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“Flourishing Business in the 21st Century – What it takes to succeed”

10th October 2017 - 12:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Flourishing Business in the 21st Century

Professional Development Open learning Event

Tuesday 10 October 2017; 12:30 – 18:45
Room 605, Rolle Building, Plymouth University Campus

Registration is now open

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“Flourishing Business in the 21st Century – What it takes to succeed”

Futures Entrepreneurship Centre are delighted to host our first Professional Development Learning Event.

Leaders from business and the social sector are invited to explore the leadership of innovation, enterprise and change, related directly to their experience of 21st century business.

The event in brief

We start with leadership at a personal level and what it takes to foster the personal commitment for leadership, not matter what our position, or role. This is linked to an exploration of broader purpose at work and the unique impact each organisation can make, through working with their values.

We will then be exploring the realities, as well as the myths, of the 21st century operating environment and its complexities and how to develop systems leadership in your organisation, with practical results.

Creating an enabling workplace, where innovative and enterprising activity can thrive, includes working with culture. Recognising personal, professional and national cultural diversity can help those innovation dilemmas to be more effectively reconciled.

We end this half day event with a key note address about the role of Artificial Intelligence and how it affects all our working futures.

A unique opportunity to work with your live business issues.

Our approach is interactive, with great networking opportunities, as well as being uniquely experiential. We will actively work with delegates’ live business issues, linking business research, theory and models to the reality of business practice.

Our aim is that delegates develop insights and understanding, innovation and action, of direct relevance and value to their particular organisational requirements.


This learning event is certificated, with a full description of learning outcomes provided.

Our Event Partners

‘Developing Futures’ and Learn2Learn
are providers of bespoke learning for the leadership of enterprise, innovation and change. They work with leaders seeking to create enduring impact beyond the bottom line, for their customers and their communities. They are convening this event as part of the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre.


is a collaborative hub specialising in systems leadership and transformation. They work with all types of organisations across the globe, to develop the leader’s capability to see patterns, face challenges and address opportunities creatively in serving purpose successfully in a shifting world.

Tim Jones

is the Chairman of Devon and Cornwall Business Council is our Key Note speaker. He will lead on the implications of Digital Technologies for our business futures.

To Register

There is a registration fee of £75 (£50 for Plymouth University alumni). This fee includes light lunch and refreshments.

Click here to register 

More information about the event is posted on our Events page: www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/flourishing-business-in-the-21st-century



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