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Alumni Reception and Masterclass in Mumbai


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Public, Staff, Students, Alumni, Prospective Postgraduates, Prospective Undergraduates, Academics

Wednesday 5th November 2014, 18:00 - 21:00
The British Council, Mumbai

Please be advised that advance registration for this event is necessary due to security restrictions in place at the venue. Entry will not be permitted to those who do not appear on the guestlist.


City University London and Cass Business School are pleased to invite all alumni to an evening reception and masterclass in Mumbai. Hosted in conjunction with the Association of British Scholars, the evening will include a masterclass on 'Managing Discontinuity' from Professor Calvert Markham from the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School.

The evening will give alumni an opportunity to reconnect with former City and Cass classmates, and learn of new developments taking place at the University as well as make new connections with others who also studied in the UK from the Association of British Scholars.


18:00 - 18:30 Registration
18:30 - 19:30 Masterclass
19:30 - 21:00 Networking and light refreshments

Masterclass: Managing Discontinuity

Before the advent of the widespread use of computers and the introduction of systems, much of a manager's job was "keeping things going". Nowadays many of those tasks have been automated away and managers are meant also to be initiators and managers of change, not only to address challenges arising from the business environment, but to move their businesses forward - i.e. managing discontinuity. This talk will review the skills needed by managers to perform this well.

The Speaker: Professor Calvert Markham

Most of Calvert Markham's career has been as a management consultant, initially specialising in HR consultancy but now concentrating on the performance development of consultants and practices.

Calvert's main activity is in consultant development and training; he founded Elevation Learning Ltd which specialises in this area in 1989. Since its formation it has trained thousands of consultants from hundreds of organisations around the world.

Calvert is a Visiting Professor in the practice of management consultancy at Cass Business School, City University London, lecturing there and at other business schools. Elevation Learning merged with Cass Business School at the beginning of 2014 to become a division of its Executive Education subsidiary.

He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Consulting of which he was President in 2004, and is a Certified Management Consultant. In 2008 Calvert was appointed the first President of the Richmond Group, of which he is a former Chairman. He was for many years until late 2013 a UK Trustee on the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes of which he was a Vice Chairman, chairing the Professional Standards Committee, which oversees global standards in management consultancy.

He is the author of several books on management consultancy, notably Management Consultancy (jointly with Joe O'Mahoney, second edition 2013) and two long-standing favourites, Practical Management Consultancy and The Top Consultant, the latest edition of each being recently published as e-books.

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6.00pm - 9.00pmWednesday 5th November 2014