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Chartered Management Institute National Convention 2007

The Chartered Management Institute is running a seminar on 'Transforming Leadership' at its National Convention, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 11-12 October 2007.

Focusing on different styles of leadership, the Institute says the session will enable participants to measure their own leadership strengths, understand where development is needed and identify techniques to improve performance.

Under the theme of 'Management and Leadership for Tomorrow', the seminar will form part of a series of 40 workshops at the two-day conference.

Speakers and panel participants at the event include:

  • Patrick Dunne, group communications director, 3i
  • Dame Jo Williams, chief executive, Mencap
  • Richard Bowker CBE, chief executive, National Express Group
  • Sir Gulam Noon MBE, chairman, Noon Products

According to figures released by the Chartered Management Institute, 78 per cent of organisations are experiencing retention problems – an increase from 55 per cent, last year. Asked about the workplace environment, individuals say they want to see leaders demonstrate 'genuine shared vision' (79 per cent), 'real confidence and trust in teams' (77 per cent) and 'respect for employees, colleagues and customers' (73 per cent). The Institute found that less than 4 in 10 believe their leaders regularly exhibit these attributes.

Jo Causon, director of marketing and corporate affairs at the Institute, said: "Employees respond to leaders who show trust, respect and appreciation of their teams. Yet at the same time, individuals need to earn that trust. It is not just about delivering results, but about demonstrating commitment, developing skills and making a sustained impact in the workplace."

At the 2007 National Convention, the Chartered Management Institute will also showcase two new pieces of research. The reports look into the quality of working life amongst UK employees and the learning and development habits preferred by individuals and their employer.

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