE SPEAKERS AND MENTORS
designer, innovator and a TEDx speaker
Ekaterina is a designer, innovator and a TEDx speaker. For the past 14 years, Ekaterina has worked with the top design and innovation companies around the world Coca-Cola, Versace, Samsung, IBM and Microsoft helping to grow brands, developing design teams and creating new digital products.
The first activity of the day includes an informal talk to activate the brain and body to receive the creative stimuli of the day. You will interact with other participants, share your ideas, experiences and expectation for the day and meet local professionals to get to know more about the backstage of the innovation industry.
It is the first session of the day, it will take the form of a lecture, fire-side chat or a workshop in one of London's top companies.
Between the morning and afternoon sessions we will have a short break when you will have an opportunity to have lunch and enjoy the surroundings of the day programme locations.
It is the second session of the day, where you will have a chance to visit another top London agency and listen to their team revealing tools and methodologies they use in everyday work.
Debrief and the city
After a long day of absorbing new ways of working, innovating and creative thinking we will debrief the content of the day to better organise them in our minds. This activity will be short and engaging and it will take place straight after the afternoon session in locations that we can then visit as cultural and social activities such as museums, galleries, event spaces or bars.
14-18 September, 10am-6pm.
We will also have a party/networking event on Friday from 6pm till 9pm.
Some of the delegates prefer to stay for the weekend after the official programme finishes and we've selected some exciting exhibitions and places for you to visit in your own time. If you have other commitments and need to travel back home on Saturday morning, that's ok as well.
WORKSHOPS & OFFICE VISITS
We will immerse you into London tech and creative industry, by connecting you with the most influential people in the industry and taking you to the offices of leading UK companies. Each speaker will share their own insights and will be able to answer any questions you might have. By having only 30 participants on this programme, we make sure that each of you will get the most out of this experience.
VISITS TO THE BEST LONDON SPOTS
You’ll be able to visit secret London spots, view the city from the top of a skyscraper; visit the most exciting exhibitions of the year; and you’ll discover where London’s creative community spends their free time. In addition, you’ll get recommendations to guide your own explorations, with tips on the best places to eat, drink and relax in capital of Great Britain.
At the end of this intensive week we are hosting a party for all participants, with lecturers, special guests and people from the industry. After presenting certificates to each participant, we’ll have some drinks and a party. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to get useful contacts, be introduced and just enjoy the company of inspiring and successful people.
Great staff, great content, great program. Clear description of the week that is reinforced through visits with agencies/companies/orgs that are changing the way we approach tomorrow. The intimate group size allows you to form bonds with others in attendance, all of us from different industries and countries. Much to process & ponder so I can implement in my everyday thinking. Thanks FLA!
Sr. Creative Manager at Human Rights Watch
PROGRAMME COST AND ACCOMMODATION
Subject to 20% VAT; if you are paying as an individual living in Europe, UK or if you are a UK business.
all talks, office visits, discussions and workshops
exhibition entries and planned cultural activities during the programme
party/networking event at the end of the week
Price doesn't include banks transfer fees, food, travel, visa, accommodation or any other extra expenses.
We recommend staying in the Shoreditch area, as most of the sessions will be held there. It's the most creative part of London, so there will be a lot to see as well. Nearest tube stations is Old Street. We partnered with 3 great hotels to give you the best deals, please use the links below:
M by Montcalm Select: London Shoreditch Tech City or Royal London House